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Saturday, 20 December 2014Interfaith ‘Istehkam-e-Pakistan’ Convention was held under the banner of Noulakha Church Lahore. In addition to faith leaders, people belonging to different walks of life including politicians, civil society activists and human rights workers attended the Convention. Sohail Ahmad Raza, Director of Interfaith Relations, represented Minhaj-ul-Quran International on the special invitation of the programme’s host Reverend Dr Majed Abel.
Thursday, 1 January 2015New Year interfaith prayer ceremony was held in Saint Mary Church in Gulberg, Lahore, under the banner of National Council for Interfaith Dialogue. Reverend Francis Nadeem was the host of the ceremony. Faith leaders made a collective prayer for year 2015. Those present on the occasion were Master Emanuel Khokhar, Hindu leader Pandit Bhagat Singh, Sikh leader Sardar Bishin Singh, and Muslim leaders Allama Shafaat Rasool, Mufti Ashiq Hussain, Allama Ghulam Mustafa Chishti and director of MQI Interfaith Relations Sohail Ahmad Raza.
Wednesday, 24 December 2014Attended by Muslim political and religious leaders in addition to members of Christian community, a prayer ceremony was held in connection with Christmas in Noulakha church. Central PAT President Dr Raheeq Abbasi, PPP Secretary General Sardar Latif Khosa, Federal Minister Kamran Michael, Reverend Dr Majed Abel, Dr Kunwal Feroz, Pervez Khan Saroyya, former provincial minister Mian Imran Masood, Pir Usman Noori and others attended the ceremony.
Saturday, 10 January 2015LAHORE (Daily Dunya) – In an unprecedented event in history of the subcontinent, Bishop House Catholic Church in Lahore on Friday observed Milad-e-Nabi (PBUH) event together with Minhajul Quran Interfaith Relations. Members of various faiths attended this special event. Dr Raheeq Abbasi, Arch Bishop Sebastian Francis Sha, Sardar Ramesh Sindh, Dr James Chinon, Father Francis Nadeem, Kashif Nawab, Pandit Bhagat, Yousaf Binjori, Faizur Rehman Durani, G.M. Malik, Raja Zahid, Ghulam Murtaza Alvi, Qazi Faiz, Raja Nadeem and Sohail Ahmed Raza addressed the gathering.
Wednesday, 24 December 2014Minhaj Welfare Foundation’s initiated a community ‘Food Bank’ on Wednesday 24th December 2014 (Christmas Eve) in London. The main aim of the event was to highlight the ever growing concern of extreme poverty in the UK. Dawood Mash’hadi, Managing Director of MWF said: “we hope that this could be the stepping stone of many more food banks to come.”
Tuesday, 9 December 2014A Peace Award Ceremony was held under the aegis of International Council for Interfaith Dialogue in a local hotel in Lahore the other day. The chief guest of the ceremony was Dr William Robinson, Director EGM, USA. Directorate of Interfaith Relations, Minhaj-ul-Quran International, was given a peace award due to the organization’s efforts for promotion of peace, interfaith dialogue and harmony at national and global levels.
Tuesday, 18 November 2014Those who have are responsible for Kot Radha Kishan tragedy should be brought to justice and meted out exemplary punishments under the law of the land. Their act of burning a Christian couple alive has brought a bad name to Pakistan, Islam and humanity making the people of Pakistan hang their heads in shame and embarrassment. The Punjab government has yet to fulfill its promise of aid to the aggrieved family which it had announced following the horrible incident.
Thursday, 13 November 2014Addressing the participants of the prayer ceremony, PAT Secretary General Khurram Nawaz Gandapur said that every Pakistani is grieved on the horrific and tragic killings of Shamma and Shahzad in Kot Radha Kisan. He said that PAT strongly condemns this barbaric incident and calls for severe punishment to those who are involved in this crime. He said that Islam is a religion of peace, love and humanity and does not allow anyone to take life of others.
Sunday, 30 March 2014A multi-religious forum held a meeting aiming at social integration through inter-faith harmony and inter-religions dialogue. The meeting was supervised by the representatives of local government. Several religious communities such as Roman Catholic Church, Buddhist, Protestants, Muslims, Bangladeshi, Turk, Austrian and many others were present in the meeting.
Friday, 14 March 2014Director of Interfaith Relations (MQI) Sohail Ahmad Raza has felicitated Archbishop Sebastian Francis Shah, Catholic Church, on his appointment as Archbishop by the Vatican City. The MQI’s felicitation message was conveyed in an interfaith consultation moot held under the banner of National Peace and Interfaith Network Pakistan. Sohail Ahmad Raza gave proposals on behalf of MQI to promote and expand cultural relations amongst various faiths and avoid any untoward incidents with a potential to rupture the religious harmony in Pakistan.
Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri’s services for peace laudable, say Bishop Tony Robinson and Archbishop of Canterbury
Wednesday, 5 March 2014Right Reverend Bishop Tony Robinson, the chairman of Focus Pakistan and Archbishop of Canterbury, Church of England have said that Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri’s services for promotion of interfaith dialogue, harmony, tolerance, establishment of peace at global level and elimination of terrorism are praiseworthy.
Wednesday, 5 March 2014Renowned Christian scholars from Germany called on Dr Hassan Mohi-ud-Din Qadri, President of MQI Supreme Council, and Dr Hussain Mohi-ud-Din Qadri, President of PAT’s Federal Council, in the central secretariat in Lahore and exchanged views on matters of mutual interest including the measures to promote Muslim-Christian dialogue and interfaith harmony. Director of Interfaith Relations Sohail Ahmad Raza was also present at the occasion.
Saturday, 1 February 2014Dr Raheeq Abbasi went on to say, MQI is working for promotion of interfaith dialogue, peace and harmony in the world. He said that these ingredients were core of the Islamic message. He said that none can harm or damage MQI because of its ideology, vision and promotion of love, knowledge and peace throughout the globe between all cultures and religions.
Wednesday, 19 February 2014Addressing the ceremony, Dr Manohar Chand said that Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri is an ambassador of love, and peace. He said that entire Hindu community living in Pakistan felicitated him on his birthday. Reverend Chaman Sardar said that the Christian community held Dr Qadri in the highest esteem. He said that he was most respectable personality in the sight of the members of Christian community in Pakistan due to his contributions for promotion of interfaith harmony, peace and love.
Thursday, 9 January 2014He also called for peaceful relations between India and Pakistan stating that instead of considering each other as sworn enemies, they should unite to fight their real common enemies of poverty, disease, illness, corruption and underdevelopment. “We need to create a society free of poverty and corruption with equitable distribution of resources, without abuse of power, one that respects human rights, with the positive use of research, science and technology,” he said.
Sunday, 5 January 2014"Dr Qadri's participation in the meet is part of the initiative 'People's SAARC' we have established to make South Asia peaceful. Peace in the region cannot be achieved without active guidance of faith leaders and Dr Qadri is among leading faith leaders of the region who have impacted millions of people," said ORF (Mumbai)'s chairman Sudheendra Kulkarni. Spiritual leaders of Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Christianity and Sikhism will also participate in the roundtable discussion and the prayer meet.
Tuesday, 31 December 2013In his brief remarks on the occasion, Sohail Ahmad Raza felicitated the Christian community on the auspicious occasion of Christmas. He also lauded the role of the Christian brothers and sisters in the national development. He said that there was a greater need to develop more understanding among the followers of different religions to defeat the monsters of terrorism, extremism and profiling along racial and religious lines. He said that Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri was playing a leading role in building bridges among different faiths and cultures.
Wednesday, 25 December 2013On the occasion of Christmas, Sohail Ahmad Raza, Director of MQI Interfaith Relations, and Syed Amjad Shah, Director of Minhaj Welfare Foundation held a meeting with Bishop Irfan Jamil, reverend Shahid Miraj and reverend Kaiser Nadeem Joseph in Cathedral Church of Pakistan, Lahore and conveyed congratulations of Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri.
Wednesday, 25 December 2013Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, the leader of Pakistan Awami Tehreek and founder of Minhaj-ul-Quran International, has congratulated the members of Christian community living in Pakistan as well as around the world on the auspicious occasion of Christmas. In his felicitation message, Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri said that Christmas is an occasion of festivity that marks the birth anniversary of Jesus Christ. He said that while celebrating the festival, it is important to remember the message of peace, love and harmony espoused by Jesus Christ.