Interfaith Harmony Harmony: A peaceful Pakistan

Interfaith Harmony Harmony: A peaceful Pakistan

Interfaith Harmony Harmony: A peaceful Pakistan

“Interfaith Harmony: Promote Love for Humanity”

Harmony is the flow of life and faith is the inevitable part of life.

Pakistan is the home to different communities living together and sharing values such as education, social and welfare services, social security and multiculturalism. 95 per cent of the total population of Pakistan is Muslims. Rest five per cent are minorities including Christians, Hindus, Parsis, Baha’is, Sikhs, Zoroastrians and small proportion Kalash, Kohls,  and Jains. In this type of societies with people of different religions, beliefs, the need for interfaith harmony is significant.

He who lives in harmony with himself, lives in harmony with the universe.”

From my point of view, the interfaith harmony is the respect of religious beliefs of others and learn how to practice a peaceful and harmonious coexistence of people with different beliefs and thoughts living at the same place. In the present era of globalization, the extremism and intolerance are at its peak.

No one is ready to tolerate the beliefs and sayings of a person other than himself. This extremism is not just between different religions but also it grows its roots in the different school of thoughts of the same religion. Rivers of blood have flowed as a result of religious intolerance.

          All the religions and faiths have teaching of love, justice,  mercy, peace, tolerance and respect for humanity. Minorities are the most important part of our country. Our constitution gives all basic human rights and freedom to minorities in pakistan without any discrimination of faith and religion. Even the Flag of Pakistan is incomplete without the people called minorities. So one can imagine the importance of minorities and their vital role in the progress and prosperity of Pakistan.

History is full of efforts and messages of acceptance, peace and respect for others beliefs. Madina pact by Holy Prophet (PBUH) is the written constitution that allows all to practice their religion freely without any fear.

Quaid-e-Azam always spoke for the rights of Minorities and once said, 

Minorities to whichever community they may belong; will be safeguarded. Their religion of faith or belief will be secure. There will be no interference of any kind with their freedom of worship.

Although in the past few decades the minorities are attacked and the places of worship of different communities are targeted many times. But in spite of all this the minorities of Pakistan always urge to best and progressive role in shaping the future of Pakistan.

It is the need of the hour to promote interfaith as well as interfaith harmony in order to survive in this planet. The youth is playing an important role and show their interest and efforts for the peace and respect for all.

Internationally different events are organized for this purpose. The first week of February each year has been designated world interfaith harmony week by United Nations. In our country, we have to promote acceptance, love, peace by organizing such events of mixed communities with the purpose and message of love, tolerance and moderation.

Humanity is the True Faith and taught by all religions across the world. Controversies widespread between different schools of thoughts, sects and religions could only be done by taking steps to create harmony by correction and renewal of curriculum, textbooks and equality of law for everyone, to promote equality and tranquillity.

It is the responsibility of parents, teachers and political leaders in promoting Harmony and let Pakistan shine like the most bright star on the Map of Earth. The slogan of everyone should  be “Live and Let Live…”

Ayesha Younis is the Ambassador  MainHOONPakistan from Rahim Yarkhan. 

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