MQI struggle for establishment of an egalitarian, Islamic welfare society: Dr Hussain Mohi-ud-Din Qadri
President MQI Dr Hussain Mohi-ud-Din Qadri has said that Minhaj-ul-Quran International is waging a relentless struggle for the establishment of a tolerant, moderate and inclusive society based on the core teachings of Islam. He said that an ideal Islamic society is the one in which the less privileged people are taken care of without any consideration of caste, creed and colour; and cooperation among different sections of people underpins its working. He said that Islam ordains its followers to become a paragon of service to their fellow human beings, stating that helping the needy is the core teaching present in every divine religion. He further said that spending in the way of Allah in any form is a means to reach out to the poor and needy people of the society.
Dr Hussain Mohi-ud-Din Qadri stated this while addressing a reception held by the Directorate of Public Relations in the honour of the senior MQI leaders and the members of the trading community at the central secretariat in Lahore. Secretary General MQI Khurram Nawaz Gandapur, Director PR Shahzad Rasool Chaudhry, Haji Muhammad Ishaq, Malik Arif, Arshad Mughal, Mian Raza Latif, Junaid Warsi, Ahmad Javed, Izhar Hussain Shah, Sheikh Aftab, Shafqat Mahmood Kamoka, Rashid Chaudhry, Amir Ishaq, Sheikh Amir Rafi and others attended the reception.
Dr Hussain Mohi-ud-Din Qadri said that Islam is a religion of welfare for the entire humanity. He said that the foremost objective of the MQI is to strive for establishment of a society that is based on human welfare and egalitarian teachings of Islam. He said that Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri has been striving for establishment of peace and promotion of love in the whole world. He said that in addition to the core job of striving to reform the society and revive the dying moral and spiritual values, the MQI has launched projects that are aimed at lifting the downtrodden sections of the society, which include Minhaj Welfare Foundation, Minhaj Education Society and Aghosh (Orphan Care Home). He said that these projects represent our earnest efforts to alleviate the sufferings of the common people. He also mentioned the flagship project of collective marriages that are held across the country including at the central secretariat in which girls belonging to the poorest of the poor section of society including from the non-Muslim communities are married off and all expenditures on these marriages are paid off by MWF.
The President MQI said that we have been spending every penny of the donors for educational and other welfare activities most honestly and transparently. He said that those are lucky who spend their wealth in the way of Allah, in alleviating the sufferings of their fellow human beings. He said that whether it is earthquake of 2005 or super floods of 2010 or any other natural calamity, the workers of MWF have been at the forefront of rescue, relief and rehabilitation efforts by working day in and day out. He said that Islam has ordered its followers to adopt brotherhood, selflessness and sacrifice as the basic principles of interaction with their fellow human beings. He said that Islamic teachings for provision of support to the less privileged sections of society are very clear and non-negotiable and the MQI workers have done wonders in this regard. He said that hundreds of schools, dozens of colleges, a chartered university, free medical dispensaries, and clean water tube wells are the glaring proof of the MQI’s commitment to human welfare.
Dr Hussain Mohi-ud-Din Qadri said that it is the honour of the MQI that it has initiated the culture of celebrating the month of Rabi-ul-Awwal, stating that the biggest Mawlid-un-Nabi Conference (pbuh) is held magnificently between the intervening nights of 11th and 12th Rabi-ul-Awwal and those who contribute to this mega event are the most unfortunate people.