Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Monday urged the religious scholars of the country to guide the establishment of modern Islamic state by the golden principles provided by Islam.
Addressing the International Seerat-un-Nabi Conference held on the occasion of Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi, the prime minister said, unfortunately, we have developed prejudices in the religion and made it a symbol of fear instead of following it as model for peace and guidance.
Hosted by the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony, the theme of this year’s Seerat-un-Nabi Conference was ‘Interfaith Harmony in the light of teachings of Islam and Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).’
The prime minister said unfortunately, we have confined the scope of the blessings of the prophet who came to this world as blessing for the whole universe.
However, he urged the religious scholars to play their due role to also bring an end to the mindset promoting extremism in the country.
“We have to re-establish the nexus of Islam and peace. We have to regain our identity,” the prime minister remarked.
He said the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and later his companions always stood for truth and now we have been entrusted with this responsibility.
He also apprised the audience as how the Holy Prophet established an Islamic state and signed madina charter that had been remembered as the first written constitution binding the state and citizens to a code of conduct.
The prime minister said the Holy Prophet (PBUH) delivered a historic sermon in Mecca and gave the world a charter for human rights as there could be no distinction among humans on the basis of colour and race.