ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi, Thursday, promulgated an ordinance to establish the Rehmatul-lil-Alameen Authority.
According to the ordinance, Prime Minister Imran Khan would be the patron-in-chief of the Rehmatul-lil-Alameen Authority. The prime minister will appoint the chairman of the authority and members of the board.
The authority will consist of a chairman and six members.
The advisory board of the authority shall meet at least once on a quarterly basis.
The authority will educate the world about Islam and carry out research on Seeratun Nabi (PBUH).
The Rehmatul-lil-Alameen Authority will take steps to make the dream of justice and a welfare state a reality.
According to the ordinance, the authority will consult the relevant experts to make the biography of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) a part of the curriculum.
The ordinance further described that it will formulate policies, strategies, and interventions to advance and propagate key elements of the life of the holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) including peace, empathy, tolerance, knowledge, care for others, progress, wisdom, ethical behaviour, and other prominent aspects from the Seerat-e-Nabi (PBUH).
It will undertake national-level consultations with religious scholars, researchers, and education-related entities in all provinces.
This will promote modesty, non-materialistic approach, simple and dignified lifestyle based on the life of Sunnah. It will provide an international counter-narrative to various misconceptions against Islam. On October 11, Prime Minister Imran Khan had announced that his government will constitute a Rehmatul-lil-Alameen Authority to monitor textbooks being taught at schools.
The aim of the authority is to teach the world about Islam and carry out research on Seeratun Nabi (PBUH).
Copyright Business Recorder, 2021