MUZAFFARABAD: Azad Jammu and Kashmir(AJK) President Sardar Masood Khan urged Ulema and mushaikh to play their role for promoting unity among the Muslims and establishment of Islamic welfare society based on justice and equality.
He stated this while addressing as chief guest at a day-long conference jointly organized by Azad Jammu and Kashmir Islamic Ideology Council and Ulema and Mushaikh Council here on Wednesday.
AJK Chief Justice, Justice Chaudhry Ibrahim Zia, Secretary Islamic Ideology Council, Nazirul Hassan Gillani, Chairman Ulema and Mushaikh Council Moulana Ubaidullah Farooqi and other religious scholars also addressed on the occasion.
The president said Muslims had no need to follow Western or Nordic model state while having inheritance of Quran and Sunnah of Holy Prophet as Islamic principles and teachings provide fair and objective solutions to all problems being faced by the humanity.
He said Ulma and religious scholars have pivotal role to play for materializing the dream of a true welfare state. The goal, he added, could not be achieved without the unity of purpose and a common set of ideals.
Masood asserted that Islamic Ideology Council represented by Ulema from different schools of thoughts could play pivotal role in bringing peace, harmony and unity among the various sects of Muslims, President Khan emphasized that ulema should guide and direct the people to follow the Islamic principles in its true perspective that lead to establish model and Islamic welfare society .
President Khan also asked religious scholars to acquire modern knowledge along with religious learning to influence the policy making institutions of the state and contributing to framing the laws of the land.
He also called for uniform education system with clear and defined objectives by amalgamating the multiple systems of education prevalent in the country to achieve the goals of national unity, solidarity and progress.