Full Speech: Shaykh ul Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri address students moot at Nasir Bagh, Lahore
Around one hundred thousand students gathered at Nasir Bagh to participate in the Student Awareness Congregation from across the country today. Through their participation in such large number, these students belonging to various universities and colleges gave a stern message to the ruling elite that the students could not take lying down the unending wave of price hike, corruption, unemployment, and injustice. They let it be known in stark terms that the student community had woken up, and would not allow anyone to take them for granted. Read the rest of this entry »
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Minhaj-ul-Quran International wishes to express its strong distaste of the vilification by the Daily Mail on 7 and 8 August of Dr Joel Hayward, a well-regarded scholar who serves as Strategic Policy Advisor to Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, founder and patron of Minhaj-ul-Quran International.
We wish to express in the strongest terms our unreserved support of Dr Hayward, a gentle, moderate Muslim of impeccable character with a strong track-record of supporting the causes of equality, inter-faith dialogue and multiculturalism.
The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) has formally recognized Minhaj-ul-Quran International and granted a ‘Special Consultative Status’ to the organisation. Minhaj-ul-Quran was recommended by the Committee on NGOs at its 2011 regular session and formally recognized during the UN Annual session.
Minhaj-ul-Quran International is founded by the prominent authority on Islam who made headlines for his stance against terrorism, Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri.
Based upon the translator’s authoritative scholarship of the reliable primary sources and his linguistic depth, this exceptional translation retains authenticity and reliability, while being remarkably accessible and readable for all. The text is self explanatory, making links between preceding and successive verses (rabt bayn al ayaat) for ease of understanding.
While it reflects the translator’s insightfulness of the scientific world view, the translation is still steeped in spiritual insight and meaning.
The work has been rendered into contemporary and modern English yet the prose retains classical beauty. Uniquely, this translation allows the reader to understand the context of the original verses and at the same time appreciate their application to contemporary issues.
Dr Joel Hayward has been appointed as ‘Strategic Policy Adviser to Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri’ after a meeting in London on March 8, 2011. Dr Hayward has been given this responsibility with immediate effect.
In a four-hour meeting with Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri various issues of mutual interest were discussed including the role of Muslims in Britain, human rights and integration in British society, and the struggle against extremism. A scholar of war and strategy (including the Qur’anic concepts of war), Dr Hayward fully shares Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri’s scholarly judgement that, regardless of any motives, terrorism can never be supported (and is in fact condemned) by the Qur’an and the Sunnah.
The Prime Minister spoke eloquently at the recent Munich security conference about the threat that Britain is currently facing today from terrorism. He emphasised the need for integration, whilst stressing the importance for all British citizens to sign up to core British values such as: democracy, human rights, equality for all and women rights. He also correctly differentiated Islam from Islamic extremists.
It may be a surprise to some that the British values which the Prime Minister referred to are in fact at the essence of traditional classical Islam and of this; most Muslims feel a sense of pride. It is the very fact that these British values are synonymous with classical Islamic belief that has allowed many British Muslims to build a life for themselves and their families as immigrants. These values are the main principles that Minhaj-ul-Quran has been promoting since it was founded in 1980 and according to Islamic traditions derived from the Qur’an and Sunnah, there is no dichotomy whatsoever between British/European values which the Prime Minister emphasised – in fact they are identical. Minhaj-ul-Quran is proud of the success that they have in combining the shared values and the work that it has carried out in its promotion of global peace and harmony in the UK as well as in other western countries without being recipient of any Government funding.
Its founder Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri has been tirelessly educating people about these core values of democracy which he believes should become part of a personality, behaviour and attitude. For the last 30 years his consistently endeavoured to instruct people about these core values in order to challenge the narrow-mindedness and rigidness within sections of society and bring people out of religious extremism and backwardness.
Today the British Prime Minister will speak about multiculturalism in Britain. However majority of British Muslims will not agree with his view that multiculturalism has failed in the UK. In fact the beauty of multiculturalism has made Britain one of the leading nations in the world and its success in the world is due to its multi-cultural approach over the past decades.
Shahid Mursaleen, spokesman of Minhaj-ul-Quran UK said “I believe people love Britain because of its multi-cultural approach over the past decades. Today Britain is regarded as the best and aspiring country for many nations mainly due to its open, honest and multi-cultural values.”
This week Davos is hosting the World Economic Forum with more than 6000 international personalities attending from the world of politics, economics and business. This year international terrorism is high on its agenda. WEF will discuss ways of combating international terrorism with experts on Thursday 27 January 2011.
The founder of Minhaj-ul-Quran International, Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri spoke at the World Economic Forum on the topic ‘The Reality of Terrorism’. Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri one of the highest-profile scholars from the Islamic World spoke about the international situation and the increase of global terrorism after 9/11 and presented solutions on tackling the issue.
Mr John Chipman, Director-General and Chief Executive, International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) introduced Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri’s historic fatwa on terrorism and asked about its impact at the global level and in the Arab world. The speakers and the participants appreciated the historic fatwa on terrorism and asked questions about its impact. Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri informed the participants about its importance and its international impact. He explained that it’s most prominent feature is that it’s unconditional – without any ifs and buts hence there is no room for exception for terrorist acts.