In this day and age where the Western youth have strayed and been cut off from the essence of Iman – the love of the Holy Prophet (PBUH). We very rarely find the youth of today, who echo the praises of the Holy Prophet (PBUH), and Muhammad Milad Raza Qadri is a fine example of one of these very rare youngsters.
Born in Glasgow, UK on 25th March 1990, Muhammad Milad Raza Qadri started reciting Nasheeds at the age of three. His interest and love for the recitation of the praises of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) came from listening to various lectures of his eminence, Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, on the love and obedience of the Holy Prophet (PBUH). Having gained this affection to the praises of the Holy Prophet (PBUH), Muhammad Milad Raza Qadri started reciting Nasheeds by listening to the various Naat Khwan, who had recited in front of Shaykh-ul-Islam, before each lecture.
This continued to further enhance Muhammad Milad Raza Qadri’s talent and people would love listening to him, as he was barely three years old and he was already managing to recite very well. As he continued to progress and his defining moment in his recitations came at the age of three, when he recited ‘meri barbad basti ko basa do ya Rasul Allah (PBUH)’, in front of his eminence, Shaykh-ul-Islam. This was a great privilege for him, as Shaykh-ul-Islam was the one that had lead him to this path and to recite in front of him was a great honour and source of blessings. Once Muhammad Milad Raza Qadri had completed his recitation, Shaykh-ul-Islam made a supplication (Dua) for him and that supplication was the beginning of Muhammad Milad Raza Qadri’s passion for the love and praises of the Holy Prophet (PBUH). The flame of love was kept alive and further nurtured by listening to various lectures and Naats of Shaykh-ul-Islam. He once again recited in front of Shaykh-ul-Islam at the age of five and this time it was from one of Shaykh-ul-Islam’s own Naats – ‘tere hote janam liya hota’.
Having gained this precious gift from Shaykh-ul-Islam, it is the aim of Muhammad Milad Raza Qadri to pass this on to other youngsters through the recitation of the Nasheeds and that love reaches the ears of all the lovers of the Holy Prophet (PBUH), through the captivating voice of Muhammad Milad Raza Qadri. Therefore, Muhammad Milad Raza Qadri continued reciting at various places; mosques, radio stations and gatherings within houses. This further enhanced his talent and boosted his confidence, and he continued with the sole purpose to make the Holy Prophet (PBUH) happy. This continued for many years and he has won several awards for being such a great Naat Khwan.