26 – 28 August 2017, Keele University, England.

In continuation of the al-Hidayah project’s activities, raising awareness of issues pertinent to Muslims and non-Muslims in the West, al-Hidayah 2017 was arranged as a three-day residential event. It was held in the picturesque surroundings of Keele University, Staffordshire, England on the bank holiday weekend running from Saturday 26 August to Monday 28 August 2017. As a project of Minhaj-ul-Qur’an International (UK) the al-Hidayah team was proud and honoured to host his eminence Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, patron-in-chief of Minhaj-ul-Qur’an International as the Keynote speaker and also presiding guest throughout the three days of the event. Dr Qadri was accompanied by Shaykh Hammad Mustafa al-Qadri and respected Sister Dr Ghazala Hassan Qadri. The event was arranged as a combination of detailed lectures and practical teaching of the Counter-narrative to Violent Extremism from the most authentic references and sources, as well as series of interactive workshops, sports and leisure activities.

‘Al-Hidayah 2010’ which attracted around 1500 young Muslim men and women from across the UK, Europe and North America, was held at the University of Warwick on 7th, 8th and 9th of August , 2010 with the aim to de-radicalise and spiritualise the Muslim youth.

Minhaj-ul-Qur’an International (UK)’s Al-Hidayah project team arranged Al-Hidayah 2016 with a relevant and much needed focus on developing future leadership. This year’s event was the first three day event since Al-Hidayah 2010, and the objectives of the event were geared towards nurturing and inspiring future leaders from amongst the youth.

Keele University in North Staffordshire, England was chosen as the venue for the event, set in 600 acres of scenic greenery and with all accommodation, facilities and events on campus, it provided the ideal environment for three days of learning and development.

Coventry, England (CNN) - Tired of Islamic terror camps grabbing headlines, a Pakistani Muslim cleric is fighting back by holding his own "anti-terror camp."

Islamic cleric Shaykh Muhammad Tahir ul-Qadri is the man behind "Al-Hidayah," an Islamic retreat at the University of Warwick, in the UK.

COVENTRY, England (Reuters) - Like any rousing Islamic preacher, Muhammed Tahir ul-Qadri's voice rises to a shout and his index finger jabs as he hammers home a point.

But rather than angry calls for jihad (holy war) or a vitriolic denunciation of the West and its aggressions against Islam, Qadri's message, equally forcefully delivered, is about moderation, peace, inclusion and understanding.