By.Ehsan Ali Hashmi
Islamabad; The President Mamnoon Hussain has said that Ijtihad is necessary for effective implementation of reforms in society and Islamic teachings. It is responsibility of the religious scholars to produce such scholars who can perform Ijtihad in order to meet the requirement of modern era.
The President said this while talking to Dr. Syed Salman Nadvi who called on him along-with a delegation here at the Aiwan-e-Sadr, Islamabad on Tuesday.
The President emphasized that there is a great responsibility on the religious scholars to reform the society. He highlighted that religious scholars of sub-continent have played a valuable role in this regard but gradually the matters moved from reforms to traditions which change the entire situation. It is therefore imperative that religious segments should follow a broadminded approach for the reformation of society so that desired objectives could be achieved, he added. He underlined that according to the true spirit of Islam it is necessary to only seek guidance from Quran and Sunnah for the formation of society by rising above from the level of different schools of thought.
The President said that Dr. Syed Salman Nadvi and his family have rendered commendable services in Islamic preaching and Pakistan Movement for which they are hugely respected in the country.