Lecture on “Growing Religious Intolerance in Society: Causes and Precautions” held at SALU Khairpur

By: Adeel Alvi

KHAIRPUR : – An Extension Lecture on “Growing Religious Intolerance in Society: Causes and Precautions” was organized by the Institute of Islamic Studies, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur. Prof. Dr. Khalil Ahmed Ibupoto, Vice Chancellor, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur presided over the lecture program while Prof. Dr. Saifullah Bhutto, from Quaid-i-Awam University of Engineering Sciences & Technology, Nawabshah was the keynote speaker.

Speaking to the participants, Prof. Dr. Khalil Ahmed Ibupoto said Islam is the religion of peace, tolerance and co-existence. He said we have to adopt rational approach to behave properly with the people of the other religions so the concept of live and let live to be accomplished practically. Islam is a universal religion which accepts the existence of other religions. Dr. Ibupoto commended the efforts of the Director Institute of Islamic Studies Dr. Sajjad Ali Raeesi for organizing this extension lecture on very important topic.

Prof. Dr. Saifullah Bhutto said that religion is the source of inspiration. He said it is the time to promote the inter-faith harmony, inter-religious tolerance and acceptance to other religions so the society could be peaceful and tolerant. Dr. Bhutto said process of peace narrative, dialogue and discourse may be preferred in order to avoid any sectarian strife in the society so the religious scholars, media and civil society could play their due role for the tolerant society and the promotion of real essence of religious tolerance so we could avoid from intolerant mindset.

Prof. Dr. Taj Muhammad Lashari, Dean Faculty of Social Sciences accorded vote of thanks. He said with the help of good character and patience we could establish religious tolerance in our society.
Earlier, Dr. Sajjad Ali Raeesi, Director Institute of Islamic Studies welcomed the Vice Chancellor and Guests. He also briefed the academic and research activities of the institute and also shed light on the objectives of the extension lecture.

Prof. Dr. Muqarrab Akbar, Prof. Dr. Minhoon Khan Laghari, Prof. Dr. Iram Rani, Prof. Dr. Wahid Bux Jatoi, Dr. Santosh Kumar, Dr. Zain-ul-Abideen Arejo, Dr. Inayatullah Bhatti, Dr. Nazar Phulpoto, Dr. Siraj Soomro, large number of teachers, research scholars and students attended the lecture program.

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