Inauguration ceremony of Fatwa of Shyakh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, a comprehensive book of 600 pages, was held in the Holiday Inn Hotel in Islamabad under the banner of Minhaj-ul-Quran International and Minhaj Ulama Council. Addressing the ceremony, Minister of State for Information Syed Samsam Bokhari said that Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri is the lover of the Holy Prophet (saw), his household and holds the saints and Sufis in great reverence. He said that certain nefarious elements were busy brining bad name to Islam due to their misguided actions with the result that terrorism, extremism and sectarianism were tearing apart our national fabric. The Fatwa issued by Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri would prove to be a milestone to expose these black sheep. He said that both as a Muslim and a Pakistan, he was proud of Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri who has presented the real face of Islam to the international community.
In his speech on the occasion, Qazi Muhammad Anwar, president of Supreme Court Bar Association, said that the terrorists had turned this paradise-like country into a hell where life, honour and property of its citizens were not safe. The disorder and chaos were taking a heavy toll on the national economy. The Fatwa of Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri is the biggest Jihad against anti-Islam forces. He has done a great favour to the country and the Muslim Umma through his identification of the mischief of the Khawarij.
Speaking on the occasion, Allama Raghib Naeemi said that Islam did not allow anyone to impose his faith on others coercively and kill people indiscriminately if they did not submit themselves to the self-styled versions. He said that the Fatwa by Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri highlights the peaceful message of Islam. He has given befitting answers to the objections being raised against Islam by authoring his Fatwa in a book form and has proven in crystal clear terms that Islam has nothing to do with any form of terrorism.
Mian Muhammad Ayub, Advisor to Prime Minister on Youth Affairs, said that terrorism was bringing the Muslims and Islam into disrepute and Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri has rendered a great service to Islam by having put up intellectual defence against the anti-Islam forays. The youth of the Muslim Umma were getting greatly affected by the wave of terrorism. Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri’s marvelous publication in these times has served to bring the youth back into the mainstream. It was the great contribution of Shaykh-ul-Islam.
Dr Allama Ramzan Sialvi, khateeb of Data Darbar Lahore, said on the occasion that Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri has guided the Muslim Umma intellectually by authoring this Fatwa against terrorism. He said that his contribution on this count was historic feat, which we should value and try to implement it practically in our lives.
Pir Izhar Shah Bokhari, Saqib Akber, Ghazanfer Iqbal Mehandi, Allama Shahzad Mujadadi, and Syed Farhat Hussain Shah said in their speeches that Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri has represented the entire humanity through his intellectual contributions. They demanded of the government to acknowledge the services of Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri for peace especially his Fatwa book. Dr Raheeq Ahmad Abbasi, Khawaja Ghulam Qutub-ud-Din Faridi, Allama Muhammad Najafi, Pir Abdul Hadi of Manki sharif, renowned journalist Hassan Khan, Allama Shafa Najfi, and Mahboob Ahmad Chishti also spoke on the occasion. Allama Shahzada Mujadadi presented a resolution against terrorism in the end of the ceremony, which the participants unanimously adopted.