Columbia, South Carolina, April 18, 2012 - Peace and Integration Council of North America – PICNA – held their second event in two days in West Columbia, South Carolina, entitled “The Status of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) in the Light of the Holy Qur’an” on Sunday, April 15, 2012.
Shaykh ul Islam described that God speaks to His prophets who pass on the divine message to the people. He emphasized that ‘Risalat’ is the first step or pillar to comprehend ‘Tawheed’ and our beloved prophet is our guide and our teacher. Without a firm belief in our Holy Prophet and without understanding the significance of ‘Risalat’ it is impossible to even imagine understanding ‘Tawheed’. Dr. Tahir ul Qadri provided multiple pieces of evidence from the Holy Qur’an about the true status of the Holy Prophet and about the virtues of developing a deep love for him in our hearts. Shaykh ul Islam concluded his two and half hour lecture with some unique quotations from ‘Hadith’, or traditions of the Prophet.
The diverse audience included people of all ages and all ethnic origins who were mystified by the depth of knowledge, the beautiful style and oratory skills of Shaykh ul Islam. The participants showed extra ordinary level of concentration and focused on his speech for over two hours. After the lecture, all guests and locals were invited to a dinner at Masjid Noor ul Huda where they got an opportunity to meet Shaykh ul Islam in person.
PICNA organized this second lecture without any partners and entirely with their own team and resources. They have received excellent comments and reviews for this event just as they did for the ‘Islam and Peace’ program.