After addressing successful and historic gatherings in the Indian cities of Hyderabad,
Gujarat and Kutch, millions of people belonging to the Bangalore city turned out
to give a resounding welcome to Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri on his
arrival in the city. People were present in their hundreds of thousands to catch
a glimpse of Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri.
Seeing unending streams of people, Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri came to the stage and said
that he felt like looking at the people instead of addressing them. Hearing this,
the venue resonated with different chants. According to reports of the Indian media,
more than two million attended the gathering and around 100 million people listened
to his speech through various TV channels. It was the biggest record as no address
was listened to by such a large number of people in the history of the country.
Addressing the participants of the meeting, Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri
said that when one establishes emotional and spiritual relationship with the person
of the Holy Prophet (SAW), it becomes easy for such a person to act upon his teachings.
He said that his entire life was spent in spreading the respect and love of the
Holy Prophet (SAW) and his life was dedicated to this cause. He said that by looking
at the love the Indian Muslims have for the Holy Prophet (SAW), he was reminded
of Hazrat Owais Qarni (RA).
Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri said that the attitudes of love, brotherhood, harmony,
peace, tolerance issue forth from those who obey the teachings of the Holy Prophet
(SAW). He said that such a person becomes the paragon of peace and mercy for the
world around him. He said that the love of the Holy Prophet (SAW) transforms the
human beings in their entirety by enlightening their consciousness and thought-process.
It is the blessing of the love of the revered Prophet (SAW) that brotherhood becomes
order of the day while the attitudes of violence and hatred get uprooted, he maintained.
Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri spelled out a recipe of replacing the multidimensional
fall with rise when he said that the Muslims needed to be obedient to the teachings
of the Holy Prophet (SAW) and turn their back on all other considerations. He said
that MQI was working to promote love of the Holy Prophet (SAW) in the world. He
said that he who loves the Holy Prophet (SAW) can neither be a terrorist nor a militant.
He said that the promotion of the love of the Prophet (SAW) was the only way forward
to get rid of the scourges of terrorism and extremism.