Sunday 27th June 2011: Professor 'Abd al-Fadeel al-Qawsi, a senior delegate of the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar and Vice Chair of WAAG International alongside Professor Usama Yasin and Professor Abdu Daim al Naseer visited and met with key office bearers and volunteers of MQI and MWF in Nelson, UK.
This was an official visit by senior delegates of the University of Al-Azhar to the UK, part of a new incentive WAAG (World Association of Al-Azhar Graduates) initiated by the oldest and renowned Islamic University, which is spreading the moderate teachings of the Islamic faith throughout the World.
The delegation visited the operations office of Minhaj Welfare Foundation (MWF) UK & EU. Project Manager, Adnan Sohail told the delegates that under the guidance of Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, MWF is one of the largest NGO’s worldwide with offices in over 90 worldwide. It is contributing in fighting to eradicate poverty and establish social justice worldwide.
During the visit the delegation was presented with Arabic and English literature informing them of the extensive works of MWF and a documentary regarding MWF's works was played for them to understand the breadth and depth of the work undertaken.
Notes to Editors:
1. Al-Azhar is the oldest Islamic University established in the early 9th Century. It remains as one of the prominent institutes in the Islamic world.
2. WAAG (World Associates of Al-Azhar Graduates) has more than 50,000 students worldwide. One of the largest in the world.
3. Minhaj Welfare Foundation is a worldwide humanitarian development organisation and has field offices in over 80 countries
4. Minhaj-ul-Quran International (MQI) is the official branch office in Pakistan.