Pakistani Women’s Association Celebrates Independence Day â€¦ organizing Yaum-E-Dua for the Nation â€¦ PWAM Press Release In keeping trends of setting new traditions, Pakistan Women Association of Michigan conducted Pakistan Independence Day with humbleness, rather than the usual way of Azadi celebration. On Sunday, August 14, PWAM invited the entire Pakistani community at IAGD to gather for a day of holistic prayer session with very modest celebration (Yaum e Dua). Over 800 Pakistanis gathered at one place to beg Allahâ€™s mercy for Pakistan and its people. The evening began with tilawat of Quran-e-Pak and Hamd o Naat by Br. Jameel Syed, followed by Shaikh Mustafa Alturk (Emir of IONA masjid) who spoke about the roles of women in Islamic history, where women made significant difference in Islam and community at large. The President of Pakistan Women Association of Michigan, Erum Hussain thanked the community for attending the event for such noble cause and spoke about need for dua for the entire nation. Her speech ended with Pakistani National Anthem, which was recited by the entire audience. Dr. Latafat Hamzvi delivered a heartwarming speech on creation of Pakistan and lifted his words with poetry of Allama Iqbal. At the end, Hafiz Farooqui led an emotional dua for Pakistan and the entire Umma, which brought tears to many eyes. The evening ended with a delicious Iftar dinner hosted by Pakistan Women Association of Michigan. It was a remarkable evening which will be remembered for many years to come. 13-34 August 18, 2011 by TMO 0 comments 54 viewson *The Muslim Observer, 13-34, Arts & Culture, International, Regional, SE Michigan, Volume 13 Share this post Facebook Twitter Google plus Pinterest Linkedin Mail this article Print this article Tags: Association, community, creation of pakistan, Dua, farooqui, hamd o naat, IAGD, jameel, national anthem, pakistan independence day, Pakistani, pakistani women, poetry of allama iqbal, prayer session, president of pakistan, remarkable evening, roles of women, tilawat of quran, Women, yaum Next: OIC Pledges $350 Million to Somalia at Turkey Summit Previous: Oppose Michigan House Bill 4769!