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ISLAMABAD: The imam of Makkah’s Grand Mosque Dr. Sheikh Abdullah Awad Al Juhany on Sunday urged Muslims across the world to demonstrate unity among themselves to overcome the challenges like terrorism and extremism.

He arrived in Pakistan on Thursday and will hold meetings with the country’s top civil and military leadership during his stay. Apart from that, he will also participate in multiple events organized to ensure religious harmony among Muslims.

“As long as the Muslims are united, no force in the world can defeat them,” the imam said while addressing the 4th Paigham-e-Islam – or Message of Islam – conference in Islamabad. Hundreds of people, including religious clerics belonging to different schools of thought and seminary students, attended the conference which aimed at disseminating Islam’s message of love and peace.
Juhany, a frequent visitor to Pakistan, said he had brought good wishes from the Saudi government to the people of Pakistan. “Pakistan is an important country in the Muslim world, and we hold her in high esteem,” he said.
The imam added that “Saudi Arabia is a peace loving country” and has “always played a positive role in mitigating the sufferings of Muslims across the globe.”
Highlighting the teachings of the Holy Qur’an and Sunnah, he said: “Islam is a complete code of life, and we should follow its teachings not only to secure peace in this world but also in the hereafter.”
He urged Muslim scholars and clerics to highlight the importance and significance of the teachings of Islam to help their societies prosper.