MIWF provides free hearing aids to patients

3rd March,2023


On the occasion of world hearing day, Minhaj Interfaith and welfare foundation distributed 30 hearing aids for hearing loss individuals. The event was held at Sahara school for special needs which is managed by MIWF.

On this occasion Mr Ayub khan, Corporator Udaygiri, Mr Sudhakar (Police inspector Udaygiri), Mr Jayaram (Ear mould technician) were invited as chief guests.

Please donate for the cause, https://www.ketto.org/fundraiser/help-us-donate-hearing-aids-for-the-hearing-impaired

Books of Shaykh ul Islam presented to Christian delegation

27 Jan , Bengaluru 

Religious heads of Christian Community visited Masjid-e-Khadria in Bengaluru. Cardinal Luis Antonio of Vatican City, Archbishop Peter Machado visited the Masjid with a message of Peace & Unity.

During the event MQII CEC member and MIWF Director Janab Ayyub Ansari Saheb gifted the Book “Muhammad the Merciful” By Shaykh ul Islam Dr TahirulQadri ” To the delegates.


Minhaj Interfaith and Welfare foundation organized an Interfaith Meelad event in Mumbai

22nd October, Mumbai

MIWF held an interfaith Meelad event at Memonwada playground of Bhendi Bazar on 22nd October which was attended by leaders from various Muslim sects, Christian, Hindu, Sikh and Buddhist faiths.
MLA Amin Patel was invited as Chief guest and Nishith Mishra (IG, ATS) was the guest of honor for the event. The book written by Shaykh ul Islam Dr. Tahir ul Qadri titled “A real sketch of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)” was launched at the event which was attended by a large gathering of people from different faiths.

Event started with recitation of the Quran by Maulana Anis Ashrafi.
Sayeed Khan introduced the aims of the program by saying that we are followers of a universal prophet and a universal religion that teaches us to live in harmony with followers of different faiths and cultures.
Renowned singer Anushka Nikam recited a poem composed in the praise of the Prophet(peace be upon him) in Marathi and Alka Sharar recited her famous verses of Naat in Urdu.

Social activist Farid Ahmed Khan lauded the initiative of MIWF to celebrate Meelad with followers of different faiths and quoted Quwar Mahendra Singh Bedi that Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is not limited to muslims and his Ummah includes the whole of humanity. He stated that this message has been echoed by many thinkers like Jyotiba Phule who was a well-known anti-caste social activist and writer who had composed famous poems in praise of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) in Marathi.

Father Dr. Stephen stated the purpose of Meelad or coming of Prophets in the world is to liberate people from bondages. He stated that Prophet Moses(AS) liberated people of Egypt from slavery. After him the trait of racial superiority became widespread and God sent Prophet Jesus(AS) who taught that salvation is not specific to a race and he gave teachings of brotherhood and tolerance to human beings and after his passing away, polytheism started spreading in the world as people started giving divine status to human beings and God sent Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) who taught the message of monotheism to humanity. He taught peace and showed great restraint inspite of persecution in Makkah and in recent past this teaching was reiterated when Muslims selflessly served the covid patients during the Pandemic inspite of being falsely blamed for spreading the pandemic.

Shia scholar Roohe Zafar said that Meelad gives us a message of unity and said that it reminds us of how Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) united different tribes that used to fight and indulge in bloodshed for years over petty issues. Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was recognized as truthful and trustworthy in this environment of mistrust and division of tribes and he gave message of  humanity and selflessness and with his efforts Allah transformed that society to a point that his followers were ready to sacrifice their lives for the betterment of others. We need to celebrate the birth and also remove Envy, Hatred and selfishness from society so that citizens of our nation stay united as brothers in humanity.

Buddhist priest Shri Viranta Bhante said that there are lot of similarities in teachings of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and Gautam Buddha and quoted their common teachings that superiority is not due to birth or race but due to superior actions.

Shri Satnam Singh who represented Sikh religion said that  universal teachings of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) are guiding light for whole humanity and said that that Innumerable lights of love are needed to  remove the darkness of hatred.

Delivering keynote speech Dr. Hafiz ur Rahman stated that India is the most diverse nation in the whole world in terms of languages and religions and congratulated Minhaj team for setting up precedent by conducting this unique conference in which people of different faiths and ideologies are brought together. Highlighting teachings of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) he said that he taught that water should not be wasted and even birds should not be killed without reason. He taught that whoever strives in caring for a widow or a poor person is like the one who strives in the path of God. Highlighting how he upheld rights of women he said that Pre-Islamic Arabia had no regard for daughters ,Widows and divorcee women and Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) brought a revolution by upholding their rights. He stated that Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was an embodiment of Social justice right from his childhood and he was a peacemaker throughout his life. When he entered Makkah as a conquerer he declared the home of his worst enemies as an “Home of peace” and said that anyone who enters them will not be harmed. He said that the Makkan phase of Seerah is an example of how a community can live in a state as a minority and be exemplars of patience and Madina is an example of how a majority can rule by giving minorities their full economic and religious rights. He said that there is a need to implement sunnahs of respecting young ones as our Prophet (peace be upon him) used to shorten prayers for the convenience of young ones. Highlighting the common teachings of love of humanity and Divine oneness in Upanishads and Holy Quran he said that there is a need for Hindus and Muslims to unite on common grounds and work for common good for humanity.

Local MLA Amin Patel expressed his views on the event and stated that humanity is a common ground among all relgious teachings and mentioned an example from hadith stating that Prophet Muhammad(peace be upon him) asked his followers to feed their hungry neighbour and didn’t restrict this pious action only to Muslim neighbours. He said that Prophetic teachings of brotherhood, tolerance and mutual respect should be reflected in our behaviour and said that MIWF has taken a good step in this direction by involving people of different faiths in causes of serving humanity.

Zafar Arshad who had travelled from Canada for the event also recited poetry in praise of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ during the event.

Shakir sir from Jamat e Islami Hind and Shabbir Bhopalwala (PRO Madni Mahal – Bohra Jamat) were felicitated at the event along with other guests .

MQI Chief coordinator Asad Naeem and MIWF VP Zubair Ahmed Ansari thanked the guests and audience for gracing the event with their presence and the event concluded with prayers and salutations on the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) by Maulana Anis Ashrafi.


MQII West Bengal held the Jashn-e-Milad and Interfaith Event on Oct 7, 2022 at Hotel Crestwood, Kolkata.

Following Religious Leaders were the Chief Guests at the Event:-

Yogi Pratik Majumdar (Devotee of Shri Radhe Krishna and Shri Chaitanya Maha Prabhu; Hindu Tantra and Yogi Guru; Ex-Member of International Council of Jurists, London; and Advocate Indian Supreme Court and Calcutta High Court), Gourav Singha Ray (Pastor and Motivational Speaker).

Minhaj-ul-Quran Founder, Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr. Tahir ul Qadri’s, message of global peace was echoed by Minhaj-ul-Quran West Bengal’s President, Syed Najam.
He welcomed all the representatives of the communities warmly and said, “Today evil has damaged the divine heart, divided its human body, so let us repair its broken strings. On this day how lucky we are by hosting and participating in this interfaith event. We have become an embodiment of Abrahamic legacy and the legacy of all Sacred Saints. We can hear the holy spirit of Jesus Christ giving the message of salvation to mankind, and we can hear the Holy Prophet PBUH from Madinah, giving his message of love, peace and mercy for the whole of mankind. And I would like all of us to recognize and remember our God, our Lord, the one and the only one.” Yogi Pratik Majumdar echoed the message of harmony and peace and on the eve of Birthday of Holy Prophet PBUH, he congratulated the blessed parents of Holy Prophet PBUH and the renowned personalities of Islam including Hazrat Ali and Hazrat Waris Paak. He reiterated the need to repeat the interfaith harmony in this country as professed by Khawaja Gharib Nawaz Sarkar. Pastor Gaurav Singha Ray was equivocal about the need of love and respect for each other’s faith. He reminded the audience of the respect and utmost reverence that the Father of the Church in Syria paid to the blessed head of Hazrat Imam Hussain while it was being taken to Yazid’s court. He stated that we need to bring the commonalities of all religions and we need to have much more of these events to establish and repeat the message in every corners of this country, so that the message of Truth overpowers the propaganda of Evil.

MIWF conducted Meelad and Welfare event for the benefit of Cancer patients

2nd October,2022 – Mumbai

Minhaj Interfaith & Welfare did a welfare event for cancer patients at Noori Hall,  Parel , Mumbai on Sunday,2nd October. The event which was held in collaboration with Cancare Research Foundation was titled “We can beat Cancer together” and was attended by more than 120 patients and their families.

The event started with the recitation of the Holy Quran.

Delivering the keynote speech at the event, Maulana Ali Muhammad stated that all religious scriptures mention that God created human beings so that they have a feeling of empathy towards fellow human beings and they should serve each other in order to please their creator. He mentioned that service towards creation is an important aspect of Islamic teachings and in our age Minhaj ul Quran founded by Shaykh ul Islam Dr. Tahir ul Qadri is performing this duty by spreading the light of knowledge and serving the needy people across 90 countries through various projects.

Dr Uzma gave a presentation about the kinds of healthy foods that should be given to cancer patients and also told about the precautions that need to be taken while taking Chemo treatment.

Sagir Deshmukh (Cancare Foundation) gave a presentation about the causes of cancer, its symptoms, preventive measures, and cures.

Mustafa saab from MIWF gave a vote of thanks and announced that two wheelchairs were being gifted to the Noori Dargah trust from MIWF.

Sweets , health drinks, blankets and food items were gifted to patients. The English and Hindi versions of book “Real Sketch of Prophet Muhammad(peace be upon him)” were also gifted to the patients and guests.

School for special children by MIWF inaugurated in Mysuru

02.08.2022, Mysuru Sahara school for children with special needs was inaugurated on 30th July 2022 at # 200, 2nd cross, 2nd stage opp Tippu Park in Udaygiri, Mysuru. This special school is a project by Minhaj Interfaith & Welfare Foundation (MIWF). To grace this occasion, Mr. Ayub Ansari (Central Executive Council Member Of Minhaj Ul Quran International India (MQI) General Secretary MQI Karnataka), Mr. Zubair Ansari (Central Executive Council Member of Minhaj Ul Quran International India (MQI) President MQI, Maharashtra) Mr. Sayed Faraz Muhiuddin (Central Executive Council Member of Minhaj Ul Quran International India (MQI) State President MQI, Karnataka), Mrs. Malini R ( District Disability Welfare Officer, Mysuru), Prof. V. Jaganatha ( former scientist engineer, ISRO, Bangalore & co-ordinator, people science forum, KRVP, Mysuru), Mr. J. Govindaraju (District President, Karnataka state government employees association, Mysuru were present as chief guests.

The program started with a welcome speech by Dr. Alsheik Ziauddin (MIWF Head, India, central working council member of MQI, India) who addressed the gathering by introducing & Welcoming all the chief guests to the inauguration ceremony. Speaking to the gathering, all our chief guests expressed their happiness and congratulated the Sahara team and Minhaj Interfaith Welfare Foundation for taking the initiative of opening such a special school in Mysuru.

Children with special needs are often neglected and are not exposed to Society, which makes it difficult to manage them by parents, opening this Sahara special school will really help the parents as well as children to adjust with the general environment. And also spoke about co-operation facilities to aid these kids said Mr. Ayub Khan (Corporator of Udaygiri), Mr Ayub Ansari (Central Executive Council Member Of Minhaj Ul Quran International India (MQI) General Secretary MQI Karnataka) Mr Zubair Ansari (Central Executive Council Member of Minhaj Ul Quran International India (MQI) President MQI, Maharashtra) Mr. Sayed Faraz Muhiuddin (Central Executive Council Member of Minhaj Ul Quran International India (MQI) State President MQI, Karnataka) appreciated the mission & vision of the school and promised to stand by Sahara team. Also encouraged to open up many more projects in future in all states.            

Mrs. Malini R (District Disability Welfare Officer, Mysuru) speaking to the gathering said these children are not disabled these are children with special needs, which need more care to handle. Also spoke about the difficulty in managing these kids at home and training these parents in school is one of the important tasks which will be done in Sahara school. This will benefit many families and children with special needs & congratulated Sahara school team & MIWF & encouraged their support & efforts.

The introduction of the school, aims & vision of the school was delivered by Mrs. Irfana Husen who is the managing director of Sahara special school. Speaking to the gathering, services like special educational programs, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, and hearing testing are provided in this center. All these services will ensure the overall development of the children which make them better adapted to society.

All the chief guests did the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Visited classroom for children with intellectual disability, classroom for children with autism, classroom for children with cerebral palsy and multiple disabilities, physiotherapy, occupational therapy room, speech-language therapy room, and hearing assessment room.
Facilitating and honoring was done to all the chief guest’s vote of thanks was delivered by Mr. Afroz Khan. Special thanks to Mr. Alsheik Ziauddin for his contribution to proposing the idea of opening a school in Mysuru . Md Kausar, Md Azhar, Md Khadeer khan, Mrs. Irfana Husen, and Mrs. Fazeelath & other Sahara team,  all the chief guests and those who attended the program.

The Program was concluded by the national anthem by Mrs. Fazeelath.
Please donate to the school at the below link:https://www.ketto.org/fundraiser/school-for-special-needs

MIWF conducted Interfaith Eid Milan event in New Delhi

An interfaith Eid Milan event was held at Le’Elegant Function Hall in New Delhi on 15th May, 2022

Hon’ble Member of Parliament and famous Sufi singer, Padma Shri HANS RAJ HANS JI was invited as Chief Guest. He spoke on peace and brotherhood and unity among all religions and appreciated the MLRC initiative of the promotion of interfaith through our newly launched department of interfaith and commended the organizing team for the success of the program.

The enlightening address was followed by the other eminent speakers who expressed their views on unity and love in their speech.

Swami Sushil Ji Maharaj expressed his happiness after meeting all the other speakers mainly Referring to and expressing his elation and appreciation of the large gamut of faith leaders. He especially referred to Hans Raj Hans ji and his role in building unity among the religion.

Haji Salman Chishti highlighted the importance of unity among people when they visit Ajmer dargah and how the people help and support each other in the formation of an ideal pluralistic society. Haji Salman Chishti went on to substantiate his points by quoting Khawaja Gharib Nawaz Moinuddin Chishti (R.A):”Sun like Grace, River like Generosity and Earth-like Hospitality”
This message of Harmony, Peace, and Unity among all Creations has been amplified by the Minhaj Learning & Research Centre (MLRC) and Minhaj Interfaith & Welfare Foundation through the Interfaith Eid Milan evening and the inauguration of the Inter-Faith Studies Department in New Delhi.

Father (DR) M.D. Thomas thanked the MLRC and MIWF (Minhaj Interfaith Welfare Foundation) for inviting him and for organizing a great event which he viewed as a gigantic task in these challenging times in the country. He said the great concept of Interfaith Studies enriched him as an academic discipline at MLRC. Using lofty poetry and words of wisdom, he prayed to God for universal brotherhood and showed great hope for the MLRC to bridge the gap between different communities in India. MLRC will reach great success in strengthening interfaith harmony in India which will ultimately help in nation-building, Father Thomas said. He concluded his address by urging people to stand together to eliminate all the ills of communal hatred and social divisiveness.

Dr. Ziauddin (MIWF India – CWC Member) highlighted the work being done by MIWF since its inception and mentioned that such gatherings are important to maintain the social fabric of our society.
Paramjit Singh Chandhokji (Advisor of Delhi Sikh Gurudwara) mentioned the activities of Gurudwara which are being carried out without any discrimination for the welfare of humanity and commended the work being carried out by MIWF.

IAS Coach and motivational speaker Sameer Siddiqui highlighted the impact of social media in spreading hatred in society and said that our youth should make judicious use of it.

The event concluded with a vote of thanks by Rafeeq Ahmed Khan (MIWF President) who thanked all the speakers, organizers, and the audience for making the event successful.

MIWF: Share the Blessings of Qurbani 2022 – Report

On behalf of MIWF, we wish you and your family a blessed Eid al-Adha. May Allah accept your prayers and worship. For those who just completed the Hajj, we pray that Almighty Allah accepts their pilgrimage. Aameen!

MIWF has been carrying out Qurbani program in the poorest regions of India for the past 6 years. During this Eid-ul-Adha MIWF started the Qurbani Helpfeed campaign on 1st Zil Hajj, our donors booked 615 Qurbani shares. MIWF carried out its Qurbani campaign in West Bengal, Bihar, and Jharkhand, and the meat was distributed to approximately 39,000 needy people.
The meat of Qurbani was distributed among the poor and the needy at the following locations:

  • Rajouli and Tithouri (Bihar)
  • Kasabgola(West Bengal) and
  • Giridhi(Jharkhand).

Highlighting the purpose of the Qurbani 2022 campaign, Rafeeq Ahmed Khan(President MIWF ) stated that we intended to fulfill the obligation of Qurbani this year in remote areas so that the farmers and poor families living in villages get the maximum benefit of our campaign.

Dr. Zia(MIWF India – CWC Welfare) stated that MIWF has kept complete transparency in the process of the Qurbani campaign by having an online system of receipt generation and reporting on its portal and Mobile app named Minhajconnect so that donors are satisfied with the right utilization of their Qurbani donations.

Najam Syed(President of MQII West Bengal and Manager of the Qurbani project) mentioned that many of the villagers where Qurbani was done do not even have proper shelters as they were destroyed by recent storms and flooding.MIWF Team volunteers have been working strenuously for a month in these villages to identify the low-income families. MIWF was able to benefit approx 39,000 people through its Qurbani 2022 Help feed campaign.

We want to thank our donors and volunteers for making this campaign successful and pray that Almighty Allah accepts our sacrifice.

Phase-1 Help Feed Project 2022 Completed

The COVID-19 pandemic and deteriorating economic situation globally has pushed many of those most vulnerable even deeper into extreme poverty. Many families have lost their informal daily wages, and now face severe levels of food insecurity. 
MIWF is committed to feeding needy families. We are identifying the needy families through local Imams and our volunteer teams who are working on the ground.
Alhamdulillah with the support of our generous donors , our teams completed Phase-1 of the Ramadan Helpfeed project and distributed the Ration packets to 861 needy families so far in Bhuj, Mysuru, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Prayagraj, Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Thane.

Please donate generously , so that we continue feeding the needy families with your Zakat/Sadaqa and Fidya donations.
Helpfeed Project Donation link:

Zakat Donation link:

OrDonate directly to:Account name : Minhaj Interfaith & Welfare Foundation
Account : 917010063779354
Ifsc code : UTIB0000294
Bank : Axis bank
Branch : Crawford market mumbai
Contact – 09821108686

Some pics from the Helpfeed pack distribution

MIWF conducts Covid vaccination drives

MIWF conducts Covid vaccination drives and awareness campaigns

A team of  volunteers  and religious scholars (Ulema) from Minhaj Interfaith and Welfare Foundation is working to get people in Muslim dominated areas of Mumbai vaccinated against Covid-19 by conducting awareness campaigns and vaccination drives. They have asked scholars to use Friday sermons to make announcements about vaccination and address the common myths about the vaccine. They have helped dispel the taboo around Covid-19 vaccination among the Muslim community in Dharavi, Govandi, Wadala and Sewree areas of Mumbai.

Zubair Ahmed, VP MIWF stated that, “The vaccination drives have been going on in these areas since last 6 months but the turnout was very low. Our team carried out awareness campaigns in these areas with the help of religious scholars and social workers and the vaccine hesitancy is  gradually reducing. We have done 5 mass vaccination drives in these areas so far and the response has been very good.”

MIWF volunteer Irshad Ali said that ,“There was a lot of misinformation among people about vaccination and the effects it will have. We worked with local Muslim scholars and asked them to speak about the importance of Covid vaccination. The campaign is showing results as more and more people are now coming forward to get vaccinated.”

Doctors and medical staff from Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital that conducted the vaccination included: Komal Gupta, Anil Gaikwad, Akshay Boricha, Vinod Kharat, Archana Diwedi, Sneha Dhabolkan, Dr. Hasmeet.

MIWF volunteers who coordinated and helped in smooth functioning of the event were: Fayyaz Shaikh, Irshad Ali Khan, Khadim Hussain, Fehmida Ayub A Siddique, Imdad Khan, Abdul Jafar Shaikh, Arvind Gaud, Nasib Khan, Asrar Bhai, Fatima Jamirullah and Niyaz Khan.