Afghans duty-bound to work for peace: Khalili
Khalili was speaking at the awards distribution to a Seerat-un-Nabi (Life of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad) contest winners in Kabul.
The former vice president said the country’s current situation was pitiful despite suffering from continued bloodshed for four decades.
“Bringing peace to the country is the responsibility of all of us, we can ensure peace by a homegrown mechanism, our Ulema can play a vital role in this process,” he said.
Khalili said Afghanistan needed a change and a movement towards peace and stability, a vital need of life that could not be brought by foreigners.
“We will not witness any changes until we ourselves work for that,” he said.
Seerat-un-Nabi contest was launched by the Islamic Revolution Movement of Afghanistan about a month ago and was ended on Wednesday.
Abdul Hakim Munib, head of the Islamic Revolution Movement of Afghanistan, on the occasion said around 1,400 people from capital Kabul participated in the competition.
The imam of the Jamia Masjid, Haji Abdur Rahman, said that the aim of the contest was to increase awareness among the youth and encourage them to study the life of the Prophet Mohammad (SAW).
Munib said besides his party’s leadership, representatives from the Ministry of Hajj and Islamic Affairs, the Ministry of Higher Education and the Ministry of Education were also in attendance at the ceremony.
He announced that first position holder Shirullah Darwish would perform hajj free of charge. Sayed Khalil Sadat and Wajiha Akhtarzi grabbed the second award of performing umrah.
Mualvi Qiyamuddin Kashaf, the head of Afghanistan Ulema Council, said it was the duty of every Muslim to follow the character of the Prophet Mohammad.
Prominent scholar Mohammad Ayaz Niazi stressed the need for holding more such contests and said the Afghan youth were under influence of foreign culture, an issue that could be prevented by Islamic teachings.
Sibghatullah Mujadadi and some other jihadi leaders and government officials also participated in the ceremony.
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