Minhaj Internet Bureau
Minhaj Internet Bureau is responsible for designing and developing websites of MQI. It has so far created more than 60 websites. The list is given here.
Minhaj-ul-Quran International is working on sound footings for propagation of Islamic teachings at a wider level and protection of faith of the young generations along scientific lines. In order to achieve this purpose, all the offices located within the central secretariat of MQI have been connected to one another through a state of the art computer network aimed at enabling them to benefit from the modern information technology on the one hand.
Minhaj Internet Bureau (MIB) was set up, on the other hand, with a view to addressing apprehensions, misperceptions and misunderstandings about Islam globally, promote real and original teachings of Islam and knit the diverse Muslim communities in a single unified whole. MIB seeks to attain a leading role for MQI in the cyber world as promoter of interfaith dialogue, harmony and peace. The Bureau continues to work with utmost dedication to allay misperceptions about Islam by apprising the world about real Islamic teachings. Various websites, developed and published online by MIB, are the examples of the Bureau’s work. These sites owned by MQI are found to be reliable and authentic source of information and hence grouped into leading category.
1994 to 1996 – The central organizational website of MQI namely www.minhaj.org emerged online under the supervision of Mudassar Islam (Holland) between 1994 and 96. It was the time when even the educated class was not much aware of internet and its usage.
1996 to 2003 – A self-contained department, meant to propagate and highlight the MQI’s services and contributions in the realm of peace, interfaith harmony, dialogue and peaceful coexistence among various communities, came into being by the name of Minhaj Internet Bureau. Thus www.minhaj.org had the unique honour of being the first website officially launched by any organization in Pakistan.
2003 to date – MIB launched a new number of websites and kept on updating www.minhaj.org in accordance with the latest technological advances despite limited manpower and resources. These websites have immense new features and services for the web users. This initiative not only enabled people to familiarize themselves with the real Islamic teachings but also added hundreds of thousands of internet users on monthly basis, which is not less than an honour for any website.
Functions and tasks performed by MIB have been divided into a number of sub-sectors/departments for efficient service delivery and improved management and performance.
Department of Planning & Supervision
The planning and supervision of all projects of MIB is the responsibility of this department. Moreover, coordination with lower departments and distance volunteers falls within its domain. It also takes care of donation and advertisement related matters.
Department of Web Development
Development of all central websites takes place locally and all phases of programming are completed under the direction supervision of this department. Various softwares are also designed by this department in accordance with the needs of the Bureau. See the list of central website for more information.
Department of Web Designing
Designing of layouts of all websites and graphics is undertaken at this department. In addition to this, designing of various advertisements to be posted on social media is also carried out here.
Department of Web Updating
This department of MIB is responsible for regularly updating the following material on the main websites.
- News & Activities from Markaz
- News & Activities from Abroad Pakistan
- News & Activities from Pakistan
- Newspapper Cuttings
- Press Release
- Articles / Interviews
- Schedule Leaders of MQI
- Irfan-ul-Quran English & Urdu
- Tilawat Quran Majeeed
- Speeches by Shaykh-ul-islam
- MP3 Audio updates on deenislam.com
- High Quality updates on YouTube, Vimeo and Dailymotion, etc.
- Books by Shaykh-ul-Islam
- Images Format
- Unicode Format
- PDF Format
- Monthly Minhaj-ul-Quran
- Monthly Dukhtran-e-Islam
- Monthly Newsletter
Department of Social Media
In addition to managing regular updates on official accounts of MQI and Shaykh-ul-Islam on all social media including Twitter and Facebook, this department holds practical workshops for training of volunteers.
View the list of social media contacts for further information.
Department of Server Management
This department is responsible for backup and maintenance of domain accounts, hosting server, and email accounts.
Department of I.T Support
This department looks after the efficient working of hundreds of computer systems in various offices of central secretariat and is responsible for their installation, troubleshooting, networking and provision of internet. It also conducts training programmes for the staff from time to time to update their computing skills etc. It also provides technical support to Minhaj TV for arrangement of video conferencing and scholar online program. College of Shariah and Islamic Sciences gets the technical assistance of this department for its eLearning program. The maintenance of photo archive is also responsibility of this department.
- Minhaj Encyclopedia Article about Minhaj Internet Bureau