LAHORE: Rich tributes were paid to Chaudhry Rehmat Elahi, an old guard of the Jamaat-e-Islami and a close associate of Maulana Syed Abul Ala Maudoodi, and eminent educationist and preacher, Prof Dr Muhammad Aslam Siddiqui, at a memorial reference held at a local hotel.
According to a press release issued here Sunday, the JI acting Ameer Liaqat Baloch, who presided over the function, said that both these personalities had devoted their lives to the service of Islam and for the establishment of an Islamic welfare society in the country.
Liaqat Baloch said Ch Rehmat Elahi was a role model in national politics and a prudent personality. He was known for his firm faith in the supremacy of the Constitution and the law. His services as a federal minister would be written in golden words, he added.
He urged the Ulema and Mashaikh to accept the challenge of the time and safeguard the Islamic ideological character of the country. They should provide the mechanism for the enforcement of the Islamic economic system and make their own efforts towards that goal, he added.
Baloch said that Islam fully protected women rights; therefore, religious scholars should come forward and highlight the rights given to the women by Islam. Besides, he said, the religious scholars should stand united for the protection of faith in Khatm-e-Nubuwwat. Dr Farid Piracha said services of Ch Rehmat Elahi and Dr Aslam Siddiqui towards Islam, society and politics would always be remembered.