Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday said that mental slavery is far more dangerous than physical slavery.
The prime minister was speaking at the inauguration ceremony of Al-Qadir University’s academic blocks, where he spoke about the importance of breaking the shackles of slavery.
“Unfortunately, due to colonialism, Muslims suffered from mental slavery around the world,” he said.
The prime minister emphasised on speaking the truth and dispensing justice. “Speaking truth was a quality of Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) before he was appointed a Messenger.”
PM Imran Khan said he had always aimed at creating institutions in Pakistan that would implement Islam in its true spirit.
He spoke about education at length, lamenting that there were no universities researching the lives of the Muslim leaders, warriors, scholars and reformers.
“Islam and Science were both working alongside each other,” he said. “There was harmony between them. Read Al-Biruni and others, they had a strong connection to Allah,” he added.
The prime minister spoke out against Western culture, saying that Pakistan’s youth was confused about it in today’s world.
He said young Pakistanis studied the Western culture and were misled by it, saying that its progress lured many into copying it.
The premier urged universities to research on the disastrous effects that Western culture was having on family life, and spoke out against how pornographic material was widely available on smart phones these days.
He said universities were important as they can help people make “informed choices” that will help people make smarter and better choices.
“Allah encourages Ijtihad in the Holy Quran,” he said. “How will Ijtihad take place here if the person who differs in his point of view from you, is declared a kafir,” he lamented.
The prime minister said that the concept of leadership that Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) gave to Muslims