Idara Minhaj-ul-Quran

About Us

Idara Minhaj-ul-Quran, a Pakistan-based international organization founded by Shaykh ul Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir ul Qadri. Headquarters of IMQ are situated in Lahore. Vigorously pursuing its well-defined objectives and spreading its comprehensive and all-encompassing sphere of activity, including welfare, education, promotion of love culture and spiritual uplift all over the world, it is probably one of the largest non-political, non-sectarian non-governmental organizations in the world. Since its establishment on 17th October 1980, it has rapidly grown and, within less than 30 years, its organizational network has expanded to more than 90 countries worldwide. Minhaj-ul-Quran is unmatchable for its rapid growth and no contemporary religious or political organization or movement has spread worldwide in such a short span of time.


To bring about a comprehensive and multidimensional change in the society which at the same time ends the academic and ideological deadlock and revives, once again, the weakened moral and spiritual values.


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 to provide social welfare and promotion of human rights.

Major Objectives

Elaborating the aims and objectives of MQI, the founding leader Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri stated:

"The primary aim of the Minhaj-ul-Quran 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."

Idara Minhaj-ul-Quran is not a movement based on just imaginary and impracticable ideology and philosophy but, on the contrary, is based on a comprehensive and practicable ideology. Its leadership has not only introduced the ideology but also provided a detailed strategy to be practically put into practice. Moreover, it aims at reviving the true values and principles of Islam, eliminating the social, cultural, ideological, moral, spiritual, economical, legal and political decline of Muslim Umma in particular and the whole mankind in general. Love, peace, harmony, universal brotherhood, justice, equity and prosperity lie only in the revival of these values. With this well-defined goal fixed, the MQI has laid down four major objectives to achieve.

  • Da'wa and Propagation of True Islamic Teachings
  • Reformation of the Moral and Spiritual Affairs of Umma
  • Revival of Islamic Sciences
  • Promotion and Renaissance of Islam

The Distinctive Characteristics

The IMQ holds strong discrimination from its contemporary religious organizations and parties in several different ways. It is unique and different from every other organization by virtue of its constitution, program, establishment, span of work, field, work style, and over and above all, its objectives. It can be distinguished from other organizations on the following five basic discriminatory grounds:

  1. All-embracing and all-encompassing struggle
  2. Sincerity of faith and devotion, and spiritualism
  3. Piety
  4. Changing the society for good
  5. Universalism