First PhD on ideology of Shaykh-ul-Islam completed
Muhammad Rafiq Habib Al-Azhari, a graduate of Minhaj University Lahore, Director of Scottish Islamic & Cultural Centre (Jamia Masjid Bilal) Dundee, and General Secretary British Council for Islamic Guidance (BCIG), has recently completed his PhD from Al-Maktoum College for Higher Education Dundee, University of Aberdeen, Scotland UK.
It may be mentioned that Dr Habib Al-Azhari conducted his research on the thought and ideology of Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri. The title of his thesis was "A Critical Analysis of the Ideology of Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri with Special Reference to Islamic Revivalism".
In his thesis, he has examined, analysed and compared the ideology of Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri with the ideologies of Imam Hassan Al-Banna, Sayyid Abu Al-A'la Maududi and other contemporary scholars.
Dr Habib Al-Azhari is the first Minhaj-ul-Quran’s scholar in the UK who has completed his PhD and he also has the unique distinction of being first one ever to conduct PhD on the subject of “A Critical Analysis of the Ideology of Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri with Special Reference to Islamic Revivalism.”
On behalf of Minhaj-ul-Quran International, we (Shaykh Muhammad Afzal Saeedi, President, and Tahir Mohammed Secretary General Minhajul-Quran International National Executive Council UK, on behalf of the entire NEC), offer our heartiest congratulations to Dr Muhammad Rafiq Habib on completion of his PhD.