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5/11/2017 Islamteacheslove,peace:ImamofKaabaSharifPakistanObserver

Islamteacheslove,peace:ImamofKaabaSharif

TariqSaeed

Peshawar
CallingupontheMuslimUmmahtoforgeunityinitsranksandfilestheImamofKaabaSheikhSalehbin
MuhammadIbrahimhassaidthatIslamisareligionofpeaceandloveandalwaysdiscouragedviolence.
AddressingcelebrationsofJamiatUlemaeIslamFazal(JUIF)atAzakhelsomethirtykilometersfromhere
onFriday,heemphasizedthatthepathtocorrectionliesonlyintheHolyQuranandfollowingtheteachings
andwaysoftheHolyProphet(PBUH).
ThoseattendingthecelebrationsonFridayalsoincludedSaudireligiousaffairsministerSalehbinAbdul
AzizAlSheikh,FederalMinisterforReligiousAffairsSardarMuhammadYousaf,FederalMinisterfor
HousingAkramKhanDurrani,DeputyChairmanSenateAbdulGhafoorHaidrianddelegatesfromJUI
HindheadedbyMaulanaAsadMadani,JUIFcentralandprovincialleadersaswellasdelegatesfrom
MiddleEast,andotherscountries.
ImamofKaabaSharifadvisedthepeopletoholdfasttoGodandrefrainfromdivisivenesssayingthatAllah
hasmadetheMuslimabestnationwhichcanleadtheworld.He,however,askedtheMuslimsUmmahto
shuntheirdifferencesandforgeunityinitsrankstofrustratethedesignsoftheenemies.Theprayerleader
ofthegrandmosqueoftheMakkahalMakarramaexpressedconcernovertheplightoftheMuslims
sufferingsinSyria,Palestineandotherstatesandprayedfortheirwellbeing.
SpeakingontheoccasiontheSaudireligiousaffairsministerSalehbinAbdulAzizAlSheikhsaidtherewas
noroomforviolenceandterrorisminanyreligionoftheworldnorcouldanynationtoleratethat.
SalehbinAbdulAzizAlSheikhtermedPakSaudiallianceasvictoryofIslamsayingthatthealliancewasfor
theeliminationofenemies.Weareliketworealbrotherssharingcommonviewsonregionaland
internationalissues.HebothPakistanandSaudiArabiawereunitedtofoilthenefariousdesignsofthe
enemyaddingPakistanandSaudiArabiasharesextremelycordialandbrotherlyrelationsandwereonthe
samepagefortheprotectionofIslamandHarmainSharifaen.
PakSaudialliancewouldfaceeverychallengeandenemy.PakistanandSaudiArabiahavedeeprooted
andhistoricalrelationsspanningdecades,whetheritwasreligious,historical,culturalandmilitary.He
maintainedWeareliketworealbrotherswithcommonalityofviewsonregionalandinternationalissues,
hesaid.SaudiministersaidPakistanandSaudiArabiawouldjointlyfoilevildesignsandconspiraciesof
enemywithunity.SalehbinAbdulAzizAlSheikhlaudedeffortsofJUIinholdingthethreedaycentennial
celebrationandsaidJUIFhassafeguardedmosques,seminariesandfaithsofMuslimsacrossthesub
continent.CentenarycelebrationsofJamiatUlemaiIslamF(JUIF)beganatAzakhelFriday.The
organizerssaysthatoverfourmillionpeoplefromPakistan,India,Nepal,Bangladesh,MiddleEastand
othercountrieswillattendthethreedayscentenarycelebrations,PrimeMinisterNawazSharifandother

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dignitariesincludingformerpresidentAsifZardariarealsoexpectedtoattendtheevent.Around25,000
volunteershavebeenassignedtaskstomanagethemegaevent.6,000peopleinplainclotheshavealsobeen
deployedatthevenue.Around70CCTVcamerashavebeeninstalledforthesecurityoftheparticipants
whileaerialsurveillanceofthecongregationisalsobeingconducted.
Addressingthegathering,MaulanaFazalurRehmansaidthatIslamgavesolutiontoalltheproblemsof
thesociety.HehopedthattheChinaPakistanEconomicCorridor(CPEC)wouldgiveboosttotheeconomy
ofPakistanandbringdevelopment.Hestressedthattheinterestratesystemshouldcompletelybeeliminated
fromthecountry.HedemandedthatNonGovernmentOrganizationsworkingonforeignagendasshould
bebannedinPakistan.

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