Islamabad - A two-day international conference on ‘Contemporary Women Issues and their Solution from Islamic Perspective’ kicked off here the other day. Speakers urged the educationists and scholars to disseminate awareness among people about the true spirit of Islam and the level of respect it gives to the women.

The conference was organised by the Islamic Studies Department of the National University of Modern Languages (NUML) with the collaboration of Higher Education Commission (HEC). Rector International Islamic University Prof Dr Masoom Yasinzai was the chief guest of the inaugural session while Director General NUML Brig Muhammad Ibrahim, International Scholars, Deans, Heads of Departments also attended the ceremony.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Masoom Yasinzai said that Islam is not merely a religion but a complete code of life, no other religion provides such respect and honour to the women which Islam has given to them.

He, quoting the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAWW), said that heaven lies under the feet of the mother and he also quoted another Hadith, “The best amongst you is the one who treated well with his wife.” He stressed that that’s the respect and honour which Islam provides to women.

Dr Masoom said that Islam introduced veil just because of women are precious in its code and Islam also direct men to lower their eyes. There were no rights for women before Islam but Islam provides rights to women.

He was of the view that today Islam is being wrongly portrayed; it is the time to get awareness about Islam in true spirit.

The Director-General NUML, in his welcome address, thanked the honourable chief guests and guests for sparing time to attend this conference and said that it is the responsibility of the Ulema, scholars and researchers to tell the real teachings of Islam.

He thanked HoD Islamic Studies for organising an international conference on such an important topic.

He hoped that in the presence of national and international scholars participants will learn something great.

Besides Pakistan, Scholars from Malaysia, Qatar, India and USA will present their papers on the different aspects of the said topics.