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Many Western thoughts are derived from Islam: minister
Many Western thoughts are derived from Islam: minister

LAHORE: (Thursday, October 22, 2020): Punjab Minister for Higher Education Raja Yasir Hummayun has said that Islam is a comprehensive system of life which teaches love for humanity. He said that many Western thoughts of liberalism, secularism etc were also derived from Islam. He was addressing a book launching ceremony of “Islam ek Mukamal Nizam e Hayat” written by former Deputy Chairman Planning Commission of Pakistan Engineer Dr Muhammad Akram Sheikh. The ceremony was organized by Punjab University at Al Raaz Hall in which PU Vice Chancellor Prof Niaz Ahmed, senior journalist Mujeeb ur Rehman Shami, Pro-VC Prof Dr Muhammad Saleem Mazhar, Professor Emeritus Dr Khawaja Muhammad Zakria, Dean Faculty of Islamic Studies Prof Dr Muhammad Hammad Lakhvi, Director Institute of Islamic Studies Prof Dr Saad Siddiqi, Institute of Communication Studies’ Prof Dr Bushra Rehman, Khawaja Ahsan Ilahi, Principal College of Earth and Environmental Sciences Prof Dr Sajid Rasheed, Dr Muhammad Akram Sheikh, heads of various departments and a large number of students were present. Addressing the ceremony, Raja Yasir Humayyun said that Islamic teachings produced the best human beings and the Muslims. He said that an important aspect of the state of Madina was that it took care of every living being. He said that Islam taught the lessons of equality and justice. He said that Islam also took care of those who were left behind. He said that the state of Madina was an ideal example for us and our direction was towards it. He said that it was a matter of pride that PU was improving its international ranking. PU VC Prof Niaz Ahmed said that merit, justice, honesty and rule of law were solutions to all problems. He said that only those countries and organizations progressed who were run under the rules and regulations. He said that Islam showed us the right path for our individual and collective life. He said that distance from Islam was the main reason behind our problems. He advised the teachers to be a role model for students. He said that Dr Akram’s book had given practical solutions to the problems being faced by the country. Senior journalist Mujeeb ur Rehman Shami said that the most of debates had concluded and now it was the time to implement law in the country and decorate the building of Pakistan which was established in 1947. He said that now it was not the time to continue useless debates on certain issues but it was the time to implement social principles of Islam. He said that our country would progress if we adopted that habit of understanding and performing our own responsibilities. He said that Pakistan had now divided into several classes and everything was associated with the money. Pro Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Saleem Mazhar said that Ulemas played a role in education and training of others and Dr Akram Sheikh had performed the same task through his new creation. He said that the author had highlighted basic concepts of Islam in a simple way and explained thoughts of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah about his dream of Pakistan. Dr Khawaja Muhammad Zakria said that we could become a great nation if we could realize our own responsibilities. Khawaja Ahsan Elahi said that Dr Akram Sheikh had guided us the way on which we should set our directions. Dr Bushra Rehman said that Dr Muhammad Akram Sheikh’s book well explained the Islamic ideas as well as ideology of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammd Ali Jinnah. Dr Akram Sheikh thanked the participants and said that only Pakistanis could decide their future, not any foreign force.