IIUI’S IRD ARRANGES INTER SECT HARMONY SESSION, MUSTERS VARIOUS SCHOOLS OF THOUGHT FOR DIALOGUE
International Islamic University’s Iqbal International Institute for Research and dialogue (IRD) mustered students of Madaris hailing from various sects, where the participants had a dialogue and activities pertaining to inter-sect harmony and unity of Muslim Ummah in a recreation trip to Pir Sohawa.
The participants took part in the games, discussions and friendship sessions, where they exchanged phone numbers and agreed that there were minor differences in the sects which should be on the level of Islamic scholars, while they vowed that they will work together to preach the message that they will be disseminating resemblances prevailed in the sects instead of differences.
The activity was a second one in its nature as the IRD had arranged a same activity at Khewra couple of months back.
The concluding ceremony was attended by Rector IIUI Dr. Masoom Yasinzai, President IIUI Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh, Vice President Academics Dr. Mohammad Bashir Khan, Executive Director IRD Dr. Husn ul Amin, Dr. Fahad Al-Dakheel and relevant officials of the institute.
The IIUI Rector called upon the Muslim scholars to preach unity among the Muslims and said that Islam advocates patience and respect to the opinion of others. He lauded the activity while saying that such programs can be proved as vital milestones in terms of bringing the students of Madaris into mainstream. He said that IIUI focuses on producing balanced personalities and gives core importance to the Islamic values and teachings along with contemporary education. Dr. Masoom furthered that negative elements want to magnify sectarian differences in the Muslim societies and this issue must be dealt through a linkage of academia and Madaris mutually.
Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh emphasized on Muslim societies to create unity among the ranks and take practical steps to nullify the propaganda against Islam. He urged the participants to focus on research and disseminate Islam’s true message of peace and tranquility. He furthered that extremism and violence have nothing to do with Islam, while the religion is a staunch supporter of love for humanity and inter-faith harmony. IIUI President opined that Muslims would have to put aside sectarian differences and they would have to nurture their youth in the light of Islamic teachings. He added that IIUI was disseminating Islam’s message of peace through conferences, seminars and its constituent units, through programs and training courses, were striving for bridging the gap between the students of Madaris and universities.
Earlier, Dr. Husn Ul Amin welcomed the IIUI leadership and participants of the activity and briefed about the objectives of series of inter-sect harmony programs.
At the end, certificates of participation were awarded to the students by IIUI Rector and President.