Shyakh-ul-Islam's 59th birthday celebrated with zeal and zest

The 59th birthday of Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri was celebrated with traditional fervour in the five continents of the world on February 19, 2010. The local chapters of Minhaj-ul-Quran International organized birthday celebrations across Pakistan and in more than 100 countries of the world including Europe, UK, Gulf States, Africa and North America in which workers and affiliates of MQI cut birthday cakes and felicitated each other on the auspicious occasion of birthday of Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri. The day of February 19 started with special thanksgiving prayers. MQI and PAT workers gave donations, exchanged gifts and cut birthday cakes. They also exchanged greetings with one another through mobile messages and e-mails. Hundreds of workers distributed free lunch in the hospitals and jails in the country. Dozens of goats were slaughtered at the central secretariat as a mark of thanksgiving. The central leaders of Minhaj-ul-Quran International and Pakistan Awami Tehreek cut the birthday cake in the vast playground of Minhaj University and paid glowing tribute to the religious, social, intellectual and revivalist services of Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri.

Addressing the central birthday ceremony held in Township at the central level, Sahibzada Hassan Mohi-ud-Din Qadri, president of MQI's Supreme Council said that Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri's services for the promotion of global peace, interfaith dialogue and harmony have given him a distinguished place in the world. There is a dire need of hour that we benefit from the services of Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri in order to promote the real message of Islam. He said that Minhaj-ul-Quran International was engaged in carrying out its struggle for the welfare of the downtrodden sections of society under the inspiring leadership of Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri. "The February 19 is a day for the renewal of our commitment and devotion that we would achieve our destination under the able and dynamic leadership of our leader," he held.

In his speech on the occasion, Hussain Mohi-ud-Din Qadri, president of Federal Council of MQI, said that millions of people were benefiting from the scholarly, intellectual, social, educational and spiritual services of Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri. The expansion of MQI's network and its widespread impact bore witness to the fact that MQI has emerged as the largest and leading movement in the Islamic world dedicated to the cause of peace, harmony and interfaith dialogue within a short span of 30 years. "The credit for these phenomenal successes goes to the person of Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri," he held. Sahibzada Hussain Mohi-ud-Din Qadri said that millions of workers and associates of MQI pledged on February 19 that they would burn their midnight oil to realize the dream of their leader.

Faiz-ur-Rehman Durrani; central Amir-e-Tehreek, Dr Raheeq Ahmad Abbasi; Secretary General of MQI, Muhammad Mustafa (G.M. Malik), Ahmad Nawaz Anjum, Col. (r ) Muhammad Ahmad, Prof Muhammad Nawaz Zafar, Mufti Abdul Qayyum Khan Hazarvi were also present on the occasion.