President Dr Arif Alvi has urged the Ulema to play their role, through Friday’s sermons, in reforming the society by promoting moral values, inter-faith harmony, tolerance and creating awareness about important social issues, especially women’s right to inheritance.
He expressed these views while talking to a delegation of the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee (CRHC), led by the committee Chairman, Maulana Abdul Khabir Azad, which called on him at Aiwan-e-Sadr on Monday.
The president said that Islam was the first religion that had granted women their right to inheritance and Ulema needed to create awareness among the people, in this regard, through the pulpit and the mosque.
He advised the Ulema to sensitize the people about the adverse impacts of growing population in their sermons.
Addressing the delegation of CRHC, the President said that Pakistan was changing fast and Ulema could play an important role in supporting the Government’s efforts to bring social change and overcome challenges, like rapid population growth and climate change.
He appreciated the Ulema’s role in promoting religious harmony in the country as well as guiding and educating the people during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Allama Dr Muhammad Hussain Akbar, Maulana Hafiz Dr Abdul Ghafoor, Mufti Zameer Ahmad Sajid, Mufti Muhammad Yusuf Kashmiri, Mufti Fazal Jameel Rizvi, Allamad Syed Ali Karar Naqvi, Mufti Faisal Ahmed, Mufti Qari Mehrullah, Pir Syed Habibullah Chishti, ex-officio members of CRHC, members of Zonal Ruet-e-Hilal Committee and senior officials of the Government attended the meeting.
Earlier, Maulana Abdul Khabir Azad briefed the president about the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee’s working and its constitution.
He also drew the president’s attention towards efforts carried out for unity among the Ummah and complimented the Aiwan-e-Sadr for hosting the Ulema and religious leaders off and on to spread the message of unity, peace and oneness across the country.