Sunday 27 June 2011: Dr Abdul Daaim al Naseer, Secretary of the World Association of Al-Azhar Graduates (WAAG) told listeners of Awaz 103.1FM (a local community radio based in Nelson), that under the leadership of Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri Minhaj-ul-Quran International have excelled in spreading knowledge and welfare throughout the world.
In a Live and Exclusive Radio broadcast Professor al Naseer spoke of the importance of highlighting the true and ‘moderate path’ of the Islamic faith. It is why Al-Azhar University has decided to establish branch offices around the world to gain a better insight to the views of local communities and to empower them with the teachings of love, peace and harmony. Arabic to English translation during the interview was done by Shaykh Muhammad Ramadhan Al-Qadri Al-Azhari. In 2010 Minhaj-ul-Quran International was awarded by Al-Azhar as its main branch office in Pakistan under WAAG.
The visit was part of a new incentive, WAAG (World Association of Al-Azhar Graduates) initiated by the oldest Islamic University, which is spreading the moderate teachings of the Islamic faith throughout the World.
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-ul-Quran International (MQI) is the official branch office in Pakistan.
4. You may listen to Awaz 103.1 FM LIVE online at www.pendleradio.org