Malerkotla (Punjab), 26 March 2014: A seminar organised by the Punjab zone of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind on the teachings of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) turned into an interfaith discussion due to the presence of prominent speakers and audience of different faiths.
Ejaz Ahmed Aslam, Secretary, Jamaat-e-Islami Hind in his key address said secular and atheist politicians of the world have killed billions of innocent people in different periods of the human history only for their lust of power, while the guidance shown to humanity by Hazrat Mohammad and other prophets of Allah always led to the path of peace, justice, brotherhood and equality.
Criticizing the trend, propaganda and policies of the present ruling classes of the country, he said that while nearly half of the population of Delhi, the national capital of the country, have no access to pure drinking water but they have an easy access to alcohol.
He also said that majority of the Muslim community is not striving for social, economic and political justice according to the teachings of the Prophet.
Speaking on the occasion, Swami Surya Partap Singh, convener of Hat Darshan Sant Samaj of Ludhiana (Punjab), said that as the world is fast turning into a global village, it was the right time to start interfaith dialogues. Narrating a few incidents from the life of Prophet Mohammad, he said that if all the peace-loving people of the world got united, anti-social elements would not have survived at all.
S. Harpal Singh, Head of the Dept. of religious studies, Punjabi University, while expressing his views said that all the religious heads of world had the same teachings in principle, but their working strategy varied only due to their era and geographical circumstances they faced. He also briefed the findings of his study tour of Iran and his study of the literature of Hafiz Shirazi and Maulana Roomi.
The gathering at the seminar was quiet impressive.
Maulana Mohd. Iftikhar and Master Mohd. Nazeer, president and secretary respectively of the local unit of the Jamaat also addressed the gathering.