MULTAN: Islamic International University Islamabad (IIUI) Islamic Research Institute Director General Professor Dr Muhammad Ziaul Haq on Thursday said that teachers needed to impart Islamic values to their students.
Addressing the second session of an international conference titled “The Tradition of Adoption, Innovation and Transmission in Islamic Culture and Civilisation”, he said that proper knowledge about the Islamic culture, civilisation and values would surely help the young generation to make rapid progress and compete with the world.
Dr Zia said that the “Paigham-e-Pakistan” (Message of Pakistan) initiative was a unanimous declaration of scholars from all schools of thoughts against the menace of terrorism. “Muslims do not want any conflict with other civilisations,” he said and urged the youngsters to play their effective role for the progress of the country.
He also said that efforts were being made to include the ‘Message of Pakistan’ in the curriculum.
Speaking on this occasion, Bahauddin Zakariya University (BZU) Islamic Studies Department Chairman Professor Dr Abdul Qadus Suhaib observed that respect for humanity was a basic principle of the Islamic values.
“The Holy Quran clearly remarks that all men are equal, however, one could get preference on the basis of his quality of Taqwa (piousness),” he said.
Dr Abdul Qadus maintained that Islam stressed on Husn-e-Akhlaq (good character) which was a highly supreme quality. “Islam spread in the world within just 23 years and it was only due to the Husn-e-Akhlaq of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH),” he added.
He also said that brotherhood was yet another beautiful quality of Islam. Similarly, truthfulness and dispensation of justice were some of the best characteristics of the Islamic culture, added Dr Abdul Qadus.
While addressing the conference, Dr Kashif Mehmood said that the menace of terrorism could be defeated through ideology, which was now being established at the national level.
Among other speakers at the conference were Dr Asmat Naaz, Dr Samia Maqbool Niazi, Dr Mudassira Sabreen, Muhammad Munir, Rustam Khan and Dr Razia Shabana.