| Dr. Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri is the founding chairman of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT or Pakistan Popular Movement) and the patron in chief of Minhaj-ul-Qur’an International and Minhaj Welfare Foundation.PAT is a unique political party of Pakistan which has a network at the grass root level in all the four provinces and abroad and whose workers, under the guidance of their leadership, are contributing a great deal in political as well as social sector of the country.Minhaj-ul-Quran Movement International has its offices in more than 80 countries around the world. It is a non-political, spiritual Movement working for the betterment of all the people living in Pakistan and abroad in general and the Muslims in particular.Minhaj Welfare Foundation is working not only in Pakistan, but in fact across the globe, for the social and educational development of mankind. It is an NGO with around 1000 educational institutions in Pakistan that have an objective of creating social and political awareness among the masses and also of imparting state of the art education to Pakistanis. It is also working in the health sector, building Medicare facilities for the poor, arranging free medical camps etc. and is also involved in developing vocational institutions.
A man of extraordinary capabilities, Dr. Qadri is a gift of God. He is a theologian and a theosophist, a scientist and a spiritualist, a preacher and a reformer, a philosopher and a political thinker, a thunder among the forces of evil and exploitation and a mild breeze in the minds of mankind. And above all he is the animating heartbeat of hundreds of thousands of people around the World.
As such Professor Qadri emerges as a person of destiny with his learned instruction and creative interpretation of Islam providing refreshing perspectives of the role of Islam in the contemporary World. Unfortunately, in the past several decades, the universality of Islam has been obscured by stereotyped conservatism. Dr. Qadri with his progressive ideas and better contemporary World vision is performing an important role in the renaissance of Islam. Without doubt, he is a refreshing tide in humanity.
Doctor Qadri is a distinctive Islamic scholar of international repute. He has delivered lectures on almost all major contemporary issues in various national and international conferences, seminars, gatherings and specially organized programs by universities and colleges in all the continents of the World. He has singular distinction of presenting the basic idea of interest free Islamic banking in the presence of a huge gathering at Lahore on October 7, 1992 in response to challenge that contemporary finance and economy can not be run with out interest.