From Our Correspondent, Sadiqa Sultan
Quetta: Unless Muslims of the world gather around a strong center, they can never meet the challenges of the present time. The only remedy to our spiritual and material problems lies in converging Muslim ideology and faith with mutual understanding of common beliefs, stated Maulana Javad Naqvi, a teacher at Hauza-e-Ilmi-e-Qum, and a prominent Islamic scholar.
He was addressing a nine-day seminar, titled, “Markaziat: Falah Ka Wahid Rasta.” The seminar is being held at Government Yazdan Khan Modle High School, in collaboration with Hazara Imambaragah Nichari, from 22nd to 30th January.
While elaborating the need and importance of the basic principles of Islam, Maulana said that today Muslims are inevitably in need of integrity and unity, since anti-Islamic forces are engaged in using all methods and resources to jeopardize not only the Muslims, but Islamic Ideology too. We must create consensus and forget our differences so as to become a strong shield against conspiracies and guard our beliefs.
Maulana Javad mentioned that physical unity may not be fruitful. Rather, unity of thoughts is the core element leading to build a foundation for the Center. The Qura’n and hadith are the key references in this regard, he added.
A large number of people, particularly students, attended the seminar and took keen interest while asking questions.
Such seminars and majalis have been organized during Muharram by imambaragahs and other organizations, aiming to spread the message of Karbala and create a tendency towards understanding and resolving the core issues of the Islamic World.