A Muslim organisation has been formally recognized by the United Nations.

The Minhaj-ul-Quran International already has the appreciation of the British Prime Minister David Cameron and Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams. And now the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) has formally granted a 'Special Consultative Status' to the organisation.

Minhaj-ul-Quran International is founded by the prominent authority on Islam who made headlines for his stance against terrorism, Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri.

It is an international organization working to promote peace, tolerance, interfaith harmony and education, tackle extremism and terrorism, engage with young Muslims for religious moderation, promote women’s rights, development and empowerment, and provide social welfare and promotion of human rights. Not too long ago the Dean of Royal Air Force College Dr Joel Hayward was appointed its Strategic Policy Adviser.

Minhaj-ul-Quran International was recommended by the Committee on NGOs at its 2011 regular session and formally recognized during the UN Annual session.

Commenting on this news, a spokesman of Minhaj-ul-Quran said, "We are indeed delighted to have been granted a Special Consultative Status for our expertise in religious moderation, peace and reconciliation, human and women rights.

"We will utilize this opportunity to present the true teachings of Islam based on peace, love and tolerance to the nation states and consult the UN committees accordingly to our vast knowledge to tackle various problems we are facing today".

Minhaj-ul-Quran International is hosting one of the biggest events on the September 24 at the Wembley Arena to highlight the true teachings of the Prophet Muhammad at an event "Peace for Humanity Conference" which has the support of the Prime Minister David Cameron and various other leading figures and organisation.