Citizens will have to play due role in individual and collective capacity to ensure safe and moral environment for the future generations based on the Islamic values of mutual respect. This was the emphasis of speakers at the National Haya Conference, inaugurated on Saturday at the Faisal Campus of International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI).
Religious scholars, students, and people from different walks of life, participated in the two-day conference.
Tehreek-e-Haya Chairman Engineer Sultan Bashir Mehmud in his introductory speech said that modesty is an important topic in Islamic teachings adding that it is one prime attribute of a “true Muslim”.
Dr. Muhammad Ameen said that modesty brings extra sincerity to the divine relationship that exists between the soul and its creator.
Humera Masih Uddin shared her experience as an anthropologist and said mutual respect among society members can ensure social harmony and peace.
Renowned scholar and writer Khalid Hassan said that the life, given by Allah Almighty, would ultimately decide the life in the world hereafter.
Dr. Badar Hashmi said that modesty is one branch of faith as indicated by the teachings of Holy Prophet (Peace be Upon Him) who described modesty as a vital tool to protect the inner feeling and thoughts.
He urged the parents to give proper time to their children for good upbringing and grooming adding that children should be told stories of Muslim role-models.
“We should give up double standard and groom our children with honesty in order to secure their future,” he added.
Others who spoke on the occasion included Khalid Lateef, Dr. Rehan Faiq and Ghulam Murtaza who stressed the need for improving social system through promoting positive values and norms.
The organisers also set up various stalls where Islamic books were displayed. The visitors took keen interest in visiting the stalls and purchased the books.