Participants of international workshop of Pak- Afghan University teachers on, “modern research methodology in Islamic and Arabic Studies” vowed to contribute towards religious harmony and unity of Umma under the umbrella of organization formed Qafila.
They said that display and use of hatred material selling on footpaths of every major city should be banned immediately and views of all section of the society be respected while religious differences should be dealt through open heart and interactive dialogue.
The participants viewed that government should take madrassa system under their control and ensure adoption of a uniform curricula over there.
The two day workshop was attended by around eighty teachers of Islamic Studies of varsities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Nangarhar University Jalalabad Afghanistan. Special interactive sessions on effective use of online material and other technological tools were delivered to make researchers current with the aim of objective analysis and probable outcomes in the moot. The event was inaugurated by Vice Chancellor UoP Prof. Dr. Muhammad Rasul Jan at Bara Gali summer campus University of Peshawar.
Addressing the workshop the Vice Chancellor said that research plays an important role in elevating academic standards and career pathways in institutions of higher learning. He added that the field of Islamic Studies was a vast area of discipline that could provide a multitude of perspectives to researchers interested in exploring various aspects of this field. He added that Islamic and Arabic studies greatly contribute in knowledge discipline that can shape the direction of Umma and a value added society.
Less educated people are more prone to religious differences and there is a great need to train Ulema to further the true essence of Islam, said Dean Faculty of Islamic and Oriental Studies Prof. Dr. Qibla Ayaz. He added that interest of international players in the region since 1979 has been the main causative factor of religious differences.
Addressing the closing ceremony Vice Chancellor Academics Nanagarhar University Jalalabad said that he was overwhelmed by the outcome of the workshop. He added that Afghanistan has remained as the graveyard of empires and no one would be able to stop them from development and prosperity this time around.
The conference was jointly organized by Institute of Islamic and Arabic Studies and Nanagarhar University with the financial support of higher education commission. It was attended by Director (IIARS) Institute of Islamic and Arabic Studies Prof. Dr. Miraj ul Islam Zia, Registrar Dr. Syed Fazl I Hadi and good number students and researchers.