Conference held to pay tribute to Hazrat Ali (AS)

RAWALPINDI: A conference in connection with the 1402nd Martyrdom of Amir-ul-Momineen Hazrat Ali, was organized by Markazi Imam Hussain Council in collaboration with Punjab Arts Council here on Sunday.

The conference was presided over by eminent scholar Dr. Ghazanfar Mehdi, Chairman Markazi Imam Hussain Council. Speaking on the occasion, he highlighted the teachings of Hazrat Ali would make it easier to understand the state of Madinah.

He said that Hazrat Ali was at the same time the ruler of the state of Madinah and the head of knowledge, wisdom and defense affairs. Dr. Ghazanfar Mehdi said that the caliphate of Hazrat Ali was ideal where justice as well as the economic needs of the people were taken care of.

He said that Hazrat Ali and his family sacrificed for the protection of Islam. Babar Ali Khan Baloch, Allama Ayaz Zaheer Hashmi, Ali Abbas, Allama Shakeel Akhtar, Ruqiya Shah Bibi, Sibtain Raza Lodhi, Akhlaq Zaidi, Ghulam Rasool Balti and other speakers also shed light on the life of Hazrat Ali.

Finally, a resolution was passed demanding the government that Hazrat Ali’s Nahjal al-Balaghah being the largest book on ethics after the Qur’an and Hadith. It should be included in the curriculum from universities to colleges and schools. The conference was held online in view of the Corona epidemic.