Sunday, 12th June 2011 - Hundreds of volunteers, workers and responsible of Minhaj-ul-Quran International UK turned out in great number for the official launch in what was seen as a new chapter for Minhaj Welfare Foundation in the UK and Europe. The Ameer of Minhaj-ul-Quran UK, Zahoor Ahmed Niazi was overwhelmed with the number of dedicated and loyal supporters of MWF.
This was the third MWF National Executive meeting, the previous two were held in Nelson, Lancashire. The meeting in Manchester was represented by various forums of MQI in the UK.
The meeting was chaired by the President of the NEC, Shaykh Afzal Saeedi and was divided into two sessions. The first session highlighted a brief history and progression of MWF projects and activities. Project Manager, Adnan Sohail relayed latest footage of MWF and expressed the importance of empowering people about the importance of charity work and in particular the vast work of MWF in Pakistan.
Managing Director MWF UK & Europe, Dawood Mash’hadi gave a comprehensive insight to the purpose of the meeting and the vision of MWF. He highlighted that the meeting would Inspire and Motivate the participants; they would leave Focus on the task ahead. Dawood Mash’hadi said “It is imperative that we all are educated with the ethos of MWF. This is not a charity like any other, our aims and objectives are aligning to the vision of our founder.”
Involvement of participants and volunteers is very crucial, a workshop was organised which focused on four key elements:
• Ground Reality
• New Projects and New Ideas
• Marketing for MWF
• Where MWF is?
Feedback on the workshop was given by MWF UK & Europe Director of Support, Shahid Kaleem along with a Q&A which provided an excellent opportunity for participants to express their thoughts and raise their concerns.
The meeting then moved swiftly onto the final session which focused on providing targets for volunteers of MWF and responsible of MQI. An outstanding response from the participants motivated everyone paving the way for the President of the NEC to motivate the audience. Shaykh Afzal Saeedi spoke on the theological benefits of giving charity, noting examples of Quranic text and Prophetic traditions.
Final remarks were given by Zahoor Ahmed Niazi, Ameer MQI UK whose words touched the hearts of the audience. His words expressed the virtue of showing Unity and Solidarity and in particular towards MWF’s future projects.
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