AIOU Holds 'Welcome Mahe-Ramzan' Seminar

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AIOU holds 'Welcome Mahe-Ramzan' seminar

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) here on Wednesday held 'Welcome Mahe-Ramzan' seminar to highlight the significance of the Holy month and its impact on human lives

ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 16th May, 2018 ) :Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) here on Wednesday held 'Welcome Mahe-Ramzan' seminar to highlight the significance of the Holy month and its impact on human lives.

It was the third consecutive year, that the university celebrated the advent of the Ramzanul Mubarik, a press release said. It was part of its consistent efforts projecting the teachings of 'Quran and Sunnah' through educational pursuits and by holding Seerat seminars and conferences.

A 'Naatiya Mushaira' was also arranged on the occasion. There was also launching ceremony of special journal on Seerat-un-Nabi. Prominent religious scholar Prof Dr Habibur Rahman Asim was the key-note speaker who elaborated various aspects of the Holy Month that carries numerous blessings of Allah Almighty and is a source of well-bring of the people.

Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Shahid Siddiqui while presiding over the seminar said that the university has achieved a leading position in teaching of the Seerat-un-Nabi and set up a separate department for this purpose.

The annual enrollment in this discipline at BA-level has reached around 70,0000. The university has prepared special academic courses on Seerat studies for the students of BS, M Phil and PhD. It was going to hold third international seerat conference in October next.

It was also decided to give special award on best book on Seerat-un-Nabi on annual basis. The vice chancellor said it was important for the youth to understand the spirit of this month, so that they could shape their life accordingly.

Ramzan's message and spirit should be the part of the daily life during the whole of the year, he asserted. Dr Habibur rehman said the faithful while steadfastly observing 'fasting' needed to ensure properly practicing tenets of Islam.

Spirit of fasting must be reflective in an individual's acts and deeds. 'Zikray-e-Ellahi' should be a regular feature. He also spoke about the importance of 'Sakhawat' in life a Muslim. It should be fully demonstrated during the Holy month, he added.

Ramadan is a month to purify ourselves. He stressed that every individual must read Quran with its meaning to understand true message of islam and to practice the same in practical life. The elements of 'Sabir and Shukar' should dominate in our life, he added.

During 'Naatiya Mushaira. glowing tributes were paid to the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). It was participated among others by eminent poets Iftikhar Arif, Prof. Ehsan Akbar and Tuseef Tabsam. Earlier, chairman Department of Seerat Studies Dr Shah Moeenuddin Hashmi highlighted the series of academic activities being carried out to promote the message and teaching of the Holy Prophet (PBUH).

Those who were also present on the occasion included Dean Islamic Studies Dr Mohyuddin Hashmi, Dean Social Studies Dr Samina Awan and Chairman Department of Urdu Dr Abdul Aziz Sehr.

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