MQI UK with members from all over the United Kingdom, and representation from all its forums and central projects gathered on Saturday 17th February to celebrate the 67th Birthday of their Beloved Qaid, Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri. The previous national event celebrating Qaid Day was held in 2016 and there was immense excitement and joy that the UK based Minhaj Family were coming together to mark this annual celebration.
Meeting in Vienna – ‘Plan of Action for Religious Leaders and Actors to Prevent Incitement to Violence that Could Lead to Atrocity’, 13-15 February 2018.
By Dr Zahid Iqbal, Advisory Council of Minhaj-ul-Qur’an UK, Al-Hidayah, Peace Education Programme of Minhaj-ul-Qur’an, Chair of Governors of Minhaj College Manchester.
Having attended, on behalf of Minhaj-ul-Qur’an International (MQI) UK, the first day of the ‘Implementation meeting for the Plan of Action for Religious Leaders and Actors to Prevent Incitement to Violence that Could Lead to Atrocity Crimes’ in the United Nations Office in Vienna today, I thought I would share some of my observations, and provide a simple challenge to the readers towards the end.
The 36th annual Mawlid-un-Nabi (peace and blessings be upon him) Conference was held in the famous central Mosque Ghamkol Sharif, Birmingham, UK under the banner of Central Jamaat Ahle Sunnat UK & Overseas. The holding of this Conference was significant in the context of recent terrorist incidents in Europe and mulling ways and means to confront the situation. Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri delivered his special address on the occasion. Thousands of people belonging to various walks of life from across the UK including those associated with MQI, central Jamaat Ahle Sunnat UK and Overseas and Confederation of the Sunni Mosques attended the Conference. Halls of the Mosque were jam-packed with the participants. Special seating arrangements were made for the women and children on the upper hall of the Mosque.
The official launch of Minhaj College Manchester (MCM) was held at Nawabs restaurant Manchester. The aim of the dinner was to introduce MCM to prominent members of the local political, social, business and educational community. The chief guest was Dr Hassan Mohi-ud-Din Qadri, Chairman Supreme Council MQI and visiting lecturer at MCM, alongside other esteemed guests and speakers.
Today MQI UK and MQI worldwide grieves the loss of Haji Sufi Muhammad Aslam from London UK, who passed away earlier today. On hearing of this sad news the founder of Minhaj-ul-Quran International Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri and Dr Hassan Mohi-ud-Din Qadri (President Supreme Council) expressed their grave sorrow and extended their condolences to Sufi Muhammad Aslam's family and prayed that Allah (SWT) grant Sufi Muhammad Aslam’s soul an esteemed rank in Paradise and grants his family patience to bare this loss