Nurturing The Future Generation

About Us

MQI is has led the way in these areas with a dedicated and concerted policy of engaging with people of various ages from across communities. It has been at the forefront of promoting religious moderation, human rights, women’s rights, social welfare, and education.

The UK body of Minhaj-ul-Quran International was developed in the mid 1980s and from the onset it had a manifest objective of developing the Muslim community to integrate and play an effective role alongside other communities in Europe.

Our vision, within the UK has been to establish an effective national organisation working on various levels, primarily focusing on the empowerment of communities through a programme of education and community engagement. Equally, the second phase focused on welfare issues throughout the world, which included poverty, health, and natural disasters. In 2014, Minhaj-ul-Quran International was recognised for its work over a 30 year period, and was awarded a ‘special consultative status’ by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), the first Muslim organisation ever to have been awarded with such a status.
A significant area of MQI’s work is tackling Extremism and Terrorism for which Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri launched a comprehensive and innovative Fatwa (Religious Edict) in March 2010 in London. The Fatwa is one of the most significant documents on counter-terrorism which has been well received by many states around the world, including the West. Furthermore, in July 2015, Minhaj-ul-Quran International launched a multi dimensional ‘Peace and Counter Terrorism Curriculum‘ in London, which has been utilised in various academic, theological and political circles.

Our aim at Madinat al-Zahra is to establish a centre of excellence based on the four main branches which collectively complete our institute – a mosque, community centre, school, and retail units. All faculties will be considered with the underlying principle of community cohesion and betterment in mind whilst providing a central hub for individuals of all ages and walks of life.. It is located at the heart of the Bradford community on Bartle Lane, Bradford BD7 and will be easily accessible.

Our Vision

Our Vision is to develop an iconic feature that is ergonomically designed, innovative, and creative, one that will be appreciated by the community at large. Education and community engagement will be a key objective and a focal point in the development of this project.
Our Vision

Our Strategy

The essential feature of our strategy coincides with the priorities of the Mission of MQI:
• Promoting the message of peace and harmony through integration and inter-cultural dialogue
• Building bridges between diverse communities of the district and residents within the locality
• Developing mutual partnerships with the local authority and other governmental institutions and community and voluntary sector organisations.
Our Strategy
Some Featured Facts


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