ISLAMABAD: Islam is a religion of peace and advocates love for humanity which one observes in the message of Maulana Rumi, Dr. Salih Yucel, Associate Professor, Centre for Islamic Studies and Civilization, Charles Sturt University, Australia said Monday.
Delivering a lecture titled ‘Rumi and Iqbal: The Marriage of Heart and Mind in Service of Education’, he said Allama Muhammad Iqbal and Maulana Jalal ud din Rumi the great thinkers contributed through their prudent thoughts amid crisis time of the Muslims.”
The lecture was organized by Iqbal International Institute for Research and Dialogue (IRD) of IIUI at Faisal Masjid campus.
He added that Allama Iqbal’s work contain the reflections of Prophet’s (PBUH) Seerah.
He urged that scholars must read both the great thinkers to explore about intellect and love for peace. He was of the view that education can be given through actions saying that visible example is life of Holy Prophet (PBUH).
Talking about unity of Muslims, he said Allama Iqbal conveyed that Muslims must not be impressed from the concepts of West adding that they have their own philosophy which is based on universality of their religion.
Dr. Yousaf Farooqi, former DG of university’s Shariah Academy also spoke on the occasion and termed Allama Muhammad Iqbal as agreat student of the holy Quran.
Dr. Sohail Hasan, Director Dawah Academy thanked the speaker and scholars for attending the lecture and hailed role of IRD in arranging such activities.
The lecture was also attended by IRD high ups and scholars of university’s institutes, academies and faculties.