ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain on Tuesday, mentioning the importance of “Ijtihad” – intellectual consultation – for effective implementation of reforms in society and Islamic teachings, urged the need for having specialised religious scholars who can take up this important task and address the issues of modern times.
Talking to the renowned religious scholar Dr Syed Salman Nadvi, who called on him along with a delegation here at the Aiwan-e-Sadr, the president emphasised that it is the responsibility of the religious scholars to reform the society. He added that religious scholars of the sub-continent played a valuable role in this regard, however, with time gradually, the matters shifted from reforms to traditions, which changed the entire situation.
President Mamnoon said that it was imperative that religious segments follow a broadminded approach towards the reformation of the society to achieve the desired objectives.
He said that according to the true spirit of Islam, it is necessary to seek guidance from Quran and Sunnah for the reformation of the society, by rising above the level of different schools of thought.
The president acknowledged commendable services in Islamic preaching and Pakistan Movement rendered by Dr Syed Salman Nadvi and his family and said that they were highly respected in this regard in the country.