Dr Hussain Mohi-ud-Din Qadri addresses inaugural ceremony of Quranic Encyclopedia in Depalpur
The inaugural ceremony of the 8-volume Quranic Encyclopedia compiled by Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, which is a treasure of knowledge, was held in Depalpur under the banner of the Minhaj-ul-Quran Depalpur on February 14. President MQI Dr Hussain Mohi-ud-Din Qadri presided over the ceremony where the distinguished guests present on the occasion included former Punjab Chief Minister and senior politician Mian Manzoor Ahmad Wattoo, Shaykh-ul-Hadith Maulana Masood Ahmad Faridi, former MNA Sayyid Gulzar Sibtain, Engineer Rafique Najam, former Chairman Depalpur Town Council Pir Sayyid Muhammad Zahid Gilani, Maulana Ahmad Raza Noori, Hafiz Muhammad Touseef Qasim Wattoo, Haji Muhammad Aslam Dolla, Qari Mazhar Farid, Farwa Tassaduq Hussain, and Dr Sarwar Ahmad Rizvi. A large number of people from different walks of life, including religious scholars, office bearers of MSM, MYL, and MWL, and community and civil society organizations also attended the ceremony and appreciated the scholarly effort.
دنیا و آخرت کی نجات قرآن سے جڑ جانے میں ہے۔ اللہ خدمت قرآن کا کام اپنے چنیدہ بندوں سے لیتا ہے۔ قرآن اللہ کی سب سے اعلیٰ نعمت ہے جو انسانیت کی بھلائی کیلئے عطا کی گئی۔— Dr Hussain Qadri (@DrHussainQadri) February 14, 2019
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Addressing the ceremony, Dr Hussain Mohi-ud-Din Qadri said that the MQI under the visionary leadership of Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri is working to eradicate the scourge of extremism and sectarianism. He said that the message of the Holy Quran is unity among the Muslims. He said that sectarianism undermined our peace and progress and inflicted an irreparable loss on the Muslims. He said that the Holy Quran brings us together as one community by razing all barriers.
In his speech on the occasion, Mian Manzoor Wattoo said that Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri protected the youth from the poison of extremism through his speeches, writings and books and focused on their character building. He educated the youth to love their country, religion and knowledge. He further said that Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri and the MQI chronicled a new chapter of sustained struggle in search for justice for the martyrs of Model Town tragedy. He said that the credit of befittingly fighting the legal battle for the workers goes to Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri who left no stone unturned to fight all odds on the way. He said that justice will surely be delivered in the Model Town case and those who shed the blood of innocent people will meet their end.
Shaykh-ul-Hadith Pir Mufti Lutfullah termed the Quranic Encyclopedia as a great service to Islam. Former MNA Sayyid Gulzar Sibtain stated that we should be grateful to Allah that there are personalities like that Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri amidst us who are advancing the scholarly journey of our forefathers. Hafiz Muhammad Tauseef Qasim Wattoo appreciated the MQI’s services and contributions for peace and interfaith dialogue. Upon arrival, the local organization extended a very warm welcome to Dr Hussain Mohi-ud-Din Qadri.