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Introduction

Minhaj-ul-Quran Victoria works under Minhaj-ul-Quran International. Minhaj-ul-Quran International is a globally renowned Islamic organization, established by Shaykh ul Islam Dr. Muhammad Tahir ul Qadri. Headquartered in Lahore, Pakistan, it stands as a beacon of enlightenment and compassion, spreading its multifaceted endeavors worldwide.

Our Vision & Mission

At Minhaj-ul-Quran International, our vision transcends boundaries. We strive to foster peace, interfaith harmony, and education, combating extremism while engaging with youth for religious moderation. Our mission extends to promoting women’s rights, development, empowerment, and social welfare. We are dedicated to promoting human rights and building a more just and equitable world.

Major Objectives

The core objectives of Minhaj-ul-Quran International are elucidated by Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr. Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri. These objectives aim at comprehensive societal transformation, reviving moral and spiritual values, and elevating the status of the Muslim Ummah globally.

Distinctive Characteristics

What sets Minhaj-ul-Quran International apart is its all-encompassing approach towards societal change. With sincerity, piety, and a commitment to positive transformation, we focus on universal values of love, peace, harmony, justice, and prosperity. Our distinctiveness lies in our unwavering dedication to effecting tangible, positive change in society.

The MQI Forums

Under Minhaj-ul-Quran International’s umbrella, various forums and institutes thrive, dedicated to education, welfare, and interfaith harmony. These include the College of Sharia and Islamic Sciences, Minhaj Welfare Foundation, and Minhaj Education Society, among others.

Decision-Making Phenomena

A robust decision-making structure governs Minhaj-ul-Quran International’s operations. From the Supreme Council to local committees, a hierarchical framework ensures accountability, transparency, and effective governance.

Stages of the Movement

The journey of Minhaj-ul-Quran International unfolds through distinct stages:

Propagation:

Introducing the ideology of MQI through Daʻwa, emphasizing peace, tolerance, and interfaith dialogue to counter extremism.

Organization:

Establishing a structured organizational framework to mobilize members and disseminate the MQI’s message effectively.

Education and Training:

Equipping members with spiritual and moral guidance through comprehensive training sessions and educational programs.

Implementation:

Translating ideology into action, striving for practical realization of social, welfare, and cultural objectives.

Reformation:

Consolidating achieved results, fostering ideological, religious, educational, and societal renewal.

BRIEF INTRODUCTION OF

Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri

Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri is the founder of Minhaj-ul-Quran International (MQI) and a renowned and revered figure in the Islamic World. He has spent more than four decades for his efforts to promote peace, interfaith harmony, women and human rights at a global level through his academic lectures, books and his organisation. Through his works as a religious scholar of the highest eminence and credibility, he is also well known throughout the Muslim world. And, touched and inspired by his message of peace, unconditional love and tolerance for mankind, he is admired, respected and loved by people of all walks of life, be they ordinary everyday folk, or politicians, statesmen, ambassadors, academics, scholars, priests and ministers of religion of all faiths and denominations.

Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri was born on 19 February 1951 in the historic town of Jhang, Pakistan. From a young age, he was educated in both the Islamic and secular fields of knowledge. Dr Qadri graduated with a first class honours in law at the Punjab University, Lahore, in 1970 and followed this with an M.A. in Shariah sciences, receiving a Gold Medal for his academic performance. In the meantime, he had completed his classical Islamic studies, having spent over ten years under the tutelage of his father and other eminent Islamic scholars of the time, achieving an unparalleled understanding of the classical Shariah sciences and the Arabic language. Following a period of legal practice, he taught law at the University of Punjab from 1978 to 1983 and then gained his PhD in Islamic law from the same university in 1986. He was afterwards appointed as Professor of Islamic Law and Jurisprudence at the University of Punjab.

Dr Qadri founded Minhaj-ul-Quran in 1981 and established its headquarters in Lahore. In less than 30 years, Minhaj-ul-Qur’an has expanded and spread to more than 90 countries around the world; and in terms of its comprehensive and all-encompassing sphere of activities, including welfare, educational, cultural and spiritual, Minhaj-ul-Quran is probably one of the largest non-governmental organisations in the world.

Dr Qadri is currently the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Minhaj University of Lahore (Pakistan), chartered by the Government. He has been engaged in intensive research work, having authored around 650 published works in is lifetime, together with around 1000 unpublished works. He has delivered thousands of lectures around the world on a vast variety of subjects.

Some of his marvellous and unparalleled academic works include:

(1) The Glorious Qur’an (Irfan-ul-Qur’an)
[Most updated translation of the Holy Qur’an available in English, Norwegian, Finnish, Urdu, Sindhi, Hindi, Bengali and Kashmiri languages]

(2) Qur’anic Encyclopaedia (الموسوعة القرآنية الموضوعية)
[A compendium of 8 volumes on a wide range of 5,000 classical and modern subjects

(3) The Encyclopaedia of Hadith Studies (الموسوعۃ القادریۃ في العلوم الحدیثیۃ)
[The 8-volume Encyclopaedia of Hadith Studies “al-Mawsua al-Qadiriyya fil-Ulum al-Hadithiyya” which covers all branches of the science of hadith in authoritative manner]

(4) Principles of Exegesis (المقدمة في التفسير وعلوم القرآن)

(5) Jami‘ al-Sunna fima Yhataju ilayhi Aakhir al-Umma (جامع السنة فيما يحتاج إليه آخر الأمة)
[A compendium of hadiths in 40 volumes on a wide range of classical and modern subjects]

(6) Jami‘ al-Ahkam min Sunna Khayr al-Anam (جامع الأحكام من سنة خير الأنام)
[A compendium of hadiths in 12 volumes on a wide range of commandments]

(7) Biography of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)—12 volumes
[Largest book in Urdu language]

(8) A Real Sketch of the Prophet Muhammad a: The Perfect Exemplar for Humanity

(9) Prophetic Virtues & Miracles (al-Minhaj al-Sawi [Part I])

(10) Righteous Character & Social Interactions (al-Minhaj al-Sawi [Part II])

(11) Human Rights in Islam

(12) Islam and Modern Science

(13) Qur’an on Creation and Expansion of the Universe

(14) Islam in Various Perspectives

(15) Islamic Principles of Citizenship and the Constitution of Medina [Underprint]

(16) Prophetic Peace Sermons [Underprint]

(17) Prophetic Peace Treaties with non-Muslim Nations [Underprint]

(18) A Clear Exposition of al-Hadith al-Sahih (البيان الصريح في الحديث الصحيح)

(19) The Ruling on Taking Narrations from the People of Innovations (حكم السماع عن أهل البدع والأهواء)

(20) Islamic Philosophy of Human Life (فلسفة الحياة في الإسلام)

(21) Philosophy of Muqatta‘at Letters (فلسفة الحروف المقطعات: تفسير الم نموذجا)

(22) Sura al-Fatiha and Personality Development

(23) Fatwa on Terrorism and Suicide Bombings

He has delivered over seven thousand lectures (in Urdu, English and Arabic) on a wide range of subjects.

Dr Qadri’s efforts are all the more important in this current climate of heightened anxiety, where terrorism and atrocities against innocent people in the name of religion pose a major threat to world peace and endanger the peaceful coexistence of minorities and host communities throughout the world. Of further concern is the fact that this anxiety gave rise to a state of increasing misunderstanding and mistrust between the West and one of the major religions in this world, Islam. There was thus an urgent need for representatives of both sides to come together and resolve this situation. Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri is one of a very few leaders of the Islamic world who has absolutely and unreservedly condemned the acts of barbarism carried out in the name of religion, and certainly he is the most prominent one to have done so, and in so public a way. Words, however, are not enough. It would be clear to anyone who takes an earnest interest in the matter that no-one is doing more, or has achieved more, in the struggle against extremist Islamic ideology, the precursor of terrorism, than Dr Qadri. He is the only prominent Islamic leader whose teachings and actions, and institution-building unmistakably demonstrate his unwavering commitment to peace, interfaith harmony, peaceful coexistence and security.

The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) has formally recognised and granted a ‘Special Consultative Status’ to Minhaj-ul-Quran International, founded by Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri.

Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri has been particularly concerned with promoting women’s rights ever since he began his mission. He established the Women’s Forum of Minhaj-ul-Qur’an International (Minhaj-ul-Quran Women League – MWL) in order to promote the interests of women and their full participation at community as well as on international levels. In his lectures and publications he has also called for greater educational and employment freedoms for women, encouraged active participation of women in all aspects of society and has attempted to address the significant cultural barriers undermining the status and role of women within traditional family and social structures of the Asian Subcontinent and migrant Asian communities all over the world.

No words can do justice to efforts of Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri for peace, education, women’s rights, welfare and spiritual development of the individuals on international level. Minhaj-ul-Quran International Australia has been actively participating to promote the very essence of his vision to play the role to create a better community.

Minhaj-ul-Quran International Australia is looking forward to host His Eminence Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri in Australia during July 2024 where he will be addressing gatherings and conferences in major cities of VIC, NSW and QLD believed to be attended by thousands of people from around Australia including educationalist, politicians, community leaders and journalists. Highlight of his Australia 2024 visit is a three days residential spiritual and educational camp (Al-Hidayah Australia 2024) which will attract men, women and youth from around Australia and Asia Pacific Region.

Achievements

The achievements of Minhaj-ul-Quran International (MQI) under the leadership of Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri are indeed remarkable and extensive. Here’s a summary of the achievements highlighted in the provided text:

  • Educational and Cultural Centers: MQI has established educational and cultural centers in 74 countries, with 69 centers worldwide and 93 membership networks globally.
  • Educational Initiatives: Minhaj Education Society has set up over 600 schools educating 170,000 students with plans to establish 1,000 schools and colleges. Minhaj University Lahore (MUL) is among the chartered universities aiming to have one in each province and one internationally.
  • Library and Education Centers: More than 5,000 libraries/CD exchanges and mass education centers are operated by MQI.
  • Spiritual and Educational Events: Over 300 Irfan-ul-Qur’an gatherings and courses are conducted monthly, addressing modern issues through Qur’anic guidance.
  • Women Empowerment: Minhaj-ul-Quran Women League has established circles and courses for Qur’anic guidance and empowerment, organizing events and conferences.
  • Collective Itikaf and Spiritual Training: Over 40,000 men and women attend the annual Collective Itikaf for spiritual training and character building.
  • Cultural Celebrations: MQI promotes love for the Prophet Muhammad through hymnody sessions, Sama‘ gatherings, and Ziyafat-e-Milad celebrations during Rabi-ul-Awwal.
  • International Meelad Conference: Held annually, this conference attracts hundreds of thousands of participants worldwide and is broadcasted live globally.
  • Durood Invocation: More than 31 billion salutations have been invoked on the Prophet Muhammad at Gosha-e-Darood, with thousands of durood circles established worldwide.
  • Scholarly Contributions: Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri has authored 1,000 books, with 430 published and translated into various languages.
  • Educational Lectures: Over 5,000 lectures by Shaykh-ul-Islam are available on audio and video formats, with millions of copies sold globally.
  • Welfare Initiatives: Minhaj Welfare Foundation (MWF) provides disaster relief, educational projects, healthcare services, scholarships, and support for orphanages and collective marriages.
  • Clean Water and Healthcare: MWF installs water pumps, operates free clinics, eye surgery camps, and provides legal assistance, especially for women.
  • Sewing Machine Scheme: MWF empowers women economically through sewing machine schemes.
  • Peace Initiatives: MQI promotes peace, interfaith dialogue, and moderation, reducing sectarianism and advocating for democracy and good governance globally.
  • UN Recognition: MQI has been granted ‘Special Consultative Status’ by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), allowing it to participate in UN activities.
  • Anti-Corruption Movement: Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri led an anti-corruption movement, including the historic Long March, advocating for real democracy and governmental reform.
  • Minhaj Education City: A 120-acre land has been acquired for Minhaj Education City, aiming to expand educational and welfare projects.
  • Invitation to Join: MQI invites people from all walks of life to join their mission of spreading love, peace, harmony, and human dignity.

These achievements demonstrate the multifaceted contributions of MQI under the leadership of Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, encompassing education, welfare, spirituality, and social reform on a global scale.

Invitation to join MQI

We warmly welcome individuals from diverse backgrounds to explore the work of Minhaj-ul-Quran International (MQI). Feel free to inquire about our mission and methods. If you find resonance with our message of love, peace, harmony, and human dignity, we invite you to join us in spreading these values across all segments of society. We are confident that once you take the step forward, you will find fulfillment in contributing to our noble cause. You are welcome to be a part of our efforts.

Our Contacts

PRESIDENT-MQI VICTORIA

Mohsin Shafique
president@minhajvic.org.au

GENERAL SECRETARY-MQI VICTORIA

Syed Shah Rafiuddin Quadri
secretary@minhajvic.org.au

DIRECTOR-MQI VICTORIA

Farrukh Hissain
director@minhajvic.org.au

SECRETARY FINANCE-MQI VICTORIA

Maaz Ahsan
finance@minhajvic.org.au

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