ISLAMABAD: Speakers at the concluding day of a conference `The role of moderation in the stability of society’ urged Islamic scholars and intellectuals to play their role toward forging unity among ranks of Muslims and help abolish extremism.
The conference, organised by Shariah Academy of the International Islamic University (IIU), witnessed 40 research papers presented by scholars participating from Jordan, Morocco, India, and Pakistan.
The speakers agreed that religious institutes and mosques should be used for disseminating the true message of peace among the people.
They said that people must be made aware regarding principles of difference of opinion, and stressed the need for eliminating the attitude of sectarianism from the subcontinent.
They expressed that the attitude of mutual cooperation was a prerequisite for maintaining peace and stability. They said that dialogue had a vital importance in Islam, and that it was an ultimate solution for settling disputes.
They suggested that ambiguities disseminated against Islam should be dealt with through a well-devised strategy.
They said that such conferences should be arranged for discussing the challenges face by the Muslim world.
They emphasised on reviewing the prevailing educational system’s objectives and knowledge being imparted to the students according to contemporary requirements integrated with the teachings of Islam.
The ceremony was presided over by Islamic Ideology Council Chairman Maulana Muhammad Khan Sheerani and joined by renowned Islamic scholars, Shariah Academy staff and its DG Dr Tahir Mansoori.
Speaking on the occasion, Maulana Khan Muhammad Sherani said that people needed to wipe out hatred and abhorrent attitude, and establish an environment of collectivism and politeness in their interaction.
Former foreign minister of Morocco Saaduddin Othemani and International Forum for Moderation General Secretary Marwan Alfaoori emphasised on joint research activities and organising world forums and conferences for uniting Muslims.
They also stressed the need for exploring the solutions in Sharia to seek Muslim harmony and unity.
In his concluding remarks, Dr Tahir Mansoori thanked all the guests, participants and organisers. He termed the conference a vital milestone to help out in policy making for the stability of society.
The Higher Education Commission (HEC) and the International Forum for Moderation Jordan extended their support for arranging this conference.
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