Monday, March 14, 2022
Expressing his grave concern over the ongoing confrontation among the top political leaders, renowned Islamic scholar Mufti Taqi Usmani Monday said that Islamic values are violated in the political squabble in the country.
Mufti Usmani's statement was issued on his official Twitter account today after a series of harsh statements from Prime Minister Imran Khan against his political rivals during the past few days since the Opposition filed a no-trust motion against the premier.
"It's frightening to think about how the Islamic rules and values are being abused in political squabbles. May Allah keep us safe from the consequences. In Surah Al-Hujurat, the Holy Qur'an says, do not make fun of one another, do not gossip, do not be suspicious, and do not call anyone by name."
He also urged the political leadership to be decent as it is also detrimental to society.
"Whether the difference is political or ideological, to make it a matter of taking one's life and abusing each other is deadly for the society. Criticism is done through arguments and not by vulgar language. Think about where we are going," he said.
Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, a veteran politician and the leader of the PML-Q also chastised the ongoing political quarrel and said that if Prime Minister Imran Khan had followed Quranic teachings, he would not have attempted to malign or call politicians names.
He urged him not to abandon decency and tolerance.
Shujaat was reacting to the PM's recent attacks on the country's political elite on Sunday.
"Imran Khan would not have criticised political leaders and called them names in his speeches if he had read verse 11 of Surah Al-Hujurat with translation," the PML-Q leader said.
"O you who believe, no man should ever mock at other men," Shujaat recited from the verse.
“May be, the latter are better than the former. Nor should women (ever scoff) at other women. May be, the latter women are better than the former ones. And do not find fault with one another, nor call one another with bad nicknames. Bad is the name of sinfulness after embracing Faith. If anyone does not repent, then such people are the wrongdoers.”
Shujaat advised all politicians to practise tolerance, saying, “my advice to all politicians is not to give up on politeness and tolerance in politics.”