22 May | 2024

Lahore, Pakistan

High-tech Seerat Museum in Islamabad to enlighten young minds

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif lays foundation stone of monument-like museum to help counter adverse effects of Islamophobia and spreading knowledge; extends thanks to Saudi king, and crown prince for extending cooperation

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif laid foundation stone of high-tech Seerat Museum to be built in Islamabad for spreading teachings of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) among the new generation and for creating awareness about his life and character.

Speaking as the chief guest of the ceremony, the prime minister thanked Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz and Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz for extending their cooperation for the Seerat Museum. He said that the museum would help counter adverse effects of Islamophobia and would support in spreading knowledge among people living in Pakistan and abroad.

In a heinous move, he said that an ‘ideological divide’ had been created in the world due to which some elements were making negative propaganda against Islam and the personality of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). He pointed out that this negative attitude had created hate and divisions among the communities.

He remarked the Seerat Museum would not only raise awareness about the life, character and teachings of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) but would also educate people how to live their lives and manage relationships with other people. He lauded Muslim World League Secretary General Sheikh Dr Muhammad bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa for his guidance and support for the Seerat Museum.

Welcoming the Saudi delegation, the prime minister appreciated International Islamic Relief Organization – a charity founded by Muslim World League – for its welfare work around the world. He said that the organization was giving relief to the Palestinians who were facing inhuman conditions due to Israel’s aggression. He reaffirmed Pakistan’s support for Palestinians and said his country would send more humanitarian aid to the oppressed people.

Shehbaz Sharif distributed prizes among Huffaz who memorized the Holy Qur’an and had a complete command on sequence of the holy verses and their references. He also gave away prizes to the Qaris who recited the holy book in their beautiful accents. He congratulated teenagers and youngsters for the best recitation of the Holy Qur’an at events in different countries. He commended the youngsters for lighting their hearts with the holy book and said the young generation should also comprehend the real holy message.

On the occasion, Dr Muhammad bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa also shared his opinion about Islam, its followers and about the state-of-the-art museum in Islamabad. Officials confirmed that the Seerat Museum would provide valuable insight for the younger generation. Additionally, they said that efforts would also be made to establish a Qur’an Museum to promote Islamic education within Pakistan.