Sunday 3rd April 2016: Various leaders and members of Minhaj ul Quran Scotland were invited to discuss new challenges facing them in 2016 at the Minhaj ul Quran branch in Rutherglen.
The meeting was very informative and interactive between the main three branches of Scotland including Glasgow, Coatbridge and Dundee where members discussed how to prepare for the challenges facing them in the next few months.
Affiliates from all three branches attended the meeting to encourage new ideas from every member and set new strategies and guidelines to promote and highlight the work of Minhaj ul Quran and of its leader, Dr Tahir ul Qadri. Also addressing the meeting were prominent Islamic Scholars from Glasgow including Dr Rafiq Habib, Shaykh Shahid Babar and Shaykh Rehan Raza. Guest of honour was well known Islamic scholar from Dundee Shaykh Usman Al-Azhari.
Participants of the meeting also included Minhaj ul Quran youth and women league who also participated in setting the agenda, listening to each others ideas and raising any concerns. The challenges were weighed against Minhaj ul Quran's own priorities in Scotland and the meeting was an opportunity for everyone to discuss fresh ideas and listen to the views of each member.
Shaykh Shahid Babar said that: “As an organisation we continue to explore innovative ways to find the necessary resources to deliver the services we want to share with our local community and we want to hear views and suggestions.”
Leaders at the event appreciated the achievements and dedication of the different branches in Scotland. All main points of future projects were finalised and members were encouraged to keep their dedication, hard work and love for the mission of Minhaj-ul-Quran so that more great results are produced for the future.
The Glasgow team were all thanked for their hospitality and support for this meeting. The gathering was concluded with refreshments a prayer to Almighty God for everyone.
Report by: Shahid Khan (Media Secretary, Glasgow)