Grand mufti urges peace and tolerance in Haj sermon


Mufti-e-Azam Al-Sheikh Abdul Aziz Bin Abdullah Al-Sheikh on Thursday called upon the Muslim community to truly follow the teachings of Islam in order to promote peace and brotherhood.
In his Haj sermon at Masjid-e-Nimra in Maidan-e-Arafat‚ the mufti said Islam teaches patience and tolerance and abhors all types of violence in the society.
He said it is the prime responsibility of the Muslims not to harm anyone on the basis of caste‚ creed and religion.
Islam is the only religion which has to stay and every Muslim should work to preach its teachings, he said.
We can implement Islam by following the Sunnah of Holy Prophet Hazrat Mohammad (PBUH), he added.
The grand mufti urged Muslims to ensure that their children grow as good Muslims and play their due role in establishing a peaceful society. He also asked the rulers to resolve the problems being faced by the people.
The chief imam said that Muslim countries would have to work for improving their economies to overcome socio-economic and political problems. He urged the Muslims to bring their wealth back in Muslim communities. Muslims will have to solve their problems through their own means, he said.
During the sermon, Al-Sheikh urged the Muslims to set aside their differences, adding that there was no link between terrorism and Islam. The mufti also declared suicide haram (prohibited).
He said there was no place for violence and aggression in Islam. He termed all discussions against Shariah as propaganda, adding that few elements were talking against Islam in the name of freedom of expression.