Directorate of Research & Publications
Minhaj-ul-Quran International is a global revivalist Movement based on the revolutionary thought of the Holy Quran and Sunna. The identity of any intellectual and revolutionary movement is its scholarly asset. That is why the Directorate of Research & Publications has also been established along with other forums and Directorates of MQI for the fulfillment of this demand of Tehreek. The purpose of this Directorate was to set up the wide network of research centres and libraries throughout the country so that the majority of people could benefit from knowledge and the dream of awakening that MQI was espousing may be realized. Its main functions and responsibilities include the preparation of literature for different classes of people at different levels, availability of Tehreeki literature both electronic and print to other public libraries and provision of a scholarly platform for the affiliates of Tehreek and general people with taste of creativity and research so that their disparate research-based activities may be coordinated. This Directorate looks after scores of research institutes in the far and breadth of the country in addition to a grand research organization ‘Farid-e-Millat Research Institute’ (FMRi) and six libraries at the central level.
Farid-e-Millat Research Institute (FMRi)
When Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri launched his Movement based on the Holy Quran and Sunna, he also started his scholarly and research work. It is the distinction of MQI that it is engaged in the task of preaching the message of religion by making use of both print and electronic sources since its inception. The first work to which Shaykh-ul-Islam committed his pen was “Niazm-e-Mustafa (saw)………..a revolutionizing message” By and by, the work of Tehreek continued to expand. He started his Dawa work with his lectures on the Holy Quran in the Rahmania Mosque in Shadman, Lahore. Initially, these lectures were published separately. However, their compilation in the book format also started at about the same time.
In 1981, his first regular scholarly and research masterpiece saw light of the day under the title of “Tasmeat-ul-Quran”. The year 1982 saw the publication of his two very important books namely “Sura Fateha and development of personality” and “Islamic Philosophy of Human Life”. A good number of intellectual and scholarly circles were impressed by the depth and quality of these works. In 1985, his book entitled as “Ajzaay-e-Iman” consisting of his Friday speeches was published, which was later on renamed as “Urkan-e-Iman”. In the meantime, his books namely “Firqa Perasti ka khatam kayun ker mumkin hi”, “Iman and Islam” and English booklets were published. In the meantime, Shaykh-ul-Islam had been able to set up a wide network of his lectures, and speeches on diverse topics in every nook and corner of the country. On December 7, 1987, Minhaj-ul-Quran Writers Panel was established under the supervision of the founder of the Movement for rendering his lectures into published works on regular basis and this intellectual and research centre was named after the father of Shaykh-ul-Islam, Dr Farid-ud-Qadri.