LAHORE - Pakistan Council of Islamic Ideology Chairman Maulana Muhammad Khan Sherani has said that Islam does not give the lesson of fanning differences for achieving nefarious motives as the Holy Quran terms all the human beings as one Ummah.
He was addressing the two-day Seerat Conference titled “Establishment of Islamic Society and its Picture in the Light of Teachings of Hazrat Muhammad (SAW)” organized by Seerat Chair of Punjab University Department of Islamic Studies in collaboration with Higher Education Commission at Sheikh Zayed Islamic Centre.
Renowned Islamic scholar from South Africa Syed Salman Nadvi, son of renowned scholar Syed Suleman Nadvi, especially participated in the conference. Chairman Quran Board Maulana Ghulam Muhammad Sialvi, PU Dean Faculty of Islamic Studies Prof Dr Hafiz Mahmood Akhter, Dr Hammad Lakhvi, Dr Hafiz Hassan Madni, Dr Asim Naeem, heads of departments of Islamic Studies from various public and private sector universities from all over Pakistan and a large number of students participated in the conference.
Addressing the conference, Maulana Sherani said that in the era of Hazrat Muhammad (SAW), the Constitution of Allah was equally enforced upon all the people including Hazrat Muhammad (SAW) himself. He said that Islam treated all the human beings equally and no segment of society should worry of any discrimination.
Renowned scholar Syed Salman Nadvi said that the establishment of Pakistan on the basis of Islamic ideology was an important incident of the recent political history but unfortunately our dreams regarding establishment of an Islamic society could not come true. He said that unfortunately, Islamic teachings were not being taught properly in social and natural sciences subjects in Muslim universities.
He said that nations progressed in educational institutions and we must build a nation there which could fulfill the requirements of an Islamic society. Chairman Quran Board Maulana Ghulam Muhammad Sialvi said that it was more important to act upon the teachings of Hazrat Muhammad (SAW) than just writing and speaking about Seerat.
He said that in an Islamic society, no system of any other nation could be implemented and it could not guarantee public welfare as well. Dr Hafiz Mahmood Akhter said that it was a big question for Muslim nations that there was not a single state in the present Islamic world which could be termed an example of pure Islamic society.
He said that since many years, the West was making efforts to ensure that there must not be any Islamic society anywhere in the world. Dr Hafiz Hassan Madni said that we should take guidance from Hazrat Muhammad (SAW) and Khulfa-i-Rashdin for establishment of Islamic state. He said that no ruler could become a good ruler unless he had fear of Allah. He said that it was the responsibility of the government to set up Madaris and mosques and eliminate usury, lottery and gambling system from society.