Discrimination between powerful and weak destroys societies: PM

Speaking to a number of eminent Muslim scholars online, Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Saturday that many nations were destroyed owing to discrimination between powerful and weak segments in their societies

Dispensing justice and rule of law are the hallmark of a civilised society, he said

"Only countries where rule of law is established can survive and flourish," he added

PM Imran said that Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) raised the level of ethics and morality of the society to make Muslims a great nation

The premier said that the Holy Prophet (PBUH) emphasised on the implementation of rule of law in Riyasat-e-Madina, adding that “only those societies prosper who have a rule of law without any discrimination”

Imran Khan said that those who follow the teachings and footsteps of the Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) will be prosperous as the Holy Prophet (PBUH) is Rehmatul-ill-Alameen

Read more: Rehmatul lil Alameen Authority ordinance promulgated The prime minister urged Islamic scholars to play their due role in creating awareness about the holy steps of Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) among the youth so they can follow them in their lives

Prominent Muslim scholars endorse PM's views Speaking on the occasion, the scholars stressed upon the inculcation of core moral and ethical values in society as enunciated by the Holy Prophet (PBUH), which they stressed transformed the fate of lowly Arab people into world leaders

Prominent scholars including Sheikh Abdullah bin Bayyah, Dr Timothy Winter/Abdal Hakim Murad, Dr Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Dr Recep Senturk, Dr Osman Bakar and Dr Chandra Muzaffar, responded to questions about different aspects of the Sunnat of Holy Prophet (PBUH) and their need with respect to contemporary challenges posed to the Muslim youth and society

The dialogue was held by Rehmatul-lil-Alameen Authority

#APPNews : Exclusive dialogue between PM @ImranKhanPTI & globally-acknowledged Muslim Scholars under the theme: 'Islam, Society and Ethical Revival' @PakPMO https://t

co/cTcK6xwNyP — APP 🇵🇰 (@appcsocialmedia) January 1, 2022 During the course of the conversation, the scholars endorsed PM Imran Khan’s observation that a society could not thrive and achieve prosperity without rule of law and justice, the basic principles which were strictly practised by the Holy Prophet (PBUH) and his companions in Riasat-e-Madina

Dr Seyyed Hossein Nasr, University Professor of Islamic Studies at George Washington University, responding to the prime minister’s query, said that in the last century, Muslims Ummah faced certain changes

Also read: PM stresses need for improving moral standards He stressed that the Sunnat of Holy Prophet (PBUH) should be followed as the Uswa of Prophet (PBUH) had large meanings and the model of Riasat-e-Madina was critical for the revival of Muslim society

Dr Nasr maintained that Islam through the Sunnat of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) spread the message which transformed the sturdy-hearted Arabs

"The Holy Prophet (PBUH) presented the message of Allah, to an audience that gave their whole thoughts to it and spend their lives to achieve them," he added

“Madina was the first Islamic society and it was a golden period of Islam, the foundation of which was laid down by the Holy Prophet (PBUH)

That period remained ideal for us and we have to learn from it,” he opined

American scholar Shaykh Hamza Yusuf said that the Holy Prophet (PBUH) raised the values of ethics first, then justice and rule of law served as basis for a culmination of civilised society

He said that ethics and morals did not come from a vacuum, these qualities included honesty, modesty and integrity etc

“The Prophet (PBUH) was the physician of the hearts

The people around him were called (Ashabs) companions,” he added

He said the treatment of all ills in society had been identified in the Quranic teachings which provided solutions to these ills

He also stressed that people in power and authority must embody the key ethics which should be a part of their character

Dr Yusuf said for the first time, the Quranic teachings gave the idea of brotherhood

He said there might be certain issues in an Islamic society, but the existence of strong values like family system and brotherhood should be focused on and emphasised as a guiding beacon for the youth

Scholar Dr Timothy Winter/Abdal Hakim Murad of the Cambridge UK shared his experience of visiting the Al-Quds and said that it was the spiritual alchemy that the Holy Prophet (PBUH) infused among his followers enabling them to build an ideal society and beautiful buildings around the world

He said that it was too difficult to put into words the vast aspects of the life of the Holy Prophet (PBUH)

Dr Murad highlighted that Muslims should not comply with the Sunnat robotically

Dr Chandra Muzaffar, a Malaysian intellectual, taking part in the dialogue, endorsed the prime minister’s viewpoint that there could be no two different sets of law for the powerful and the weak

He linked the viability of a society with its ability to implement the rule of law in which justice and human dignity was upheld

He said the transformation of the soul was a must and an Islamic society must understand the depth of the message given by the Holy Prophet (PBUH) about social relations

Dr Muzaffar opined that structural transformation and changing of relations viz-a-viz availability of resources had been a difficult challenge

“Once the character became weak due to environment, the changes take place from generations to generations,” he said, underlining how the education could sustain such basic values, was a critical question

Dr Osman Bakar, an emeritus professor of philosophy at the University of Malaya and Professor and Director of Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Centre of Islamic Studies (SOASCIS) University Brunei Darussalam, said that due to the personality of the Holy Prophet (PBUH), the characters of the people in Madina were raised

"By imparting education to his companions, the Holy Prophet (PBUH) helped them to become the most excellent individuals and the world leaders," he added

Relation of brotherhood between Mohajirs and Ansars was established

The human capital, in the modern term, was prepared in Makkah

That was the spirit of inclusiveness, he added

Dr Bakar said the future of the religion was laid down in Riasat-e-Madina, which secured victory after victory

The education system should not be concentrated on external aspects of Sunnah, but the inner spiritual and moral values must be presented to the younger generations, he stressed

“A society should be based upon spiritual meritocracy

Unity of Eman (faith) and knowledge are challenges for us today,” he added

Dr Recep Senturk, a Turkish academic and scholar at Ibn Haldun University, said that the Prophet (PBUH) was living among the people and governing a city

"Social system must be based upon moral order and the Holy Prophet (PBUH) had built those social and political systems

" “We should not be pessimistic, we have strong moral system,” he said, underlining the need for the younger generations to also study the Sunnah as history

Dr Recep further regretted that they focused only on professional education and stressed upon building society through ‘Taleem’ and ‘Tazkiya’

He observed that the Holy Prophet (PBUH) had offered a global future vision, which was yet to be realised

He opined that Muslim youth lacked future vision like the other young people in other societies

Sheikh Abdullah bin Bayyah, Chairman of Fatwa Council UAE, said that Islam as a religion had its sets of values reflected through Sunnah of the Holy Prophet (PBUH)

He had established ‘Akhowwat’ (bond of brotherhood) between Mohajirs and Ansars, the values of eman and sincerity, in Madina which brought all people together

His followers preserved those messages, he said, adding moral courage was the important message while its implementation rooted deeply in the obedience of the Holy Prophet (PBUH)

Date:02-Jan-2022 Reference:View Original Link