Around one-thousand people, consisting of both men and women, from all schools of thought, embarked on Bradford City’s Valley Parade Stadium earlier this week to listen to the inspirational words of world-renowned Islamic scholar, Maulana Tariq Jameel.
Returning to the city following a moving sermon and speech at Orissa Dining back in August, the scholar once again enlightened audiences with his words of love, tolerance and religion on Wednesday 3rd December.
The invite-only event welcomed some of the most influential businessmen and women, alongside numerous professionals, who had the chance to listen to the scholar’s powerful speeches on some of the world’s most pressing issues.
Organised by Shakeel Shah, director of Shaks Specialist Cars Ltd and also cousin of Maulana Tariq Jameel, along with his associates, the night was deemed a huge success with an awe-inspiring atmosphere.
Speaking after the night, Mr Shah said: “To have Maulana Tariq Jameel return to Bradford is something we were really excited about.
“The turnout on the night was fantastic with around one-thousand people coming to hear the speech from all over the UK and some guests had arrived from Europe. Everyone was taken aback by the powerful messages.
“It brought tears to many people’s eyes as the scholar spoke of today’s world and the challenges people have to face elsewhere compared to their lifestyles.
“He spoke of the importance of children and parents respecting each other equally.”
Mr Shah and his friends, who made this event happen and made it a success, thanked everybody for their attendance and hoped they understood the loved words from Maulana Tariq Jameel.
The famous scholar’s speech was often so moving that the scholar himself was forced to speak through tears as the realisation of his message was felt by all in the room.
This latest visit was orchestrated after the Maulana had requested a return to Bradford following the last sermon earlier in the year.
Saying he was once again overwhelmed with the love he received from the guests who turned-out on the night, Maulana Tariq Jameel added that it was reassuring to see so many affluent professionals in attendance, from all schools of thought.
Nadim Hanif, Managing Director of the Asian Express Newspaper, was present at the latest event and having previously seen Maulana Tariq Jameel speak in Bradford, he said it was another moving evening.
“It was an inspiring speech and one which was presented in a way I have never really experienced before,” he said.
“Through my own experiences, I have witnessed some Maulana’s figuratively force religion down your throat, yet Maulana Tariq Jameel was much more soothing in his words about the beloved Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and the wider world.
“His message about the importance of ‘love’ was very moving and something which was well received by the audience.”