Islam is a religion of peace and security: Allama Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi

Lahore: Chairman Pakistan Ulema Council Allama Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi said that martyrdom of Hazrat Usman (R.A) witness to the fact that Islam is a religion of peace and security. Islam is a religion of peace and security but since the early years of caliphate elements making killings of caliphs and innocents Muslims on account of Islam are followers of ‘Takfeeri and Kharji’ mindset.

Allama Tahir Mehhmood Ashrafi expressed these views while addressing a seminar to mark martyrdom of Hazrat Usman (R.A) titled, “Message of Islam & Responsibilities of Muslim Ummah” held at Jamia Masid Khulafa-e-Rashdeen, Lahore on Sunday.

Addressing the seminars and religious congregations held here on Sunday to mark the martyrdom of Hazrat Usman (R.A), clerics and religious scholars of different Islamic Schools of thought underlined that all the sections of society have to play their responsible and effective role to shelter Muslim Ummah from the menaces of extremism and terrorism. He also added that enemies of Islam aiming at imposing ‘Takfeeri’ mindset on Islamic world and the Muslim Ummah could be rescued from this extremist thinking by following to life and teachings of Hazrat Usman (R.A). He also urged on the leadership of Muslim Ummah to follow the generosity of Hazrat Usman (R.A) to help the oppressed Muslims of Kashmir, Palestine and Myanmar.

Leadership of Muslim world should devise a cohesive mechanism to contain the menaces of extremism and terrorism, said Tahir Ashrafi adding that world leadership instead of hurling allegations should come forward with concrete steps to root out fundamental reasons of terrorism and extremism. Divisional President Pakistan Ulema Council Qari Abdul Hakeem Athar addressing the seminar stated that life and teachings of Hazrat Usman (R.A) is like torchbearer for peaceful forces of the world. Enemies of Islam and Muslims aiming at making sectarian differences within Muslims; therefore people of Muslim world should comprehend conspiracies of the enemies of Islam, said Qari Abdul Hakeem Athar.

Meanwhile Maulana Aseed-ur-Rehman, President Pakistan Ulema Council Punjab speaking at the seminar stated that cruelties and barbarism being made on the Muslims of Myanmar and Syria is worst in history of mankind. He added that extremism has no religion and peace-loving forces of the world have to get united against these cruel and barbaric elements. Dr Mudassar Iqbal of Muthahida Ulema Council addressing on this occasion stated that Hazrat Usman (R.A) remained an emblem of peace humanity. Being a caliph Hazrat Usman (R.A) bore all the miseries and cruelties for consecutive 40 days but did not allow anyone to shed blood in the holy city of Medina.

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