Minhaj ul Quran was established in 17th October 1980. It has rapidly grown by then and has its network spread across 90 countries worldwide, with its well defined objectives and aims and all–encompassing sphere of activity, including education, welfare, promotion of love, culture and spiritual uplift worldwide. Minhaj-ul-Quran International is one of the largest non-political, non-sectarian non-governmental organizations in the world. They aim to give a change in the society by comprehensive and multidimensional ways. They have laid down four major objectives to achieve.
*Dawa and Multiplication of True Islamic Teaching
* Reformation of the Moral and spiritual Affairs of Ummah
*Revival of Islamic Science
* Promotion and Renaissance of Islam.
First mission of Minhaj ul Quran struggles is “multiplication” which is introduced to the people through Dawa.
The second stage is ‘Organization.’ all those who join the MQI and work for the MQI objectives are put into an organizational structure.
The third stage concentrates on ‘Education and training’ All the members and workers are known as ‘Rufaqa’
The Fourth stage concentrates on ‘Implementation.’ It signifies the struggle for the practical realization of welfare, social, legal, cultural, educational religious economic, political vision and ideology of MQI.
Fifth stage concentrates on ‘Reformation’ refers to consolidation of results achieved by Minhaj ul Quran and transforming them into actual and permanent change thus achieving reformation and renewal of the systems.
Minhaj ul Quran has established Minhaj University Lahore (MUL) chartered by the Government to provide higher education which is also accessible to the poor ones, keeping in mind the literacy rate lower than 50% in Pakistan. It is a large education project. The Minhaj Education Society (MES) has established hundreds of educational centers throughout Pakistan. It is helping low income families and females to educate. In the field of social welfare, disasters and poverty relief, the MQI, formed a new organization in 1989, which is known as the Minhaj Welfare Foundation (MWF). It has benefited victims of natural disasters such as the Tsunami affecting Indonesia; the Bam earthquake, Iran; the South Asian earthquake in Pakistan, as well as many developments and educational projects in Pakistan and other underprivileged countries.