The 1st Women's Naat Shareef Mehfil

in Sacramento

dedicated to

 The Mother of Our Beloved

(sall-Allahu alayhe wasallam)

Hazrat Amina

(may Allah have mercy on her)

May 5, 2007

Sacramento , California

The Islamic Educational and Cultural Research Center (IECRC), a non-profit, non-political, 501(c)(3) community service organization based in Northern California will insha Allah hold its 1st Women’s Naat Shareef Mehfil (gathering) on May 5, 2007 at 1:00 PM at the IECRC Center at 7392 French Road (Unit #2), Sacramento, CA 95828.

The term Naat Shareef refers to the practice and Sunnah (way) of the great Sahabi (Companion of the Prophet - peace be upon him) Hazrat Hassaan bin Thabit (radi allahu anhu) when he used to praise the Beloved of Allah during the most bitter times when words of hatred and enmity were hurled against the Prophet of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him and his noble family) by those who opposed his message. History has also recorded the famous event when the young girls of Medina from the bani an-Najjar came out into the outskirts of the city and recited the famous (Tala al-Badru alyna) when the Beloved of Allah (peace be upon him) emerged on the horizon.

The Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) is believed by Muslims to be the final Prophet of Almighty God sent as a “Mercy to all the worlds” culminating the Divine Message of upholding truth and fighting evil both at the spiritual and social levels. Muslims believe in and love all the Prophets of God including Prophets Adam, Noah, Abraham, Jesus, and Moses (peace be upon them all). The Pure Mother Mary (may God have mercy on her) is one of the four perfect women in Islam.

The Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) was born in Arabia at a time when it was steeped in the depths of oppression and shackles of abuse, especially of women. The Holy Prophet Muhammad’s (Peace Be Upon Him) arrival heralded a new era – one in which women were to be considered the equal and committed partners of men in the Path to God with the recognition that at the spiritual level, all humans, both men and women, have been created from a single soul [The Holy Quran, 4:1]. There is an entire chapter dedicated to women‘s rights in the Holy Quran, believed by Muslims to be the last Divine Text from God confirming the previous original heavenly books such as the Torah and the Bible.

IECRC’s 1st Women’s Naat Shareef Mehfil (Gathering) 2007 is dedicated to the eminent Mother of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him): Hazrat Bibi Amina (may God be well pleased with her). Hadrat Amina (may God be well pleased with her) is that tender, loving soul and noble personality who bore the Best of Creation and Most Beloved of Allah, Sayyiduna Hadrat Muhammad (peace and blessing be upon him and his family).  As the words of the Prophet of Allah testify to her true noble nature, "Each of my anscestors were protected by Allah (Most High) from relations our of wedlock. Allah (Most High) didn't trasfer my existence from womb to womb, except that they were the purest. If given two families, Allah selected the best of them." Hazdrat Bibi Amina (radi Allah anhu) was from the most noble tribe of the Quraysh.

Amongst those confirmed to present their naat recitations are Syeda Zille Huma Qadri, Syeda Shagufta Ahmad Qadri, Sr. Bushra Chaudhury, Sr. Mumtaz all from the IECRC Center - Bay Area; Sr. Naila of Woodland, Sr. Yasmin and ensemble of Yuba City, Sr. Sultana Chishti of San Francisco, Sr. Atiya and ensemble and Sr. Farnaz Bi Qadri of Sacramento. The event will be in many languages including Urdu, English, Farsi, Arabic, and Punjabi. The Naat recitaions will mainly focus on the poetic contributions composed by the great Awliyah (Saints) of Islam from various parts of the Muslim world. There will be much young talent on display in the children’s performances which are a part and parcel of all IECRC events. Attendance is expected from Sacramento, its surrounding areas, the Bay Area and beyond.

We invite all women regardless of religion or race to join us for an evening of spirituality, knowledge, poetry, community building, and friendship.


Admission is free and the event is open to all women.

Child care is available.

Directions to Location:

The IECRC Center (Sacramento)

is located at

7392 French Road, Sacramento, California 95828

(the event will take place in the building behind the Masjid)

From South and East Bay Area:

I- 580 East (becomes HWY 205 as it goes through Tracy)
I-5 - North
At Stockton I-4 East (to HWY 99)
HWY 99 - North
After Elk Grove, exit on Florin Road - East
French Road - Right
7392 French Road will be on the right
Park in the back.

Within Sacramento:

From HWY 99 exit on Florin Road - East
French Road - Right
7392 French Road will be on the right
Park in the back.

Contact Us

Sister Fatima Sharaaz Qadri, IECRC Sacramento Chapter: 916-669-8809
Safiya Aiyub Qadri: 916-682-8172
Syeda Shagufta Ahmad Qadri: 510-732-6786
Website: and

Previous Conferences and Events

2nd Annual Women's Milad Shareef Conference:
Dedication to Syeda Zaynab bint Ali (ra) - April 22, 2007

The 4th Annual IECRC Milad Shareef Conference:
The Eternal Light of Truth and Guidance - July 8, 2006

1st Annual Women's Milad Conference - May 6, 2006:
Dedication to Bibi Fatimah Zahra (ra)

The 3rd Annual IECRC Milad Shareef Conference:
Creating Spiritual & Social Harmony for Humanity

The 2nd Annual IECRC Milad Shareef Conference:
Creating a Culture of Peace and Tolerance for Humanity