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Asia Institute Public Lecture

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The Constitution of Medina and the Concept of the Welfare State

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16 July 2024 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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16 July 2024


University of Melbourne, Copeland Theatre (B01)


This lecture is based on Dr Hassan Mohi-ud-Din Qadri’s recent book, A Comparative Analysis of the Constitution of Medina and Contemporary Western Constitutions, which has been published in English, Arabic and Urdu. This book compares the Constitution of Medina with modern constitutions, elucidating that the constitution of Medina addresses a range of important issues, including the nature and status of the state, the constitutional rights of individuals within the state, the responsibilities of the state, the rights and obligations of its citizens, and other governmental matters.

The lecture offers a clear and concise overview of the Constitution of Medina, emphasising the fundamental principles crucial for fostering fair and just societies, and an in-depth analysis of some key Islamic constitutional principles.

Dr Hassan Mohi-ud-Din Qadri is an expert in Islamic law and the Constitution of Medina with a PhD in comparative constitutional studies from the Arab League University in Egypt. He holds the position of Dean of the Faculty of Law and Legal Studies at Minhaj University Lahore, Pakistan. He is also serving as the Chairman of the Supreme Council of Minhaj-ul-Quran International (MOI), overseeing its organisational matters in more than 90 countries. Additionally, he plays a pivotal role in the Minhaj Welfare Foundation International and is a member of the board of governors.

Dr Hassan is also the Chairman of the Board of Governors of Nizam-ul-Madaris Pakistan, a distinguished official board of religious institutions. He earned his PhD in Islamic and Western Constitutional Law. He has authored over two dozen books and numerous research articles covering a wide array of Islamic studies and constitutional law. Moreover, he is a renowned international speaker and a tireless advocate for the advancement of knowledge, education, peace, human rights and social cohesion

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