ISLAMABAD: Grand Mufti of Egypt Dr Shawki Ibrahim Abdel Karim Allam has said that collective efforts for dissemination of true message of Islam are imperative, and the narrative of ‘Paigham-e-Pakistan’ is a timely step to peruse this goal.
The Grand Mufti stated this while addressing an international seminar held here at Allama Iqbal Auditorium of the Faisal Mosque Campus of International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) on Sunday.
The seminar was jointly organised by Islamic Research Institute (IRI), Dawah Academy and Iqbal International Institute for Research and Dialogue (IRD), IIUI.
Dr Shawki Ibrahim lauded the efforts of Pakistan against extremism and said that Paigham-e-Pakistan should be spread across the globe to eradicate the extremist mindset. He stressed that modern tools of information for spreading information like social media and social networks should be used to counter the radicalism.
The Grand Mufti further said that formulation of a national narrative on similar lines was also under process in Egypt which will be endorsed by clerics there.
He added that extremism is not the message of Islam as it is a religion of peace and humanity.
IIUI Rector Professor Dr Muhammad Masoom Yasinzai urged to promote harmony among various sects of Islam and called for implementing Paigham-e-Pakistan. He hoped the narrative would help Muslim countries to build peace across the world.
IIUI President Professor Dr Ahmed Yousif Al Draiweesh also spoke on the occasion and said that role of Ulema was imperative in preparation of Paigham-e-Pakistan, and all Muslim Ummah should endorse the decree for spreading the true image of Islam in the entire globe.
The Grand Mufti of Egypt also visited the historic gallery of IRI where he inked the visitors’ book and also inaugurated book exhibition at Faisal Mosque Campus.