PARIS, France: Pakistan Embassy in France organized a virtual Mehfil e Seerat to pay tribute to the Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) on 17th Ramadan, the day of the battle of Badr, a turning point in the history of Islam.
The event commenced with the recitation of the Holy Quran by Qari Syed Sadaqat Ali (Sitara Imtiaz) followed by poetry recitation in praise of the Prophet (PBUH) by an inspiring poet Waqar Naseem Wamiq and a series of Naat recitations.
In his keynote speech, the renowned Islamic scholar and expert on Iqbal Dr. Tahir Tanoli highlighted the importance of following the footsteps of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) to bring peace and harmony to the world.
l Dr. Tahir Tanoli said that Prophet (PBUH) was an embodiment of truthfulness and justice.
While replying to a question he said that it is a misconception that science is an antithesis to the religion of Islam. Inspired by the Quranic teachings, a number of Muslim scientists made monumental contributions to science. Islam’s message is to learn and progress.
Dr. Tahir Tanoli further said that the Quran and love for the Prophet (PBUH) is the cornerstone for Iqbal’s poetry. His various couplets are a literal translation of the Quranic teachings.
In his remarks, Ambassador of Pakistan to France Moin ul Haq said that the current coronavirus pandemic is a multidimensional challenge to humanity but at the same time offers an opportunity to improve ourselves and come out of this crisis as better human beings.
Moin ul Haq said that men of faith never lose hope, their resilience enables them to defeat challenges.
The ambassador paid a rich tribute to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and stated that the Prophet’s noble life serves as the complete and eternal guidance for humanity.
The event ended with a heart-touching supplication to Holy Prophet (PBUH) presented by Noor Muhammad Jarraal, an established poet, and a prayer for Pakistan, Kashmir, and entire humanity.
The event was attended by a large number of Pakistani community members in France, guests from various countries, and media personnel.