On the 10th of April 2008, Allama Muhammad Idrees Sahib visited the Minhaj-ul-Quran Home Educational Project Halifax at Muhammad Javid Akhtar's residence. This was to perform the opening ceremony of Monthly Halkha-e-Darood Shareef sessions for both brothers and sisters.

On the 23rd of February 2008 Allama Hafiz Nazir Qadri, the Ambassador of Minhaj-ul-Quran International arrived in Halifax UK at Muhammad Javid Akhtar's residence to perform the opening of the Al-Minhaj Home Weekend Project for boys and girls which was specially done in celebration of Shaykh-ul-Islam's 57th birthday.