President International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI), Prof. Dr. Ahmad Yousif Ahmad Al-Draiweesh has said that Islam cares about childhood and Muslims regard children as gifts/trust from Allah (SWT), parents will be held responsible for this trust on the Day of Judgment.
Prof. Dr. Ahmad Yousif Ahmad Al-Draiweesh stated this while addressing a one day seminar on “Rights of Child in Islam” organized by Shariah Academy of the IIUI in collaboration with UNICEF. The seminar was attended by Sara Coleman from UNICEF, while Prof. Dr. Muhammad Munir, Vice President (AF&P), Judges, faculty members and students of the faculty of Shari & Law.
The President IIU emphasized that rights of children be protected in the Muslim societies. He said that hence Islam pays particular attention to rights of children and to the proper manner to raise them, so that they will be equipped to face the difficulties of life. We must pay more attention to the best interests of the children said Al-Draiweesh.
He furthered that all these principles were mentioned in Holys Qur’an and Ahadith. The President IIU expressed that children have the right to be fed, clothed and protected until they reach adulthood. He suggested that IIU is planning to organize an International conference on this topic.
During the event, Vice President IIUI Prof. Dr. Muhammad Munir presented a paper on “The Higher Objectives of Islamic Law and Protection of the Child”. At the end President IIU presented University crest to MS Sara Coleman from UNICEF.