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April 10, 2017

Wrong interpretation of Islam cause of terrorism, says Imam-e-Ka’aba

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April 10, 2017

JUI-F conference concludes

‘Muslims look towards Pakistan for security of Harmain Sharifain; Islam shouldn’t be linked to terrorism’; Fazl presents four-point formula for world peace; says US-led western world wreaked havoc in world causing chaos

NOWSHERA: The three-day international moot of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) concluded here on Sunday with a call to the Muslim leaders to join hands to promote harmony and foil conspiracies against Islam and its followers.

Imam-e-Ka'aba Sheikh Saleh bin Muhammad bin Ibrahim led the Zuhr prayers in Azakhel as the event marking the centenary celebrations of the JUI came to an end. Speaking on the occasion, the Imam said the cause of terrorism was the wrong interpretation of Islam and pleaded that terrorism should not be linked with Islam.

"Islam refrains us from taking part in any kind of violence. Ulema are united against terrorism and condemn it as it brings destruction," he declared. The Imam-e-Ka'aba added that Islam was not limited to a specific sect because it was the religion for the entire humanity.

He praised the JUI-F for arranging such a successful congregation for the unity of Muslims. The Imam-e-Ka'aba said Muslims across the globe looked towards Pakistan for the security and protection of Harmain Sharifain, as it had the capability to do so.

In his concluding speech, JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman presented a four-point formula for restoration of peace in the world. He proposed mutual respect for all nations, halt to economic exploitation of weaker states, protection of small and vulnerable countries and allowing nations to have control of own resources.

The JUI-F chief said usurping resources of weak nations was the cause of all ills. He demanded that such economic exploitation should be stopped forthwith. "The US led-Western world has wreaked havoc in the world causing unrest and chaos," he said, adding that the international forums formed after the World War-II had failed to protect humanity from the brutal policies of the great powers.

He said the conflict in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, Palestine and Kashmir were ample examples of the failure of these world bodies to resolve disputes. The JUI-F chief accused the US of creating disturbances in Yemen to target Harmain Sharifain in Saudi Arabia and warned the West that the Muslims would defend their sacred places at all costs.

"This congregation represents the entire Muslim world. It urges the international organisations to play their role in restoration of peace," he maintained. He said the JUI-F was against sectarianism and believed in peaceful coexistence. He urged the international community to follow this principle for ensuring a peaceful world.

The JUI-F chief said Pakistan wanted resolution of all disputes with India, including Kashmir, for the better future of more than 1.5 billion people living in the region. He asked Pakistan to have friendly relations with all neighbours and urged the political parties to respect the people's mandate.

JUI-F leader and Deputy Chairman Senate Abdul Ghafoor Haideri termed the tug-of-war between the great powers over the resources of weak states the main cause of disorder in the world. He claimed that these powers wanted to create a chaotic situation in Pakistan and vowed to foil their designs.

He said the Islamic countries were under attack adding that the imperialist forces started targeting the Muslims after the demise of the Soviet Union.

"We want to convey a message to these forces that we are committed to facing any challenge for the defence and security of Pakistan and Saudi Arabia," he stressed.

He added that the congregation was organized to send a message of peace to the world. He advised those promoting terrorism to stop this inhuman practice.

Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) chief Mehmood Khan Achakzai congratulated Maulana Fazlur Rehman on organizing such a mega event.

He claimed that the US and its Western allies wanted to impose a war on the region for their interests.  "This is not a war against terrorism. The US is the biggest terrorist state in the world," he alleged.

He urged all religio-political parties in Pakistan to unite and play a role in putting an end to the ongoing war in the region. He warned that an unending war would start in the region if the required action was not taken forthwith. He requested Maulana Fazlur Rehman to play a leading role in forging unity among the political leaders in Pakistan.

Almost all politicians, politicians and journalists lauded the JUI-F for holding such a huge gathering in an organised manner. They noted that not a single incident of disorder was reported despite the presence of so many people at Azakhel for three days.