16th June 2015 LONDON: For the first time, a UK based Islamic organisation has taken the initiative to confront ISIS head on using the texts which the terror groups misuse to radicalise and recruit young British Muslims. Minhaj-ul-Quran International (MQI), a UK based community organisation that works to counter extremism and for the promotion of peace and tolerance is due to launch the first Islamic ‘counter-terrorism curriculum’ on the 23rd of June at Central Hall, Westminster. Targeting schools and universities across the UK, it will also launch a campaign aimed at deterring further ISIS recruitment in Britain and dissuading vulnerable teenagers from travelling to Iraq or Syria to join the militant group.
At a camp in Kidderminster this weekend, nearly 50 young activists from across the UK will be equipped with the Islamic knowledge required to tackle the extremist narratives of groups such as ISIS and Al-Qaeda. Minhaj-ul-Quran International UK (MQI UK), an organisation that declared an ideological 'jihad' against ISIS earlier this year, have taken the bold step of gathering young British people at the Pioneer Centre in Shropshire for three days. During that time, participants will be trained to tackle the ideological and theological factors leading to the radicalisation of young Muslims in the West and then terrorism.
Minhaj-ul-Quran International, the largest EU wide leading Muslim organisation has strongly condemned the worst massacre in modern times that took place in Paris today.
Tuesday 21 January 2014: Minhaj-ul-Quran International (MQI) has noted the controversy surrounding the tweeting of a cartoon portraying Jesus and Muhammad (peace be upon them both) by Maajid Nawaz of the Quilliam Foundation, and the condemnations from various quarters. MQI wishes to make it clear that pictorial representations of any prophets of God (including Moses, Jesus and Muhammad) are prohibited by Islam, according to the majority scholarly opinion, as they detract from the sacred standing and highest esteem the Prophets hold within the religion, and they consequently cause deep offence to Muslims.