The Embassy of Pakistan in the Maldives has hosted a lecture on the occasion of Prophet Muhammad's (SAW) Eid Milad ul-Nabi.
Vice-Chancellor of Islamic University of Maldives Dr. Ibrahim Zakariyya Moosa conducted the lecture on the topic ‘Humanity and Brotherhood’ in light of the teachings of Prophet Muhammad. The lecture saw the participation of members from the Pakistani and Maldivian communities.
Prior to the commencement of the lecture – Deputy High Commissioner of Pakistan to Maldives Zulqurnain Ahmad welcomed the participants and extended the facilitation on the occasion.
“We are fortunate to be the Ummah of the Prophet Hazarat Muhammad (SAW), who was sent by the Creator of the Universe, Allah Kareem, as a blessing for all the worlds,” he added.
Zulqurnain also highlighted that Islam is the religion of nature and blessings. That is the religion of tolerance, patience, religious harmony, respect for humanity, forbearance and compassion – stressing that Prophet Muhammad is the true reflection of this. In this regard, he added that the existing society can only become one that is exemplary when the teachings of the Prophet are integrated into our lives.
Zulqurnain also stressed that Islam is a religion of peace – and has no elements of terrorism in it. Underscoring that Islamophobia is a major challenge faced today, he stressed the need for the Muslim community to come together to address it – noting Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has been urging the same.
During his lecture – Dr. Zakariyya shed light on the life and the teachings of Prophet Muhammad. In this regard, Dr. Zakariyya stressed that Prophet Muhammad is the greatest leader, and the only way we can succeed in our lives is by following his teachings – adding that his life is an immense source of guidance for not just Muslims, but for all human beings.
Dr. Zakariyya’s lecture derived numerous historical examples of the Prophet’s conduct from seminal Hadith texts, in a range of situations, providing thereby an eloquent exposition of his compassionate nature.
Most importantly, he highlighted Islam’s message for Humanity and Brotherhood.