Acquaint people about Islam’s social justice system: Prof Punjabi
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Srinagar, April 30: The Kashmir University Vice-Chancellor, Prof Reyaz Punjabi today said Islam has a well-known tradition of social justice system about which the world should be educated.
"Islam has had glorious traditions of social justice and we need to educate the world about these,” Prof Reyaz Punjabi said while addressing a day-long Sirah symposium “Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and Concept of Social Justice in Islam” organized by Shah-i-Hamadan Institute of Islamic Studies in the varsity campus.
He asked the scholars to follow the Islamic teachings and be an example for others.
Quoting instances from the life of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) wherein orphans and slaves were treated with kindness and equality, he said if people follow the teaching of the prophet Muhammad (SAW) in the true sense, social justice would be a reality.
Terming Islam as a religion of social justice Head, Shah-i-Hamadan Institute of Islamic Studies, Prof Hamid Naseem Rafiabadi said, “The main aim of symposium is to help youth benefit from the teaching of Prophet Muhammad (SAW)”.
He said all of us must learn from the just system of Islam and its potential to create a just society.
Highlighting the achievements of his department, he said journal of Islamic Studies was receiving contributions from across the globe and had carved a niche in the academic world.
Justice (Retd) Bashir Ahmad Kirmani said in Islam, social justice is something intrinsic and not a reaction to something from outside.
“In Islam the stream of social justice flows the same way for an individual, a group, a larger society, state or even a country” he said. About the status of women in Islam, he said “Women got their due place in society where she could express herself and be heard as well”.
Referring to Ibn-e-Khaldoon, a 14th Century Islamic Scholar and theologian, V-C IUST, Dr. Siddiq Wahid, said the fundamental aim of education in Islam is to help our students to research and think critically to acquire new ways of seeing and doing. “The speculative intellect helps our students grow and synthesize before we move to conclusions” he said.
Two books “Comparative Study of Maulana Abul Hassan Ali Nadvi and Maulana Maududi” by Dr. Sheikh Jamil Ali and “Da’wah Methodology in Islam” authored by Dr. Nazir A Zargar from the Shah-i-Hamadan Institute of Islamic Studies were also released.
Earlier the programme commenced with the recitation of Holy Quran by Qari Sajad Ahmad. A Na’at was also presented on the occasion by Ghulam Hassan Ghamgheen.
Others who spoke include prominent cleric, Mufti Nazir A Qasmi, historian and writer, Prof. Shaykh Muhammad Iqbal, Prof. Bashir A Nehvi, Prof. Ishaq Khan, Dr. Showkat A Dar, Department of Islamic Studies - IUST, Dr. A R Bhat, Dr. Sheikh Showkat.
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