Islam a religion of human rights: Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri addresses biggest gathering
in history of Hyderabad Deccan
Addressing the millions of people, which was the biggest gathering in the history
of Hyderabad City of India, Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr. Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri has said
that no religion respects the humanity more than Islam. The Muslims should strengthen
their bond with the Holy Prophet (PBUH) for their success and welfare not only in
this world but also in the world hereafter. He said that the solution to our contemporary
challenges lies in following the life and Sunna of the Holy Prophet (PBUH).
Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri expressed these views while addressing
historic public meeting of Sirat-un-Nabi (PBUH) in Hyderabad Deccan. The event coincided
with the completion of 54 years of All-India Majlis Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen under the
supervision of Sahibzada Asad-ud-Din Owaisi, the president of Majlis and the member
of the Indian Parliament.
The vast grounds of Dar-ul-Salam where the gathering took place were filled with
the people to the last end. A sea of people could be seen who were listening to
the speech of Shaykh-ul-Islam with rapt attention. The hundreds of thousands of
people were standing on the roads leading to the main venue. The open skies continued
to reverberate with the chants of slogans. Before the speech neared its conclusion,
thousands of people rushed to the main stage to catch a closer glimpse of the visiting
scholar. The commandoes, who were deputed for the security of Shaykh-ul-Islam, took
him out of the venue under their protection.
Citing the references from the Holy Quran and Hadith, Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri
urged the Muslims to become one nation, which is solid like a rock. He said that
the way to eliminate differences among them was through consultation and mutual
engagement. He asked the Muslims to shun individuality and dissentions and stay
connected with one another by forming collectivity.
Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri said that Islam is based on three things namely ‘Iman’
(faith), prayer, and organization. He said that he who shunned collectivity knowingly
it was as if he did away with his connection with Islam. Shaykh-ul-Islam said that
the founder of the parliamentary democracy was not western world but the Holy Prophet
(PBUH). The Prophet (PBUH) is the paragon of peace and mercy for all the worlds.
He said that he who thinks that terrorism was connected with Islam was in manifest
error. He said that terrorism had nothing to do with either Islam or Islamic system
as such. He said that the world was talking of such issues as democracy, human rights,
rights of children and women today but the Holy Prophet (PBUH) gave a charter of
human rights at a time when these things were not even heard of.
Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri said that the Holy Prophet (PBUH) was invested with
the authority to intercede and the Muslims would resort to him for intercession
on the Day of Judgment. He said that the Prophet’s teachings urge the people to
hate sin but not the sinners. He said that no religion has presented more comprehensive
philosophy of respect for human rights than Islam. He said that the Holy Prophet
(PBUH) taught us to take care of rights of even animals through his actions at different
Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri said that the love and affection shown by the people of Deccan
reminded him of Hazrat Owais Qarni (RA). He expressed his good wishes for Majlis
on its 54th foundation day.
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