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No move to change Khatm-i-Nabuwat law, says Tarar
LAHORE, Feb 18: President Rafiq Tarar on Sunday categorically dispelled the impression that there was any move to influence the Khatm-i-Nabuwat law.
No change proposed in blasphemy laws, says Tarar
LAHORE: President Rafiq Tarar has said more than one billion Muslims all over the world are guardians of the sanctity of the Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him), and no one can dare indulge in any blasphemy against the Holy Prophet.
"There is no truth in the rumours regarding change in blasphemy laws in the country. We will safeguard sanctity of the Holy Prophet with our utmost efforts and render every sacrifice for this noble cause," he said in his presidential address at a prize distribution ceremony of the Quran Institute here on Sunday.
"Pakistan is one of those fortunate countries, which have given constitutional guarantee to Islamic injunctions, and a number of institutions including Islamic Ideological Council are working to facilitate their implementation," he said.
The president exhorted the Muslims to mould their lives in line with the Islamic teachings to resolve their problems. "The basic cause of all the problems facing the Muslim Ummah today is their deviation from Quranic teachings," he said.
"There is a dire need to learn the divine book, understand and comprehend its teachings, establish institutions for the enforcement of its injunctions, and the propagation of this divine message," he said. "The Muslim Ummah today does not reflect the political, social, cultural, judicial and economic set-up envisioned by the holy Quran. This is mainly due to Ummah's failure to adhere to the teachings of the holy Quran," he added.
He stressed the need to learn the Holy Quran in its true spirit and said that the institutions like "Quran Institute" were rendering valuable service for spreading teachings of the holy book. He emphasised that there was a need to establish more such institutions to expand the scope of learning of the divine book to every nook and corner of the country and facilitate implementation of its teachings.
"Truth and wisdom of the sacred book is in its following, in the manner the Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) and his companions had done in their lives," he said. Speaking on the occasion, Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Dr Mahmood A Ghazi said: "It is a miracle that the Holy Quran, though revealed 1,400 years ago, still retains its linguistic beauty."
Punjab Governor Lt-Gen (retd) Muhammad Safdar was also present on the occasion. Head of Quran Institute Dr Muhammad Arshad Randhawa welcomed the chief guest. Dr Khawaja Sadiq Hussain and Prof Dr Munawar Hayyat also addressed the gathering.