BAHAWALPUR - The fifth International Seeratun Nabi (SAWW) Conference has concluded at the Islamia University of Bahawalpur with participation of renowned scholars from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, India, Bangladesh and also Pakistan and presentation of their papers.

The conference was addressed by notable scholars from abroad and within the country including Dr Muhammad Bin Ahmed Al-Sharqavi and Dr Abdul Aziz Al-Awabi of Madina University, Dr Fazalur Rehman, ex professor of Ali Garh University, Dr Muhammad Ishaq Zahid from Kuwait, Dr Muhammad Mukhtar, the vice-chancellor, Dr Abdul Aziz Al-Mabrook, the director of Madoodi Institute, Dr Shabir Ahmed Mansoori, the director of Sheikh Zayed Islamic Centre, Peshawar University, Dr Dost Muhammad, the editor of Idarah Maaraf Islamia, Dr Hafiz Muhammad Saadullah, the chairman of Islamic Learning at Balochistan University, and Dr Ashraf Shaheen Qaisrani, the dean Faculty of Islamic Learning at IUB.

The speakers also included: Dr Muhammad Saleem Tariq Khan, the chairman of Islamic Learning department, Sargodha University, Dr Abdur Rauf Zafar, Sheikh Zayad Islamic Centre, Dr Ishtiaq Ahmed Gondal, the chairman of Islamic Learning, University of Engineering and Technology, Dr Hafiz Muhammad Israel Farooqi, Dr Asia Shabir of the Govt College for Women, Dr Abdul Qadoos Sohaib of Bahauddin Zikrya University, The Administrator, Wafaq-ul-Madaras Al- Arbia, Pakistan, Muhammad Hanif Jallundhri, Syed Tabish Alvri, Malik Habibullah Bhutta, CommissionerMuhammad Khan Khitchi, Mukhtar Ahmed Farani, Dr Hafiz Hussain Butt, Khalilur Rehman and Bahawalpur Chamber of Commerce and IndustryPresident Muhammad Atif Aziz.

They urged to follow the teachings of Islam for long-lasting peace, success, progress and prosperity as the life of Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) is the complete code of conduct and the best way of inspiration and guidance and in this way we could resolve all problems easily. They also remarked that the Holy Prophet (PBUH) had advised us to protect the rights of women and respect females so we should obey the Prophet.

"There is no difference between the people on the basis of race and creed and we have to promote justice, peace, brotherhood and harmony as the Holy Prophet (PBUH) gave us right direction and guideline to be followed for better life. Seeratun Nabi (PBUH) has given us a clear direction to be followed in every field and if we start doing so, we could succeed everywhere and could set examples for others. However, we have failed to take real benefit of the key of success," they said.

They remarked that through upholding the Seeratun Nabi (PBUH), we could easily resolve all our social issues. The scholars highly appreciated the conference held to renew the pledge to follow the teachings of the Quran and Sunnah and to live according to the Seeratun Nabi (PBUH).

The IUB vice chancellor during the concluding session underlined the need to set-up a medical university to introduce and promote Tib-e-Nabvi (PBUH) along with the conventional health education as we have various herbs/shrubs here in Cholistan in vast quantity.  "Thus, we can produce medicines from these herbs/shrubs for effective results. Until we educate our youth in the right direction according to the teachings of the Quran and the Sunnah, we could not make our society healthy and happy. If we start following the teachings of Islam in true spirit, we could make society peace-loving and progressive. Therefore, we have to concentrate on the character-building of children to make them true Muslims and responsible citizens," he added.

He said that special arrangements at all the IUB campuses and hostels had been made to provide religious education. He thanked all the foreign and national scholars for their participation in the conference and said that the participation of honourable guests and cooperation of the faculty members, students and media made the event a success.