ISLAMABAD: Renowned Islamic scholar Maulana Zahid-al-Rashdi has said that giving ‘Fatwas’ on the basis of differences in interpretation of ‘Aqeedah’, is not an appropriate attitude, Ulema should hold necessary research and consultation in matters of Fiqh before reaching at any conclusion and the element of personal opinion must be excluded in this regard.
He was addressing to the concluding ceremony as chief guest of a two-day workshop titled “Role of Aima & Khutba in establishment of a society with mutual respect and tolerance” organized by the Shariah Academy of International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) and International Forum for promotion of tolerance, Jordan.
Vice President IIUI Sahibzada Sajid-ur-Rehman presided over the ceremony while Director General Shariah academy Dr. Muhammad Tahir Mansoori, staff of Shariah academy and the participants of the workshop were also present.
Maulana Rashdi said that matters which require Ijtihad should be dealt without any bias. “It is a contemporary requirement that Muslims should forget their sectarian differences and get united because it would provide a foundation towards a way of development and peace” he said.
He urged Ulema to adopt Ijtihad on collective level instead of individual and also stressed upon them to broaden their thoughts further.
He suggested that Ulema should introduce consultation councils to provide guidance to the people on important religious issues while hoping it would further reduce the distances among the public and scholars.
Sahibzada Sajid-ur-Rehman, in his address said that Ulema and Aima are the proud of Muslim Ummah who can be a source of positive change in the society.
He urged Ulema to put aside sectarian differences and work for the cause of image building of Muslims. He added that young Ulema have a huge responsibility on their shoulders; they have to bring Ummah under one flag.
VP IIUI said that Islam is the religion of peace and Ulemah can play a pivotal role in dissemination of this message.
On the second day of the workshop during various sessions Dr. Ismat Ullah, head department of Fiqh of Islamic Research Institute, Dr. Muhammad Tahir Hakeem, head department of Fiqh of Faculty of Shariah and Law and Maulana Misbah-ur-Rehman Yousfi delivered lectures on important topics of workshop.
At the end of ceremony, Dr. Tahir Mansoori presented shield to Maulana Rashdi while workshop completion certificates were also given to the participants.
Moreover, IIUI’s Abdul Nasir Latif has completed PhD in Islamic Studies
Abdul Nasir Latif student of Faculty of Usuluddin of the International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) has completed his PhD degree in Islamic Studies. Topic of his dissertation was “Al-Imam Sho’bah Criticized Issues against him and its impact of his Narration of Ahadith”.
Abdul Nasir Latif completed his thesis under the supervision of Dr. Fateh ur Rehman Qureshi, Asst. Professor IIUI while Dr. Abdul Khaliq Kazi, Melbourne, Australia and Prof. Dr. Al-Ameen El-Sadiq, Department of Islamic Studies, Faculty of Education, University of Kassala, Republic of Sudan were the foreign evaluators of his thesis.