ISLAMABAD - Chairman Pakistan Ulema Council Hafiz Tahir Ashrafi has said that there is no room for killing of innocent people in the name of Jehad in Islam and the terrorist organisations like Daesh are out to defame Islam and Muslims.

Addressing a press conference here at Islamabad Press Club yesterday, Hafiz Tahir Ashrafi informed that they are organising the Pagham-i-Islam Conference on Feburary 10 to disseminate true message of Islam and to show the whole world that Islam prohibits killing of innocent people and all those involved in such activities have nothing to do with Islam.

Giving further details about the conference, he claimed that around 5,000 religious scholars from all over the world and from Pakistan including Mufti-e-Azam of Palestine will be attending the conference here in Federal Capital to allay the negative impression of Islam being spread by the terrorist organisations like Daesh across the globe.

He made it clear that those involved in attacking the educational institutions in Pakistan were not doing any service to Islam or the country and they could not be even considered as Muslims because Islam prohibits killing of innocent. “Actually all those involved in these terrorists attack on educational institutions are out to defame Islam and create chaos in the country,” he added.

He said that the aim of holding the conference is to highlight the true picture of Islam and to block the way of all those who were out to defame Islam and project the un-Islamic teachings in the name of Islam.

Hafiz Tahir Ashrafi said that there is no restriction on girls’ education in Islam and those self-styled religious scholars objecting to the female education should tell that in case of some illness to the ladies in their families whether they would prefer to get them examined by female doctors or male ones.

The Chairman Pakistan Ulema Council asked the government to form stringent laws to ban dowry and also take action against all those restricting women education, which in no way could be proved un-Islamic under Islamic injunctions.

He further said that from the platform of Islamic Ideology Council (IIC) he had got strong recommendations for stringent legislation to the government against dowry and hoped that government would do legislation in this connection at the earliest.

To a question, he said that the Pakistan Ulema Council is also struggling for introduction of interest-free economy in the country and persuading the government to implement the recommendations of Ulema for establishment of interest-free economic system in the country.