Dr. Muhammad Ilyas is an Assistant Professor of Hadith & Its Sciences in the Faculty of Islamic Studies & an Academic Advisor to the President of International Islamic University Islamabad, Pakistan. He got his B.A (General), M.A Islamic Studies & M.A Arabic from the University of Punjab Lahore, Pakistan as he earned his M. Phil in Hadith & Its Sciences from International Islamic University Islamabad, Pakistan. He has been awarded his Ph. D in Islamic Studies with specialization of Qur’an & Sunnah from the University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan. He got his Post-Doctorate from the Centre for Islamic Development Management Studies (ISDEV), School of Social Sciences, University of Science Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia. He has memorized the Holy Qur’an. As a well-known scholar and researcher he has represented International Islamic University Islamabad, Pakistan on various national and international platforms. He is a leading Imam & Khateeb in a mosque in Islamabad, Pakistan.
Interreligious Activities and Initiatives
Training of Imams & Religious Leaders for addressing the COVID threat
The majority of religious leaders in Pakistan still consider COVID to be some sort of conspiracy that has been hatched for political ends. This view and the suspicion that usually follows such a view have done great disservice in educating the people on the dangers of COVID. It also means that the entire burden of educating the public regarding the pandemic has fallen upon the government and individual efforts. It also means that a very important element in directing public opinion in the Pakistani society i.e. the religious leaders has either criminally misguided them failed to guide them at all in executing safety protocols. I would like to expend some effort in creating this awareness among the Ulema and educate them on the how Muslims have traditionally viewed and handled pandemics in the past and how that should guide our future steps as well.
Training of 20 Students for IRD