islamabad - Modern Islamic Studies Centre, Islamabad, organised a ‘Peace Prayer Day’ here yesterday as part of World Interfaith Harmony Week (WIHW) 2016 celebrations, to create understanding between different faiths and religions.

The celebrations were part of a series of conferences and seminars in different parts of the country, including Islamabad, Rawalpindi Lahore, Bahawalnagar, Cholistan, Swat, Besham, which were attended by a large number of people from different faiths and religions. Union Council-21 (Sohan, Islamabad) Chairman Malik Amir Hussain was the chief guest on the occasion.

Addressing the audience, MISC President Dr Allama AGR Chishti said that the interfaith harmony is not a new phenomenon, as it was the path followed by Sufi saints of Indo-Pak subcontinent. Through this system, they attracted attention of non-Muslims therefore it is responsibility of every Muslim to join this cause for betterment of Muslim Ummah, he added. Dr Chishti was of the view that his visits to Bahawalnagar and Cholistan and particularly to Swat and its adjoining area, Besham recently was of great importance, as both the areas had been plagued by terrorism in past, but now have returned to normalcy after military operations there. “We visited a Tableeghi Centre and met Amir Tableeghi Jamaat Ahmad Khan.

The elders of the Tableeghi Jamaat as well as tribal elders appreciated MISC’s gesture for visiting the centre and apprising them of interfaith harmony . They were of the view that the philosophy of interfaith harmony has become the need of the hour and could help our society recover from the losses inflicted by religious intolerance and terrorism in past,” Dr Chishti added.