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Minhaj-ul-Quran InternationalMinhaj-ul-Quran International (MQI) is a multi-dimensional organisation whose aims include: to promote peace and love between communities and religions and increase mutual understanding and respect; to provide comprehensive education for all; to safeguard the rights of women and downtrodden groups; to alleviate poverty and work towards socio-economic justice for all; to tackle religious extremism and intolerance and promote the true vision of Islam. MQI was founded in 1981 by Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, and in less than 30 years its presence has spread to 90 countries around the world. There are now branches and centres in most major cities in Europe, throughout the Middle East, Asia and the Far East, as well as North America, all working towards the peaceful and life-giving objectives of MQI.
MQI AT A GLANCE Presence (over 90 countries ) Organizational Structure ( 74 countries) Membership (0.5 million registered members + millions of affiliates ) Institutional Spread (69 educational, cultural and community centres outside Pakistan) Educational Systems (572 schools, colleges and a University) Publications ( 450 books + 2 monthly magazines ) Cassettes Circulation (more than 5000) Minhaj Welfare Foundation (Social Welfare and Emergency Relief) Minhaj University Lahore (Officially Chartered University)
PROMOTING PEACE & COMBATING EXTREMISMT he promotion of peace and integration are key aspects of M inhajul- Q uran. P eace and tolerance is MQ Is major objective and the organization has vigorously pursued this from its very inception. T he founder, D r M uhammad T ahir-ul-Qadri understands Islam to be a religion of peace, love, c o-existence, tolerance, human dignity, veneration of human life and a c harter of jus tice and equality for mankind. D r Q adri decided to pursue and establish the path of peac e through nurturing and the establishment of c omprehensive education systems. From the very beginning, M Q I has promoted the concepts of inter-faith harmony, interc ommunity integration and coherence for the greater happiness of mankind. M inhaj P eace and I ntegration Councils (MPICs) are an important forum of M Q I; these have been es tablished all over the world where MQ I has its organizational s tructure. T hese forums arrange ac tivities and produce literature to encourage the M uslims living there as a minority to integrate into the hos t s ocieties and become a us eful part of the wider c ommunity. MPICs also organize activities to help inc rease mutual understanding and strengthen bonds between member of all religious and ethnic groups to help towards community c ohesion and harmony. I t is of particular note that most major Islamic religious organizations modified their position in res pect of extremism, killing of innocent c ivilians and suicide bombings only following the 9 /11 T win T ower attacks, prior to whic h their s tance on s uch atrocities was often vague or muted or in s ome c as es even s upportive, if tacitly s o. I n contrast, the position of D r Q adri and M inhaj-ul-Quran has been c lear from the beginning. H e has c ommunicated most emphatically the message of I slam peace, love, tolerance and c o-existence to human s ociety around the globe. H e has c ountered the ons laught of extremism against the intellectual and c onceptual fronts of I slam not in the s pirit of antagonism or anger, but at the level of erudition, s cholarship and rationalism. D r Q adri was the first prominent I slamic scholar to unequivocally c ondemn the 9 -11 attacks, and dec lare them totally inhuman and un- Islamic. H e was a very vocal c ritic of the T ailban even before they formed the government in A fghanistan. H e was among first to c ondemn Saddam H ussains invas ion of Kuwait. H is worldwide s truggle against extremism has c ontinued ever since, and reached a c limax with the announcement of his now famous 6 00-page Fatwa against T errorism and Suicide Bombing in M arch 2010 in L ondon, whic h was followed by the first UK anti-terror youth c amp in A ugust 2010 at Warwick University U K, followed by his lectures on the true concept of J ihad at G eorge T own U niversity and the U nited States Institute of P eace, Was hington DC in D ecember 2010.
Shaykh-ul-Islam Speaks at the American Institute of PeaceDated: 10 November 2010 Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri delivered a special lecture on Islamic Concept of Jihad at the US Institute of Peace on November 10, a prestigious think-tank. The audience comprised senior scholars, doctors, professors, engineers, policy makers and opinion leaders etc. Shaykh-ul-Islam who was on an important visit to the United States was accompanied by Sahibzada Hassan Mohi-ud-Din Qadri. [Click for more detail] http://www.minhaj.org/english/tid/12858/Shaykh-ul-Islam-Dr-Muhammad-Tahir-ul-Qadri-speaks-atthe-United-States-Institute-of-Peace-American.html
Shaykh-ul-Islam speaks at Georgetown University in Washington DCD ated: 0 8 November 2 010 Following the s uccessful anti-terrorism fatwa in M arch 2010, Shaykh-ul-Islam D r Muhammad Tahir-ulQ adri was invited by renowned s cholar Professor J ohn Esposito to s peak at G eorgetown U niversity at the P rince A lwaleed Bin T alal Center for M uslim-Christian Understanding. P rof J ohn E sposito introduced Shaykh-ul-Islam D r M uhammad T ahir-ul-Qadri and invited him to s peak to an audience which included US- government officials, c adets from U S Army, N avy and Air Force as well as ac ademicians, policy makers and representatives of various organizations and agencies. Former D irector of O perations of World Bank, M r Ziad Alahdad was also present. [Click for more detail]
Shaykh-ul-Islam speaks at Global Peace & Unity EventD ated: 2 4 O ctober 2 010 I s lam s tands for peace, love and human dignity and there is no room for terrorism in I slam. T his was s tated by Shaykh-ul-Islam D r. M uhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, in a powerful s peech to a gathering of thous ands of British M uslims at the G lobal P eace & U nity event on 2 4 O ctober 2 010. [Click for more detail]
Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri speaks at World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting 2011 in DavosD ated: 2 7 J anuary 2 011 D r M uhammad T ahir-ul-Qadri has s aid that terrorism has adversely impacted the economies of the developing and the developed c ountries. T errorists have no religion. T he phenomenon of terrorism has not appeared s uddenly out of nowhere. Rather it has evolved through the phases of radicalism and extremism and terrorists are us ed as fodder for the c annons of the mas terminds of this evil. H e s aid that there are five phases through which terrorism passes. Radical and c onservative attitudes are ideological in nature and give birth to militancy and terrorism. A c cording to the press statement issued by the D irectorate of M edia, D r M uhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri expressed these views while addressing the annual meeting of the World E conomic Forum in D avos. H e is the only I slamic scholar from ac ross the world who has been invited to s peak at the World E c onomic Forum on T he Reality of T errorism [Click for more detail]
Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri speaking at World Economic Forum in Davos on 27 January 2011 (A lso on the panel, on the right Mr John Chipman and on the lef t Mr Imran Khan)
Sha ykh-ul-Islam meeting wi th the Presi dent of I ndonesi a , Mr Susi l o B a mba ng Yudhoy ono
Dr T ahir-ul-Qadri meeting P resident of Indonesia,Dr T ahir-ul-Qadri, Imran Khan and a par ticipant in M r Susilo Bambang Y udhoyono Davos
Fazlun Khalid with Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri
International Mawlid-un-Nabi Conference 2011 under MQID ated: 1 5 February 2 011 T he 2 7th annual M awlid-un-Nabi Conference, the biggest event of its kind in the Muslim World, was held under the banner of M inhaj-ul-Quran I nternational between the intervening nights of 1 1th and 1 2 th of Rabi-ul-Awwal (February 1 5, 2011) at the historic M inar-e-Pakistan and Romford L ondon. T he c hief highlight of the C onference was the keynote s peech of Shaykh-ul-Islam D r Muhammad Tahir-ulQ adri, whic h he delivered from U K through video c onferencing to an audience of hundreds of thous ands of people all the over the world. T he proceedings of the C onference were telecast live by A RY N ews and in well over 90 c ountries via internet. [Click for more detail]
Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri addresses the 27th annual Mawlid-un-Nabi Conf erence held at historic Minar-e-Pakistan through video conf erencing f rom UK.
Women's overwhelming participation in the International Mawlid-un-Nabi Conf erence at the Minar-e-Pakistan
Thousands attend MQIs Milad March in three citiesD ated: 0 6 February 2 011 T housands of people participated in the M ilad M arch organized under the banner of M inhaj-ul-Quran I nternational and expressed their love for the H oly Prophet (peace be upon him). T he March, which was meant to welc ome the advent of the holy month of Rabi-ul-Awwal and for the demonstration and promotion of love and respect for the H oly Prophet (peace be upon him), s tarted from the Assembly H all and c oncluded at D ata D arbar. A ttended by thousands of people, the event was also s imultaneously held in G ujranwala and Rawalpindi. [Click for more detail]
International Mawlid-un-Nabi Conference 2010 under MQID ated: 2 6 February 2 010 T he 2 6th annual and the Islamic world's biggest ever "International M awlid-un-Nabi Conference" under the banner of M inhaj-ul-Quran I nternational was held on the intervening night between the 11th and the 1 2 th of the holy month of the Rabi-ul-Awwal (February 26, 2 010) at the historic M inar- eP akistan. T he major highlight of the C onference was the keynote address delivered by Shaykh-ulI s lam D r M uhammad T ahir-ul-Q adri live from L ondon through video conferencing. [Click for more detail]
International Mawlid-un-Nabi Conference 2009 under MQID ated: 0 9 March 2 009 T he 2 5th Annual Mawlid-un-Nabi (S.A.W) C onference was held at the historic Minar-e-Pakistan on M arc h 9 , 2 009 under the aegis of M inhaj-ul-Q uran I nternational. T he main highlight of the programme was the keynote speech of Shaykh-ul-Islam D r M uhammad T ahir-ul-Q adri. Shaykh as-Sayed M uhammad Bin Ahmad Bin Ali al-Noori al-Madani, the s pecial Servant at the Shrine of the H oly P rophet (S.A.W), presided over the Conference. Sahibzada H assan Mohi-ud-Din Q adri, president of M Q I Supreme Council, and Sahibzda H ussain M ohi-ud-Din Q adri delivered speeches in A rabic and E nglish languages respectively. T he Conference was attended by hundreds of thousands of M uslims ac ross Pakistan. Women formed about half of the total gathering. [Click for more detail]
RELIGIOUS MODERATIONMinhaj-ul-Quran is playing an active and significant role in the promotion of moderate Islam all over the world. It is the objective of Minhaj-ul-Quran to fight the conservative interpretation of Islam especially amongst the western Muslim youth. From the very beginning the founder of Minhaj-ul-Quran, Dr Tahir-ulQadri has consistently presented a model of Islam espousing the universal values of the unity of mankind, inclusion, tolerance and love of humanity and condemning all forms of extremism, radicalism and terrorism. The very reason why organization of Minhaj-ul-Quran was founded was in order to counteract religious radicalism and extremism. Dr Qadri has achieved this through travelling throughout the world, delivering lectures in mosques, community centres and universities, promoting moderate Islam and teachings against religious conservatism. Dr Qadri is spearheading a world-wide revival of Sufi meditation and practice, and he is arguably the worlds most influential proponent of Sufism if one considers the sheer number of his followers throughout the world and the exposure of his teachings through the media, especially via satellite and cable channels. Minhaj-ul-Quran Lahore currently hosts the biggest spiritual gathering that is traditionally held during the last ten days of the Islamic month of fasting Ramadan outside the Islamic holy cities of Makka and Madina, and certainly the largest based on Sufi doctrine. Similar such annual gatherings, albeit on a smaller scale, are held in Minhaj-ul-Quran centres throughout the world, along with other regular gatherings in the Sufi tradition. In the UK, for example, Dr Qadri presides and delivers an annual lecture and spiritual training programme for young Muslims, the Al-Hidayah Annual Spiritual Retreat. Notably, the main followers of Dr Qadri are the younger Muslims in most parts of the world.
Annual Spiritual Gathering
Sixth Annual al-Hidayah 2010 held in BritainD ated: 0 7 August 2 010 T he al- hidayah 2010 whic h attracted around 1 500 young M uslim men and women from across the U K, E urope and N orth A merica, was held at the U niversity of Warwick on 7 th, 8 th and 9 th of A ugust , 2 0 10 with the aim to de-radicalize and spiritualize the M uslim youth. T he U Ks first Anti-Terror Camp, as des cribed by the western media, was organized by Minhaj- ul-Quran I nternational U K and every partic ipant paid 200 to participate. I ncluded among the s pecial guests were academicians, politicians, government officials and various media outlets as well as scholars from ac ross the U K. [Click for more detail]
Al-Hidayah 2009 - Warwick University, UKD ated: 1 0 August 2 009 M inhaj-ul-Quran I nternational and Muslim Y outh L eague U K organized a three-day annual Al-Hidayah Y outh Camp at the U niversity of Warwick, which was attended by more than 1 200 participants, both boys and girls, from ac ross the world. T he participants s tarted arriving at 9 a.m. on A ugust 8, 2 009. A fter the c omputerized verification of all delegates, they were issued passes. Renowned Syrian s c holar, al- Shaykh As`ad M uhammad Sa`id as-Sagharji, delivered the firs t lecture to the participants on the s ubject of D iscipline & M orality. Shaykh Abdul Hakim Murad of C ambridge University, another British scholar of immense erudition, delivered his talk on the importance of relations with other religions in a non- Muslim s ociety. [Click for more detail]
All-Pakistan Mashaykh ConferenceD ated: 0 3 March 2 009 M inhaj-ul-Quran I nternational organized an All-Pakistan Mashaykh Conference in the c entral s ec retariat in M odel T own on M arch 3 , 2 009, whic h was attended by more than 300 religious s cholars, M as haykh and P irs from across P akistan. T he participants regarded the c onduct of this c onference timely for elimination of extremist and terrorist attitudes, protection of teachings of Sufis and I slamic mys ticism, revival of religious and s piritual values and the s afeguarding of I slamic beliefs. [Click for more detail]
Text of joint Communiqu adopted at All-Pakistan Mashaykh ConferenceT he participants of A ll-Pakistan M ashaykh C onference c omprising religious scholars, intellectuals, s piritualists and Mashaykh, organized by Minhaj- ul-Quran I nternational on M arch 3 , 2 009, agreed that prac tical s teps needed to be taken to foil the attempts aimed at debunking the peaceful message of Sufis and promoting anti-mysticism ideologies in the wake of pres ent national and international s ituation. T he participants s howed their c omplete consensus over the following points in the joint c ommuniqu: 1 . T he C onference c ondemned terrorism and extremism in all its forms and manifestations taking plac e anywhere in the world including P akistan and it was resolved that Sufis & M ashaykh would play their role in promoting I slams message of love, peace and brotherhood throughout the world. 2 . T he participants vowed to work out a reformation s trategy for all chains of s piritualism and for res toration of Khankahi s ystem. 3 . I t was dec ided to establish M ysticism Research Centre aimed at responding to the objections rais ed against the Sufis and promoting the mystic teachings in the light of teachings of past mys tics and s piritualists. 4 . T he c onference also decided to es tablish religious centres in all the Mazars and Khankahs and the ins titutions which are run by MQ I would make arrangements for s pecial meetings of Sahibzadgans and res pected P irs. 5 . T he c onference vowed to take practical steps in order to do away with negative traditions, c us toms and excesses in the c onvents. A s upervisory committee comprising effective and influential Mashaykh would also be established in this regard. 6 . A C ontact G roup c omprising religious scholars and spiritualists would be established to oversee the implementation of the above- mentioned aims and objectives. 7 . T he c onference also decided to bring into mainstream those c entres of Ahl-e-Sunnat, whic h were working for promotion of education and imparting of training individually. 8 . I t was als o resolved to formulate such a c omprehensive syllabus for revival of khankahi s ystem as makes it easier for the general people to follow the teachings of Sufis. 9 . I t was als o decided to hold workshops for imparting training and education to the people as s ociated with Shrines, D arbars and other religious places. 10 . T he participants decided to establish good, s tandardized libraries in order to meet the need of references and research. 11 . I t was als o decided to establish groups of D hakkir & D urood keeping in view the s ystem of training of different s piritual chains. 12 . T he c onference decided to promote D awa work based on reformatory and preaching ways of Sufis in s hrines and D arbars. Special arrangements for education and s piritual training of women would be made and priority attention would be given to the problems of people.
Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadris keynote address at National Peace ConferenceD ated: 0 9 April 2 009 A ddressing the participants and leaders of different political and religious parties who attended the N ational P eace Conference held under aegis of M inhaj-ul-Q uran I nternational on April 9 , 2 009, Shaykh-ul-Islam D r M uhammad T ahir-ul-Q adri s aid: I slam is a religion of peace and harmony. T here is no need to es tablish it here as the Q uranic injunctions and 1400-year history of M uslims are c lear evidence authenticating this reality. T he H oly Q uran has equated the killing of one person with the killing of entire humanity and protection of one person with the protection of entire humanity.
The Conference agreed upon issuing the joint communiqu comprising the following salient points.1 . T he C onference s trongly condemns the unending activities of terrorism in P akistan including the s uic ide attacks. I t declared all the elements involved in these inhuman and barbaric activities antiI s lamic and anti Pakistan. T he conference takes exception to the anti-state elements responsible for terrorism in the country and expressed firm resolve to c ontinue c ondemning all the terrorist ac tivities by all means and at all levels and declares persistent struggle against terrorism till its total elimination from the homeland. 2 . T he c onference intensely and deeply condemns the perpetual D rone attacks in the Pakistani territory. T hey are an assault against the independence and integrity of P akistan, s heer violation of the U NO c harter and the wors t example of s tate terrorism. 3 . T he C onference s trongly condemns the ever- increasing open interference in the internal affairs of P akistan, the s tatements being issued against P akistan and its various institutions particularly I SI and c onspiracies to link up P akistan with terrorism. 4 . T he world powers are warned that the Drone attacks are direct interference and these and other s uc h negative measures are causing promotion of terrorism and c reating s ympathy for the terrorists. I t is demanded against this perspective that if the world powers and international forums are s incere in eliminating terrorism then this practice s hould stop forthwith. 5 . P akistanis are peace- loving and long for peace all over the world. T hey have always condemned terrorism in the world s everely and strongly. T hey c an never even imagine of aggression against any c ountry or doing it any harm. L iking P akistan, therefore, to terrorism is most sad and deplorable. T he P akistani nation has been rendering its s acrifices against terrorism persistently s inc e 1 980. N o one c an find its example in the world. T he c ursed propaganda against Pakistan is, therefore, s trongly c ondemned. 6 . T he G overnment of P akistan s eems to have failed completely in handling terrorism and its elimination. I t is therefore s trongly demanded that the G overnment should take immediate s teps to implement the following s uggestions put forth by the N ational P eace Conference to make pos sible an advance towards the immediate and s olid s olution of the grave problem the nation is s o dis tressingly facing: i. ii. T he D rone attacks must be brought to an end immediately through all the diplomatic res ources, friendly c ountries, and other world forums and organizations. T he anti-terrorism measures and cooperation by the G overnment with the world powers in A fghanistan in war against terrorism must be made c onditional with c omplete termination of D rone attacks. T he c urrent apologetic foreign policy based on helplessness must be replaced with an independent foreign policy based on equality, national honor and s elf-esteem. T he P akistani embassies in foreign countries s hould be activated. T he G overnment s hould appoint c ompetent and patriotic people in its foreign missions. P akistan should also give a befitting reply against the c ondemnable and negative propaganda against her and her various ins titutions. I ns tant measures need to be taken in a daring but wis e way after making a meticulous action plan to expose, at international level, the foreign elements involved, es pecially a neighboring c ountrys hand in the wors t type of terrorism in P akistan. T he free movement of terrorists and all means of their logistic s upport must be intervened and ended by deploying the s tate machinery timely and effectively. Foolproof arrangements be made to protect and s afeguard the terrorists possible and easy targets like government institutions, religious and public places and gatherings and the s ec urity and safety of c ommon man; his life and property mus t be guaranteed, ascertained and ens ured. T he political measures and related methods s hould be adopted to eliminate terrorism from the c ountry, ins tead of us ing military power and operations. M easures should be taken on priority to eliminate unemployment, ignorance and poverty from the bac kward areas of P akistan, especially the tribal areas. M easures are also required to be taken on priority for political s tability in Pakistan, free judic iary, s tability of institutions, regard and esteem of c onstitution and one anothers mandate, removal of dearness and price- hike, provision of immediate and low- cost jus tice and
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elimination of every s hape and form of oppression and exploitation. T his will make possible the removal of all the factors responsible to generate terrorism. C ircumstances are being created in the provinces of Frontier and Baluchistan that pose a threat to the very Federation of P akistan. T he G overnment must unveil the conspiracies in this regard and immediate steps be taken to put an end to these conspiracies. A N ational Policy for the E limination of T errorism be formulated in the light of these s uggestions and proposals; the entire nation be taken in c onfidence and measures be initiated to enforc e s uch a policy.
7 . Bes ides the G overnment, the entire nation in general and the influential and elite c lasses of s oc iety in particularly including the lawyers, religious s cholars, politicians, journalists, intellectuals, teac hers, traders, and other organizations s hould play there respective role effectively in bringing the terrorist tendencies to end. 8 . T he media should play a res ponsible role towards elimination of terrorism. T he publicity, broadcast and telecast of s uch programs and news s hould, therefore, be avoided, as it may encourage some form or kind of terrorism. M edia is required to keep the national interest, s olidarity and good name prior. 9 . T he G overnment, the N GOs and the welfare organizations engaged in rehabilitations and s upport of the families and people fallen victim to terrorism should play their role most effectively and ac hieve instant results. 10 . T he elimination of terrorism and s afety and s ecurity against terrorism must be declared N o. 1 priority and all necessary measures in this regard be taken immediately. A ll the classes of s ociety need to play their role in this regard in the most effective manner. 11 . T he N ational P eace Council was established to diagnose the causes of terrorism, the reasons of its prevalence, determine its reinforcing internal and external elements, precisely delineate a national program for its elimination, and devise methods for its effective implementation. T he c onstitution of the N ational Peace C ouncil is as follows: Members: J ahangir Badar (Secretary G eneral PPP), Zafar I qbal J hagra (Secretary G eneral PML-N), M ushahid H us sain Sayyid (Secretary G eneral, PML-Q ), I hsan Waien (Secretary G eneral ANP), D r Farooq Sattar (C onvener MQ M), M aulana Amjad (Secretary I nformation, J UI), G hulam Mustafa Khar (Ex. G overnor P unjab), L iaqat Baloch (Vice Amir, J amaat e I slami), D r Raheeq Ahmad Abbasi (Secretary G eneral, M inhaj-ul-Quran I nternational), Anwaar Akhtar Advocate (Secretary G eneral, PAT), E jaz Ahmad Ch. (V ice President, T ehreek e I nsaf), D r Sarfaraz N aeemi, I btisam I lahi Zaheer (President, J amiat Ahl e H adith), H afiz Akif Saeed (Amir T anzeem Islami), G hulam Ahmad Bilour (Federal M inister P akistan Railway), Ali A hmad Kurd (President Supreme Court Bar Association), Sayyid N au Bahar Shah (Shia P olitical Party), D r M ajid Abel (Member M inority), D r Awais Farooqi (M ember N GO / P resident Focus P akistan), M iss Firdos Butt (Ex President L ahore H igh Court Bar), C h. Khadim H ussain Q aiser (E x Vice C hairman, Punjab Bar Council), Q ari Zawwar Bahadur (Secretary G eneral, J UI), Sohail Mahmood Butt (C hairman, Anjuman Tajran Mall Road), N azir Ahmad C hohan (Member Tajran), D r Rafiq Ahmad (N azria Pakistan Foundation), Sayyid Rashid G ardezi (M ember Student / P resident M uttaheda Talaba M ahaz), H uma Aziz (M ember Women / P resident Pakistan Women Workers Federation), P rof. M uhammad Awan (M ember Anjuman Asataza), Sardar Kalyan Singh Kalyan (Member Sikh M inority/ Sec retary G eneral G uru N anak J i Mission, P akistan), D r. M anohar C hand (M ember H indu M inority).
N o te: A ll other participants will be the members. A ll L eaders / Secretaries of the national, provincial, political and religious parties registered with the E lection C ommission of P akistan may also be the members. A ll parties are requested to s ubmit their proposal within fifteen days. Council will formulate a national action plan within one month on the bases of s uggestions and opinions received from all political parties and various classes of s ociety.
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Thousands attend protest demonstration against price hike under PAT & MQID ated: 0 5 March 2 011 M inhaj-ul-Quran I nternational and Pakistan Awami T ehreek jointly organized huge demonstrations to protes t against the governments c onsistent policy of inc reasing prices of PO L products, dearness and es c alating inflation, whic h were attended by thousands of men and women. T hese demonstrations were s imultaneously held in Rawalpindi, Karachi, Faisalabad, Sargodha, G ujrat and other towns.
Thousands of men and women attend the demonstration held under MQI & PA T jointly to protest price hike
Public Protest under MQI & PA T passing through various locations. PA Ts f lags and Shaykh-ul-Islams pictures can be seen aplenty.
Public Protest under MQI & PA T passing through various locations. PA Ts f lags and Shaykh-ul-Islams pictures can be seen aplenty.
Sheikh Zahid Fayyaz, Senior Naib Nazim-e-A ala & other leaders of MQI Faisalabad lead the protest demonstration
Faisalabad: Women in their hundreds also attended the protest. They are carrying placards, PA Ts f lags and Shaykh-ul-Islams pictures during the demonstration.
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Gaza Conference and resolution by political leadersD ated: 2 5 J anuary 2 009 O n J anuary 25, 2 009, M inhaj-ul-Quran I nternational and M inhaj Welfare Foundation jointly organized a G aza C onference in the c entral secretariat of MQ I. P alestinian A mbassador to P akistan, H is E xc ellency M r. J aser Ahmad, graced the occasion as the guest of honour. D ue to the participation of c entral leaders of different religious and political parties and broad-based representation of almost all walks of life, the c onference turned into an All-Parties Conference (APC). T his was the firs t rare oc c asion when 170 million people of P akistan expressed their s olidarity with their P alestinian brethren from the platform of M inhaj-ul-Quran International. [Clcik for more detail]
International conference: Islam on Peace, Integration and Human RightsD ated: 3 1 August 2 008
Farghana Institute (Manchester chapter) hosted historic and prestigious conference in a grand hall of a local hotel in Manchester on August 31, 2008. In addition to Khateeb Jam-e-Mosque Damascus Fazeelat al-Shaykh Muhammad Saeed as-Sagharji, President Supreme Council MQI Sahibzada Hassan Mohi ud Din Qadri, al-Shaykh Sakhroof, al-Shaykh Abdur Rahman al-Hamami, Member European Parliament Sajjad Kareem, Counselors Muhammad Afzal Khan, M. Abid, Muhammad Naeem and other distinguished personalities, participated in the conference. Thousands of people especially youth came to attend the programme from across UK including Birmingham, Bradford, Halifax, Nelson and Scotland. http://www.minhaj.org/english/tid/3660/International-conference-Islam-on-Peace-Integration-andHuman-Rights.htm
Peace & Integration Workshop held in Oslo (Norway)D ated: 1 2 J uly 2 009 A ttended by a large number of workers, as sociates and office holders of Sc andinavian c hapters of M inhaj-ul-Quran I nternational, Peace & I ntegration Conference was held from J uly 10 to J uly 1 2, 2 009 under the banner of M inhaj-ul-Quran I nternational O slo with the c ooperation of M Q I E uropean Council. A c aravan of M Q I D enmark c omprising more than 250 people attended the programme. Besides this, people from Sweden, Finland, G ermany, Spain, France and E ngland also participated in the Workshop. Shaykh-ul-Islam D r M uhammad T ahir-ul-Q adri, under whose patronage the programme was held, also delivered his talk to the participants on training-related matters. [Click for more detail]
European Workshop on Peace & Integration, Milan ItalyD ated: 1 7 J uly 2 009 M inhaj-ul-Quran E uropean Council and Minhaj-ul-Quran I nternational (Italy c hapter) organized P eace & I ntegration Workshop in Ripa Monti Hotel of M ilan c ity of I taly from J uly 17 to J uly 1 9, 2 009. Shaykh-ul-Islam D r M uhammad T ahir-ul-Q adri, founding leader and patron-in-chief of M inhaj-ulQ uran I nternational, graced the occasion on s pecial invitation. [Click for more detail
Historical Launching of Fatwa against TerrorismD ated: 0 2 March 2 010 Shaykh-ul-Islam D r M uhammad T ahir-ul-Q adri, the founding leader and patron-in-chief of M inhaj-ulQ uran I nternational, has issued his detailed edict (Fatwa) against terrorism whic h c onsists of more than 6 0 0 pages. The launching c eremony of the Fatwa was held on M arch 2 , 2 010 in L ondon (U K). M inhaj-ul-Quran I nternational UK arranged a press conference which was heavily attended by repres entatives of the international media besides L abour party minister Shahid M alik, members of E U and U K parliaments Sajjad Karim, M uhammad Sarwar, J ames Finter, ambassadors of I raq, G ermany and other c ountries, offic ials of the H ome O ffice, C ommonwealth O ffice and Metropolitan P olice, P rofessors and Muslim and C hristian community leaders. [Click for more detail]
Terrorism and Suicide Attacks' the Video Press Conference of Dr. Tahir-ul-QadriD ated: 0 5 D ecember 2009 I s lam does not permit, under any c ircumstances, the massacre of innocent c itizens, terroristic explosions and s uicide bombings. T he continuous carnage and s laughtering of people, s uicide bombings against innocent and peaceful communities, explosions at mosques, s hrines, educational ins titutions and businesses; the destruction of government institutions, buildings, trade c enters; attac ks on defense training c enters, embassies, transports s ystems and other institutions of c ivil s oc iety; all these acts are grave violations of human rights and c onstitute kufr, disbelief, under Islamic law. T he founder and patron in c hief of M inhaj-ul-Quran I nternational, and C hairman of P akistan A wami T ehreek, Shaykh-ul-Islam, D r M uhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri issued his detailed edict (fatwa) today, c onsisting of 2 00 pages, while addressing a press video c onference from Canada. D es cribing the background of his edict he s aid a terrible wave of terrorism has been maligning P akistan in particular, and M uslim and non-Muslim nations in general, for the las t many years. T here is no doubt that, while Muslims as a c ollective entity c ondemn, resist and fight terrorism, and do not ac c ept even its remotest possible link with Islam, unfortunately there are s ome people who remain quiet on the is sue, s ilence taken as a tacit approval of s uch atrocities. I ndeed there are others, who, ins tead of opposing and c ondemning terrorism openly, c onfuse the issue, merely c oncentrating upon the politics that cause these atrocities. [Clic for more detail]
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MQI Lahore Organizes Inaugural Ceremony of FatwaD ated: 2 0 May 2 010 T he inaugural c eremony of Shaykh-ul-Islam D r Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri's book "Terrorism and Fitna-e-Khawarij" was held in a local hotel (H oliday Inn) under the banner of M inhaj-ul-Quran I nternational L ahore c hapter (Aziz Bhatti T own). P aying tribute to the scholarly s ervices of Shaykh-ulI s lam, the s peakers said that he has infused c onfidence among the Pakistani nation by giving historic Fatwa (religious decree) against terrorism. [Click for more detail]
Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri addresses senior journalistsD ated: 1 0 August 2 010 T he D irectorate of M edia and Public Relations of M inhaj- ul-Quran International organized a meeting of s enior journalists with Shaykh-ul-Islam D r M uhammad T ahir-ul-Qadri through video c onferencing. T he prominent senior journalists including Sohail Warriach of J ang newspaper and G eo TV and renowned anc hor Prof Abdur Raoof participated in the meeting. [Click for more detail]
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INTER-FAITH RELATIONSM Q I has been at the forefront of inc reasing understanding, and s trengthening bonds between different faiths and religions. MQ Is message of tolerance and universal brotherhood and love is being propagated by MQI c entres throughout the world, with interfaith partnerships and friendships being extended to all major faiths, and exchange visits organised involving places of wors hip, whether belonging to M uslim, C hristian, J ewish, Sikh or H indu denominations. A ll c entres of M Q I are open to any members of any religious denomination to worship in. D r T ahir ul Q adri is the Chairperson of the M us lim-Christian D ialogue Forum in Pakistan, another body within MQ I that has bishops and prominent members of the C hristian c ommunities as members. M Q I arranges Christmas programme at its c entre around the globe every year. MQ I took the unprec edented step of allowing Christians to worship inside the Minhaj- ul-Quran Mosque, in M arch 2 0 02, a bold and s ymbolic gesture in recognition of the right of freedom of wors hip of C hristians and their friendship with members of the I slamic faith.
A Christian delegation prays at Minhaj-ul-Quran mosque (Masjid)D ated: 1 4-03-2002
Merry Christmas Program at Minhaj-ul-QuranD ated: 0 3-01-2006 [http://www.mcdf.info/en.php?tid=3204]
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Merry Christmas ceremony by the Muslim Christian Dialogue Forum of the MQID ated: 0 3-01-2006 [http://www.mcdf.info/en.php?tid=407 ]
Merry Christmas Celebration 2008D ated: 1 8 D ecember 2008 M inhaj-ul-Quran I nternational and Muslim-Christian D ialogue Forum (MCDF) jointly hosted a C hristmas programme in the D anish H all of the c entral s ecretariat in which the Principal O fficer of the A merican Consulate, Brian D . H unt and H ussain M ohi-ud-Din Q adri were the c hief guests. Recitation from the H oly Q uran and Bible was made followed by recital of N aat. Christmas hymns were also s ung at the oc c asion. T he leaders of both c ommunities cut Christmas c ake, lit the c andles of peace and expressed s olidarity by holding one anothers hands. [Click for more detail]
A agha M ur taza P oya and M ar qas Fida cutting A agha M ur taza P oya and M ar qas Fida holding C hr istmas C ake at C hr istmas celebr ations 2 0 0 8 peace candles at C hr istmas celebr ations 2 0 0 8
Hussain Mohi-ud-Din, Brian D. Hunt, Dr Raheeq Abbasi,
Hussain Mohi-ud-Din, Brian D. Hunt, Dr Raheeq Abbasi,
Hussain Mohi-ud-Din, Brian D. Hun,Dr Raheeq A bbasi, A agha Murtaza Poya and Marqas Fida expressing solidarity at Christmas celebrations 2008
Christmas program by Muslim Christian Dialogue ForumD ated: 2 7 D ecember 2007 [http://www.mcdf.info/en.php?tid=749 ]
MQI delegation attends Christmas festivalD ated: 2 3 D ecember 2008 [http://www.mcdf.info/en.php?tid=7327]
Mosque Open Day for the general public held at Nelson UKD ated: 1 6 May 2 007 [http://www.mcdf.info/en.php?tid=3359]
First Milad ceremony in the Baptist Church in the sub-continental historyD ated: 2 8 February 2 010
The special Milad ceremony was held in February 2010 in a local C hurch for the first time in the history of Pakistan. Hosted by Reverend C haman Sardar, chairman of Mother Teresa Welfare Society and the C hristian community in the Baptist C hurch in Shahadrah Lahore, the ceremony was named as Mawlid-un-Nabi C onference. For centuries on end, the Muslims have been celebrating the birth anniversary of the Holy Prophet (blessings and peace be upon him), which has now become a symbol of cross-cultural and inter-religious harmony and call towards establishing durable peace in the world. [Click for more detail] http://www.mcdf.info/en.php?tid=10840
Minhaj Education Society (MES)The progress and advancement of any country depends upon the educational and literacy level of its populace. But unfortunately in spite of passage of 60 years since Pakistan came into existence, our literacy rate is awfully low. Our country stands at 178 th position from the literacy point of view. The ratio of primary education of many other countries of South Asia is far better in comparison to that of Pakistan. For example, Japan, Sri Lanka and South Korea have 100% ratio, while Indonesia has 90%, Thailand 96%, Iran 95%, India 78% and Bangladesh 62%. According to international definition of UNESCO, our literacy rate is not more than 26%. The above-mentioned data is worrying for every Pakistani. What is more painful is the fact that while the world is pursuing various ways and means for increasing the literacy rate, our government has been in slumber, leaving this most important aspect of our national life to fate and chance. In these circumstances, Prof Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri launched a grand educational project at five different levels in January 1994 with a view to equipping more than 10 million people with knowledge. Minhaj Education Society was established with this purpose. Today, by the grace of Allah Almighty, the Minhaj Education Society (MES) with 572 schools under its banner, is busy discharging its duty for national development through spread of education and awareness. In addition to the formal education, special effort is made at the Minhaj Schools System to make people a useful part of society by furnishing them scientific, professional and technical guidance. These educational institutions operating in the country are providing welfare to the people, replacing the darkness of ignorance with light of knowledge so that individuals should be made effective citizens of society.
Total Educational Institutions Colleges High Schools Middle Schools Primary Schools 05 119 138 310
Total Teachers Female Male Total
2421 2178 4609
Students Female Male Total 47679 70251 117930
Minhaj University LahoreGovt. of the Punjab NOC granted 2003 Degree awarding charter in 2005
Higher Education CommissionGovt. of Pakistan recognized and placed in category W-highest category amongst private universities
Womens Development and EmpowermentM inhaj-ul-Quran was probably the first Islamic organization in P akistan to formally permit the involvement of women and positively encourage their involvement in all its activities. T he organization has a s eparate wing for women of all ages, and the women c oordinate this wing independently and with full freedom. T his allows them to feel empowered and organize their activities with full confidence, and provides them with the opportunity to develop their skills and abilities in order to take a full and active part in their wider s ociety. T he womens wing of M inhaj ul-Q uran has thousands of members and holds c ultural, s piritual and educational events and fes tivals, to which they invite various intellectuals, politicians, prominent guests from s ociety or government officials. Women from M inhaj-ul-Quran are now taking part in welfare and humanitarian projects in P akistan and abroad; political activities; TV and radio broadcast projects to highlight their rights and promote religious moderation and s piritual endeavour; s ocial and c ultural projects, interfaith dialogue c onferences, different educational projects as well as self-development and c haracter building events.
SOCIAL WELFARE & HUMANITARIAN DEVELOPMENTFounded by D r Q adri in 1 989, M WF has grown to be a major provider of aid and relief in P akistan and is now beginning to extend its ac tivities the world over. M WF has responded to emergencies in A fghanistan, Bangladesh, Bosnia, Kashmir, I ran, I ndia, Kosovo Palestine, among many other c ountries, providing much needed relief aid in the form of food, water, medicines, c lothing, and s helter. M WF is also investing in long-term solutions to restore livelihoods in underdeveloped areas and help the s urvivors of dis asters rebuild their lives.
Free Eye Surgery Camps
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32 couples tie knot at a mass marriage ceremony under MWFD ated: 1 4 March 2 010 O n M arch 1 4, 2 010, M inhaj Welfare Foundation arranged a mass marriage ceremony of 3 2 couples in T owns hip, L ahore. T he c eremony was held in the vast ground of M inhaj U niversity where beautiful arrangements were made including the decoration of the venue.
Mass marriage ceremony of 23 couples held under Minhaj Welfare FoundationD ated: April 12, 2 009 P rice hike and rising inflation have made it impossible for the c ommon man to live a respectable life, leave alone marrying off ones offs pring especially daughters, as it involves arrangement of huge dowry. I n thes e circumstances, M inhaj Welfare Foundation, under the dynamic leadership of Shaykhul- I slam Dr M uhammad Tahir- ul-Qadri, has been making efforts from time to time to lessen the hards hips of poor parents who do not have enough resources to marry off their beloved daughters. M ass marriage c eremonies held under the banner of the Foundation have become its prominent feature. O ne s uch c eremony of mass marriages, whereby 23 c ouples tied the knot, was held in the vas t playground in front of the C entral Secretariat of M Q I on April 12, 2 009. Central Amir of M Q I, Sahibzada Faiz- ur-Rahman Durrani presided over the prestigious occasion. T he marriage processions were given red c arpet welcome upon their arrival in the venue, whic h was beautifully and befittingly dec orated. M rs Q uratulain Fatima, daughter of D r M uhammad T ahir-ul-Qadri, attended the function on s pecial invitation.
MWF Faisalabad organizes a collective marriage ceremony for 25 couplesD ated: 3 1 O ctober, 2 010 G iven the present level of hike and escalating c ost of living, it has not been possible for parents to marry off their daughters. I n these dire c ircumstances, M inhaj-ul-Quran Welfare Foundation has s tarted a grand project of c ollective marriages under the leadership of Shaykh-ul-Islam D r Muhammad T ahir-ul-Qadri. A prestigious marriage c eremony of 2 5 c ouples was held in G ulfishan Colony, J hang Road, Faisalabad, under the banner of M inhaj Welfare Foundation, whic h was presided over by the D is trict A mir of MQ I H aji M uhammad Rasheed Q adri. T he Barats were received with traditional fanfare, and ros e petals were s howered on the participants on their arrival. N oted religious, political and s oc ial personalities attended the mass marriage c eremony. [Click for more detail]
Relief and rescue activities of Minhaj Welfare FoundationD ated: 0 8 August, 2 010 I n ac cordance with the instructions of Shaykh-ul-Islam D r M uhammad T ahir-ul-Qadri, M inhaj Welfare Foundation (M WF) is carrying out relief and rescue operations in the worst ever flood of the c ountrys his tory. T he hundreds of workers of M WF are busy in the relief activities in the flood affected areas. Shaykh-ul-Islam had s et up a Flood Relief Fund with an allocation of 2 00 million rupees, out of whic h 5 million rupees were donated by the MQ I c hapters inside P akistan, while the foreign branches of M Q I c ontributed 15 million rupees to the Fund. M WF has established c amps in the flood affected areas for the rehabilitation of the affec tees.
Dr Muhamamd Tahir-ul-Qadri cancels Itikaf 2010 for the help of flood affecteesD ated: 2 7 August, 2 010 I n the wake of unprec edented floods that have wreaked havoc across Pakistan besides rendering 20 million people homeless and causing damages of billions of dollars, Shaykh-ul-Islam D r Muhammad T ahir-ul-Qadri has declared to c ancel I tikaf 2010. T he I tikaf has been held annually for last 2 0 years under the banner of M inhaj-ul-Quran I nternational, whic h is attended by thousands of people. H e ordered thousands of the prospect participants of I tikaf and workers of M Q I to dedicate themselves wholeheartedly for the welfare of the flood stricken people. H e also declared to donate Rs. 3 0 million, whic h were to be inc urred on holding I tikaf, for the flood victims. D r M uhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri also ordered the workers, and associates of MQ I to s pend ten days of I tikaf and the Eid D ay with the flood affec tees. H e s aid that those who would s erve the victims of the wors t ever natural c alamity would get reward from A llah Almighty.
Minhaj Welfare Foundation ongoing efforts: Winter ProjectDated: 02 October, 2010 http://www.welfare.org.pk/english/tid/12755/Minhaj-Welfare-Foundation-ongoing-efforts:-WinterProject.html
MQI leaders with Noshehra Flood Affectees on the Eve of EidD ated: 9 September, 2010 O n the ins tructions of Shaykh-ul-Islam D r M uhammad T ahir-ul-Qadri, the c entral leaders of M Q I spent E id day with the flood affectees. A delegation of c entral leaders left for N oshehra on September 09, 2 0 10 to s pend E id day with the flood victims. T he delegation c onsisted of Rana Fayyaz Ahmad Khan, M uhammad J awad H amid, Sayyid Farhat H ussain Shah, D r T anvir Azam Sandhu, A llama G hulam M urtaza A lvi, M ian Abdul Q adir Q adri, Sumaira Rafaqat Advocate, Sajida Sadiq, Sidra Karamat, Sadaf I qbal, I rshad Iqbal and other office bearers of M SM. A delegation of c entral Women L eague too ac c ompanied along with their E id gifts, c ash gifts and aid packages for the families and children res iding in M inhaj T ent Settlements in N oshehra.
Relief activities of Minhaj Welfare Foundation Faisalabad for flood victimsD ated: 0 8 September, 2 010 T he rec ent floods of P akistan have broken all previous records. M ore than 20 million people have been dis placed and property, c rops, infrastructure and livestock worth billions of dollars have been des troyed. T he relief operations of M inhaj Welfare Foundation are in full s wing for rehabilitation of the flood vic tims. M WF (Faisalabad c hapter) is also at the forefront of these relief operations. 2 9 truc kloads of relief goods worth Rs. 12 million have been dispatched to Muzaffargarh, L ayyah, Karor L al E san, Rojhan, J hang, and Rajanpur by M inhaj Welfare Foundation. E ngineer M uhammad Rafique N ajam, N azim of M Q I Faisalabad, is s upervising the entire operations. 8 0 c amps have been set up in the Fais alabad city alone with the c entral camp established at D ar- ul-Uloom Nooria Rizvia, G ulberg A.
MES launches Minhaj Tent School in Noshehra & Akora KhattakD ated: 2 1 September, 2 010 M inhaj Welfare Foundation c ontinues to offer every kind of fac ility to the flood affectees in the M inhaj T ent Settlements. Renowned actor U sman Pirzada who is also member of the governing body of M inhaj E ducation Society inaugurated a tent school in M inhaj T ent Settlement in A kora Khattak. M .D Shahid L atif, I ftikhar Shah Bokhari, J awad Hamid, Sajid M ahmood Bhatti, and Q azi Faiz-ul-Islam were als o present on the occasion.