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As the last ten days of Ramadan quickly approaches, Minhaj-ul-Quran International will once again be hosting its annual spiritual retreat where thousands of Muslims descend upon its headquarters to sit in collective iʿtikāf. This ten-day spiritual retreat is one of the biggest in the world and has been held at the Jamia-ul-Minhaj Mosque, Baghdad Town, Lahore for nearly thirty years.
Chairman MQI Supreme Council Dr Hassan Mohi-ud-Din Qadri has said that the battle of Badr led to the defeat of the arrogance and protection of humanity. He said that the message of the battle of Badr is that it is the power of faith that is the guarantee of success in any endeavor. He said that Allah’s help is for those who are on the right path and stay steadfast and firm on it. He said that the companions participating in the battle of Badr were full of the spirit of sacrificing everything they had including their lives on the orders of the Holy Prophet (pbuh).
Minhaj Welfare Foundation distributed the food ration among more than 300 deserving families yesterday. Speaking on the occasion, Director MWF Syed Amjad Ali Shah said that helping the deserving and needy people is the best of human actions and worship. He said that Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri often says that the service of humanity is actually the service of Islam. He said that in line with the vision of its founding-leader, Minhaj Welfare Foundation has been rendering its services not only in Pakistan but also overseas.
MQI Secretary General Khurram Nawaz Gandapur has said that Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri suffered a severe heat stroke while he was in Istanbul on his way to Pakistan. He was not well already and following this heat stroke, his health problems have increased. The doctors advised him against any travel plans and asked him to have complete rest. MQI Secretary General further said that now Shaykh-ul-Islam will deliver his keynote speeches to the residents of Itikaf City live from London through a video link.
The arrangements for Itikaf 2019 including decoration and maintenance work at the main Itikaf venue continue with full pace. Three LED screens of huge size are being installed for the live speeches of Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri. The sound system of the best quality is also being placed.
An interfaith Iftar dinner was jointly organised by Youth Development Foundation (YDF), Interactive Resource Centre and Interfaith Relations Minhaj-ul-Quran International in which Christian, Hindu, Sikh and Muslim faith leaders attended the Iftar dinner. MQI President Dr Hussain Mohi-ud-Din Qadri was a special guest on the occasion.
A three-member delegation of Minhaj-ul-Quran Women League called on the Vice Chancellor of Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) Dr Farkhanda Manzoor and gifted her 8-volume historic Quranic Encyclopedia for the library of the University. The MWL delegation consisted of Ms. Ayesha Mubashar, General Secretary of MWL Punjab, Zainab Arshad, President of MSM-Sisters, and Javeria Waheed, head of research society students wing. Director Students Affairs LCWU Bushra Nadeem was also present during the meeting.
President MQI Dr Hussain Mohi-ud-Din Qadri has asked the youth to play their educational, and reformative role for progress, peace and stability of Pakistan. He said that no one can bring down a nation that has skilled, educated and patriotic youth. He said that youth are the pivot of phenomenal progress that Malaysia, Japan, South Korea and China have made in recent decades.
Khurram Nawaz Gandapur, Secretary General MQI and the head of the central administrative committee for Itikaf 2019, has said that the arrangements for Itikaf that is all set to begin from the 26th of May onwards, are being made with traditional fervor. He said that thousands of the faithful will attend Itikaf along with Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri till the sighting of the Eid moon, stating that it is the largest Itikaf gathering in the world after the one held at Two Holy Mosques.
Sohail Ahmad Raza, Director of MQI Interfaith Relations, and Altaf Randhawa, Deputy Director presented the copies of the Quranic Encyclopedia compiled by Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr. Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri to Commodore Naimatullah SI (M), Station Commander, and Deputy Commander Abdul Basit of Pakistan Navy at the Station Headquarters in Lahore Cantt on the 14th May, 2019.
The annual edition of ‘Sayyida-e-Kainat Conference’ was held under the banner of Minhaj-ul-Quran Women League here today at Al-Hamrah Hall in Lahore. Conducted on the subject of ‘women’s greatness lies in following the life of Sayyida-e-Kainat (S.A)’, the women speakers threw light on different aspects of her blessed life and described it as a beacon of light for the women around the world. Mrs. Fizza Hussain Qadri presided over the Conference.
Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, founding-leader of MQ, has congratulated the people of Pakistan and the Muslims around the world on the start of the holy month of Ramadan. In a felicitation message, he said that we should welcome this blessed month with zeal and zest and use this great opportunity to enrich ourselves with its blessings. He said Ramadan is Allah's guest and requires of the Muslims to show steadfastness, sacrifice, and piety.
Chairman MQI Supreme Council Dr Hassan Mohi-ud-Din Qadri presided over a meeting held at the central secretariat to approve the moral and spiritual programmes to be conducted during the holy month of Ramadan under the banner of Minhaj-ul-Quran Women League.
In his special message on the International Labour Day, PAT leader Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri has said that Allah Almighty has described the worker as His friend. He said that politics was played in the name of the rights of the labourers in every age but they could not get their due rights. He said that a labourer is a friend of Allah and the prosperity of the country lies in the prosperity of the worker. He said that as a result of skyrocketing inflation and social problems, the difference between the labour and others have been eliminated.
MQI’s Itikaf City has a unique and distinguished importance in connection with developing understanding of religion and self-purification. The process of registration has got underway and those who want to attend the Itikaf 2019 should contact the district and zonal office holders for registration.