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Recitation of Durood Sharif in schools made compulsory

Chief Secretary issued the directives on the orders of CM Punjab Usman Buzdar. While issuing the directives, he said that recitation of Durood Sharif brings blessing and keeps everyone safe. He also said it will educate students on its importance.

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Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar has made it obligatory for every school in Punjab to recite Durood Sharif before National Anthem during the morning assembly.

Chief Secretary issued the directives on the orders of CM Punjab Usman Buzdar. While issuing the directives, he said that recitation of Durood Sharif brings blessing and keeps everyone safe. The chief minister further added that reciting Durood Sharif will educate students and children on its importance. It is also an expression of respect for the Holy Prophet.

People on social media argue that this move will alienate non-Muslims in the school. Earlier, the government’s initiative of a Single National Curriculum (SNC) to define a common base across public and private schools has come under constant criticism from some sections of the society primarily because of its Islamic content. The Islamic content in the SNC is meant for Muslims only and the non-Muslims need not worry.

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“Speaking truth was a quality of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) before he was appointed a Messenger,” he said on the occasion of the inauguration of the academic block.

“Islam and science are both working alongside each other,” he said. “There is harmony between them. Read Al-Biruni and others, they have a strong connection to Allah,” he added.

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“Allah encourages Ijtihad in the Holy Quran,” he said. “How will Ijtihad take place here if the person who differs in his point of view from you, is declared a kafir,” he lamented.

He added that the concept of leadership given by the Holy Prophet Muhammad gave to Muslims will be imparted in Pakistani universities to the youth, which will begin “from our students.”

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