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Minhaj Welfare Foundation (MWF) is a non-governmental international relief and welfare organisation and a branch of Minhaj-ul-Quran International. It was founded on 17 October 1989 by Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri,[1] and registered in the UK.

Minhaj Welfare Foundation
Founded17 October 1989
FounderMuhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri
TypeCharitable organisation
FocusTo provide food, water, education and health care to the needy.
Key people
Dawood Hussain Mashadi, Tehseen Khalid, Sagheer Akhtar, Shahid Kaleem, Adnan Sohail, Muhammad Ahmad Moeen

MWF's projects can be divided into four major categories: education, healthcare, emergency aid and welfare support.

Selected worksEdit

  • 70,000 free eye-medical treatments.[2]
  • Relief work in the Swat [3] and Malakand division by providing relief aid. This included temporary shelters, medical dispensaries, educational establishments and food packets. Minhaj Welfare Foundation has publicly vowed that it will not stop the relief work in Swat until every migrant has returned home.[4][5]
  • Emergency relief in response to the 2010 Pakistan floods, Cyclone Sidr (Bangladesh), tsunami (Indonesia),[6] Sudan, Gaza Crisis, SWAT valley.[7][8][9]
  • Each year MWF helps to organise and manage the second largest Itekaaf (Spiritual Retreat during Ramadan) in the whole world after the one in Makkah and Madina.[10][11][12]
  • In Pakistan, MWF was the first charity in the history of the country to arrange and fund collective-marriage ceremonies for the needy.[13][14][15][16][17][18]
  • Aghosh Orphan Care Home.[19]


  1. ^ About MWF
  2. ^ Minhaj Free Eye Surgery Camp held in Mansehra
  3. ^ Nation Pakistan Report[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Minhaj Education Society opens schools in two relief camps
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 18 March 2013. Retrieved 2 October 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ [2]
  8. ^ Minhaj Welfare Foundation Flood Appeal on BBC NEW 24
  9. ^ Nation news[permanent dead link]
  10. ^ Tahir-ul-Qadri cancels Itikaf 2010 for the help of flood affectees
  11. ^ [3]
  12. ^ Around 50,000 to take part in Aitkaf at Minhajul Quran Archived 1 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  13. ^ The News -25 couples tie the knot at mass marriage
  14. ^ The Nation
  15. ^ [4]
  16. ^ 10 couples tie knot-july 2011 Archived 28 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  17. ^ MWF marries off 26 couples - Pakistan Today
  18. ^ The Express Tribune: Ten displaced couples tie the knot
  19. ^ Minhaj Foundation to give orphanage to 500 orphans Archived 9 September 2012 at

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