Focus is on education and welfare
The Minhaj ul Quran centre in Rutherglen opened in 2009.
The centre is part of Minhajul-Quran International, an organisation based in London with a focus on education, welfare and human rights work.
They have bases all over the world, nine in the UK alone.
It was started by Shaykh-ulIslam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ulQadri in 1981in Pakistan.
According to the group’s website, their aim is to “promote peace, tolerance, interfaith harmony and education, tackle extremism and terrorism, engage with young Muslims for religious moderation, promote women’s rights, development and empowerment, and provide social welfare and promotion of human rights.”
Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri said:“The primary aim is to bring about a comprehensive and multidimensional change in the society which at the same time ends the academic and ideological deadlock and revive, once again, the exterminated moral and spiritual values (of Islam), and also exalt the Muslim Umma to an admirable and respectful status among the comity of nations by a continuous struggle based on glorious foundation laid down by the Holy Prophet (blessings and peace be upon him) on the universal principals of love, peace and knowledge.”
Go to www.minhaj.org for more information.
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