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Ulama

 

(ulema), Muslim theologians and canon lawyers. During the Middle Ages, the ulama presided over Muslim religious institutions, schools, and courts and acted as expounders of Islamic law. They also managed the income derived from the waqfs. Today, the ulama still exercise considerable influence in most countries of the Middle East.

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Member National Assembly (MNA), Shiekh Rashid Hafeez, Pir Syed Hasaan Naqeeb, Additional Deputy Commissioner (G), Mian Bezad Adil, SP Rawal, Pir Syed Izhar Hussain, Qalab Ababs, Pir syed Chiragh ud Din Shah, President Anjuma e Tajraan Shahid Ghafoor Paracha and ulema belonging to different schools of thought were also present on the occasion.
The Ulemas gave their suggestions for peaceful observance of Muharram ul Harram.
The ulema were told that written or approved sermons would maintain religious and sectarian harmony in the capital and avoid religious hatred.
He said a detailed meeting with the Ulema will be held after Eid-ul-Fitr and their issues will be resolved.
He said that there was no threat to any madrasa or mosque and a cell had been set up at Pakistan Ulema Council's main office Lahore where issues related to madaris and mosques could be sent.
A board for unity of ulema has also been set up in Punjab, Nacta officials told the meeting, adding that Nacta is ready to support establishment of similar boards in other provinces.
The speakers highlighted importance of unity among Ulema and accused the British rulers for division among Ulema during rule in sub continent.
- The programme falls within the framework of the implementation of the Ulema's Charter for the reform of the religious field.- The programme benefits 44,600 Imams (prayer leaders) under the supervision of 1,426 Ulema.
Governor Gulab Mangal, Ulema Council head Maulvi Khuda-e-Ahad, religious scholars and government officials attended the ceremony marking the handover of the building.
Talking on the occasion, the chief minister said that contacts with the religious scholars were being strengthened for interfaith harmony and Ulema would be consulted during Muharramul Harram.
Hafiz Tahir Ashrafi, Chairman of the Muttahida Ulema Board (MUB), chaired an emergency meeting in Lahore after the attack and issued a statement to condemn terrorism and extremism.
While taking to Ulema of the district at his office here on Monday, the deputy commissioner said that anti-Islam and anti-Pakistan elements want to create unrest and law and order problems, so religious leaders should came forward and foil their nefarious designs.