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. He said that we should benefit from the precious moments of this month to please our Lord and seek His forgiveness for our sins.
Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri said that endeavoring to reduce the difficulties of the less privileged and the poor sections of society is among the lofty objectives of the holy month. He said that Islam teaches us to promote brotherhood and serve those in acute need. He said that trying to end poverty, terrorism, hunger, destitution, and extremism from the society is also obligatory on every Muslim.
Dr Qadri said that fasting is the best way for internal purification. He said that the shopkeepers and traders should also respect this holy month by selling their products at affordable prices and become deserving of His mercy and blessings. He asked the government to take immediate measures for an end to illegal profiteering and load-shedding with an intent to give relief to the people so that they can concentrate on their worship. He said that fool-proof security arrangements should be made for the Mosques and other places of worship to thwart any untoward incident.