Islamabad: A lecture on the topic of “From Sacred Text to Sustainable Peace” by famous Indonesian scholar Dr. H. Agus Maftuh Abegebriel, was organized here by International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI), in collaboration with Indonesian embassy, which was attended by Indonesian ambassador Burhan Muhammad, President IIUI Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh.
The lecture was also attended by Director General AF &P Gulzar Ahmed Khwaja, DG Islamic Research Institute Dr. Sohail Hassan, Deans, Directors of the university, and staff of the embassy of Indonesia.
Dr. Abegebriel, in his lecture, stressed upon upholding Islam for curbing the contemporary challenges of violence and lack of peace while urging the Islamic states to work on formula of diminishing the influence of the extremist organizations.
“Islam is religion of peace, we, Muslims can be the significant source in the world for disseminating peace,” he added. He urged the Ulema to let the masses know about the verses of Holy Quran which were revealed on the topic of peace. “Islam abhors violent attitudes and calls for peace, this we have to implement in Umma and then across the world and Islamic organizations can play vital role for this purpose” Dr. Abegebriel maintained.
He was of the view that Quran stressed on rule of justice in the society, he also insisted on formulating societies for the purpose of sustainable peace which should be based on true Islamic lines.
Dr. Burhan, the ambassador of Indonesia, said on the occasion that a large number of Indonesian minds being nurtured according to teachings of Quran and Sunnah at IIUI, Indonesian govt would be found cooperative in the matter of extending mutual educational relations among IIUI and Indonesian institutes. He also paid thanks for arranging the lecture and vowed to remain available for such healthy activities.\
Dr. Al- Draiweesh said in his speech that being Muslims we must refrain from violent attitudes and we should follow the way of peace which is given by Islam. He hoped that cooperation among IIUI and Indonesian universities would pave way for the constructive results in the field of education. He paid thanks to Dr. Burhan and Dr. Abegebriel for attending and delivering the lecture. He vowed that IIUI will remain committed to extend its bilateral relations with the educational institutions of the Islamic countries.
Earlier, Dr Gabriel along with Indonesian embassy staff members was welcomed by DG AF & P Gulzar Ahmed Khwaja and Director Admin Raja Khalid on arrival at new campus. A brief introduction of the university was given to the guests by DG AF & P. Later, the delegation visited faculty of Shariah and Law and Central Library of the university. A luncheon, in the honour of Dr. H. Agus Maftuh was also hosted by President IIUI.