On August 22, 2011, the first day of Itikaf, Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri delivered his special keynote address to the thousands of participants after Fajr prayers who are attending Itikaf, an occasion for purification of heart, understanding of religion, penitence, and personal reform. Speaking on the subject of “Reality of Mysticism and Ways of Gnosis”, he said that mysticism and spiritual excellence is not about performance of rituals, nor is it confined to any particular methodology. Real mysticism, he said, creates such a real change in human beings, that may transform his manner of thinking, morals and man ends up becoming embodiment of excellence of morality and spiritual values. He further said that these manners and values are breeding ground for the growth of spiritualism and mysticism.
Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri spoke to the participants live from the UK, which was telecast through minhaj.tv around the world. These lectures will be held after Fajr prayers and Isha prayers. Special Naat programs will be held on the odd nights. It may be kept in mind that all of the programs will be broadcast live by minhaj.tv.