Minhaj-ul-Quran International, Lahore
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 Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri in 1981 in Lahore, Pakistan. It has a long-term strategic vision to promote religious moderation, effective and sound education, inter-faith dialogue and harmony. It has expanded to 100 countries around the globe. Its emphasis is improving the social, cultural and religious condition, enlightening the masses with the knowledge of their rights and duties and presenting a realistic, rational and scientific picture of Islam.
The headquarters of Minhaj-ul-Quran International was inaugurated in 1987 by Tahir Allauddin Al-Qadri Al-Gillani who is regarded as the organization's spiritual founder.