It is with this in mind that the Islamic Curriculum on Peace and Counter-terrorism has been prepared. It has been compiled under the close personal supervision and guidance of Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri. It is separated into two volumes, one meant for young people and students, and the other for Imams, clerics and teachers, although much of the material overlaps.
As the reader will see when studying the full texts, the headings describe the main theological themes relevant to challenging radical belief, and each heading is followed by an extensive list of references from the Qur’an, hadith and other texts and resources containing relevant material. In order to increase its content and scope, but keep it to a reasonable length, only the references rather than textual quotes have been included. Some explanatory text and scriptural quotes have been included in some parts where needed.
Among the references are included a number of books by Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri that have been published for the purpose of accompanying the course books to the curriculum. The curriculum is to be used as the basis for educating and training imams, clerics, teachers and young people on the broad array of ideological and theological principles that underpin radicalisation and what the true Islamic teachings are on each subject.
It is hoped that that courses can be developed for the target audiences. Minhaj-ul-Quran International has already developed teams of people and materials to deliver talks at school assemblies and hold workshops at universities countrywide, and a schedule for these is included elsewhere in this booklet. 50 young activists have already been undergoing training to propagate the programme.
We pray and hope you will wholeheartedly support this crucial project to eradicate this plague of extremism, which is devastating families and communities, causing divisions and disharmony, and to help bring peace to society and the world.