Al Hidayah Islamic Cultural Centre Ireland
Minhaj-ul-Quran Ireland has made a remarkable transition from a four bedroom house to a large building inaugurated on the 12th of September 2007, the first night of the Holy Month of Ramadan.
This indeed reflects the aims of Minhaj-ul-Quran International and embodies the essence of its ethic that looks to spread the true message of Islam throughout the world. One must indeed begin by paying humble thanks to the Almighty (SWT) because it is through the Blessings and Grace of Allah (SWT) and His Beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW) that such work is able to commence.
Sayyedi Shaykh-ul-Islam’s vision reflects in the very name of the building which has been approved by his eminence as ‘Al-Hidayah’ (The Guidance) marking the first of its kind in Dublin.
The official opening took place in the presence of the Muslim community of Ireland and many special guests, namely, Shaykh Hussain Hallawa Al-Azhari, Imam of Ireland’s biggest mosque, Islamic Cultural Centre and Shaykh Yahya Al-Hussain, Imam of Ireland’s first mosque, Dublin Mosque.
Brother Muhammad Farooq, student of Hifz at Al-Hidayah recited verses from the Holy Qur’an to being the ceremonial gathering followed by Brother Mohammad who recited the Qasida Burdah Sharif.
Shaykh Yahya Al-Hussain, followed by congratulating the Muslims in Dublin in this landmark opening and emphasised the ability of MQI to unite Muslims from various backgrounds and schools of thought bringing them together to interact in peace and advance the true teachings of Islam.
Shaykh Zill-e-Umar Al-Qadri, director and imam of Al-Hidayah Islamic Cultural Centre, welcomed all guests to Al-Hidayah Islamic Cultural Centre and thanked them for their participation. He enlightened the audience of the work that MQI was conducting due to its sound ideology particularly its commitment to unite the Muslim Ummah. He further reassured all that it was his duty and that of members to ensure that Al-Hidayah Islamic Cultural Centre was a true reflection of it.
If one was to imagine the atmosphere of Al-Hidayah Islamic Cultural Centre on this day they would surely see that Muslims from diverse backgrounds came together to fulfil through actions a step towards unity. Extended not only to Muslims but non-Muslims alike as they were welcomed during the Era of the Beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW). Indeed Allah’s house is for all His creation.
The Shayukh were presented with Minhaj As-Sawi (Sayyedi Shaykh-ul-Islam’s Hadith compilation) along with other Arabic and English works of Sayyedi Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr. Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri.
We pray that Al-Hidayah Islamic Cultural Centre is able to provide for its community through fulfilling the aims and objectives of MQI effectively. May Allah’s (SWT) and His Beloved’s (SAW) blessings shower upon it abundantly with the prayers of our teacher, Sayyedi Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr. Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri. Amin