Masood urges Ulema to promote tolerance and interfaith harmony


ISLAMABAD: AJK President Sardar Masood Khan has said that Sufis and saints spread teachings of Quran and Sunnah through their exemplary conduct and by demonstrating tolerance and interfaith harmony.

Talking to a delegation of Ulema and Mushaikh (headed by AJK Assembly member Peer Ali Raza Bukhari), from Britain here at the Kashmir House, the president said untiring, selfless and incessant struggle of ulema and Sufis resulted into spread of Islamic teachings in all four corner of the world and bringing 1.6 billion human being in the fold of Islam.

The delegation comprising Peer Tayyub-ur- Rehman Qadri, Allama Syed Dazail Raza Atari, Sahibzada Muhammad Saeed Makki, Moulana Yousaf Saleem Atari, Sahibzada Hassan Raza and Khalifa Aftab Sarmad called on called President at Jammu and Kashmir House on Monday.

Praising the role of Muslim Ulema and Mushaikh in British society, President Masood stressed the need of removing misconception prevail in the western society that terrorism is linked with the religion of Islam.

He said that Ulema should also endorse the national narrative on terrorism and extremism and promote ideology of Pakistan adding that our adherence to ideology of Pakistan is guarantee to the protection of Muslims in India. He said 62% majority of Muslims in Jammu back in1947 has now been reduced to 32% mainly because of the persecution of Hindu extremists’ organization.

Speaking on the occasion, Peer Syed Ali Raza Bukhari said he is carrying forward national narrative on terrorism and message of love and national unity as mission of his life. Raja Javaid Iqbal another Member of AJK Legislative Assembly assured the president that plights of Kashmiri people and their struggle for right to self-determination would be highlighted in UK and Europe.