A man of manifold and staggering achievements, Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri is the founding leader of Minhaj-ul-Qur’an International (MQI), an organization with branches and centres in more than 90 countries around the globe, working for the promotion of peace and harmony between communities and the revival of spiritual endeavour based on the true teachings of Islam.
Shaykh ul Islam is a prolific author and researcher. He has authored around 1000 books out of which 360 books are already published, and the rest of the 640 are yet to be published. An unrivalled orator and speaker, he has delivered over 5000 lectures (in Urdu, English and Arabic), on a wide range of subjects, which are available on cassette, CD, DVD formats as well as online.
As a leading Islamic Authority, Shaykh ul Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri possesses the authority to provide permissions and licence to transmit (ijazah) narrations to other admirable Islamic Scholars. Scholars from all around the world seek these blessed permissions and have travelled the world to obtain them from Shaykh ul Islam.
Minhaj-ul-Quran International (MQI) is a broad based Islamic organisation representing a moderate vision of Islam and Sufism, working for peace and integration. It promotes education of classical Islam and modern Islam. MQI was founded by His Eminence Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri in October 1981 with a long term strategic vision to promote religious moderation, peace, love, harmony and modern Islamic sciences. Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, a professor of international law and a prominent authority on Islam has authored more than 1000 published works on Islamic scholarship, law and Sufism. Dr Qadri developed his organisational network in more than 90 countries in the span of just 30 years. In the UK, Minhaj-ul-Quran has its presence since 1984 with its first official office opening in 1994 in East London. Since then Minhaj-ul-Quran UK has opened 8 community centres serving all parts of the country from Glasgow to London and has tens of thousands of affiliates more than 5000 regular members.
His Eminence Shaykh ul Islam, Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri has received a large number of authorities (asanid) and permissions (ijazah) for the transmission of knowledge of hadith, tafsir, fiqh, tasawwuf and other classical Islamic sciences from numerous great pillars of the Muslim world, widely acknowledged as the fountains of Islamic knowledge in the last century back to the classical scholars and great Imams of hadith of the past up to the Holy Prophet (blessings and peace be upon him).
References to the significance of Isnad (chain of authority and transmission of knowledge). Such Isnad have been mentioned in the article detailing 'Shaykh ul Islam's Chains of Authority'.
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Minhaj-ul-Quran International is registered with the Charity Commission for England & Wales Reg. No. 1102801 and with the Scottish Charity Regulator Reg. No. SC045860
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