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Islamic scholar celebrates Christmas with Bishops

Media Coverage
04-01-2006 For the first time in the Islamic history one of the leading Islamic authoritative scholar held a program to share the joys of Christmas and New Year with Christian brothers and sisters. Minhaj-ul-Quran International (MQI) managed an exquisite program at the Central Secretariat to celebrate the birth of Christ. Renowned politicians and intellectuals from both the communities were invited to the program and was presided by Shaykh-ul-Islam Prof. Dr. Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri (Founder & Patron in Chief Minhaj-ul-Quran International & Chairman Muslim Christian Dialogue Forum), Dr. Andrew Francis (Reverend Bishop, Multan), Dr. Alexander John Malik, Mr. Bishop Shamuel Izraya, Mr. Akram Maseeh Gill (MNA), Mr. Faisal Hayat Jabwana (MPA), Father Joseph Francis, Mr. Qaiser Shamoon Bhatti, Mr. Reverend Marqas Fida (Chairman IGM Church) and Reverend Father Nasir Gulfam were the guests of honour. The Chief Executive Minhaj-ul-Quran International, Dr. Raheeq Ahmed Abbasi delivered his welcome speech by throwing light upon the need of global peace. He suggested extensive efforts for eradication of increasing extremism, terrorism and clashes among the civilizations. Afterwards, he highlighted the struggle of MQI for global harmony and peace. For picture gallery a report, please visit: http://www.minhaj.org/home/news/index.minhaj?dir=news&id=173&e=1136350792 [ENDS]