Speaking to a gathering of 600, in his inaugural speech on topic “Dawat e Deen in the light of Seerat or life of Prophet Muhammad SAW” Moulana Masood Shahab said that the life and character of Prophet Muhammad SAW teaches and guides them how they could play an effective role in the field of Dawah as a Preacher and Dayee. Moulana Masood Shahab emphasized that biography of Prophet Muhammad SAW tells that they should not get disheartened and disappointed with unfavorable, stiff and difficult circumstances and challenges of time. He added that they should stand courageously with firm determination then only Allah would make the things easy and bless them with success. Moulana also highlighted example of our Prophet’s SAWS visit to valley of Taif and His patience and determination, though the people hooted him, through the alley-ways pelted him with stones and obliged him to flee from the city pursued by a relentless rabble. Blood flowed down both his legs. Allah, the Almighty, sent the Angel of mountains, who sought permission to bury Taif valley between Al-Akhshabain, the two mountains flanking Taif, Prophet SAWS said in reply that He would rather have someone from their loins who would worship Allah, the All–Mighty with no associate”.
Guest Speaker Mr. Mohammad Ali on behalf of Ministry of Awkaf & Islamic Affairs and Masjid Al Kabeer spoke few words on Seerah that Prophet Muhammad SAW was a رحمة للعالمين (Benefactor of humanity) a gift and mercy for the whole mankind.
Maulana Khaja Arifuddin Sb a special guest from India threw light on life of Prophet Muhammad SAW and said that the first person who accepted Islam was a woman and that was the first Lady, Bibi Khadeeja.
Hafiz Hafizur Rahman Sb delivered a very thought JCB provoking speech on the topic وما أرسلنك الا رحمة للعالمين ( We have sent you as “Benefactor of the universe”). He emphasized that Prophet Muhammad SAW is a benefactor for the whole mankind. He advised the audience that they should adopt and produce the same quality of tolerance and mercy which Prophet Muhammad SAW had practiced throughout his life to restore and maintain peace in this world. He added that they need to go through the self-accountability process whether they were following Prophet Muhammad. If not then they have to look in to their character before going to invite the others communities towards the peace and Islam. He predicted that this Ummat, Muslims, can play its role of leadership once again only if they practically follow the teachings of Prophet Muhammad SAW in their lives. He stressed that biography of Prophet SAWS is not to be studied merely as history but to absorb the character of Prophet SAWS in themselves then only they can convey mankind, the message of peace in this world and success in life hereafter.
He recommended the audience to bring a change in their lives; in words and actions and to get united to overcome the present critical situation, the whole Ummah is going through.
Mr Shamvil Pervez , President of IMA Kuwait, in his concluding speech, thanked Allah for giving an opportunity to assemble and hear few aspects and pages from Biography of Prophet Muhammad SAW and his teachings. He concluded his speech with Quranic verse
كُنْتُمْ خَيْرَ أُمَّةٍ أُخْرِجَتْ لِلنَّاسِ تَأْمُرُونَ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَتَنْهَوْنَ عَنِ الْمُنْكَرِ وَتُؤْمِنُونَ بِاللَّهِ ( سورة آل عمران )
You are now the best people brought forth for (the guidance and reform of) mankind.88 You enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong and believe in Allah. (3-110)
He accentuated that real duty of Muslims on this earth is to play the role being described in the verse as a preacher.