ISLAMABAD, May 26 (APP): Minister of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Sardar Muhammad Yousaf Thursday said that the life and teachings of the Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) provides foundation to forge harmony among various sects and overcome internal bickering.
Chairing the inaugural meeting of the newly constituted
National Ulema and Mashaikh Council (NUMC), he said the main aim of constituting National Ulema and Mashaikh Council was to promote harmony among various segments
of society and also to chalk out a joint strategy for promoting interfaith harmony and avoiding bickering among various segments of society.
The basic aim of creating a separate homeland was to live as a coherent and integrated nation, but alas the nation has virtually been divided on secretarian lines instead of transforming ourselves in to a coherent nation, he said.
Secretary Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Sohail Aamir said the ministry was striving to promote the teachings and Seerah of the Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH).
The newly constituted Ulema and Mashaikh Council has been assigned a task to persue the recommendations of various Ulema from 1953 onwards and prepare a consensus code of conduct for ulema, sects and media for promoting interfaith harmony.
Islam teaches that everybody should be kind to each other without any discrimination, he said. The basis of spreading of message of Islam was kindness, welfare of others and equality among all the people of the world, he added.
Later, the in camera meeting of National Ulema and Mashaikh Council was held to evolve a consensus strategy for promoting interfaith harmony.