MQI Achievements

In less than three decades, the Minhaj-ul-Quran International has made tremendous achievements in various fields of work. Taking its work span, time span and geographical work span, the results achieved so far are dazzlingly astonishing. Detailed information in this regard requires volumes of written work. We can have only the synopsis of the MQI performance in terms of solid results it has produced under the most dynamic and galvanizing leadership of Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri.

  1. In a short period of 28 years the MQI has established its educational, welfare & organizational set-up outside Pakistan in 74 countries with 69 educational and cultural centres while number of its membership network over the globe has risen to 93.  
  2. The MQI Organizations at tehsil level and union council have been set up in all the four provinces of the country and Azad Kahsmir.  
  3. It has millions of members and affiliates around the world.  
  4. Struggling hard against ignorance and pursuing the target of establishing 1000 schools and colleges in the country the Minhaj Education Society has by now set up 572 schools including 42 colleges and IT Centres imparting education to 120,000 students through 5000 teachers all over Pakistan. Another hundreds are in the making.  
  5. It has established one chartered university as well, the Minhaj University Lahore (MUL) which is placed in ‘W’ grade, the highest rank granted by the Higher Education Commision of Pakistan. MQI has a well chalked out plan to raise one chartered university in each of the provinces and one in Azad Kashmir in addition to one international university.  
  6. There are 3000 libraries/CD exchanges and mass education centres being run only in Pakistan under the auspices of MQI.  
  7. It has a huge organizational network in Pakistan, ever expanding and deepening to the UCs level, its Da'wa Directorate has set up 250 monthly Irfan-ul-Qur’an gatherings where renowned scholars of MQI deliver talks on the Qur’anic guidance in removing difficulties and issues of the modern age. Similarly the Da'wa Directorate is also running hundreds of Irfan-ul-Qur’an courses and Irfan-ul-Qur’an Circles at different places.  
  8. The Minhaj-ul-Quran Women League closely following its laid down targets has set up 150 Irfan-ul-Qur’an circles. They are also functioning to provide Qur’anic guidance to the womenfolk.  
  9. Over 40,000 men and women attend the annual Collective Itikaf in the sacred month of Ramadan at Township Lahore every year. They are imparted training in spiritual elevation, character building, moderation and tolerance techniques directly by Shaykh-ul-Islam.  
  10. Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri has, over the years, brought about a culture of love for the Beloved Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace be upon him). Pursuing this objective he promoted hymnody (sessions of reciting Na‘at, the poetic eulogies to glorify the Holy Prophet [blessings and peace be upon him]) and Sama‛ gatherings in the holy month of Rabi-ul-Awwal (the month when the Prophet Muhammad [blessings and peace be upon him] was born). One of the salient features of this culture is serving common man with Ziyafat-e-Milad (extended meals) within the first 12 days of Rabi-ul-Awwal. The celebration consists of daily gatherings at the MQI headquarters where recitations of the Qur’an take place along with the Na‘at sessions followed by food served to every participant. An open invitation is served to everybody rich or poor to attend the Ziyafat. When food is served everybody sits and eats together, breaking barriers of wealth and poverty, removing all inhibitions and uniting people under the supreme banner of mercy of the Prophet Muhammad (blessings and peace be upon him).  
  11. The annual International Meelad Conference is held at Minar-e-Pakistan Lahore on the 12th night of Rabi-ul-Awwal and lasts till the early morning of 12th Rabi-ul-Awwal for the celebration of Milad-un-Nabi (blessings and peace be upon him). This event has become a regular feature for last two decades. Hundreds of thousands of people from all around the world attend the gathering. Rejoicing the occasion, all these participants are served with Ziafat, the grand extended food. The night commences with the recitation of the Holy Qur’an, followed by Na‘at recitation upon the Prophet Muhammad (blessings and peace be upon him). Then Shaykh-ul-Islam delivers a lecture, followed by invoking greetings and salutations upon the Beloved Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace be upon him). This is one of the largest gatherings of the Muslim Umma around the world telecast live on satellite channels for the benefit of all the Muslims around the world.  
  12. The most soothing feature of this culture of love for the Holy Prophet is recitation of durood, blessings, and salutations, on the Messenger of Allah. For this purpose, Gosha-e-Darood has been set up at MQI headquarters Lahore. More than fifteen billion (15,00,00,00,000) times salutations have been recited on the Holy Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) at this Gosha-e-Darood so far. Following the line, Durood circles have come up in thousands in streets of the towns where the salutations are invoked on the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) and are deposited with the central directorate.  
  13. Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri has authored 1000 books out of which 406 have been published. His works are being translated into different languages including English, Arabic, German, Danish, Korean, Norwegian etc.  
  14. 5000 lectures by Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri have been delivered and are available on audio video cassettes and different CD formats. Over a 1000 lectures have been produced on CDs and DVDs and are available on all the Minhaj-ul-Quran sale centres around the world. His lectures sold so far run in millions.  
  15. Fighting poverty in the country Dr Qadri formed a new sister organisation in 1989 for social welfare and disaster and poverty relief, later to be known as the Minhaj Welfare Foundation (MWF), which has benefited victims of natural disasters such as the Tsunami affecting Indonesia; the Bam earthquake, Iran; the South Asian earthquake in Pakistan, as well as various developments and educational projects in Pakistan and other underprivileged countries. Aid worth billions of rupees has been distributed so far among the victims.  
  16. The construction of a huge four-storey orphanage known as Aghosh to house 500 orphans is underway at Township Lahore. Already commissioned, Aghosh is functional providing children with the umbrella of love, care and education to foster them into useful and balanced citizens.  
  17. Minhaj Welfare Foundation arranges scholarships for those poor and needy students who are otherwise very intelligent and competent but due to lack of resources cannot get education. Under Minhaj Welfare Foundation, Student Welfare Board was established for this purpose. Scholarships are given to poor and needy students for secondary and higher education. The students benefiting from this scheme are in thousands studying at Minhaj schools and colleges. Millions of rupees have been spent on thousands of students so far. A large number of donors are given direct access to the schools to monitor progress of their respective donees.  
  18. Eid Gift and Ration Scheme was started by MWF to provide relief to the destitute. Under this scheme, ration, sweet and food stuff are distributed among the poor on the occasions of Eids including Meelad-un-Nabi (blessings and peace be upon him). Millions of rupees have also been distributed among the sufferers of drought in the province of Baluchistan. The plans for provision of ration on permanent basis were also launched incurring huge budget.  
  19. The total number of Minhaj Free Clinics and Blood Banks throughout the country is 102. The establishment of this network has cost Rs. 76, 62,546 and thousands of people are benefiting from this.  
  20. There are around 6 million blind people in the world today. The number of blind people in Pakistan is also increasing. Keeping this situation in view, Minhaj Welfare Foundation (MWF) started holding free eye surgery camps in the backward and far-flung areas of Pakistan. According to the prevalent concept of eye-camp in Pakistan, it is getting oneself checked up by a doctor one day and getting a prescription of medicine. Whereas annual free surgery eye camps are held under the banner of Minhaj Welfare Foundation benefiting thousands of patients each year.  
  21. Arrangement of collective marriages by the Minhaj Welfare Foundation has become a feather in its cap for last few years. Collective marriages are also arranged not only in Lahore but also in other cities of the country. The branches of Minhaj Welfare Foundation undertook this project with great zeal and determination. The marriages of more than 300 girls have been arranged by Minhaj Welfare Foundation. One marriage costs rupees one hundred and twenty five thousands. The cooperation of local wealthy individuals extended to the Minhaj Welfare Foundation is a sign of trust in the organization.  
  22. More than half of Pakistani population is deprived of clean drinking water today. Unclean water is available for drinking at most of the places giving birth to fatal diseases. Given this growing need of clean drinking water, Minhaj Welfare Foundation has installed 1500 water pumps across the country costing Rs. 7 million. The water pump installation campaign has covered numerous districts in all the four provinces of the country.  
  23. The MWF has arranged Free Legal Assistance for the exploited/abused women. This is to rehabilitate the women sent to prison for failing to pay the fines/penalties or for other reasons and provide them Free Legal Assistance. The objective is also to provide them legal cover at police stations for safe and fair proceedings of their cases; develop a powerful, effective program to expose police atrocities and restrict injustice at police stations. In addition, women in Dar-ul-Amaan (House of Safety/Protection), Orphanage or Mental Hospitals are provided legal aid. The MWF works for creating awareness about the significance of Legal Assistance through seminars and presentations and struggles to remove social discrimination and ensure restoration of women’s social status.  
  24. The MWF has launched sewing machine scheme as well to enable the poor women earn their living through sewing clothes. It is a very flourishing job within the Pakistani industry. A considerable number of people earn their living through this skill. Therefore, MWF launched a Sewing Machine Scheme to provide the destitute women with the machines. It facilitates them earn a respectable living and meet their basic domestic needs.  
  25. But great achievement is the change that has taken place in peoples’ hearts and minds towards promotion of peace and harmony in the society. The MQI has considerably reduced sectarianism due to its dynamic struggle launched for this purpose. Inter-faith dialogue too has brought people of two faiths closer. The MQI has definitely achieved a degree of moderation, tolerance and promotion of human dignity and restoration of human rights and women rights through its Da‘wa, Training and organizing programmes in progress in country and abroad. This is heartening to see that people have started understanding the message of MQI and very bright prospects can be visualized in near future.


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