WOMEN POSSESS PIVOTAL ROLE IN PROMOTING PEACE: MAULANA TAHIR ASHRAFI
ISLAMABAD ( Web News )
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Religious Harmony Tahir Ashrafi has said that women possess a pivotal role in promoting peace, tolerance and harmony in society.
He expressed these views while addressing a seminar on “Role of Islamic Women Scholars for Creating Peace in Society” organized by the Shariah Academy of International Islamic University (IIUI) at Faisal Masjid Campus on Tuesday.
Maulana Tahir Ashrafi said that there are campaigns such as Islamophobia that are designed to hurt the image of Islam, women can help ending such lethal and fake campaigns by disseminating true message of Islam to the world. She added they must convey that Islam is a staunch supporter of women rights as it has provided many prerogatives to women including the inheritance and their participation in the society. He added that the role of mother, sister and daughter in society creates a balance.
Referring to the challenges of the hour, he said the solution to social problems lies in strengthening the relationship with Allah. He furthered that promoting tolerance in society is the solution to many problems. Discussing the Paigham e Pakistan narrative, Premier’s Special Assistant said that the message of Paigham e Pakistan is based on discouraging violence, oppression, terrorism and bigotry and at the same time it teaches interfaith harmony. He also shed light on the rights of minorities.
Speaking on the occasion, former ambassador Naila Chauhan said that women have been given the right to play their role in the society by both Islam and the constitution of Pakistan. She urged the students to focus on their destination, consider the obstacles along the way as temporary and have their faith in Allah.
On the occasion, the organizer of the seminar and Director General Shariah Academy, Prof. Dr. Farkhanda Zia thanked the distinguished guests for attending the seminar. She also shed light on the activities held under the banner of the Daughters of Pakistan narrative. She also highlighted the aims and objectives of the program, as well as the role of women in promoting peace in society.
Dr. Amna Mahmood, from the Politics and IR Department of the Female Campus of the University also expressed her views during the seminar on the significant role of women in the society.
In the seminar, Dr. Shagufta Omar, former head of Dawa Center for Women, IIUI, apprised the participants about the important steps taken by the Center for peace and harmony in the society. Dr. Fia Paracha, Dr. Maimona Ismail Lona, Dr. Noorin Sehar, Dr. Farhana Asim and Dr. Asiya Tahir also spoke on the occasion.