Mega Mosque must be a community effort

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[Monday, 18 January 2010] LONDON. Minhaj-ul-Quran International UK (MQI UK) agrees that such a major mosque should be a community project rather than by any individual group.

MQI UK spokesman Shahid Mursaleen said "If the mosque is built with the consensus of the community then it will appeal to people of different faiths instead of just for Muslims. This will encourage community leaders to build bridges between faiths and different communities." He added "We urge the Newham community to unite and support this as a 'community project' so that it can be ready for 2012." For any queries, please contact MQI UK spokesman, Shahid Mursaleen on +44 (0)7786312089 [ENDS] Note for Editors: Minhaj-ul-Quran International (MQI) was founded by Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri in October 1981 with a long term strategic vision to promote religious moderation, peace, love, harmony and modern Islamic sciences. Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri is a professor of international law and a prominent authority on Islam, has authored more than 400 published works on Islamic scholarship, law and Sufism. Dr Qadri developed his organisational network in more than 90 countries in the span of just 30 years. In the UK, Minhaj-ul-Quran has had its presence since 1984 with its first official office opening in 1994 in East London. Since then Minhaj-ul-Quran UK has opened 10 centres serving all parts of the country from Glasgow to London and has more than 5000 regular members. Recently, on the Times, Reuters and CNN featured MQI for their work, please see: Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri has also recently issued a 600-page Fatwa (religious verdict) against ‘Suicide bombing and terrorism’ declaring it Haram (un-Islamic). Please email MQI UK spokesman for a copy of the Fatwa. See here for the Times, BBC and Washington Post coverage: For more information, please visit Minhaj-ul-Quran International UK (MQI UK) 292-296 Romford Road London, E7 9HD Mobile: 07786312089 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Web: