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March 13, 2018

Imam-e-Kaaba calls for moderation in light of Islamic teachings


March 13, 2018

Islamabad: Moderation is all about truth and righteousness, which are the teachings of Islam, but moderation should not be interpreted as changes to ‘Shariah.’

This was stated by Imam of the Grand Mosque in Makkah, Shaikh Salih Bin Ibe Talib during a seminar on the Faisal Masjid campus of the International Islamic University. The Imam-e-Kaaba hailed Pakistan's role in the services of the Muslim world and said Pakistan was an atomic power and Muslim world was proud of it.

He maintained that Pakistani human resource had always added pace to the progress of Muslims. While referring to the Pak-Saudi relations, Shaikh Saleh said both countries have exemplary ties and mutual bond was getting stronger with the passage of time.

He hailed the IIU's Paigham-i-Pakistan initiative and said the university had brought the Muslim world on a page to have a narrative against the forbidden deeds such as violence. The Imam-e-Kaaba also appreciated the university for arranging discussions and moots for the promotion of moderation and dissemination of the message of Islam.

IIU Rector Dr. Masoom Yasinzai, on the occasion, welcomed Imam-e-Kaaba and said the Saudi cooperation had made the university a truly international educational institution. He added that the Ambassador of Saudi Arabia Nawaf Al-Malki and IIUI President Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh had provided a meaningful contribution to progress of the university.

The IIU rector said Pakistani people had immense love for KSA in hearts and reception of respected Imam-e-Kaaba was a visible example. IIU president Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh said on the occasion that the application of moderation was the dire need of the hour. He said the Saudi government had contributed a lot in the dissemination of moderation through its commitment the anti-extremism and anti-violence cause. The IIU president also briefed the audience about the initiatives of the university taken for moderation.

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