NPC seminar in connection with Eid Milad-un-Nabi (PBUH)

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Speakers urge patience & tolerance to maintain peace, development in society

Zubair Qureshi

The Muslims are the custodians of ‘patience’ and ‘tolerance’ two great qualities inherited to them by Prophet of Islam (PBUH) and it is our duty to try to cultivate them in our personality and be kind and tolerant to others. These two qualities are necessary to maintain peace and balance in society.

Diwan of Junagadh State, Sahibzada Sultan Ahmed Ali expressed these views while presiding over a seminar titled “Message of Patience & Tolerance in the Light of the Seerat-un-Nabi (PBUH).”

The event organized by the Nazriya Pakistan Council (NPC) was held in connection with Eid Milad-un-Nabi (PBUH) at the Aiwan-e-Quaid, Fatima Jinnah (F-9) Park.

Sahibzada Sultan Ahmed Ali was of the view that being tolerant and patient was a great human quality and the Holy Prophet (PBUH) not only preached but also practiced them.

Since the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) was an embodiment of these qualities, it is our duty to try to adopt them in our daily life, he further said.

Chief Guest on the occasion, Principal of Jamia Naeemia Islamabad, Mufti Gulzar Ahmed Naeemi also called the audience to be kind, helpful and patient as every prophet in his time practiced those qualities.

Prophet Yousuf (Joseph) forgave his brothers and Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) forgave his enemies after the Fall of Mecca, said Mufti Naeemi.

He regretted that our educational institutions no longer focused on developing the students’ personalities as tolerant, kind and patient human beings.

Professor of Urdu at NUML, Prof Dr Mehmood-ul-Hassan Rana also gave reference to the Fall of Mecca when the Holy Prophet (PBUH) showed highest level of patience and tolerance and forgave even the woman who desecrated his uncle’s body.

Earlier in his welcome address, Chairman of the NPC, Mian Muhammad Javed remembered the founding chairman of the NPC, Zahid Malik (late) for providing a platform to the thinkers and intellectuals of society to hold such constructive and enlightening debates.

He also termed tolerance and patience as two great qualities of human beings and being followers of the Prophet (PBUH) we should display them at the highest level.

The Founder of Pakistan, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah also on a number of occasions referred to Pakistan a place where people would live according to the teachings and message of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) said Mian Muhammad Javed.

The event was attended by a number of eminent poets, writers and intellectuals. Those who presented Naat on the occasion included MNA Mrs Farrukh Khan, poets Wafa Chishti, Naseem Sehr, Dr Farhat Abbas, Riffat Waheed, Ali Ahmed Qamar and Irfan Khan. Director Media & Publications Anjum Khaliq conducted the proceedings of the event.

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