Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri’s book against terrorism needs to be made part of syllabus: Speakers

Minhaj-ul-Quran International (Ravi Town chapter) organized a seminar on educational and curricular importance of Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri’s book “Terrorism and Fitna-e-Khawarij” in a local hotel here today. Dr Raheeq Ahmad Abbasi, Secretary General of Minhaj-ul-Quran International presided over the seminar. Sayyid Asif Shah Hashmi, chairman Evacuee Trust Property Board, decorated the occasion as chief guest.

Addressing the participants of the seminar, Dr Raheeq Ahmad Abbasi said that the terrorists have not been born in a day. Rather they represent the continuation of an ideology and a creed devoid of the love for the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) and spiritualism. Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri is the leader of the Islamic history who has smashed the structure of bigotry, narrow-mindedness and conservatism with the force of his knowledge and arguments. His path-breaking work on the subject is the reflection of love and veneration for the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him). He said that evil ideas cannot be killed by a gun or a bomb. Rather the war against such pernicious ideology can be won with knowledge and a superior ideology. He said that it takes no time to reject a weak argument but it has been four months since Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri launched his Fatwa, but no one has rejected it so far or presented a counter response. He said that the military operation was only a temporary solution. One can only eliminate terrorism through a war of ideas. This is how we can secure the future of our generations against the dangers of terrorism and extremism. He expressed the need of including major portion of Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri’s work in syllabi. “It is the impact and intellectual validity of the Fatwa that those who used to justify incidents of terrorism and extremism are now out of the business,” he opined.

Sayyid Asif Hashmi, the chief guest of the seminar, said that Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri has made the Muslims and people of Pakistan proud through his intellectual contribution. He is the Himalaya of knowledge, who would crush the false interpreters of Islam under his intellectual weight. He said that he got a call at 2 a.m. forbidding him to attend the seminar due to security factor. “But it is the valuable services of Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri in multiple fields, which attracted him to the seminar,” he stated.

Sayyid Asif Hashmi said that Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri is the other name of knowledge and no one can destroy knowledge with conspiracies. He said that he would present the book of Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri, which combines knowledge, tolerance, peace and love, to the President of Pakistan, the Prime Minister and Governors. He also said that he would make sure that every library has this book so that everyone could have access to the true teachings of Islam. He said that after seeing 400 publications of Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, he is now sure that only a person of his caliber can resign from the parliament.

Anwar Akhtar Advocate said that Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri has fulfilled his duty of pleading the case of the Pakistanis and the Muslim community. His book needs to be made part of the syllabi at different levels and made available to the OIC, think tanks, the UN and other multilateral forums.

Ravi Town president of MQI Dr Iqbal Noor, Khurram Butt, Hafeezullah Javed, Muhammad Anwer Jamal, Muhammad Shamoon Asghar, Sahibzada Muhammad-ul-Hassan Khurshidi, Allama Faiz-ur-Rasool, Allama Imran-ul-Hassan, Revered Chaman Sardar, MPA Rana Muhammad Iqbal and Chaudhry Muhammad Irshad were also present on the occasion.

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