Media should promote Quranic teachings during Ramazan: Yousaf

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City Reporter

Islamabad—Federal Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Sardar Muhammad Yousaf has said that all television channels should promote the teachings of Holy Quran during the month of Ramazan.
Addressing a ceremony ‘Roze-e-Roshan Ramazan Special’ here, he said that he would write to Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) to direct all television channels to promote such programmes during the holy month where emphasis was laid on the teachings of the Holy Quran, said a ministry press release Wednesday.
Speaking on the occasion, Universal Interfaith Peace Mission Chairman Dr Allama Abul Fateh GR Chishti said the message in the Holy Quran was for all and not against any specific religion, tribe or a nation.
The Holy Quran, he said, was like a vast ocean with no bounds in its meaning, explanations and interpretations and in no way a person could summarize that.
He said, “However, it could be remembered that a person should get content with a small portion of a thing, if he is unable to get the whole thing.
“Therefore, in current era when the entire world is entangled in different problems, there is need to seek help from the holy Quran to better understand the problems of prevailing time like interfaith harmony, interfaith dialogue and peaceful coexistence.”
Dr Chishti said this was an attempt to clear the doubts created deliberately and non-deliberately about the Holy Quran.
Alleviating all the misperceptions would help the entire humanity to live peacefully with love, brotherhood and mutual coexistence, he added.
These misperceptions, he said, were endangering the world peace and it seemed nobody cared about allaying them.
“Because if everyone starts saying that the teachings of his religion are right and rest are wrong then it will not help in allaying the misperceptions and reach an understanding for betterment of humanity. Religious understanding could only be possible, if the religious scholars should say that although they will follow their religious truth but they will respect the religious truth of others,” he added.

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