Muhammad Rafiq Habib Al-Azhari, a graduate of Minhaj University Lahore, and Vice Principal (Academic) College of Shariah and Islamic Sciences, Minhaj University has recently received his PhD Degree from the Al-Maktoum College of Higher Education Dundee, University of Aberdeen, Scotland UK.
It may be mentioned that Dr Habib Al-Azhari conducted his research on the thought and ideology of Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri. The title of his thesis was "A Critical Analysis of the Ideology of Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri with Special Reference to Islamic Revivalism".
In his thesis, he has examined, analysed and compared the ideology of Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri with the ideologies of Imam Hassan Al-Banna, Sayyid Abu Al-A'la Maududi and other contemporary scholars.
Dr Habib Al-Azhari is the first Minhaj-ul-Quran’s scholar in the UK who has completed his PhD and he also has the unique distinction of being first one ever to conduct PhD on the subject of “A Critical Analysis of the Ideology of Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri with Special Reference to Islamic Revivalism.”