Prime Minister’s Special Representative for Interfaith Harmony and Middle East Hafiz Muhammad Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi on Friday said Rabi-ul-Awwal was being celebrated as month of the ‘Paigham-e-Rehmatul-lil-Alameen’ throughout the country. Addressing a Sirat-un-Nabi Conference on Friday, Ashrafi who is also the chairman of Pakistan Ulema Council said peace, affection and tolerance was the message of Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) and it was the responsibility of every Muslim to spread this noble message across the world. Assuring the rights of minorities living in Pakistan, he said Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) had made Muslims the protectors of the rights of non-Muslims at all levels. He said the Prophet of Allah Almighty had given women the right to education and it was Sunnah of the Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) to seek the daughter’s consent before her marriage. There was no concept of forced marriage and forcefully conversion to religion in Islam, he added. Ashrafi said the Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) had always sympathized with those who kept enmity against him as extremist attitudes are creating problems for Islam and Muslims all over the world. “Islam is spread all over the world through best moral values, that is why; even the enemies of the Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) used to call him Sadiq and Ameen (Truthful and Honest),” he added. He said today making false statements against one another were causing death and destruction in the society. He said in the month of Rabi-ul-Awwal, ‘Paigham-e-Rehmatul-lil- Alameen’ conferences, seminars and congregations would be held under the aegis of Pakistan Ulema Council across the country. Meanwhile, talking to media after the conference, he said the ongoing political turmoil in the country could be settled down by reconciliation. Audio or video leaks were not in the interest of the nation any way, he said adding the country and nation were being harmed by stubbornness and obstinacy.