Minhaj Women League Norway marked a historic milestone with the inaugural An-Nasiha Camp in Oslo, Norway, featuring the esteemed Dr. Ghazala Hassan Qadri as the chief guest. This two-day event was not just a camp; it was a profound experience, a transformative journey through realms of knowledge, spirituality, and empowerment. Aimed at empowering the Muslim identity of women living in Norway, the camp served as a platform for fostering a sense of community, growth, and resilience.
The aim of the An-Nasiha Camp
The camp aimed at a comprehensive betterment journey, encompassing academic, religious, moral, and spiritual development. The goal was to forge connections with knowledge that could transform lives, drawing individuals closer to almighty and His Beloved صلى الله عليه وسلمand fostering a commitment to share that knowledge.
Day 1: A Blend of Lectures, Q&A Sessions, and a Spiritual session
On the first day, approximately 250 women, spanning across generations from seniors to youth, congregated to explore a diverse range of topics. The sessions delved into shaping the future of contemporary society, unlocking inner strength, and nurturing spiritual well-being. The day reached its zenith with a dynamic Q&A session, addressing pressing issues such as modest attire in Europe, family affairs, parenting, strategies for building confidence as a woman in the West, and fostering a sense of community. The discussions were engaging and comprehensive, offering valuable insights into the challenges and triumphs faced by women in various aspects of their lives. The day culminated with a spiritually uplifting session with classical nasheeds, creating an atmosphere of reflection and inspiration for all attendees.
Day 2: Meetings and Inspiration
Day 2 witnessed a unique meeting with professionals, where Dr. Ghazala engaged with accomplished Muslim women in Norway. Approximately twenty experts, including doctors, PhD holders, lawyers, and politicians, shared their experiences. Dr.Ghazala's discussion on the significance of being a woman in Islam resonated deeply, emphasizing active engagement in society while upholding one's Muslim identity.
Lecture on Spreading Light through Dawah
Dr. Ghazala's enlightening lecture on the second day focused on spreading light through Dawah, emphasizing the communal responsibility of promoting good and discouraging evil. The role of Minhaj-ul-Quran in connecting people to faith and fostering unity was highlighted. Attendees left with a renewed sense of responsibility and inspiration to contribute positively to their communities.
Empowering Minhaj-ul-Quran Norway’s Female Forums
Dr. Ghazala's commitment to empowering women extended beyond addressing large gatherings. She actively engaged with various MQI Norway’s female forums on a smaller scale, recognizing the importance of personalized interactions. Her meetings with Minhaj Halaqa-i-Darood, Minhaj Women League, Minhaj Sister League, Minhaj School Oslo Faculty Members, and Minhaj Senior Women League showcased her genuine interest and expertise in advising women in their endeavors. Dr. Ghazala’s role as a proficient advisor was evident as she shared invaluable insights and sustainable advice during these interactions. Dr. Ghazala’s guidance became a beacon for organizational development and community sustainability, providing tangible benefits to these forums. Her dedication to nurturing and empowering women in their respective roles was truly commendable, leaving a lasting impact on the collective efforts of these forums.
In each gathering, Dr. Ghazala not only shared her wisdom but also actively sought to understand the unique challenges and cultural nuances of their areas. This personalized approach contributed to building stronger connections and fostering an environment of mutual growth. Her ability to provide strategic guidance tailored to the specific needs of each forum undoubtedly contributed to their ongoing success and resilience. As a result, these forums were enriched with the knowledge and inspiration needed to continue their impactful work within the community. Gratitude Dinner
The two-day journey culminated in a special dinner organized by MWL Norway to express gratitude to Dr. Ghazala. Bringing together members from different female forums, it was a heartfelt gesture of appreciation and a social gathering that fostered camaraderie. This event significantly strengthened the bonds within the sisters' teams, highlighting the collective gratitude for Dr. Ghazala's exceptional contributions.
The An-Nasiha Camp 2023 was more than just an event; it was a transformative experience that left an indelible mark on the attendees. Dr.Ghazala's wisdom, passion, and commitment to empowering women and fostering unity resonated profoundly, creating a ripple effect that will undoubtedly continue to positively impact the community and beyond.
Dr. Ghazala's presence in An-Nasiha camp was not merely impactful; it was a golden thread weaving through 15 segments over two days. Every minute was a treasure, brimming with unique insights and lessons. Her eloquence, passion, and dedication created a spiritual atmosphere that resonated with everyone present. Dr. Ghazala exemplifies the epitome of a woman who reflects the true love of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم and brings people closer to God through the dissemination of knowledge.
Special Thanks to:
- Dr. Ghazala Hassan Qadri
- Team An-Nasiha Camp: Samina Bhatti, Iqra Mushtaq Khan, Samina Ishaq Moeena Iqbal, Aisha Noor, Saira Nisar, Miriam Ahmad
- Team Minhaj Women League Norway
- Minhaj-ul-Quran Norway
- Director of Minhaj-ul-Quran Norway Allama Iqbal Fani Sahib for guiding women through An-Nasiha Dars.
Report By Minhaj Women League Norway