ISLAMABAD: Speakers at a conference on “Challenges of Islamic World and their Solution” stressed on the need for evolving a joint mechanism to eradicate challenges of sectarian violence, extremism and terrorism being confronted by the Muslim Ummah.
Addressing the conference here Tuesday, the leaders of Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC) and Muslim World League (MWL) said Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and other such terrorists organizations were responsible for increasing challenges of the Islamic World.
The ‘Islamabad Declaration’ adopted by the conference called for initiating joint endeavors to educate Muslim youth, Ulema, clerics, Imams and religious scholars on conventional vistas of knowledge and against propaganda of extremist and terrorist forces.
Addressing the conference, Secretary General MWL Dr Abdullah-bin-Abdulmohsin Al-Turki said Islamic world had nothing to do with terrorists and extremists organizations and ISIS should not be correlated with Islam.
“The Ummah disowns any extremist or terrorist association,” said Dr. Al-Turki. All the Ulema and religious scholars had termed terrorism and extremism violation of Quran-o-Sunnah.
He said that Muslim World League was making endeavors for the unity of Muslims. Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz was making efforts to resolve the issues of Islamic World.
He said Islam considers the killing of an innocent as killing of the entire humankind. It not only guarantees rights for Muslims but also for non-Muslims.
Dr Al-Turki said that whatever happened in Paris cannot be endorsed and supported.
Member National Assembly (MNA) of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Captain (retd) Safdar said Pakistan was playing a key role to unite the Muslim world. The Pakistanis, he said, had a lot of respect and love for holy places in Saudi Arabia like Baitullah (Makkah) and Roza-e-Rasool (S.A.W.W) (Madina).
PUC Chairman Hafiz Muhammad Tahir Ashrafi, speaking on the occasion, said Pakistan, Turkey and Saudi Arabia should play leading role to eradicate terrorism. It was responsibility of the Muslims to stand united for the defence of Harmain-e-Sharifain.
The conference was attended by Abdul Taseen, DG WML Muhammad bin Saeed Al-Dosri, Dr Ahmed Ali Siraj, and ambassadors of Palestine, Egypt and Jordan.