As stated by Shaykh ul Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri the motto of Minhaj-ul-Quran is ‘to spread the love’ love for Allah (S.W.T) Love for the Prophet (P.B.U.H), Love for Ahlul bait, Love for Sahaba, Love for Pious people, Love for the whole humanity, even Love for animals and plants’, therefore the Minhaj Dawah Project felt it was a necessity to spread this love over aspects of society where cracks had formed, hope was lost and good morals had been laid to rest.
The cover photo shows from right to left Waqas Khan, Ahmed Nawaz(Founder of MDP),Allama Ashfaq Alam, Allama Ijaz Shammi(Head Imam of HMP Winson Green Prison), Umair Hussain, Arshad Aziz
The Minhaj Dawah Project presented some of its valuable literature including ‘Irfan-ul-Quran’ to the inmates of HMP, known locally as Winson Green Prison.
After negotiation with the prison imam and as a direct result of the interest from inmates after they had read the literature, the Minhaj Dawah Project team were given the opportunity to meet with a selection of inmates. We were pleased by the positive feedback we received from individuals as it felt like the ‘Irfan-ul-Quran’ was the key to the door of righteousness.
They clearly expressed how the simplicity of the translation enabled them to gain meaningful knowledge from the holy book they had learnt recite during their childhood. They confidently declared how the knowledge provided them with a means of escapism from their prison life and gave them the hope they needed.
Furthermore, one non-Muslim stated how he was inspired by one of the talks of the great Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri on the subject of Jihad. The spiritual and authentic expressions of the great shaykh had inspired him to carry out his own research on the subject.
Overall the meeting gave us an insight into the needs and requirements of the inmates and it was blessing for us to witness the effects of ‘Irfan-ul-Quran’, which had clearly inspired them to seek ‘the love of Allah (S.W.T) Love of his Prophet (P.B.U.H), Love for Ahlul bait, Love for Sahaba, Love for Pious people, Love for the whole humanity’
Report by: Haleema Younis