Compelled conversions un-Islamic, says PM on Minority Day

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday stated there was no precedent in Islamic historical past for forcefully changing others and people who accomplish that “know neither the historical past of Islam nor their faith, the Quran or Sunnah.”

The premier made the remarks whereas addressing an occasion across the Nationwide Minority Day hosted on the Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad.

The premier stated that Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) life was a highway map for folks to observe till the day of judgment. He defined that the Prophet himself had given minorities spiritual freedom and guarded their locations of worship, “as a result of the Quran orders that there be no compulsion in faith”.

“How can we then take it into our personal arms to forcefully convert somebody to Islam — both by marrying [non-Muslim] ladies […] or on gunpoint or to [by threatening to] kill somebody due to their faith?” he requested.

“All this stuff are un-Islamic. If God hadn’t given his messengers the facility to impose their beliefs on somebody, who’re we [to do so]?” he requested, explaining that the messengers’ responsibility was solely to unfold the phrase of God.

The premier stated that since coming to energy, he had stated that the Riasat-i Madina was the one mannequin for Pakistan, which had been created within the identify of Islam.

Imran shared that Allama Iqbal had stated that when a Muslim rises, they aspire to this mannequin (the mannequin of the state of Madina), and after they fall, they deviate from this mannequin.

“That is why I would like this mannequin to be studied within the nation. What was Riasat-e-Madina? We are attempting that universities educate programs on the Riasat-i-Madina,” he stated.

Prime Minister Imran additionally stated that although the federal government was merely implementing the legislation in opposition to earlier leaders, they have been elevating a hue and cry.

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