In an online conversation with a number of eminent Muslim scholars, Prime Minister Imran Khan said Saturday that many nations have been destroyed due to discrimination between powerful and weak parts in their societies.
Justice and the rule of law are hallmarks of a civilized society, he said. “Only countries that have the rule of law can survive and thrive,” he added.
Prime Minister Imran said that Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) raised the level of ethics and morals in society to make Muslims a great nation.
The Prime Minister said the Holy Prophet (saas) stressed the implementation of the rule of law in Riyasat-e-Madina, adding that “only those societies flourish that have the rule of law without any discrimination.”
Imran Khan said that those who follow the teachings and footsteps of Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) will be wealthy since the Holy Prophet (PBUH) is Rehmatul-ill-Alameen.
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The Prime Minister urged Islamic scholars to play their due role in raising youth awareness of the sacred steps of Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) so that they can follow them in their lives.
Prominent Muslim scholars support the prime minister’s views
On that occasion, the scholars emphasized the intrusion into society of fundamental moral and ethical values ââas proclaimed by the Holy Prophet (PBUH) and emphasized that they made the fate of humble Arabs world leaders.
Prominent scholars such as Sheikh Abdullah bin Bayyah, Dr. Timothy Winter / Abdal Hakim Murad, Dr. Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Dr. Recep Senturk, Dr. Osman Bakar and Dr. Chandra Muzaffar answered questions on various aspects of the Sunnat of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) and its in view of the current challenges facing Muslim youth and society.
The dialogue was conducted by the Rehmatul-lil-Alameen authority.
As the conversation progressed, the scholars supported Prime Minister Imran Khan’s observation that a society cannot flourish and prosper without the rule of law and justice, the core principles strictly practiced by the Holy Prophet (PBUH) and his companions in Riasat. e-Madina.
Dr. Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Professor of Islamic Studies at George Washington University, responded to the Prime Minister’s inquiry that the Muslim ummah has faced certain changes in the last century.
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He emphasized that the Sunnat of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) should be followed, as the Etva of the Prophet (PBUH) had great significance and the model of Riasat-e-Madina was crucial for the revival of Muslim society.
Dr. Nasr claimed that Islam through the Sunnat of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) spread the message that transformed the kind-hearted Arabs.
“The Holy Prophet (PBUH) presented the message of Allah to an audience who listened to it with all their thoughts and spent their lives reaching out to it,” he added.
âMadina was the first Islamic society and it was a golden period of Islam, the foundation of which was laid by the Holy Prophet (saas). This time has remained ideal for us and we have to learn from it, âhe said.
The American scholar Shaykh Hamza Yusuf said that the Holy Prophet (PBUH) first elevated the values ââof ethics, then justice and the rule of law served as the basis for the apex of civilized society.
He said that ethics and morals did not come from a vacuum, those qualities included honesty, humility and integrity, etc.
âThe Prophet (saws) was the doctor of hearts. The people around him were called (Ashab’s) companions, âhe added.
He said the treatment of all evils in society had been identified in the teachings of the Quran which provided solutions to these evils. He also stressed that people with power and authority must embody the key ethics that should be part of their character.
Dr. Yusuf said for the first time that the teachings of the Quran conveyed the idea of ââbrotherhood. He said that there might be certain problems in an Islamic society, but the existence of strong values ââsuch as the family system and brotherhood should be emphasized and highlighted as a model for the youth.
The scholar Dr. Timothy Winter / Abdal Hakim Murad of Cambridge UK shared his experience of visiting the Al-Quds, saying that it was the spiritual alchemy that the Holy Prophet (PBUH) instilled in his followers that enabled them to have an ideal society and beautiful Build buildings all over the world.
He said it was too difficult to put into words the broad aspects of the life of the Holy Prophet (saas).
Dr. Murad stressed that Muslims should not automatically obey the Sunnat.
Dr. Chandra Muzaffar, a Malaysian intellectual who participated in the dialogue, supported the prime minister’s position that there cannot be two different laws for the powerful and the weak.
He linked the viability of a society with its ability to enforce a constitutional state in which justice and human dignity were upheld.
He said the transformation of the soul is a must and an Islamic society needs to understand the depth of the Holy Prophet (saas) message about social relationships.
Dr. Muzaffar said that the structural change and the change in relationships, namely the availability of resources, had been a difficult challenge.
“Once the character is weakened by the environment, the changes take place from generation to generation,” he said, emphasizing how education can maintain such core values ââis a critical question.
Dr. Osman Bakar, professor emeritus of philosophy at the University of Malaya and professor and director of the Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Center of Islamic Studies (SOASCIS) University Brunei Darussalam, said the characters are due to the personality of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) of the people of Medina were educated.
“In educating his companions, the Holy Prophet (PBUH) helped them become the greatest figures and leaders in the world,” he added.
Brotherhood relationship between Mohajirs and Ansars was founded. Human capital, in the modern term, was prepared in Mecca. That is the spirit of inclusivity, he added.
Dr. Bakar said the future of religion was set in Riasat-e-Madina, which ensured victory after victory.
The educational system should not focus on external aspects of the Sunnah, but rather the inner spiritual and moral values ââmust be presented to the younger generations, he stressed.
âA society should be based on spiritual efficiency. Unit of Eman (Faith) and knowledge are challenges for us today, âhe added.
Dr. Recep Senturk, a Turkish academic and scholar at Ibn Haldun University, said that the Prophet (PBUH) lived among the people and ruled a city. “The social system must be based on a moral order and the Holy Prophet (PBUH) built these social and political systems.”
“We shouldn’t be pessimistic, we have a strong moral system,” he said, emphasizing the need for the younger generations to study the Sunnah as history as well.
Dr. Recep also regretted that they only focused on vocational education and emphasized building society through “Taleem ‘ and ‘Tatskija’.
He noted that the Holy Prophet (PBUH) had offered a global vision of the future that had yet to be realized.
He said that Muslim youth lacked a vision of the future like other young people in other societies.
Sheikh Abdullah bin Bayyah, chairman of the Fatwa Council UAE, said that the values ââof Islam as a religion were reflected through the Sunnah of the Holy Prophet (PBUH). He had founded ‘Akhowwat’ (Alliance) between Mohajirs and Ansars, the values ââof eman and sincerity, in Medina, that brought all people together.
His followers kept these messages, he said, that moral courage is the important message, while its implementation is deeply rooted in the obedience of the Holy Prophet (saas).