International Spiritual Gathering 2017: Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri asks people to make love of Allah their chief goal

A comprehensive manifesto in the form of the Holy Quran was gifted to the mankind on the Night of Power for its salvation. Creation of Pakistan and completion of revelation of the Holy Quran are two great gifts of the blessed Night of Power. Humanity can regain lost peace and tranquility by treading the path indicated by the Prophet of Islam (peace and blessings be upon him).

Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, the founding leader of MQI, stated this while delivering his special address at the annual International Spiritual Gathering held on the intervening night of the 26th and 27th of Ramazan here at the Itikaf City in Lahore.

The mega event of the International Spiritual Gathering 2017 was attended by thousands of people of all ages from different parts of the country.

Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri said that the state of Medina was established on the guiding principles of humanity's protection and survival. He said that this model is practicable even today, which is capable of answering complex questions facing the humanity.

Dr Qadri said that we should stay in a strong bond with such people who call out to Allah day in and day out and their only intention is to seek nearness of Allah Almighty. He said that intense love of Allah Almighty is a sign of a strong faith. He said that those who love Allah Almighty become His 'Mureed' (disciples) and those whom He loves become His 'Muraad'.

The MQI leader said that those who join the MQI for spiritual training become companions not 'Mureed'. Here both the leadership and workers are 'Mureed' of Allah Almighty. He said that one becomes a disciple of Allah when one makes up one’s mind to follow Him and sacrifice his desires for Allah's sake. He said that the minimum reward of Allah's remembrance is that when man remembers Him in land, Allah remembers him in heavens.

Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri said that an intention with which man seeks Allah's pleasure, He grants his prayer in the same measure. He further stated that a heart in which Allah lives, the odious attributes such as jealousy, hatred, conceit and miserliness cannot live in the same heart. He said that reality of one's relationship with Allah Almighty is that every other desire should perish except His love. The attribute of Allah's love is that it ends every other love of the world.

Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri appealed to the youth to change themselves for the sake of Allah. He asked them to enlighten their hearts with love of Allah, for it is love of Allah that is our most prized treasure of life. He added that love of Allah demands that He should be loved over and above every other expectation. He said that he whose heart becomes an abode of true love of Allah Almighty becomes indifferent to rise and fall.