Islamabad—Dr. Al-Sheikh Ekrima Sabri Grand Imam/Khateeb of Aqsa Mosque Palestine has said that Islam is a religion of peace, tranquillity and brotherhood. The need of time is to portray the true picture of Islam to get rid the scourge of terrorism and extremism.
The global presence of the IIUI is the pride of Ummah. Al-Sheikh Ekrima expressed these views while meeting with high officials during his visit at International Islamic University Islamabad yesterday accompanied by Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs of Saudi Arabia, Sheikh Abdul Rahman bin Al-Ghnam, Dr. Abu Saad bin Al-Dousiri Director Maktaba tu Al-Dawah Islamabad and Maulana Ali Mohammad Abu Turab, Vice Ameer Markzi Jamiet Ahl-e- Hadith Pakistan.
Dr. Masoom Yaisnzai Rector, Dr.Ahmed Yousif Al-Driaweesh President IIUI and high officials welcomed the delegation members at new campus of the university. Sheikh Ikrima said IIUI playing its valuable role worldwide to highlight the true image of Islam and its contributions are recognized across the Muslim Ummah. He was of the view that university is real pride of Muslim Ummah and one of the precious assets.
Sheikh Ekrima hoped that university would continue its valued effort for the unity of Muslim Ummah and Palestinian students with special seats for higher education would be facilitated at IIUI. The Sheikh Abdul Rahman bin Al- Ghnam said in his speech that university is centre of Islam and intellectual legacy of Muslim Ummah. He admired the services of IIUI that the students are being nurtured according to the tenets of contemporary Islamic discourse at the university. Dr. Masoom in his welcome address said that with special character IIUI is an international university Office No. 134, Academic Block, International Islamic University, Sector H-10, Islamabad. providing quality education to the youth of Muslim Ummah and producing all rounder individuals integrated with teachings of Islam. He further said that university is open to all with no discrimination either on the basis of color, sex, religion, cast and creed’ it always aims at exploring Islam’s true message of moderation, inter-faith harmony and peace.
Dr. Al-Draiweesh while introducing the university welcomed the respected guests and said being the third largest university of Pakistan, it always focuses on to develop strong educational ties and linkages with universities of Muslim world. He added that IIUI feels the need to extend cooperation, collaboration and support with those universities while mentioning the MoUs already signed with number of universities. President IIUI also briefed about the academic programs and faculty departments of the university. At the end, university shields presented to worthy guests and later on delegation members visited different department of the university.