LAHORE, Dec 12 (APP): Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Sardar Muhammad Yousaf has said the Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) is “Rahmatul Lil Alameen” mercy for the entire world.
He said this while addressing the International Seerat-un-Nabi (PBUH) conference held under the theme of “Interfaith harmony in the light of the teachings of Islam and the Holy Prophet (PBUH)” at a local hotel on Sunday.
The conference was organised by the Ministry of Religious Affairs & Interfaith Harmony.
“Preaching of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) is for the entire humanity and all of us should play our role for establishing peace”, he added.
He told the participants that the conference was being organised at international level and 11 countries were participating in it.
The minister said such conferences helped in removing differences among different religions.
He hoped that with the grace of Almighty Allah the desired results of the conference would be achieved.
Minister of State for Religious Affairs and Inter-faith Harmony Pir Muhammad Aminul Hasnat Shah, on this occasion, read out communique which includes following points: Respect of religious leaders and worship places should be kept in mind while religious leaders should avoid giving provoking statements and writings.
Religious controversies and differences should be resolved through the dialogues.
Training programmes should be devised for religious personalities of all religions through which they could learn the basic information of other religions.
Religious persons of all religions should visit the worship places of each other for religious, cultural and social harmony.
Such syllabus should be prepared from the books of all religions which could help in establishing peaceful society.
“Akliyat” word which means minority should be replaced with some other suitable word.
After proper legislation, the print, electronic and social media should be convinced to run campaign for interfaith harmony.
All religions give a message of brotherhood, respect of humanity and tolerance so people belonging to religions should follow these teachings.
Those principles should be implemented which were part of the Charter of Madina and Quaid-e-Azam’s speech of August 11, 1947 with the members of the constitutional committee.
The minister hoped that the government would extend its support in this regard.
Turkey’s Religious Affairs President Professor Dr Mehmet Gormez said that Pakistan and Turkey were not only friends but these countries were twin brothers.
He also offered condolence over the loss of precious human lives in the plane crash.
He highlighted poetry of Dr Allama Iqbal which emphasized on the Muslims to follow the golden teachings of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) to achieve success in the world and hereafter.