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Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was a symbol of tolerance, speakers say at Seerat Conference

H.E Muhammad Rashad presnts gift to Dr. Muhammad Zia Ul Haq at the Seerat Conference organised by ITREB, RIPMA
H.E Muhammad Rashad presnts gift to Dr. Muhammad Zia Ul Haq at the Seerat Conference organised by ITREB, RIPMA

Islamabad (PR) – The Shia Imami Ismaili Tariqah and Religious Education Board (ITREB) recently organized a Seerat Conference at the Islamabad Serena Hotel. The conference revolved around the theme “The Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (S.A.W.W.) as a Symbol of Tolerance” and saw many eminent scholars from across the country present papers on the importance of tolerance in light of the Holy Prophet’s teachings.

Chief Guest, H.E Muhammad Rashad Daureeawo, High Commissioner of Mauritius while addressing the audience said that tolerance is the dire need of human societies today as impatience and intolerance is rampant across the world. The life of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.W.) was an example of full of tolerance and patience, the human society has not produced any other examples or personality like him to signify tolerance.

Professor Dr. Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, Dean of Sharia and Law Department of International Islamic University, Islamabad in his address said that “the message of Islam was spread with love and peace; the purpose of preaching and teachings of the holy Prophet (PBUH) was not focused on gaining victory over regions, nations and countries but it was focused on winning the souls and hearts of the people. The hearts and souls cannot be won by force, intolerance, injustice and disrespect. He said that the life of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) is a symbol of peace not only for Muslim societies but for the entire mankind.

Professor Perwaiz Hayat of ITREB Pakistan cited many events from the Seerah as examples of tolerance, demonstrated by the Holy Prophet during his life. The declaration of Madina (Misaq-e-Madina) and the event of Taif where the Holy Prophet prayed for the people of Taif while the children of Taif teased him and threw stones on him, were great examples of tolerance exhibited by Prophet Muhammad.

Speaking on tolerance and its importance as highlighted by the Seerah Mubarak of the Prophet (PBUH), Dr. Sajid Subahani said that the life of the Holy Prophet is the best example to follow and bring peace and prosperity in society. Prophet (PBUH) was not only a leader for Muslims but for the whole humanity. He said that the problem of intolerance and impatience that the society is facing was due to lack of education and neglecting the Seerah of the Prophet (PBUH).

The conference was attended by members from different walks of life and was well appreciated.

As stated by His Highness the Aga Khan in 1976 in Karachi at the International Seerat Conference: “The Holy Prophet’s life gives us every fundamental guideline that we require to resolve the problem as successfully as our human minds and intellects can visualise. His example of integrity, loyalty, honesty, generosity both of means and of time, his solicitude for the poor, the weak and the sick, his steadfastness in friendship, his humility in success, his magnanimity in victory, his simplicity, his wisdom in conceiving new solutions for problems which could not be solved by traditional methods, without affecting the fundamental concepts of Islam, surely all these are foundations which, correctly understood and sincerely interpreted, must enable us to conceive what should be a truly modern and dynamic Islamic Society in the years ahead.”

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  1. it is the high time to make the people realize the importance of tolerance in the special context of the teaching of the Holy Prophet pbuh. Best wishes to all those who organized the event.

  2. Islam is complete code of our lives and the teachings of our Serkar Du Alam the Holy Prophet PBUH are core values for humanity. The western scholars have named these guide lines as universal core values as well as principles of good governance.
    Islam believes on practicality not only verbal words. Unfortunately we Muslims have forgotten the teachings of our Rehmat-ulil Alimeen and moving towards declination.
    God better knows who would stop us and who should stop us for this dual approach.
    Definitely the religious institutions and religious leaders can play their vital role to warn community, individuals and evil doers as well. Beside these the Government authorities and Govt institutions also can play their role to follow the universal core values those are also teachings of Islam.

    It is great pleasure for us to mentioning that today I was reading that ITREB had arranged a conference on teachings of Our holy prophet PBUH . Our well known religious leader and moderator Aga Rahat was opposing and condemning corruption and corrupt elements and our chief secretary was practically involved in discouraging and condemning the corrupt elements through monitoring the projects and streamlining the systems also indicates that there are some rays of hope is also there in each and every society.

    Regardless of any affiliation cast, colour and creed if we all Gbians as leaders, officers or as individual realized our duty we become a model for others. The following strategies can be useful for reducing evils and corruption from society to a greater extent.

    • Religious leaders can play their role to motivate their follower to avoid committing social evils openly like, giving bribe and taking bribe, drinking of alcohol, peace disturbers etc.
    • Similarly GB Election commission office can collects the authentic information regarding unwanted and unacceptable behaviour ( Drinking openly, corruption, nepotism, regionalism, sectionalism, breaking rule of law,etc)of political leaders at all level union to MLA in order to hold them more accountable in their daily routines. The office should have information and on the bases of this previous record he or she may be disqualify in forthcoming elections. Such check and balance would compel them to avoid the evils openly.
    • Good governance is the only key to convert the disintegrated society in well balanced reform society. For this purpose practicality is must not only theoretical bases. We are fortunate that our respected Chief Secretary has taken this initiative practically. Alas !our all leadership or officials would behave same from day one the GB would be a model for the rest of the world. All department heads and secretaries and political leaders need to follow this pattern to convert the GB in a reform society. The holy Quran also emphasizes on admonishing and diminishing regarding the deeds of individual.

    At the end we expect with top management and leadership to forget their differences and start work jointly to make the GB a welfare and corruption free zone. Please do not compromise on merit and honesty.


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