Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri

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Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri
محمد طاہر القادری
Full nameMuhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri
محمد طاہر القادری
Born(1951-02-19) February 19, 1951 (age 61)
RegionSouth Asia
School/traditionHanafi Qadiriyya Sufi
Main interestsSufism, Islamic Philosophy, Hadith, Tafsir, Seerah, Tasawwuf, Politics[1]
Notable ideasFatwa on Terrorism, Concept of Jihad, interfaith dialogue
 
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Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri
محمد طاہر القادری
Full nameMuhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri
محمد طاہر القادری
Born(1951-02-19) February 19, 1951 (age 61)
RegionSouth Asia
School/traditionHanafi Qadiriyya Sufi
Main interestsSufism, Islamic Philosophy, Hadith, Tafsir, Seerah, Tasawwuf, Politics[1]
Notable ideasFatwa on Terrorism, Concept of Jihad, interfaith dialogue

Muhammad Tahir ul-Qadri (Urdu: محمد طاہر القادری) (born February 19, 1951) is a Pakistani Sufi scholar[2][3][4] and former professor of international constitutional law at the University of the Punjab.[5] Qadri was recently described by the CNN-IBN as the 'International Peace Ambassador'.[6] Qadri was nominated by his followers for the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize[7]

Qadri is the founder of Minhaj-ul-Quran International, a broad-based global Sufi organization[8] working in the fields of welfare, human rights and education. Its objectives are the promotion of a moderate and non-extremist vision of Islam, the establishment of good relations and understanding between communities and religions,[9] and the education of youth through "employing the methods of Sufism".[10] He also founded The Minhaj University of which he is the head of the Board of Governors, as well as an international relief charity, Minhaj Welfare Foundation.[11]

Qadri was also the founding chairman of the political party Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), although he is no longer involved in politics. Qadri spoke at the World Economic Forum in January 2011.[12]

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Biography

Qadri is the son of Farid-ud-Din Qadri and his ancestors belong to the Punjabi Sial family of Jhang near Sargodha. Qadri started his education at the Christian 'Sacred Heart School' in Jhang, where he learnt English and was exposed to Christianity at an early age. He learnt under Mawlana Diya' al-Din al-Madani (d. 1981, aged 107) and studied Hadith from Muhaddith al-Hijaz al-Sayyid ‘Alawi ibn ‘Abbas al-Maliki al-Makki (d. 1971).[citation needed] Al-Shaykh al-Sayyid ‘Alawis son, the late muhaddith of al-Hijaz, al-Sayyid Muhammad ibn ‘Alawi al-Maliki al-Makki (d. 2004) who was the foremost Sunni authority of the Middle East[citation needed] gave all of his fathers ijazas and isnads to Qadri in written form which he had previously received verbally, as well as his own chains.[13] Qadri continued his quest for knowledge early in his life, making sama‘[14] of Hadith from the then Muhaddith al-A‘zam of Pakistan, Sardar Ahmad al-Qadri (d. 1962).[15]


Qadri has also learnt from a number of other prominent classical authorities in the Islamic sciences such as the following scholars:

Abu al-Barakat Ahmad al-Qadri al-Alwari[16]

Abd al-Rashid al-Ridwi[17]

Tahir Allauddin al-Qadri al-Gilani[18]

Ahmad al-Zubaydi[19]

Abd al-Ma‘bud al-Jilani[16]

Farid al-Din Qadri[16]

Ahmad Saeed Kazmi[15]

Husayn ibn Ahmad ‘Usayran[20]

Muhammad Fatih al-Kattani[20]

Burhan Ahmad al-Faruqi[20]

Habib ‘Umar ibn Hafiz of Hadramawt in Yemen, receiving Ijazas from Qadri

Qadri studied law at the University of the Punjab, Lahore where he graduated with an LLB in 1974, gaining a Gold Medal for his academic performances.[21] Following a period of legal practice as an advocate, he taught law at the University of the Punjab from 1978 to 1983 and then gained his PhD [22] in Islamic Law (Punishments in Islam, their Classification and Philosophy) from the same university in 1986 where his supervisors were Bashir Ahmad Siddiqui (‘Ulum al-Islamiyya) and Justice Javaid Iqbal.[23][24] He was appointed as a professor of Law at the University of Punjab, where he taught British, US and Islamic constitutional law.[25]

He was appointed as a Jurist Consultant (legal adviser) on Islamic law for the Supreme Court and the Federal Shariat Court of Pakistan[citation needed] and also worked as a specialist adviser on Islamic curricula for the Federal Ministry of Education (Pakistan).[citation needed] At various times between 1983 and 1987, he received and declined offers for various high-level posts.[citation needed]

He has delivered more than 6,000 lectures[citation needed] on economy and political studies, religious philosophy, law, Sufism, medical sciences, material sciences and astronomy. Numerous lectures are available in Urdu, English and Arabic at Islamic bookshops around the world.[citation needed]

Qadri has himself given ijaza to a number of leading Muslim scholars, making them his students, linking them through himself back to Muhammad.[26][27]

Founding of Minhaj-ul-Quran

Qadri founded a Sufism-based organisation Minhaj-ul-Quran International in October 1981 and spent the next decade expanding it nationally and internationally.[28] In 1987, the headquarters of Minhaj-ul-Quran, based in Lahore, Pakistan was inaugurated by Sufi saint Tahir Allauddin who is now regarded as the organisation's spiritual founder.[29] The goal of the organisation is fairly broad, namely to promote religious moderation, effective and sound education, inter-faith dialogue and harmony, and a moderate interpretation of Islam employing methods of Sufism.[30] Over the past 30 years, the institute has reportedly expanded to over 90 countries. During the March 2011 session the United Nations Economic and Social Council granted special consultative status to Qadri's organisation Minhaj-ul-Quran International.[31]

Noteworthy Events

In 2006, Qadri was a keynote speaker at the Muslims of Europe Conference in Istanbul, Turkey to discuss identity, citizenship, and challenges and opportunities for European Muslims.[32]

On 31 August 2008, Qadri delivered a lecture entitled "Islam on Peace, Integration and Human Rights" hosted by Farghana Institute Manchester.[33]

In March 2010 he gained media attention for the launch of his unconditional Fatwa on Terrorism and appeared on various international media outlets including Sky News, BBC News, ITV, EuroNews, Al-Jazeera, CNN and CNN's Amanpour, CBC News, Russia Today, Al Arabiya and various other outlets.[34] He appeared on Frost Over The World and interviewed by David Frost in which Qadri stated that the "purpose of his life is to bring peace and harmony in the world".[35] Furthermore, the US State Department declared the Fatwa to be a significant publication which takes back Islam from terrorists.[36]

Qadri was quoted in the American Foreign Policy magazine stating: "I am trying to bring [the terrorists] back towards humanism. This is a jihad against brutality, to bring them back towards normality. This is an intellectual jihad."[37]

In August 2010 Qadri held the first anti-terrorism camp for Muslim youth at the University of Warwick with the aim of tackling extremism in the UK.[38] The camp was organised by his organisation Minhaj-ul-Quran UK[39] which has established 572 schools, a number of colleges and a chartered university.[40]

Global Peace and Unity

Qadri at the Global Peace and Unity Conference, 23 October 2010

On 24 October 2010, Qadri was invited to deliver a speech entitled "Jihad: Perception and reality" to a gathering of thousands of British Muslims at the largest European multicultural gathering, the Global Peace and Unity event.[41] Qadri stated in his speech: "Let me make it very clear and sound, let me remove any ambiguity that no leader or a group has any authority to declare jihad. If any leader or a group does that, it is terrorism and not jihad." He added: "it is solely the prerogative of a state authority to declare jihad and only as a matter of last resort when diplomacy and all other efforts to make peace have failed."[42]

US Institute of Peace

On 10 November 2010, Qadri delivered a lecture on "Islamic Concept of Jihad" at the US Institute of Peace, a prestigious think-tank.[43] The audience comprised senior scholars, doctors, professors, engineers, policy makers and opinion leaders etc.[44]

World Economic Forum

Qadri at the World Economic Forum in Davos in January 2011

In January 2011, Qadri was invited to speak at the World Economic Forum in Davos on the topic of "The Reality of Terrorism".[45]

U.S. Islamic World Forum

In April 2011, Qadri was invited to speak at the U.S. - Islamic World Forum which was jointly organized by the Brookings Institution, Qatar Government and the OIC, where he spoke on issues such as integration and identity, the impact of media and politics, security and counter-terrorism, the treatment of minorities, and interfaith relations.[46][47][48]

Lecture on Terrorism & Integration at the Parliament of New South Wales, Australia

In July 2011, he gave a lecture on the issues of terrorism and integration at the Parliament of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia where he was invited by the member of the NSW Legislative Council, the Hon. Shaoquett Moselmane MLC.[49] The audience at the lecture comprised members of the NSW Legislative Council, ministers, politicians, policy makers, senior scholars and religious leaders, etc.[50] On 19 July 2011 Qadri appeared on NEWS LINE Australia Network where he discussed terrorism and possible troop withdrawals from Afghanistan.[51] On 23 July 2011, Qadri appeared on SBS ONE TV and cautioned Western governments about their "aid and anti-terror funding"[52]

Peace for Humanity Conference

Qadri at the Peace for Humanity Conference, 24 September 2011

On 24 September 2011, Minhaj-ul-Quran convened the "Peace for Humanity Conference" at Wembley Arena in London where Tahir-ul-Qadri and the assembled speakers issued a declaration of peace on behalf of religious representatives of several faiths, scholars, politicians, and 12,000 participants present from various countries. This conference was endorsed by, or received supportive messages from, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar University, Ban Ki-Moon (Secretary General of the United Nations), Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu (Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation), David Cameron (British Prime Minister), Nick Clegg (British Deputy Prime Minister), Rowan Williams (Archbishop of Canterbury) and others.[53][54]

Peaceful Future of Afghanistan Conference

On 30 November 2011, Qadri was the keynote speaker at the 3-day "Peaceful Future of Afghanistan" conference in Istanbul, Turkey which was organised by the Center for World Religions, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution of George Mason University together with Marmara University and was attended by more than 120 Afghani leaders. Qadri clarified about jihad and why suicide bombings is not Islamic. He provided suggestions on how to make a peaceful future in Afghanistan by dialogue and co-operation. He pointed out that Afghans need to unite against the radicals and Taliban who are in fact responsible for the NATO occupation in the first place.[55][56]

2012 Tour of India

Millions listen to Tahir-ul-Qadri in Hyderabad, India, March 2012

On 22 February 2012, Qadri arrived in Delhi for a 4-week tour of India.[57] Due to threat from the Taliban he was treated as a state guest[58] and was provided Z plus security throughout his tour by the Government of India.[59] Qadri went to India with a message of peace and said 'Terrorism has no place in Islam' while addressing the fatwa book launch in Delhi.[60] People gathered to listen to Qadri along with government officials in Gujarat.[61] In Hyderabad he attracted a large gathering of people at the Quli Qutub Shah stadium and spoke on the Islamic concept of wasilah.[62] Qadri addressed a huge crowd at Palace Grounds of the historic Bangalore where he cleared misconceptions about Islam and said 'A true Muslim is one who protects mankind, not just Muslims'.[63] Qadri also urged the Pakistani and Indian governments to reduce their defence expenditures and instead spend money on the welfare of poor people.[64] He went to Ajmer under tight security and his programme was not disclosed until he had arrived in the city. He was one of the only scholars to hold a gathering in historic Ajmer.[65] In Mumbai the state government had arranged adequate security for Qadri's programme due to threats from extremists.[66]

Views

Extremism & Terrorism

Qadri argues that terrorists have left the true, classical teachings of Islam and that their rebellious spirit of violence and religious extremism is a continuity of the Khawarij.[67] Qadri was one of the religious leaders in Pakistan to condemn the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. He has denounced and severely condemned Osama bin Ladin.[68]

Qadri describes terrorism as an "ideological infection"[69] and believes that, through his anti-terrorism summer camps, "we are fighting on the ideological, philosophical, theological and academic fronts. We are trying to educate young people."[70]

Reuters featured Qadri in August 2009 as a leading Sufi scholar who is working to bring the western youth away from extremism towards moderate Islam and to combat extreme tendencies.[71]

After the December 2009 Rawalpindi attack he was quoted as saying: "Suicide attacks are not allowed in Islam, these actions are un-Islamic, The slaughter of human beings in any religion or country, and terrorism in all its manifestations, are totally in contradiction with the teachings of Islam."[72] The same view is also held by the majority of mainstream (non-Sufi) Muslims[73] based on the teachings of the Qur'an 5:32.

Division of the World

Qadri refutes the division of the world into two categories Dar al-Islam (the abode of Islam) and Dar al-harb (the abode of war) and that the west is the latter;[74] Qadri instead divides the world into five categories.[75] Qadri argues that the word "Dar al-Islam" actually implies "the abode of Peace" rather than the abode of Islam and that all countries under the United Nations (UN), whether Muslim or non-Muslim actually come under Dar al-Ahad (house of treaty) which Qadri says is the same as Dar al-Islam.[76]

In his 2010 anti-terrorism summer camp in Britain, Qadri further commented on the issue saying,

All these Western countries - Britain, Europe, North America, wherever you are living - since you are enjoying all rights, all freedoms according to the constitution as other non-Muslim communities are enjoying, there is no difference. And I would have no hesitation in saying you are enjoying the rights and freedoms much better than in many other Muslim and Arab countries.[77]

Cartoon Controversy

He expressed concern when cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad were published in newspapers around Europe and sent out a memorandum called 'A call to prevent a clash of civilizations'.[78][79][80]

Fatwa on Terrorism

On 2 March 2010, Qadri issued a 600-page Fatwa on Terrorism, which is an "absolute" scholarly refutation of all terrorism without "any excuses or pretexts." He said that "Terrorism is terrorism, violence is violence and it has no place in Islamic teaching and no justification can be provided for it, or any kind of excuses or ifs or buts." Qadri said his fatwa, which declares terrorists and suicide bombers to be unbelievers, goes further than any previous denunciation.[81]

The US Congress funded think-tank United States Institute of Peace hosted Qadri in November 2010 to speak about his struggle against radicalism in Islam in light of his Fatwa on Terrorism.[44]

The Fatwa on Terrorism has been officially endorsed by Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt.[82][83]

Qadri at a news conference in London explaining the Fatwa on Terrorism.

Qadri states in his Fatwa on Terrorism:

The importance Islam lays on the sanctity and dignity of human life can be gauged from the fact that Islam does not allow indiscriminate killing even when Muslim armies are engaged in war against enemy troops. The killing of children, women, the old, infirm, religious leaders and traders is strictly prohibited. Nor can those who surrender their arms, confine themselves to their homes and seek shelter of anyone be killed. The public cannot be massacred. Likewise, places of worship, buildings, crops and even trees cannot be destroyed. On the one hand, there is a clear set of Islamic laws based on extreme discretion, and on the other, there are people who invoke the name of Islam to justify the indiscriminate killing of people, children, and women everywhere, without any distinction of religion or identity. It is a pity that such barbaric people still refer to their activities as Jihad. There can be no bigger discrepancy than this to be seen on earth. It can in no way be permissible to keep foreign delegates under unlawful custody and murder them and other peaceful non-Muslim citizens in retaliation for the interference, unjust activities and aggressive advances of their countries. The one who does has no relation to Islam and the Holy Prophet (blessings and peace be upon him).[84]

—Tahir-ul-Qadri, Fatwa on Terrorism

Burning of Qur'an

On 9 September 2010, Qadri wrote a letter to the U.S. President Barack Obama in response to the controversial 'Burn a Quran Day' urging him to stop this incident from happening.[85] Qadri wrote in an article published on the CNN website: "If this event had gone ahead it would not be less than 9/11 in the sense of far-reaching consequences and after-effects." he added: "A handful of individuals, it does not matter whether they are related to mosque or church, cannot be given the right to flippantly play about with peaceful co-existence, and their so-called sentiments cannot be preferred over global peace."[86]

Islamic State

Qadri views an Islamic state as a Muslim-majority country which respects freedom, the rule of law, global human rights (including religious freedom), social welfare, women's rights and the rights of minorities.[87]

He also claims that the Constitution of Medina "declared the state of Madinah as a political unit". He also mentions that the Constitution declared the "indivisible composition of the Muslim nation (Ummah)".[88]

With respect to the Constitution of Medina, Qadri says: "This was the constitution, which provided the guarantee of fundamental human rights in our history." He believes that "a constitution is a man-made law and by no means it can be declared superior to a God-made law."[88]

He believes in the Sovereignty of God’s law, that the Qur'an and Sunnah equates to State law, and that Islam encourages political activity. Qadri sees Islam as a faith which allows political participation. He believes in democracy and human rights, and argues that rights are defined in Islam by the Qur'an and Sunnah.[citation needed]

Political career

On May 25, 1989, Qadri founded a political party Pakistan Awami Tehreek or PAT. The main aims of this political party are to introduce the culture of true democracy, economic stability, improve the state of human rights, justice and the women's role in Pakistan. The PAT also aims to remove corruption from Pakistani politics. Its official website contains its formal manifesto.[89]

In 1990, Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) participated in the national elections just one year after it was founded. In 1991, PAT and TNFJ (Tehreek-e-Nifaz-e-Fiqh-e-Jafria A shia political group ) now known as Tehreek-e-Jafria[90] signed a 'Communique of Unity' in order to promotes social and religious harmony. In another creative move, PAT for the first time in the political history of Pakistan, introduced an idea of "working relationship" between the three national political forces, PAT, TNFJ and Tehreek-e-Istaqlal.

From 1989 to 1993, Qadri continuously worked as an opposition leader tying to indicate the government's mistakes and to suggest ways for improving the situation in the political, educational, and economical fields. In 1992 he presented a complete working plan for interest-free banking in Pakistan covering all kinds of national and international transaction which was recognized and appreciated by all sections of the society including industrial and banking professionals. PAT offices were also opened in major foreign countries.[91]

Qadri continued his research alongside his political career and, in 1996, he presented a thesis on the utilization of an observatory for moon sighting based on the more recent scientific findings.[92]

He was elected as an MNA (Member of the National Assembly) of his Lahore constituent on the Pakistani National Parliament. On 29 November 2004, Qadri announced his resignation as a Member of the National Assembly.[93] Explaining his resignation he cited the President's broken promises, political corruption and blackmailing, the undemocratic system, institutional inabilities, failures of accountability, the sabotage of National Assembly, global issues including Pakistan-US relations, international terrorism and US global domination, Israeli aggression, the Iraq war, Islamabad-Delhi relations including the Kashmir dispute and Pakistan-Afghanistan relations. His 41-page resignation statement is available online to read.[94]

In a January 2011 address to a meeting of MQI’s Majlis-e-Shura in Lahore, Qadri stated that the current political system of Pakistan protects a 3% ruling elite, while the 97%, who are mainly poor people, have effectively become slaves of this corrupt political system.[95][96]

Qadri is still influential in Pakistani politics[citation needed], on October 6, 2011, Supreme Court of Pakistan ordered action on Karachi violence after the Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry took a suo motu notice on the appeal of Dr Tahir ul Qadri.[95][97]

On 19 November 2011, speaking via video to a student rally at Punjab University, Lahore, Qadri requested the people to rise against the current political system like an Egyptian-style revolt.[98] He urged the youth to rebel against the corrupt system and play their role in a Pakistani mass movement.[99] During a press conference via video conference on 24 November, Qadri stated that even 100 elections under the current corrupt political system will not bring any change in Pakistan and announced that his political party will start countrywide peaceful rallies.[100]

Published Works

He has authored some 400 published works in Arabic, English and Urdu.[101][102] Amongst his recent works are:


The income from Qadri’s published books and DVDs and CDs of his lectures goes to his organisation Minhaj-ul-Quran International.[137]

English works include:

See also

References

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  6. ^ Religion should not be associated with terror
  7. ^ Peace and the prize
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  9. ^ Merry Christmas Interfaith Festival
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  11. ^ Minhaj Welfare Foundation
  12. ^ Qadri at 2011 World Economic Forum
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  14. ^ Sama‘: The Ulema have stipulated eight methods for the transmission and reception of hadith, of which direct listening (al-sama‘) from a Shaykh, reciting before the Shaykh (al-qira’a) and receiving permission (al-ijaza) are but a few examples.
  15. ^ a b Qadri, Tahir. al-Jawahir al-Bahira fi al-Asanid al-Tahira. MinhajBooks.com. pp. 27. http://www.minhajbooks.com/english/bookid/374/Al-Jawahir-al-Bahira-fi-al-Asanid-at-Tahira-by-Shaykh-ul-Islam-Dr-Muhammad-Tahir-ul-qadri.html. Retrieved 2012-01-15. 
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  28. ^ Minhaj-ul-Quran - a Sufi-based organisation
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  58. ^ Qadri given honour in India
  59. ^ Pakistani scholar thanks Modi for security
  60. ^ Terrorism has no place in Islam: Sufi scholar
  61. ^ Pakistani scholar thanks Modi for security
  62. ^ Islam a Religion of Human Rights: Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri
  63. ^ Pak scholar debunks Islamic stereotypes
  64. ^ Stay away from communal clashes in future: Pak Islamic scholar
  65. ^ Pak scholar to speak on Sufism in dargah
  66. ^ Adequate security in place for Pak prof’s programme: State
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  71. ^ Muslim Camp draws teens to Combat extremism
  72. ^ In Pakistan, anguish and questions, The Washington Post, 2009-12-6
  73. ^ Fatwa on suicide and on praying for one who has committed suicide
  74. ^ Division of Abodes
  75. ^ Qadri divides the World into five categories
  76. ^ Dar al-Harb (Abode of war) & Dar al-Islam (Abode of Islam)
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  82. ^ Al-Azhar University Certification
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  85. ^ Archbishop of Canterbury joins 'Koran burning' critics
  86. ^ Quran burning legacy would have lasted generations
  87. ^ Islam and Politics
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  89. ^ Manifesto of Pakistan Awami Tehreek
  90. ^ Tehrik-e-Nifaz-e-Fiqa-e-Jafria
  91. ^ working plan for interest free banking
  92. ^ Moon Visibility & Sighting of the Crescent Moon
  93. ^ Qadri sends 41-page resignation to speaker
  94. ^ Statement of Resignation from The National Assembly
  95. ^ a b Present system backs powerful elite
  96. ^ Tahir ul Qadri condemns governing setup
  97. ^ Pak court orders action on Karachi violence
  98. ^ Qadri urges people to rise against ‘corrupt system’
  99. ^ Youth urged to rebel against system
  100. ^ PAT drive announced
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  102. ^ Online Store with Dr. Tahir ul Qadri's Urdu, English and Arabic Books
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  111. ^ Qadri, Rawda al-Salikin
  112. ^ Qadri, Ahsan al-sana’a
  113. ^ http://www.minhajbooks.com/english/bookid/330/Rahat-al-Qulub-fi-Madhi-n-Nabiyyi-al-Mahbub-by-Shaykh-ul-Islam-Dr-Muhammad-Tahir-ul-Qadri.html Qadri, Raha al-Qulub
  114. ^ http://www.minhajbooks.com/english/bookid/31/al-Kanz-ath-Thamin-fi-Fadilat-adh-Dhikr-wadh-Dhakirin-Pearls-of-Remembrance-by-Shaykh-ul-Islam-Dr-Muhammad-Tahir-ul-Qadri.html Qadri, al-Kazn al-Thamin]
  115. ^ Qadri, al-Badr al-Tamam
  116. ^ Qadri, Ahsan al-Subul
  117. ^ Qadri, al-Qawl al-Qawi
  118. ^ Qadri, al-Khutba al-Sadida
  119. ^ Qadri, al-‘Abdiyya fi al-Hadrat al-samadiyya
  120. ^ Qadri, al-Lubab fi al-Huquq wa al-Adab
  121. ^ Qadri, Imam Abu Hanifa: Imam al-A’imma fi al-Hadith
  122. ^ Qadri, Kitab al-Tawhid, volume 1
  123. ^ Qadri, Kitab al-Bid‘a
  124. ^ http://www.minhajbooks.com/english/bookid/79/Milad-un-Nabi-S-A-W-by-Shaykh-ul-Islam-Dr-Muhammad-Tahir-ul-Qadri.html Qadri, Mawlid al-Nabawi
  125. ^ [http://www.minhajbooks.com/english/bookid/85/Khasais-al-Mustafa-Holy-Prophets-exclusive-virtues-by-Shaykh-ul-Islam-Dr-Muhammad-Tahir-ul-Qadri.html Qadri, Khasa’is al-Mustafa’
  126. ^ Qadri, Shama’il al-Mustafa’
  127. ^ Qadri, Asma’ al-Mustafa’
  128. ^ Qadri, Dala’il al-Barakat fi Tahiyya wa al-Salat
  129. ^ Qadri, al-Hukm al-Shar‘i
  130. ^ Qadri, Qawa‘id al-Iqtisad fi al-Islam
  131. ^ Qadri, Nizam Mustafa’
  132. ^ Qadri, al-Fuyudat al-Muhammadiyya
  133. ^ Islam me Insani Huquq
  134. ^ http://www.minhajbooks.com/english/bookid/286/Rights%20of%20Minorities%20in%20Islam.html, Islam me Aqaliyyato ke Huquq]
  135. ^ http://www.minhajbooks.com/english/bookid/288/Women%20Rights%20in%20Islam.html, Islam me Khawatin ke Huquq]
  136. ^ http://www.minhajbooks.com/english/bookid/287/Rights%20of%20the%20Old%20and%20the%20Disabled%20in%20Islam.html, Islam me `Umar Sida awr Ma`zur Afrad ke Huquq]
  137. ^ Notice of his income towards MQI in his book Creation of man page 1
  138. ^ Righteous Character & Social Interactions: Al-Minhaj Al-Sawi Part 2
  139. ^ Prophetic Virtues and Miracles: Al-Minhaj Al-Sawi Part 1
  140. ^ The Glorious Qur'an (English Translation)
  141. ^ Sacred Boundaries: A Historical Fatwa on Terrorism
  142. ^ Irfan-ul-Quran
  143. ^ Beseeching for Help
  144. ^ Peace, Integration and Human Rights
  145. ^ (meanings, application and scope)
  146. ^ Creation of Man
  147. ^ Islamic Concept of Human Nature
  148. ^ and Criminality
  149. ^ Pearls of Remembrance
  150. ^ Islam on Prevention of Heart Diseases
  151. ^ Islamic Concept of Intermediation
  152. ^ The Constitution of Madina
  153. ^ [11]
  154. ^ Islamic concept of knowledge
  155. ^ Spiritualism and Magnetism
  156. ^ Creation and Evolution of the Universe
  157. ^ Islam and Freedom of Human Will Islam and Freedom of Human Will
  158. ^ Islamic Concept of Law
  159. ^ Greetings and Salutations on the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم)
  160. ^ The Islamic State
  161. ^ The Ghadir Declaration
  162. ^ Virtues of Sayyedah Fatimah
  163. ^ Imam Bukhari and the Love of the Prophet [pbuh] (Al-Hidayah Series)
  164. ^ Talk on Rafal Yadain where he states he is Hanafi

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