Dr. Tahir ul Qadri Minhaj ul Quran
Tahir ul-Qadri (born February 19, 1951) also known as Shaikh
ul Islam by his followers. He is a writer, poet, professor, religious
scholar, and a politician from Pakistan.
Dr. Tahir ul Qadri is the founding leader of Minhaj ul Qur'an
International, a worldwide organisation whose stated aim is
the establishment of unity and understanding between
communities, and education for the young in the classical
Islamic sciences for the promotion of peace. He is also
founder of the Minhaj Welfare Foundation which is for the
provision of welfare for the needy and of the Minhaj
International University based in Lahore. Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri is
also the founding chairman of the political party Pakistan
Awami Tehreek (PAT).
His multilingual skills have made him prominent amongst Muslim
scholars as he is fluent in Urdu, Punjabi, English, Arabic and
He was the student of Sayyidna Tahir Allauddin Al Qadri Al
Gillani (who is the 17th descendant of the Shaykh Abdul-Qadir
Gilani and 28th descendant of Islamic prophet Muhammad) and
remained under his guidance for 25 years.