Al-Hidayah held its first event in 2005, which was a camp that held 300 people. The next event was held in Heythrop Park, Oxfordshire in 2006 and held nearly 600 people. In 2007, Al Hidayah held another event in which over 700 youth attended. In 2008 a one-day symposium occurred in Manchester featuring approximately 2000 people which highlighted the Islamic message of peace, integration and human rights in which Tahir ul Qadri gave a lecture over three hours explaining the rights of women, children, non-Muslims and promoted the concept of integration. Al Hidayah held another residential retreat in 2009 at the University of Warwick featuring over 1,200 British and European young Muslims. Its main aim was to draw UK teens to combat extremism and terrorism.