FAISALABAD - The speakers called for the implementation of Islamic social welfare mechanism in the society, so that the intensity of unrest among deprived segment of society could be minimized.

The seminar titled "The Concept of Social Welfare in the light of Quran and Hadith" was organised by the Department of Islamic Studies, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad here the other day.  Addressing the participants, Dean Faculty of Sciences Dr Munir Ahmad said that it was fundamental religious duty of rich and well-off Muslims to help poor and needy people in society.

He said that until rich Muslims fulfill their obligations, their faith would remain incomplete and they would be held accountable on the Day of Judgment.

He said that the Islamic faiths and ideologies encourage rich Muslim to spend in charities, support orphans, poor, widows, disables, elderly and mentally retarded people in the society.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Humayun Abass from GC University Faisalabad said that there was a logical and intricate relation between the notion of social responsibility and the true nature of the faith in the Day of Judgment. 

He was of the view that the Quran very clearly reveal the inherent nature of close relationship between social responsibilities towards orphans and the poor.  While addressing the gathering, Dr Shazia Ramzan said that "though Islam encourages Muslims to share the wealth and money it does not do so in line with socialistic principles of Karl Marx".

She said that Islamic principles of social responsibility and social justice system were totally different from that of Karl Marx socialistic theories.