LONDON: Prominent religious scholars have demanded that Pakistan should be turned into practical Madina Munawwarah state and for this purpose, the system of Khulfa-e-Rashdeen should be established. “Prime Minister Imran Khan always gives example of holy state of Madina but sofar has not taken any practical step to materialise his promise. This is the high time that appropriate measures should be taken to make Pakistan a true Islamic welfare estate”.
This was demanded at 39th Annual Khatme Nabuwwat Conference here at Darul Uloom Qadria Jilania in Walthamstow, east London on Sunday.
Renowned religious leader and scholar Pir Syed Abdul Qadir Gillani presided the conference and delivered the keynote address.
Explaining the aims of the conference, Pir Syed Abdul Qadir Gillani said that there will be no compromise on Khatam-e-Nabuwwat (SAWW) (finality of the Prophithood) as it is an integral part of every Muslim’s faith. “Pakistan was created in the name of Islam and all steps should be directed for striving for supremacy of the Islamic law (Shariah) in the country. He said he is not involved in any sort of politics as he is not a politician but not doing politics on the issue of Khatam-e-Nabuwwat (SAWW). However, if anyone would try to make any change in the law relating to issue, he should be ready to face consequences. A large number of religious leaders, including political figures and people from all walks of life, participated in the conference and vowed to continue their struggle till the supremacy of Shariah in Pakistan.
Referring the history of Islam, he said that Last Prophet [PBUHM]’s life began in a seemingly conventional manner in the deserts of Arabia in the sixth century. When he turned 40 years old, God tasked him with prophethood and began revealing His final book, the Quran, to him. As a prophet, Muhammad [PBUH] called people to the divine teachings of Islam. He encouraged them to worship the One God and to uphold a morally upright life.
“Prophet Muhammad [PBUH] and his small group of followers endured persecution for 13 years in Mecca. Eventually, they were forced to leave Mecca and migrate to Medina, a city whose people eagerly welcomed them. Here, Muhammadp established the very first Islamic society which eliminated the spiritual and social problems rampant in the Arabian Peninsula. Freedom of religion was instituted in Medina; women were honored and respected as equals; racial discrimination was practically eliminated; tribal warfare was replaced with united ties of brotherhood; usury and alcohol were completely forbidden”, Pir Syed Abdul Qadir Gillani.