Muslim Ummah must create unity: Grand Mufti


ISLAMABAD: Saudi Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz on Wednesday urged Muslims to make concerted efforts in their individual and collective lives to spread true message of Islam as religion of peace, love and brotherhood.

He was delivering Hajj sermon from Masjid-e-Nimra at Maidan-e-Arafat where over two and a half million pilgrims converged to peform the main ritual of Hajj, Waqooq Arafat.

The Grand Mufti dwelt at length over conspiracies being hatched by enemies of Islam to undermine its strength and urged Muslim Ummah to forge unity in its ranks to foil their designs.

He cautioned Muslims against those who are misusing the name of Islam and indulging in sabotage and terrorist activities. They have not spared even mosques and peaceful citizens. He said these elements have gone astray and are strengthening hands of enemies of Islam.

They are disfiguring the image of Islam and serving the cause of its enemies. The Grand Mufti said the Prophet of Islam declared all types of injustices as forbidden (Haram) and added that no human being would take life of another human being. He said injustice is destined to be eliminated sooner or later.

In his Hajj sermon, the Imam specially addressed the youth and said they should not listen to those who are spreading anarchy. Instead, they should direct their energies towards constructive pursuits and spread the true message of Islam.

He said we should make our lives as beacon of light for people living around the world. He also urged rulers of Islamic world to take care of needs of their people and concentrate on efforts to promote unity in the ranks of Ummah.

The Imam also called upon media to discharge its professional responsibilities in an honest manner, putting across what is right and inculcating the sense of unity among Ummah.

He said there is dire need for Muslims to create unity in their ranks as their enemies are getting united. He specially referred to plans to divide Masjid-e-Aqsa and said our efforts to liberate the Qibla-e-Awwal have weakened.

Sheikh Abdul Aziz asked Muslims in distress all over the world to demonstrate patience and perseverance and time is not far off when their difficulties would be over. On this occasion, prayers were offered for well being and unity of the Ummah.

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