Association of Muslims of North America (AMNA) and Minhaj-ul-Quran International USA hosted a grand Peace for Humanity and Mawlid-un-Nabi (PBUH) conference at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in New York on June 3, 2012. The founder and Patron-in-Chief of Minhaj-ul-Quran International, Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr. Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri was the key note speaker of the event.
The first session of the conference was for interfaith harmony in which representatives from other faiths also attended. This session was conducted in English, highlighting peace in Islam as well as displaying tolerance and mutual understanding between other faiths. In this session, Shaykh-ul-Islam delivered a very comprehensive speech in English highlighting Islam’s message of peace and love for the humanity.
Second session was conducted in Urdu and started with the Quran recitation by the famous and world-renowned Qari Syed Sadaqat Ali. It was followed by beautiful naats and nasheeds by Qari Noor Muhammad Jarral, Milad Raza Qadri, and many other famous naat reciters. In the end, Shaykh-ul-Islam delivered a remarkable and very comprehensive speech on the significance of respect of Rasool Allah (PBUH) by quoting references from Quran and Hadiths.
Thousands of people attended the conference from all over the United States. There were also many attendees arrived from as far as Canada and UK. Many believed that it was the largest Mawlid conference ever held in the North America. Even Qari Noor Muhammad Jarral, a world-renowned Qari and Naat Reciter declared the conference to be the biggest Mawlid conference that he has ever attended in the United States.
The venue, The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum is the home of the NHL New York Islanders and Long Island’s Premier Concert Venue. It has a large seating arena of around 18,000. The conference was shown live on 11 Indian cable channels and it was also shown live on Minhaj TV and Minhaj USA TV.