Speakers call for promoting Arabic language and literature

Islamabad:    Speakers at an international conference held here on Thursday at Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) called for promoting Arabic language to have a better understanding of Quranic teachings.

The participants included Muslim scholars from Algeria, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Oman and UAE. Those who also addressed the inaugural session included President Islamic International University Dr. Ahmed Yousaf Al-Darwish and the AIOU’s Dean Islamic Studies Dr. Shah Mohyuddin Hashimi.

The guests were welcomed by the Vice Chancellor AIOU Professor Dr. Zia-Ul-Qayyum, who hoped that the conference’s deliberations will help to understand the Arabic culture and to apply it in promoting research on socio-economic issues.

Justice Dr. Muhammad Al-Ghazali, judge of Supreme Court’s Shariat Appellate bench was the guest of honour and key-note speaker at the opening session that was largely participated by the scholars and researchers.

He highlighted the concept and historical background of the Arabic language, and emphasized that the language should be made part of the Muslims’ life. The leaders of the Pakistan’s movement like Sir Agha Khan wanted to make Arabic, a language of the independent Muslim State, he added.

Dr. Shah Mohyuddin Hashimi in his address apprised the participants about the University’s efforts, promoting teachings of Quran and Sunnah in the country. This University has achieved special distinction in teaching the Arabic language, as so far it has produced about one hundred thousands Arabic teachers.

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