News & Events
Monday, 9 January 2017President of Minhaj-ul-Quran International (MQI) Dr Hussain Mohi-ud-Din Qadri reached Vatican City on January 9, 2017 as part of his tour of Europe. His visit to Vatican was undertaken on the special invitation of Father Markus Solo, vice president of Catholic Interfaith Council of Pope. Dr Hussain had a detailed visit of the City along with Director Interfaith Relations of MQI Sohail Ahmad Raza & members of MQI Italy.
Wednesday, 21 September 2016A ceremony was held in Lahore to mark the International Day of Peace which was presided over by Bishop Sebastian Francis, whereas Sohail Ahmad Raza, Director Minhaj-ul-Quran Interfaith Relations and James Chanun were the chief guests. The Peace Day event was attended by faith leaders and people in large number.
Tuesday, 8 December 2015The Muslim and Christian communities will have to forge unity in their ranks to defeat monsters of terrorism and extremism. The practice of proving oneself right and others wrong should come to an end. How can Islam approve of taking lives of humans when it has determined rights for the animals? Dr Hussain Mohi-ud-Din Qadri, Vice Chairman of Board of Governors of Minhaj University, expressed these views while addressing a seminar on the subject of “Peace on Earth” held at the F.C. College University on December 8, 2015.
Wednesday, 4 November 2015A high-level delegation of Forman Christian College University led by Prof Dr Charles Ramzay, the head of Interfaith Dialogue Department visited the central secretariat of Minhaj-ul-Quran International University. He held a meeting with Director of MQI Interfaith Relations Sohail Ahmad Raza. Sohail Ahmad Raza briefed the delegation about services and contributions of MQI and its leader Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri. He focused on welfare and education projects in his briefing.
Tuesday, 11 August 2015An important ceremony was held under the banner of the MQI Directorate of Interfaith Relations and the Centre for Human Rights Education to mark the National Day of the Minorities on August 11. The faith leaders belonging to various communities and religion spoke at the ceremony.
Saturday, 23 May 2015Speaking on the occasion, Sohail Ahmad Raza, Director of Interfaith Relations, said that the Muslim and Christian youth will have to get together and create unity in their ranks on the shared agenda of establishment of peace, promotion of love, and harmony and elimination of hatred. He said that PAT and MQI are struggling for promotion of interfaith harmony and dialogue, respect for one another’s religious teachings and rights of each community. He said that all of us are equal citizens of this country and have equality of rights under the Constitution. He said that together we can help eliminate terrorism and extremism in our midst.
Sunday, 26 April 2015Islam Studies Association (ISA) and Interfaith Relations Minhaj-ul-Quran International (India Chapter) jointly organized an interfaith program "Together We Build Peace" on April 26, 2015 at Presentation Convent Senior Secondary School, Old Delhi. The program was aimed at bringing together some of the practitioners of dialogue so that they can know one another, learn from one another; so that they can work together for Peace, Reconciliation and Justice.
Friday, 6 February 2015An Interfaith Harmony Week (February 03 to February 09) is being celebrated under the banner of United Nations at a time when 1.5 billion Muslims are incensed over the publication of blasphemous caricatures in a French magazine and taking out rallies to protest these sacrilegious sketches. No Muslim has condoned or supported the attack on the office of Charlie Hebdo and killing of the magazine’s staff there because Islam is against terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. The taking of law into one’s hands paves the way for terrorism and extremism.
Saturday, 10 January 2015LAHORE (Daily Dunya) – In an unprecedented event in history of the subcontinent, Bishop House Catholic Church in Lahore on Friday observed Milad-e-Nabi (PBUH) event together with Minhajul Quran Interfaith Relations. Members of various faiths attended this special event. Dr Raheeq Abbasi, Arch Bishop Sebastian Francis Sha, Sardar Ramesh Sindh, Dr James Chinon, Father Francis Nadeem, Kashif Nawab, Pandit Bhagat, Yousaf Binjori, Faizur Rehman Durani, G.M. Malik, Raja Zahid, Ghulam Murtaza Alvi, Qazi Faiz, Raja Nadeem and Sohail Ahmed Raza addressed the gathering.
Tuesday, 26 November 2013A three-member Norwegian delegation of Menigheten Kristen Tjeneste led by senior Pastor Mr. Trygve Brekke visited the central secretariat of Minhaj-ul-Quran International on the invitation of MQI’s Directorate of Interfaith Relations. Reverend Dr Marqus Fida, Chairman Gospel Mission, also accompanied the delegation.
Sunday, 22 September 2013PAT leader Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri has strongly condemned the suicide attack on a church in Peshawar in which 80 innocent people lost their lives while over 150 were injured. Describing the incident as a national tragedy, he expressed his sympathy with the bereaved families. He said that solid action was required to deal with terrorism. He said that the terrorism was a blot on the face of Pakistan, which required stringent surgical operation.
Saturday, 24 November 2012Shaykh-Ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir Ul Qadri’s Muharram Special Interviews on ARY News, Dunya News & Dawan News. In these interviews, Dr Tahir Ul Qadri, in detail, discussed Falsfa e Shahadat e Imam e Hussain (A.S) and highlighted that solution to existing problems is following footsteps of Hazrat Imam e Hussain A.S.
Tuesday, 25 September 2012Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri has demanded of the government of Pakistan to move a case in the International Court of Justice for a legal action against the blasphemous, anti-Islam film. He said that if the government did so, he was ready to plead the case on behalf of 1.5 billion Muslims and the government of Pakistan in accordance with the Charter of UN, human rights and international laws.
Monday, 4 June 2012Minhaj-ul-Quran International (Walsall) and Saint John’s Church held a national and cultural event on the occasion of Diamond Jubilee of the UK’s Queen on 4th June, 2012. The event was organized to bring all the communities together as a demonstration of peaceful co-existence and harmonious integration.
Sunday, 15 April 2012Sohail Ahmad Raza, Director of Interfaith Relations of Minhaj-ul-Quran International, attended the funeral rites of distinguished national hero Group Captain (Rtd.) Cecil Chaudhry, which were performed in Lahore Sacred Heart Cathedral Church. Bishop Subtain Shah, Bishop Andrew Francis, and Bishop Joseph Coats held the prayer ceremony for late Mr. Chaudhry.
Sunday, 29 April 2012Sohail Ahmad Raza, Director of MQI’s Interfaith Relations and Deputy Secretary General of Pakistan Awami Tehreek, visited Sindh on the invitation of the Minority Wing of PAT Sindh chapter. The Minority Wing arranged a ceremony in his honour during his visit to Karachi, which was presided over by PAT President of Sindh Dr S.M. Zameer, while Syed Ausat Ali, Dr Liaqat Munnwar, Zahir Akhtar, Imran Afridi, and Mufti Mukkarum were also present on the occasion.
Wednesday, 15 June 2011Sohail Ahmad Raza, Director of Interfaith Relations of Minhaj-ul-Quran International, met the Pope Benedict XVI in Vatican City and presented him the Fatwa on Terrorism and Suicide Bombings by Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri. Pope Benedict appreciated the services of Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri for the promotion of peace, harmony and interfaith dialogue.
Wednesday, 21 December 2011The Christian community around the world is celebrating the festive and auspicious occasion of Christmas today. I, on my own behalf and on behalf of Minhaj-ul-Quran International, take this opportunity to felicitate the entire community on this happy occasion. Christmas is the birth anniversary of Jesus Christ. Allah Almighty sent him with a message of peace, enlightenment, and harmony at a time when the world was afflicted with ignorance and mired in the abyss of darkness and moral degradation.
Friday, 19 August 2011World Humanitarian Day, which is being celebrated across the globe on August 19, draws our attention to the sacrifices and contributions of the aid workers and welfare organizations for the well-being and uplift of suffering humanity. It not only awakens the consciousness to acknowledge their good work but also inspires us to take a leaf from their book and do our bit for the good of humanity at both individual and collective levels.