Prime Minister Imran Khan Sunday announced the formation of a Rehmatullil Aalamin Authority, which he said, would portray before the world a true image of Islam besides carrying out research on Seeratun Nabi (PBUH).
The prime minister, addressing the Ashra-e-Rehmatullil-Aalamin (PBUH) conference here, said the proposed body would comprise Islamic scholars of international repute who would help acquaint the children and elders about the teachings of Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him).
He said the international advisory board will comprise top professional Muslim scholars from across the world. He also said that the Chairman of the authority will be a competent scholar who will be well versed in the subject and an academic who had done scholarly work.
The PM said the core objective of the Rehmatul-lil-Alameen Authority was not only to appraise but also inculcate the teachings of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) and his way of life in the lives of kids and adults alike.
The authority was tasked to project the actual image of universality, diversity, and inclusivity of Islam to the whole world, he added.
The Rehmatul-lil-Alameen Authority will monitor the effectiveness of the Seerat-un-Nabi material, which was recently added to the curriculum, to see its effectiveness and recommend any changes or improvements. It will also forward recommendations and add teachings of other religions that preach humanity and inclusivity. So that non-muslims can also get acquainted with the true spirit of their respective religions.
Rehmatul-lil-Alameen Authority will encourage and facilitate research at universities on the ‘Golden Age of Islam’ and the various aspects surrounding the leadership and highest moral standings of the Islamic leaders at the time, which led to the rapid spread of Islam, he commented.
The PM said the Authority will also conduct data-driven research and forward recommendations on addressing the moral decay in the family institution of Pakistan and other aspects of Pakistani society that directly affect the youth of this country to address rising sex crimes and divorce rates.
Like Zia when Imran will go he will increase ills of the society. He further strengthen so-called Islamization which will be difficult to get rid of for ages. There is no need of Rehmatullil Aalamin Authority. He is just doing this to gain fame. @ImranKhanPTI @PTIofficial
— Nadeem Yousaf (@nyousaf_com) October 11, 2021
The Scholars at Rehmatul-lil-Alameen Authority will provide alternate content ideas and programming, especially for the kids and youth, to address the adverse use of Social Media and TV.
Rehmatul-lil-Alameen Authority, special projects initiative, will work on highlighting the work of Sufis in Pakistan. Pakistan has a rich Sufi culture and heritage that revolves around unity, oneness, and humanity – the authority will bring those universal teachings to light.
Imran Khan said Muslims around the world and Pakistanis should start an intellectual debate surrounding the life and teachings of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) to address Islamophobia and intellectually respond to episodes of blasphemy.
He said the government was already looking for a chairman who should have vast knowledge on Seeratun Nabi (PBUH) and relevant publications to his credit, he added.
He said the objective of the body was to tell the world particularly the West about Islam, which was a religion of love and humanity, besides imparting the true teachings of Holy Prophet (PBUH).
This will be a consensus-based body providing a platform for collaborative discussions with the help of an advisory board promoting a cohesive response to tackle blasphemy and highlight various aspects of the life of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
A cartoon series would be launched to create awareness among children regarding the national ethos and culture.
At the university level, the authority would help carry out research on the subject to explore the factors because of which Holy Prophet and his companions conquered and led the biggest civilizations of that time.
“We will take our country in the direction of the vision for which Pakistan was created 74 years ago.”
The PM said the Ashra-e-Rehmatullil-Aalamin (PBUH) would be celebrated in a befitting manner. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was a blessing for the whole of humanity and preached about equality of humans, he noted.
Development of society depends on following the Prophet’s teachings
He said progress and development of a society depended on following the principles of Riyasat e Madina and teachings of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) who set standards for building of moral character, system of justice and service to humanity.
He said powerful never wanted that justice should prevail in a society but he looked for “NRO”. He said Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) stressed on education of both men and women.
For 500 years, Muslim scientists were not only well versed in their area of specialization but also in religious matters, he recalled.
“We have to teach children as to who should be their role model. We should teach our children about the teachings of great Sufis like Hazrat Data Ganj Bukhsh, Mian Mir, Bulleh Shah and others.”
He said 25 years back, from day one of formation of his party he struggled for creating an Islamic welfare state.
Imran Khan emphasized that society should fight against corruption as lone government could fight corruption only to an extent. He said reforms would be announced in the electoral system to make polls fair and transparent.
Pakistan was the first country to introduce neutral empires in cricket and this time electronic voting machines would be introduced to stop pre and after polling rigging, he declared.
The prime minister said obscenity was an ill in society and was having a bad and disastrous impact on the social and family life.
Religious scholars should play their role in stopping obscenity and to save our family system, he said adding the divorce rate in society had risen to a dangerous level and had a very adverse impact on children of the divorced parents. He urged media to play its role to save the families from the ill effects caused by media.
“We cannot stop the expansion of media, social media and technology but we should engage our youth and tell them about the Islamic values.”
He said he directed the federal ministers and members of parliament to celebrate Eid Miladun Nabi in their constituencies with full zeal.
He also stressed on observance of rights of parents and servants. Federal ministers, parliamentarians, religious scholars and youth attended the event.
Minister for Religious Affairs Nurul Haq Qadri briefed the gathering about the activities that would take place during the celebrations of Eid Miladun Nabi.
After the event, while talking to APP Minister for Kashmir Affairs Ali Amin Gandapur, member National Assembly Kanwal Shauzab and members of Hindu community expressed pleasure at the steps announced by the prime minister to spread teachings of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
They said initiatives of the PM would help Pakistan make steady progress and protect family values.