Islamabad: “Islam is the religion of moderation therefore while issuing Fatwa all Islamic Ulema should focus on this basic characteristic of Islam as Fatwas based on controversy and extremism lead our societies towards anarchy and social problems,” said Prof. Dr. Ahmad Yousif Al-Draiweesh, President, International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) while addressing to the inaugural ceremony of two day International Conference on “Fatwa as a Non State Legal System” organized by the Faculty of Shariah & Law, IIUI in collaboration with Islamic Research Institute (IRI), IIUI, Shariah Academy, IIUI, Higher Education Commission (HEC), Islamabad and Al-Wastia Forum, Jordan.
Nawaf Khalifeh Saraireh, Ambassador of Jordan in Pakistan, Dr. Abu Hazzaa Al-Ghamidi, Cultural Attaché of Saudi Arabia in Pakistan, Dr. Sahibzada Sajid ur Rehman, Vice President, IIUI, Dr. Khalid Masood, Director General, IRI, Dr. Tahir Mansoori, Director General Shariah Academy, Dr. Zia ul Haq, Dean Faculty of Shariah & Law including faculty members and large number of students attended the inaugural ceremony.
Dr. Al-Draiweesh said that unfortunately there are some scholars in the Islamic society who issues such Fatwas repugnant to Quran & Sunnah which promote extremism, intolerance in the society and defame Islam and Islamic Ideology. He added that on the basis of Fatwas issued by some Ulema the Muslim societies are facing the phenomenon of terrorism due to which the Muslim societies are indulge in severe problems all over the world. He further added that it is the prime responsibility of the Muslim Ulema to project the true picture of Islam according to Quran & Sunnah.
Dr. Al-Draiweesh said that if we study the history of Islam it will be find that the scholars observed great care and analyze every aspect of the matter before issuing Fatwa. Dr. Al-Draiweesh lauded that only Government appointed Muftees should issue Fatwas, in the Islamic society to avoid intolerance. He also presented research paper in the conference.
The inaugural ceremony was also addressed by Dr. Izzuddin Binzaghiba, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ahmad Hassan Al-Qudh, Dr. Khalid Masood, Dr. Tahir Mansoori and Dr. Zia ul Haq. On the first day of the conference numerous national and international scholars presented their research papers including Dr. Izzuddin Binzaghiba from United Arab Emirates, Dr. Yahya Al-Umari from Saudi Arabia, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ahmad Hassan Al-Qudh, Dr. Muhammad Ahmad Masallam Al-Khalailah, Dr. Zaid Al-Muhaisen from Jordan, Dr. Mohammad Tahir Hakeem, Dr. Sanaullah Al-Azhari, Prof. Dr. Al Daif Natoor, Dr. Nawaz ul Hassani , Dr.Muhammad Ali Ghauri, Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Anwar, Dr. Ahmad Yousaf Jamal Al-Zamzami, Dr. Akram Badawi and Dr. Abdulah Rizk Al-Muzini of IIUI presented their research papers in the conference.
The concluding ceremony of the conference will be held today on December 04-2012, at 03:30 p.m., at Quaid-e-Auditorium, Faisal Masjid Campus of the university. Dr. Abdul Aziz Ibrahim Al-Ghadeer, Ambassador of Saudi Arabia in Pakistan shall preside over the ceremony while Senator Moula Baksh Chandio, Federal Minister for Political Affairs shall be the chief guest on the occasion.