MQI UK North Zone Training Workshop

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The second of three training workshops took place with the North Zone Tarbiyyati training workshop which was held at Minhaj-ul-Quran International Nelson under the banner of National Executive Council on 1st March 2015.

The training workshop started at 10am and finished promptly at 5pm. The event continued the theme of moral, intellectual, spiritual and geo-political training of workers of Minhaj-ul-Quran International UK which commenced in London on 1st February.

The training workshop started with beautiful recitation of the Holy Quran by Allama Shams ur Rehman Aasi followed by praise of The Prophet Muhammad (SAW) by brother Shahbaz Hsssan from Ashton-under-Lyne.

Syed Ali Abbas Bukhari sb (General Secretary MWI NEC UK) welcomed the brothers and sisters of various Tanzeemats who travelled from their towns and cities for a good cause to gain knowledge and training. The sisters were accommodated on the first floor of Jamia Masjid Minhaj-ul-Quran who were able to fully participate and benefit from the event through video and computer feed of the presentations and proceedings.

Addressing the inaugural session of the workshop, Allama Muhammad Afzal Saeedi, President NEC, describes the core principles and objectives of Minhaj-ul-Quran International and advised the attendees on how to remain committed to the cause of educational and spiritual betterment for success in this life and the next.

Syed Ali Abbas Bukhari spoke to the members and post holders about ownership of their responsibilities, and delivery against post-holder responsibilities. We which nicely led onto the topic of team work that was spoken about by brother Abdul Qadir Rauf (Vice President, MQI NEC UK) with a real emphasis on communications.

Brother Ahmed Nawaz, Dawah Secretary also presented very useful information on the Dawah project, which is one of the first steps that our Prophet (SAW) took. He said that Alhumdulillah, the dawah team is doing great work throughout the nation in regards to distribution of books, DVDs and CDs amongst the community and also prisons. Prisons have been recently visited by the Dawah Project team due to the radicalization taking place in these prisons. He also mentioned that Dawah team celebrated a Mawlid un Nabi in HMP Birmingham and were awarded a certificate of appreciation by Winson Green Prison presented by prison Director Peter Small. Three people also reverted to Islam and this would have not been possible without the efforts of The Dawah team.

Adnan Sohail, Projects Manager of Minhaj Welfare Foundation also updated the audience on different welfare projects i.e launched a community food bank on the eve of Christmas in London, first ever opening of school of Africa etc, helping flood victims etc. He also updated the audience regarding the contributions from difference centres towards welfare projects.

Mr Abu Adam Shiraazi, Convenor PAT also spoke on the occasion and highlighted the work under taken under by PAT UK, its objectives and focus of current work and initiatives. He also informed the audience of a forthcoming Anti-Terrorism Seminar being held in Nelson and invited the audience to attend.

Moazzam Raza spoke of the organisations use of Social Media and how positive technological innovation needs to be embraced to spread the message of the organisation to the world. MQI is an organisation for all ages and it evolves to cater for all.

To lighten the mood Allama Shams ur Rehman Aasi conducted a quiz on the life of our beloved Shaykh-ul-Islam Professor Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri and gave away gifts for correct answers.

It was a very informative and productive training workshop where all the attendees benefited and were really happy with the initiative of these workshops and requested them to be held regularly to update members of MQI new events, policies and procedures within the organisation.