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PU organizes Seerat-ul-Nabi (PBUH) seminar
PU organizes Seerat-ul-Nabi (PBUH) seminar

LAHORE: (Friday, May 31, 2024): Punjab University Faculty of Islamic Studies, Institute of Islamic Studies, Seerat Chair and SOS Foundation organized a seminar on ‘Education and Training of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and Modern Institutions’. On this occasion, Dean Faculty of Islamic Studies Prof Dr Muhammad Hammad Lakhvi, Founder Chairman of Forum for International Relations Development, UK Taha Qureshi, Prof Seerat Chair Dr Asim Naeem, Former Executive Director HEC Dr Shaista Sohail, Prof Dr Hamid Ashraf Hamdani, faculty members and students were present. In his address, Dr Hammad Lakhvi highlighted the importance of the subject and said that the life of the Prophet (PBUH) is a beacon for us. He said that as a Muslim, one can achieve success in this world and the hereafter only by following the teachings of the Holy Prophet (PBUH). Prof Dr Asim Naeem said that institutions providing higher education have also been affected by modernization, globalization and global changes. He said that from the formulation of educational objectives and theories to the curricula and teaching methods, there are many new and serious challenges. Dr Shaista Sohail shed light on the introduction and objectives of SOS Foundation. She said that Almighty Allah has declared the Holy Prophet (PBUH) as the best example for the Ummah. Dr Hamid Ashraf Hamdani presented verses and hadiths on the status and importance of education and teaching in Seerat-e-Tayiba (PBUH). He said that the education and training of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) is a torch for every era. Taha Qureshi discussed various aspects of the educational policy of the Holy Prophet (PBUH). He emphasized on the need for reforms in the education and training system with the changing requirements of the time. Recommendations were made in the seminar including changing the curriculum, selecting trained teachers, reviewing the educational needs, including the Prophet’s biography at all education levels, for the establishment of Seerat Chairs in universities and promotion of research and inclusion of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) as a subject in universities.