Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri’s birthday celebrated around the world
According to Qazi Faiz, central Secretary Information of Minhaj-ul-Quran International, the 60th birthday of Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri was celebrated across five continents with traditional zeal and zest. The birthday ceremonies were held in over 100 countries of South Asia, Africa, North America, America, Gulf, UK and Europe where the birthday cakes were cut. Hundreds of thousands of workers started their day’s proceedings on February 19 with thanks-giving prayers and greeted one another through telephone calls, sms and e-mails inside and outside Pakistan. The workers in Pakistan distributed food among the prisoners in the jails. 60 goats were slaughtered as ‘sadiqa’ on the occasion. The central leaders of MQI cut the birthday cake in a central ceremony held in the vast grounds of Minhaj University Lahore and paid Shaykh-ul-Islam a glowing tribute for his scholarly, intellectual and religious services.
Speaking in the central birthday ceremony, 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 establishment and promotion of peace globally distinguish him in the world. There is a dire need of the hour to benefit from the services of Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri to promote Islamic message of peace. He said that MQI has been engaged in the struggle for restoration of rights of the downtrodden sections of society under the inspiring leadership of Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri. “Today is the day of reiteration of our commitment with our beloved leader. We pledge to leave no stone unturned to achieve the dream dreamed by our leader,” he said.
Sahibzada Hassan Mohi-ud-Din Qadri said that hundreds of thousands of the Muslims are benefiting from the educational, spiritual, and political services of Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri.
Dr Raheeq Ahmad Abbasi, Secretary General of MQI, said that the worldwide expansion of MQI and its effectiveness is a glaring proof of the fact that MQI has become the greatest movement of the world in a short span of 30 years and the credit for this phenomenal success goes to the leadership of Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri. He said that the workers and members of the MQI pledge to make full efforts to turn the dream of Shaykh-ul-Islam into reality as the inheritor of his trust and legacy.
Faiz-ur-RehmanDurrani, Jawad Hamid, G.M. Malik, Raja Jamil Ajmal, Ahmad Nawaz Anjum, Col. (r ) Muhammad Ahmad, Dr Ali Muhammad, and others were also present on the occasion.