Devising a coherent and practical strategy urged to counter Islamophobia

ISLAMABAD: Speaker of an international conference at Dawah Academy of the International Islamic University (IIU) Wednesday stressed for devising a coherent, comprehensive and a practical strategy to counter Islamophobia, says a Press release.
The two days international conference on “Contemporary challenges for Dawah and their elucidation in the light of Seerah” commenced here at Faisal Masjid campus that is being participated by scholars of around 15 countries, while nearly 70 research papers will be presented in its various sessions.
The participants noted that digital media is the best medium to counter Islamophobia and disseminate Islam’s true message of peaceful coexistence, dialogue and tolerance.
Senator Sitara Ayaz, being the chief guest at the ceremony, delivered a speech in which she stressed that the deeds and actions of a preacher must be a reflection of Seerah only then his message will have meanings and results. She opined that Muslim societies had negated the true role of Mosque and the Minbr. She also stressed upon revival of true role of Mosques in Muslim society. She added that Aima, institutions of Islamic training, academicians and researchers jointly can help the society to disseminate peace across the world. Senator Sitara Ayaz said Ulema are a ray of hope as they can bring back the lost glory of Muslim societies.
Dr. Muhammad Anwar, Dean, International Open University, New Zealand delivered a keynote address in the ceremony. He called upon researchers, experts and Muslim scholars for devising a comprehensive policy to counter the Islamophobia. He opined that there are a lot of challenges in the way of Dawah that must be dealt with adoption of innovation, eradication of illiteracy and sincerity. He said Muslim preachers must adopt latest technology and they must devise a message content according the audience level.
On the occasion, Dr. Aqdas Naveed Malik, Vice President, IIUI hailed Dawah academy for arranging an important conference and also appreciated its service in community building. He hoped that the recommendation will be helpful for many important forums of Muslim world.
Earlier, Dr. Muhammad Ilyas, Incharge Dawah Academy, while welcoming the guests, elaborated the goals and objectives of the conference. He vowed that such activities will continue in the future.

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