Islamabad: 02 June: Professor Fateh Muhammad Malik, Rector International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) has urged the Muslim Ummah to understand the original spirit of Islam and follow the teachings of holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) for combating the current challenges faced by them.
He was addressing a certificate awarding ceremony of 48th Islamic Orientation Programme for Teachers of Colleges and Universities of Pakistan organized by Da’wah Academy, IIUI here on Wednesday.
The Rector IIUI also stressed the need to understand Islam in accordance with the modern lines so that we can confront the new challenges. He said terrorism is being linked with Islam that is totally wrong as Islam teaches the lesson of peace and tolerance. He also urged the teachers to play their role in eliminating the sectarianism from Pakistan. The Rector IIUI also highlighted various aspects of the thoughts and concepts of Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Allama Iqbal for the independence of Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
Replying to a question, Professor Fateh Muhammad Malik said that Pakistan is a peace loving country but some elements are trying to destabilize it. He also said that the people of Pakistan are independent but unluckily our ruling elites could not get freedom.
Addressing the participants, Sahibzada Sajid ur Rehman, Director General, Da’wah Academy, IIUI urged the teachers to work for the betterment of society, but not for their own interests. Teachers can contribute in development of a society by producing skilled and educated youths, he said. Sahibzada Sajid ur Rehman said we can cope with the current economic and political challenges only by improving our individual and national characters in the light of the teachings of Islam.
Earlier, Abdul Fareed Brohi, Acting Chairperson (Training), Da’wah Academy gave a detailed briefing about the 48th Islamic Orientation Programme. He said that Da’wah Academy is conducting Islamic orientation programmes for the teachers of colleges and universities from all over the country to improve their knowledge of Islam.
On this occasion, Muhammad Jamil and Shabbir Ahmad Khan thanked the organizers of the programme and said that these programmes are very helpful in removing some prevailing misconceptions and bias thinking among the people about Islam.
Later, the Rector IIUI distributed certificates among the participants of the programme. The participants include; Sibghatullah Mahesar, Murad Ali Rahimoon, Asif Ali, Zamir Ahmad Malik, Hamadullah Abro, Kaleemullah, Shah Pasand, and Adil Ameer Bukhari, Muhammad Jamil, Faisal Faiz Rasul, Raees Ahmad Mughal, Muhammad Hamid, Talimand, Gulab Ahmad, Sanaullah, Muhammad Adil, Sanaullah, Shahzad Amir, Hazrat Ali and Shabbir Ahmad Khan. Participants of the programme also presented gifts to the Rector and Director General (AF&P).