Jhelum (Web Desk): Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday stressed reviving the culture of glorious Muslim era where religion and science did not come into conflict, and that also emphasised on the ‘Ijtehad’ (reasoning) to find solutions to the emerging challenges.
Addressing the ceremony after inaugurating academic blocks of Al-Qadir University in Jhelum, the premier said that the universities have a role to play for character building of students in the light of Seera-e-Tayyeba.
“Unless we practice Seerat-un-Nabi Sallallaho Alaihe Wa Alayhee Wassalam, we cannot attain the status dreamt by Allama Muhammad Iqbal”, PM Imran said.
He said Al-Qadir University would engage with international Islamic scholars to provide world level education facilities to the students. He expressed the confidence that the university would build leadership qualities among the students.
Underlining the need for promotion of debate in the society, he said thought process must be advanced. He said character and morality of the nation would be uplifted on the model of Riyasat-e-Madina.
PM Imran stressed reviving the culture of glorious Muslim era where religion and science did not come into conflict, and that also emphasized on the ‘Ijtehad’ (reasoning) to find solutions to the emerging challenges.
He said a strong faith and moral character was a blessing of the Almighty that guided a person to choose the righteous path.
To any future incident of blasphemy against the Prophet (PBUH) committed in the world, the premier said he would encourage the nation to rather demonstrate an “intellectual and reasoned response”.
He regretted that calling someone Kaafir (infidel) on difference of opinion on religious beliefs was a dangerous trend that needed to be shunned through intellectual debates.
PM Imran mentioned that Iqbal’s concept of ‘Shaheen’ (falcon) related to a determined nation with the courage to break the shackles of mental slavery to attain progress.
Imran said Pakistan came into being in the name of Islam and stressed that without following the Seerat of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), real prosperity could not be achieved.
PM Imran said that all Sufi saints of the sub-continent namely Baba Bulleh Shah, Nizamuddin Aulia, Data Ganj Bakhsh, Baba Farid, and others propagated the message of the Prophet (PBUH) that focused on the love for humanity.
He said four qualities contributed to a good leader, including truthfulness, justice, courage, and selflessness.
PM Imran said the moral fabric of a nation gets ruined if it stops recognizing corruption and dishonesty as evils.
Later, the prime minister took round of different academic blocks of the university and interacted with the faculty.