LAHORE: Speakers of a two-day international Seerat Conference have stressed the need to provide equal entertainment opportunities to the women and said that keeping women bound within boundary walls is prohibited in Islam. They were addressing Seerat Conference on the topic of life of Hazrat Muhammad (SAW) and entertainment opportunities for women organized by Seerat Chair-Gender Studies & Women Rights, Higher Education Commission, Islamabad and Punjab University Institute of Islamic Studies at Sheikh Zayed Islamic Centre. On this occasion, Dr Razi Ul Islam Nadvi (India), Dr Zeenat Kausar from International Islamic University, Malaysia, PU Dean Faculty of Islamic Studies Prof Dr Muhammad Hammad Lakhvi, Head of Seerat Chair Dr Shahida Parveen, faculty members, scholars and a large number of students participated in the conference.

Addressing the conference, Dr Razi Islam said that women have played important role in teaching the community. He said that Islam allowed women to explore entertainment opportunities as per its teachings. He said that Hazrat Muhammad (SAW) advised others to take part in sports activities which were allowed in Islam. Dr Hammad Lakhvi said that women gave birth to civilizations and played key role in introducing new trends and decorating human life. Dr Shahida Parveen said that women were deprived of their basic rights before Islam and minor girls were buried alive. She said that strengthened women could produce a civilized society. Around 39 research papers were presented in the conference.

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Arsalan Haider is a reporter at Academia Mag and has worked with leading national dailies and news channels. He tweets @arsalanhaider14

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