Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, the founding leader and Patron-in-Chief
of Minhaj-ul-Quran International, has said that the Holy Prophet (SAW) described
all communities as one nation. He said that Islam is a religion of peace and those
who associate terrorism to Islam or justify their otherwise reprehensible actions
by misusing the fair name of Islam do so out of sheer vested interests as terrorism
is alien to Islam. He said that bracketing terrorism with Islam was a conspiracy
against the Muslims which sought to bring them into disrepute.
Shaykh-ul-Islam expressed these views while giving a talk at a reception K. Rahman
Khan, Deputy Chairman of Rajjiya Sabha (Upper House of Indian Parliament), organized
in his honour at his residence in New Delhi.
Shaykh-ul-Islam said that the Holy Prophet (SAW) established a cosmopolitan,
multi-cultural and multi-faith society and gave a comprehensive charter of human
rights for the first time in the world history. He also implemented those rights
in the state of Madina.
Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri said that the Holy Prophet (SAW) presented the community
as one nation consisting of different ethnicities and races and knit them with one
another in a relation of brotherhood, principles of social justice and harmony.
He said that he went through different religious books such as the holy Quran, Bible,
Torah, Geeta, Vaid but no religion ever taught or sanctioned the use of violence
Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri said that it was wrong to ascribe
terrorism to any particular faith as terrorism was a crime against humanity as well
as the teachings of all religions. He emphasized the need of peace and normalization
of relations between India and Pakistan, adding that the resources so saved could
be spent on the wellbeing of the suffering humanity.
The distinguished guests who attended the reception included Ahmad Patel, Advisor
to Ms Sonia Ghandhi (Congress head), Congress leader Moti Lal Wohra, Jinardin Waidi,
central Ministers Farooq Abdullah, Saif-ud-Din Soz, Justice Katju, Pakistan’s High
Commissioner Shahid Malik, Durdarhsan TV DG S.M. Khan, Maulana Mahmood Madni (Member
of Parliament), Azhar-ud-Din (MP), Shafiq-ur-Rehman Burq (MP), former University
VC Siraj Hussain Afzal, Asad Raza Aziz Burni, Shakeel Shamsi, Masoom Murad Abadi,
and Hassan Shuja.
K. Rehman gave a warm welcome to Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri on
his arrival. He also conducted the proceedings of the programme.