Our Efforts

For last 34 years, Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri has waged a scholarly and intellectual struggle against terrorism, extremism, sectarianism, militancy and radicalism. His world-renowned and historic Fatwa against terrorism and suicide bombings was published in 2010 in different languages of the world such as English, Urdu, Hindi, and Indonesian. Its translation in Danish, Norwegian, French, German and Spanish languages is underway at the moment. This magnum opus, the unique scholarly work of its kind by a leading authority of Islam, won international applause. In addition to this work, Shaykh-ul-Islam has published a number of books that are based on Islamic concept of love, mercy, affection, non-violence, moderation and tolerance and reject radicalized and extremist ideology. Some of these books are listed here below:

  1. Fatwa on Terrorism and Suicide Bombings
  2. Islam on Mercy and Compassion
  3. Muhammad The Merciful
  4. Muhammad The Peacemaker
  5. Relations of Muslims and non-Muslims
  6. Islam on Serving Humanity
  7. Islam on Love & non-Violence
  8. The Supreme Jihad
  9. Islamic Means of Peace
  10. Peace, Integration and Human Rights
  11. Teachings of Islam Series: Peace and Submission
  12. Teachings of Islam Series: Faith
  13. Teachings of Islam Series: Spiritual & Moral Excellence
  14. Islamic Spirituality & Modern Science (The Scientific Bases of Sufism)
  15. Terrorism and the Tribulation of the Kharijites (A Historic Fatwa on Terrorism and Suicide Bombings)
  16. Islam and the People of the Book (Teachings of Qur’an & Sunna and Imams’ Interpretations)
  17. The Supreme Jihad (Urdu)
  18. Islam on Love & non-Violence (Urdu)
  19. Collection of Prophetic Traditions on Divine Mercy
  20. The Compassion and Clemency of the Chosen Prophet (PBUH)
  21. Arba‘in Series: The Bestowing Mercy of the Beloved Messenger (PBUH)

Given this vast treasure of knowledge on the subject, there was a need of taking an initiative by preparing short courses of various durations for people belonging to different walks of life. The idea behind designing these courses was to equip people with enough of knowledge, insight and information on the Islamic concept of Jihad and peace so that they could not only insulate themselves from extremist tendencies and ideologies but also play their role in spreading Islamic ideals of peace, harmony, tolerance, moderation and love.

The biggest problem facing the world is restoration of peace. To attain this purpose, no institution, university or state came forward to incorporate counter-terrorism and peacemaking as part of curriculum as regular subjects. Acknowledging the urgency and immediacy of the task, Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri decided that Minhaj-ul-Quran International should take up this responsibility in accordance with its intellectual and constructive traditions. To translate this idea into reality, he got the researchers of Farid-i-Millat Research Institute to design Islamic Courses on Peace and Counter-terrorism under his direct supervision. This course has been prepared for five different sets of segments. Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri not only supervised the preparation of these courses but also went through each one of them before according his approval. Thus, it goes to the credit of MQI that it added another to its cap by accomplishing this important project. This is a valuable gift from MQI not only for the Muslim world but also the whole civilized world. These courses will go a long way in catering to intellectual needs of different segments of society for restoration of peace and rejection of terrorism.