Intl. Conference on ‘Fatwa as a non state legal system’ concludes

Islamabad: Prof. Dr. Masoom Yasinzai, Rector International Islamic University, Islamabad IIUI has said that “The development of Muslim Societies, their social and political stability is not possible without making these societies law abiding societies”.

He was addressing to the concluding ceremony of two day international conference on “Fatwa as a Non State Legal System” organized by the Faculty of Shariah & Law of the Islamic university in collaboration with Al-Wastia Forum, Jordan.

Dr. Abdul Aziz Ibrahim Al-Ghadeer, Ambassador of Saudi Arabia in Pakistan presided over the concluding ceremony while Ambassadors of Jordan and Iraq in Pakistan Nawaf Khalifeh Saraireh and Dr. Rushdi Mahmood Al-Ani, Prof. Dr. Ahmad Yousif Al-Draiweesh, President IIUI, Prof. Dr. Sahibzada Sajid ur Rehman, Vice President AF&P, IIUI, Dr. Ziaul Haq, Dean Faculty of Shariah & Law, IIUI including delegates of the different countries, Faculty members and a large number of male and female students were present on the occasion.

Dr. Masoon Yasinzai said that in traditional Islamic Law, the Fatwa has played very important role to regulate the individual and the collective conduct of the Muslims.

Prof. Dr. Ahmad Yousif Al-Draiweesh has said that this conference will play tremendous role in solution of those religious, political and economic problems which the Muslim Ummah is facing today.

He said that more such conferences will be also organized in the Islamic University in the near future. He added that due to issuance of Fatwas of some unauthorized persons the Muslim Ummah is facing the problems of terrorism and sectarian.

While highlighting the importance of Fatwa in the Muslim societies Dr. Al-Draiweesh has said that Fatwa and its related subjects should be included in the syllabus of the universities and the Faculty of Shariah & Law of IIUI should come forward for academic work in this regard.

He congratulate the Faculty of Shariah & Law and its dean Dr. Zia ul Haq on organizing such a useful and meaning international conference.

In this International conference almost sixty scholars from Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, United Arab Emirates and India presented their research papers on the subject.

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