Minhaj-ul-Quran International, Norway
The organization of Minhaj-ul-Quran International was set up formally in 1998 when a beautiful building of Minhaj-ul-Quran Islamic Centre was purchased for a heavy price. The expatriate community of Pakistan and general Muslims frequent this Islamic centre building due to their religious tendencies. Shaykh-ul-Islam has undertaken six visits of Norway, and highlighted some of the fundamental aspects of Islamic teachings. Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri undertook his first visit of this country in 1984.
The day of July 24 was very memorable during this first visit when a good number of Christians embraced Islam at the hands of Shaykh-ul-Islam in an International Conference held in Oslo. He undertook second visit of Norway during his annual tour of Europe in 1991 and in 1992, he initiated his European tour with the visit of Norway coming first.
In July 1997, he made fourth organizational tour of Norway and participated in various programmes at this occasion. In August 1999, he undertook his fifth visit of Norway. The work of membership of Minhaj-ul-Quran was completed on August 15, 1999. He also addressed an International Conference in Oslo on "Islam and the Concept of Jihad".
During annual European tour in August 2000, Shaykh-ul-Islam came to Norway along with other European leaders of MQI. He inaugurated a new community centre and addressed a spiritual gathering. He also participated in various programmes as chief guest. In 2001 and 2002, 2003 and 2004, he undertook organizational visits of Norway and addressed many gatherings there.