News & Events
Tuesday, 26 November 2013A three-member Norwegian delegation of Menigheten Kristen Tjeneste led by senior Pastor Mr. Trygve Brekke visited the central secretariat of Minhaj-ul-Quran International on the invitation of MQI’s Directorate of Interfaith Relations. Reverend Dr Marqus Fida, Chairman Gospel Mission, also accompanied the delegation.
Friday, 20 September 2013President of MQI Dr Hussain Mohi-ud-Din Qadri has said that there is a need to distribute love among the humanity. He said that the word ‘coexistence’ would have to be replaced by ‘love’, for the former denotes the performance of an act under compulsion not out of willingness. He said that this is what constituted the message of Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, which was being popularized in the world. He said that a relationship marked by love, peace and respect would have to be forged to eliminate extremism, and hatred in the world.
Monday, 23 September 2013Khurram Nawaz Gandapur, Secretary General of PAT, declared 3-day mourning and described the senseless and brutal attack as an attack on security and solidarity of Pakistan. He said that it was a national tragedy which had grieved every citizen of the country. He said that corrupt and exploitative electoral system had completely failed to protect the masses. He said that the powers that be should remember that if they left the people at the mercy of terrorists they would not be able to escape the public wrath.
Sunday, 22 September 2013PAT leader Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri has strongly condemned the suicide attack on a church in Peshawar in which 80 innocent people lost their lives while over 150 were injured. Describing the incident as a national tragedy, he expressed his sympathy with the bereaved families. He said that solid action was required to deal with terrorism. He said that the terrorism was a blot on the face of Pakistan, which required stringent surgical operation.
Friday, 13 September 2013War is not a solution to any problem. It entails huge destruction in man and material. Therefore, peace is the only way forward to resolve inter-state and intra-state conflicts. The threats to global peace emanate from non-state actors who want to impose their agenda on peaceful and civilized world and there is a need for all peace loving people to come together to thwart the designs of all such elements. Peace, reconciliation and harmony are a shared message of all religions and this goal should be pursued with extreme dedication and commitment.
Saturday, 31 August 2013Speaking on the occasion, Bishop of Lahore Reverend Irfan Jamil said that peaceful coexistence and respect for each other’s beliefs and faith was a prerequisite for promotion of interfaith relations. He said that we needed to highlight these issues in our curriculum and sensitize our young generations about the need to imbibe tolerance and moderation in our attitudes. He said that Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri presents the Islamic concept of peace, love and interfaith relations in very effective and argumentative manner. He said that Dr Qadri’s work was playing an important role in bridging gulf among religions.
Friday, 9 August 2013Sikh leader Sardar Bashan Singh has said that Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri is engaged in a struggle for promotion of interfaith dialogue, harmony, and respect, culture of tolerance and upholding of human rights. He said that the chief manifestation of this is the Peace for Humanity Conference held in Wembley Arena in London under the banner of MQI in which key faith leaders prayed as per their distinct religious teachings. He said that Dr Qadri is waging a real struggle for rights of followers of different faiths in the world in general and Pakistan in particular.
Monday, 27 May 2013LONDON: The attack on a British Soldier in Woolwich is an anti-Islamic act and Minhaj-ul-Quran International UK on behalf of the British Muslim community strongly condemns it. President of MQI Advisory Council, Dr Zahid Iqbal said “We strongly condemn the cowardly and barbaric act which is against any notion of civilized behaviour. Our heartfelt sympathies go out to the victim and his family. The perpetrators of today's horrific killing in Woolwich have no religion and demonstrated behaviour that can only be described as inhumane and against the peaceful teachings of Islam.”
Jakarta (Indonesia): Dialogue & respect for diversity central to fighting sectarianism, Dr Hussain Mohi-ud-Din Qadri
Thursday, 18 April 2013Dr Hussain Mohi-ud-Din Qadri underlined the need for promoting dialogue and respect for differences and religious beliefs in as diverse a society as Indonesia, adding that such an approach would lead to social harmony and balance. He also talked about role and contributions of MQI and Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri in eliminating sectarianism and establishing a harmonious society through promotion of peace, and interfaith dialogue in Pakistan as well as abroad.
Monday, 4 March 2013Director of MQI’s Interfaith Relations Sohail Ahmad Raza along with Jawad Hamid, Director of Directorate of Gatherings visited Christian Study Centre in Rawalpindi. They held a meeting with Director of the Centre Dr Christy, Coordinator Ms Jennifer and Christopher Sherrfs. They exchanged views on matters of mutual interest including the rights enjoyed by the non-Muslim citizens and steps that needed to be taken to protect those rights and integrate them into the mainstream.
Tuesday, 12 March 2013Islam is a religion of peace and love. The Holy Prophet (SAW) guaranteed the complete protection of life, honour and property of the non-Muslims citizens in an Islamic state. Those miscreants who are involved in Badami Bagh tragedy have nothing to do essence of Islamic teachings and Pakistan. Such miscreants and mischief mongering elements should be tried under anti-terrorism law and exemplary punishment meted out. The cheques of financial assistance announced by the federal and provincial governments should be encashed by March 16. Playing politics on torched and demolished houses is an inhuman act. Every one should support the Christian community at this hour of great difficulty and distress.
Sunday, 10 March 2013The hundreds of workers belonging to PAT and MQI took out a demonstration to protest acts of vandalism and setting the houses of Christian community ablaze in Joseph Colony in Punjab. The protesters expressed their solidarity with the members of Christian community and said that these acts were a blot on the face of the country. They dubbed the incidents as a grave conspiracy to undermine the cosmopolitan, multi-cultural and plural character of the Pakistani society.
Saturday, 9 March 2013Branding the Badami Bagh tragedy as a grave conspiracy against Pakistan, Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri has condemned the act of vandalism and setting of houses of Christian community ablaze. He said that terrorism and Pakistan could not go together. He said that time to decide was now.
Tuesday, 25 December 2012The Christian community around the world is celebrating the festive and auspicious occasion of Christmas today. I, on my own behalf and on behalf of Minhaj-ul-Quran International, take this opportunity to felicitate the entire community on this happy occasion. Christmas is the birth anniversary of Jesus Christ. Allah Almighty sent him with a message of peace, enlightenment, and harmony at a time when the world was afflicted with ignorance and mired in the abyss of darkness and moral degradation.
Thursday, 29 November 2012Talking to the Sikh leaders, Sohail Ahmad Raza said that MQI was making efforts to promote friendship between different faiths and communities under the leadership of Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri. He said that Sikh-Muslim Friendship was being strengthened with the passage of time.
Tuesday, 13 November 2012Dewali, a religious festival of the Hindu community, was celebrated with traditional fervor in Sri Krishna Temple in Lahore. A delegation of Interfaith Relations of Minhaj-ul-Quran attended the proceedings under the leadership of Sohail Ahmad Raza, Director of Interfaith Relations.
Saturday, 29 September 2012I write to express our deep concern that the denigrating film has driven the peace-loving Muslim masses into yet another threat of extremism and terrorism. It has posed them a grave challenge they have to face, following the concerns and distress it has wreaked. It is history that no people tolerate defamation of their political or national leaders leave alone the denigration of the exalted Prophet of Muslims with over 1.5 billion followers in the world. The Prophet is the honour of the community which no people can compromise.
Monday, 1 October 2012Azmat-e-Mustafa National Conference (pbuh)” was held today on the 1st of October 2012 under the aegis of Minhaj-ul-Quran International in the context of constant publication of blasphemous material, cartoons and the making of profane movies. The conference was attended by Representatives of 150 national parties, organization and institutes including Governor Punjab Sardar Muhammad Latif Khosa, Amir MQI Sahibzada Miskeen Faiz-ur-Rahman Durrani, Secretary-General MQI Dr Raheeq Ahmad Abbasi, Deputy Secretary-General PML (N) Ahsan Iqbal, distinguished lawyer S. M. Zafar, MQM Central Executive Council Syed Shaheen Anwar Gillani, Secretary-General Jamat-e-Islami Dr Farid Paracha, central leader of PTI Mian Muhammad Afzal and vice-President of PTI Ijaz Ahmad Choudhary, Dr. Raghib Naeemi, Maulana Amjad Qadri of JUI-F...