Islamabad: The Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Sardar M. Yousaf paid rich tributes to late Dr. Mehmood Ahmed Ghazi and said that his services as former religious minister and member Pakistan Ideology Council were commendable. He said his initiatives such as establishment of Madrasa board, and Model Deeni Madrsa were symbols of his valuable vision. He lauded the University for arranging a constructive event and hoped the scholars would be able to have meaningful recommendations through which guidance from the research and works of Dr. Ghazi would be made possible.
The Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Sardar M. Yousaf expressed these views during a two-day international moot on “reconstruction of thought education, society & civilization from an Islamic Perspective: Appraisal of Dr. Mahmood Ahmad Ghazi’s contribution” organized by Dawah Academy of International Islamic University (IIUI) commenced here at Faisal Masjid campus of the university. As many as 53 research papers will be presented by the national and international scholars in various sessions of the conference. Dr. Sardar Muhammad Yousaf, Federal Minister for Religious Affairs was the chief guest of the inaugural ceremony, while it was also attended by President IIUI, Dr. Ahmed Yousaf Al-Draiweesh, renowned scholar and younger brother of Dr Ghazi, Dr. Muhammad Al-Ghazali, Director Dawah Academy, Head Muslim World League, Dr. Abduh Utain, Dr. Sohail Hassan, participant scholars and varsity’s relevant officials.
Dr. Al-Draiweesh , in his speech said that Dr. Ghazi dedicated more than three decades of his life to the university and IIUI would keep striving to utilize his services, teachings and vision for its development. He also hailed the Dawah Academy for arranging the conference. Earlier, Dr. Sohail Hassan apprised the participants about objectives of the conference and told that scholars would also discuss more than hundred research papers, 25 Urdu books, 7 English and Arabic works of Dr. Mehmood Ahmed Ghazi.
Dr. Muhammad Al-Ghazali, the younger brother of late Dr. Ghazi shared his way of life and his personality attributes and highlighted his prudence, way of research and his teaching traits. Meanwhile, Sardar Muhammad Yousaf and Dr. Ahmed Yousaf Al-Draiweesh inaugurated Dr. Mehmood Ahmed Ghazi Library of Dawah Academy. It is pertinent to mention that Dawah Academy’s public library is named to Dr. Mehmood Ahmed Ghazi in recognition of his services.