LAHORE:Punjab Governor M Balighur Rehman said that the Uswa-e-Hasna of Holy Prophet (PBUH) is a source of salvation and guidance for all of us. He said this while addressing a ceremony on the theme of "Building Islamic Society in the light of teachings of Holy Prophet (PBUH)” at Governor’s House on Monday.
Governor said that Allah sent the Holy Prophet (PBUH) as a mercy for all mankind and his love is an integral part of our faith.
The governor said that the Holy Prophet (PBUH) set an example of the highest character and forgiveness by forgiving his worst enemies on the occasion of the conquest of Makkah. He said that the problems of the present era could be solved by following the teachings of the Holy Prophet (PBUH). He said that Islam gave rights to the downtrodden sections of the society and women in the age of ignorance when daughters were buried alive as soon as they were born. He said that the people should develop the habit of research, adding that our religion has placed great emphasis on research and critical thinking. Prof Dr Mufti Intikhab Ahmed Noori, Prof Dr Saeed Ahmed Saeedi, Maulana Shabbir Ahmed Usmani, Allama Dr Raghib Hussain Naeemi and Prof Dr Humayun Abbas Shams and others also spoke on this occasion.
Meanwhile, Punjab University (PU) Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Khalid Mahmood has said that without following the teachings of the Holy Prophet (PBUH), it is not possible to create a civilised society. He expressed these views while addressing a seminar organised by Punjab University Library in collaboration with the PU Librarians Organisation (PULO) here on Monday.
Renowned religious scholar Dr Hafiz Sarfraz Ahmad Khan, Dean Faculty of Islamic Studies Prof Dr Hammad Lakhvi, Dean Faculty of Oriental Learning Prof Dr Ghulam Moeen-ud-Din Nizami, Chief Librarian Dr M Haroon Usmani, President PULO Saif-ur-Rehman Atique, faculty members, librarians and a large number of students were present on this occasion. In his address, Dr Khalid Mahmood said that in order to get out of the present crisis, everyone including the Ulema will have to act wisely. He said that the Holy Prophet (PBUH) discussed every aspect of life including economy, society with his companions and the purpose of such gatherings is to learn these lessons.
Dr Hafiz Sarfraz Ahmad Khan said that our faith was not complete without believing in Holy Prophet (PBUH). He said that in light of the teachings of the Holy Prophet (PBUH), we should try to eliminate oppression from society and establish a system of justice. Dr Hammad Lakhvi said that the only way to succeed in our lives is to follow the teachings of Holy Prophet (PBUH).
Prof Dr Ghulam Moeen-ud-Din Nizami said that the original status of mosques and libraries should be restored to give rise to Islamic civilization and culture. He said that libraries play the role of a mind for the formation of nations.
Dr Haroon Usmani said that the PU library will continue to play its role as a centre of knowledge and literature and a community hub. He said that the study of the biography of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) is important in every era, but today it is more needed on scientific grounds.
Saif-ur-Rehman Atique thanked the VC and other guests for their support and participation in the event. Earlier, PU VC Dr Khalid Mahmood inaugurated the exhibition of books on the biography of the Holy Prophet (PBUH).