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700 Youth told to reject extremist ideology at a JIHAD conference

Media Coverage
[Monday, 21 June 2010]
BRADFORD: A JIHAD conference with the title 'JIHijackAD', organised by Muslim Youth League UK, a youth forum of Minhaj-ul-Quran International UK, demolishes extremist ideology attended by 700 British youth across the UK. The keynote speaker Mr Hassan Mohi-ud-Din Qadri gave a comprehensive talk on the concept of Jihad and urged the youth who may be brainwashed by extremists groups to denounce twisted ideologies and gain the proper Islamic knowledge on the true concept of Jihad.
Mr Hassan said “Those who misuse the concept of Jihad to fulfil their own hidden agendas take Quranic verses out of context or misapply them, are in actual fact the worst enemies of Islam and Muslims.”
Mr Hassan quoted 31 verses of the Quran which mentioned Jihad and said that “its mention was in non-violent forms such as struggling by means of knowledge, spirituality, charity and character reformation. Only 4 verses that refer to Jihad with reference to taking up arms were only permitting taking up arms in self-defence.”
He further added that “Only a state can declare this form of Jihad which involves taking up arms to defend the state or oppressed people. Individuals, organisations or groups have no authority to declare this form of Jihad.”
Shahid Mursaleen, spokesman Minhaj-ul-Quran UK said that “this conference has clarified the concept of jihad which has been hijacked by the extremists and it is a blow to the extremist recruitment in the UK who brainwash our youth and lead them towards hell.”
  • For any queries, please contact Minhaj-ul-Quran UK spokesperson Shahid Mursaleen on +44(0) 7786312089 or via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Profile of Mr Hassan Mohi-ud-Din Qadri: http://www.thecitycircle.com/future-events/fatwa-on-terrorism-significance-and-applicability
  • Conference Photos can be downloaded from: www.myluk.org/foto.zip