Al Hidayah (organisation)

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Al-Hidayah (meaning "The Guidance") was founded in 2004 as a UK-based youth-oriented forum of the moderate Minhaj-ul-Quran UK.[1]

Al-Hidayah is a spiritual and educational organization.

Al-Hidayah held its first event in 2005, which was a camp that held 300 people.[citation needed] The next event was held in Heythrop Park, Oxfordshire in 2006 and held nearly 600 people.[2] In 2007, Al Hidayah held another event in which over 700 youth attended.[citation needed] 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.[citation needed] 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.[3]

Scholars at Al-Hidayah events have included Tahir-ul-Qadri, Shaykh As’ad Muhammad Saeed as-Sagharji, Timothy Winter and Shaykh Hammami.[citation needed]

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