RAWALPINDI: Muslim unity is need of the hour while people can play their role for the progress, prosperity and stability of the country by forging unity and harmony, said Custodian of Eidgah Sharif Pir Hassan Naqeebur Rehman on Thursday.
Addressing a press conference at Eidgah Sharif, he said that some anti-state elements want to weaken the stability of the country by promoting sectarianism and hate. He said that religious scholars should demonstrate unity to strengthen the country.
Peer Hassan stressed that people should be educated according to the teachings of Islam, saying, Islam preaches peace, religious tolerance and equality.
He lauded the government for taking measures to control sectarianism in a peaceful way.
Tahafuz-e-Namoos-e-Risalat (SAWW) is a basic faith of every Muslim and protection of this faith is a top priority for all the Muslims, he added.
Peer Hassan said that Pakistan was an outcome of the benefaction of Sufi saints and teachings of Saints should be followed to protect solidarity of the country.
“Shrines of saints had rendered valuable services for the unity of the Muslim Ummah,” he said.
Peer Hassan said that the Constitution of Pakistan also guarantees the rights of minorities and no legislation could be made against the Quran and Sunnah.
He also appreciated the role of law enforcement agencies who rendered unprecedented sacrifices for maintaining peace in the country.
Besides Peer Naqeebur Rehman, Peer Obaid Ullah Shah, Peer Mujtaba Gul Badshah, Peer Sadat Ali Shah, Peer Ali Raza, member legislative assembly, and other ulemas were also present on the occasion.