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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.
Friday, 13 December 2013Sohail Ahmad Raza, Director of Interfaith Relations of MQI, attended an interfaith programme on the invitation of the Executive Director of Interfaith Relations ABC for All Schools, Yohnaabad Lahore. Madam Anne Roth, Trustee of United Religious Initiative, was the guest of honour on the occasion. Pundit Baghat Lal, Dr James Chanan, and Dr Marqis Fida were among the distinguished guests. In his views, Sohail Ahmad Raza congratulated the Christian community on the religious festival of Xmas and advent of New Year. All guests cut the cake at the end of the programme.
Saturday, 14 December 2013Ms. Anne V. Roth, former Global Trustee of the United Religious Initiative USA, visited the central secretariat of Minhaj-ul-Quran International on December 14. Sohail Raza, Director Interfaith Relations of MQI, Sayed Amjad Ali Shah, Director MWF and the secretariat staff welcomed the respected guest on her arrival.
Wednesday, 18 December 2013International Gospel Mission and Seven Star TV jointly arranged a Happy Christmas ceremony in Lahore. Sohail Ahmad Raza, Director of Interfaith Relations, represented Minhaj-ul-Quran International in the ceremony on the invitation of reverend Dr Marqis Fida and Robert Fida. Other noted personalities who were in attendance were Dr James Chanan, Allama Abdul Khubair Azad, Allama Zubair Ahmad Zaheer, Pundit Baghat Lal, and Youale Bhatti. Children sang peace songs and presented different tableaus in connection with the festival of Xmas.
Wednesday, 18 December 2013Merry Christmas to the Christian community around the world
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.