Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, a Pakistani politician, Sufi scholar and founder of Minhaj-ul-Quran International has spent five years writing the first Islamic ant-terrorism curriculum. He will launch the teachings in London on Tuesday 23rd June.
In an effort to dissuade the ever-growing numbers of disillusioned Muslims travelling to join Islamic State (IS), Dr Qadri, author of 2010’s “Fatwa on Terrorism and Suicide Bombings”, explained his philosophy behind his work.
“It took me five years to prepare this curriculum which takes the head of the dangerous and unIslamic ideology of IS. The books draw heavily upon Quranic verses and traditions of the Prophet to expose IS and other militant groups who have absolutely no authority or legitimacy for setting up an ‘Islamic State’. IS is an enemy of humanity.”
Dr Qadri revealed that he had requested people from across the British spectrum to adopt the work. Academics, the government, and intelligence and police officials have been invited to the launch.
50 young British Muslims have been trained to counter the online message of IS, he said.
The curriculum will be launched in Pakistan after the UK, with an eye on people vulnerable to the IS message in India as well.
“Yes, after the London launch of the curriculum we will launch it in Islamabad in July. I am very much interested to take this project to India as well and am interested to collaborate with a like-minded organisation.”