Women Training Itikaf 2016: Day 3

On 29th of June, 2016 the 23rd of Ramadan commenced with the recitation of Durood-e-Pak, wakening up the mu’takifat for Tahajjud prayer. The members of the Salat-o-Sunnah committee would chant the devotion charged with love for the beloved messenger of Allah, and most politely ask the participants to rise and be with their Lord. The supplications to be made at the time of rising from sleep were being announced on the sound system. The mu’takifat performed their Tahajjud prayer in the environment permeated with spiritual blessings.

Later, the mess committee served Sahri food to the participants in their rooms. While they were taking food the manners and duas of eating according to the Prophetic Sunnah were being announced. They were repeatedly requested to follow the Sunnah and observe the manners practiced by the Holy Prophet (blessings and peace be upon him). This was followed by Fajr prayer. The mu’takifat then left for rest.

They woke up at 9:30 am and gathered in the assembly area to offer congregational Salat-u-Tasbih. Then they continued recitation of their respective devotion, wazaif, especially the recitation of the Holy Quran individually in their rooms.

After a short while the mu’takifat joined their respective Halqa-jaat and the mu’allimat delivered lectures at Al-Hidayah Qura’n circles.

After the Halqa-jaat were over, Asar prayer was offered. Later the mu’takifat completed their recitation of individual wazaif and devotion assigned by Shaykh-ul-Islam.

Sister Aneela Dogar spoke to the mu`allimaat at Al-Hidaya Qura’n circle. She also held a meeting of MWL Faisalabad. Mrs. Ghazala Hassan Qadri surveyed the performance made so far and brought to the fore the areas of improvement.

Mrs. Fizza Hussain Qadri held a special meeting with the scholars of Al-Hidayah. She especially briefed them to make dedicated and concerted efforts to inculcate love for the Prophetic Sunnah in the hearts of the Itikaf participants through repeated but polite reminders, announcements and personal example. That is to be filled into their hearts in way that it becomes their second nature.

This was followed by Halqa-e-Durood and holding Mahafil in all Halqa-jaat. After iftaar and evening prayer, Isha prayer and Tarawih prayers were offered. Then the members of Minhaj Na’at Council organized a Mahfil-e-Na’at in a beautiful manner. The Mehfil ended with Salam and special Dua. After the enlightening address by Shaykh-ul-Islam the mu’takifat left for their rooms.

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