NOWSHEHRA, 09 April: The Imam of the Grand Mosque in Makkah Sheikh Saleh bin Muhammad Al-e-Talib has said that Islam is the religion of peace adding it has no space for extremism and militancy.

Addressing the concluding session of the three-day Ijtima held in connection with centennial celebration of JUI (F) in Azakhel near here on Sunday afternoon, the Imam-e-Kaa’aba strongly condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.

He said that Muslims across the world are united against the menace of terrorism. He lauded the role of religious seminaries in the promoting peaceful image of Islam and said religious seminaries have been playing great role in educating people about the true teachings of Islam and countering negative propaganda against Muslims.

He felicitated the leadership of Jamiat-e-Ulema-e-Islam (F) for holding the grand congregation and hope it would give a message of unity and peace to the whole Muslim world.

The Imam of the Grand Mosque maintained that Muslims all over the world are passing through difficult time and the people of the rest of the Muslim countries are hoping that Pakistan would steer them out of the prevailing crises.

The Imam-e-Kaa’ab later led the Zuhar prayers in the congregation and prayed for the prosperity of the Muslim Ummah and establishing of peace in the world. Sheikh Saleh Bin Muhammad prayed for the liberation of Occupied Kashmir, Palestine, restoration of peace in Iraq, Syria and other Muslim countries including Pakistan.

Besides, JUIF chief Maulana Fazal ur Rahman, chief of Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party Mehmood Khan Achakzai, advisor to Prime Minister Ameer Muqam and other political figures also addressed the congregation.

Maulana Fazal ur Rahman said that the protection of the two Holiest Sites – Makkah and Madina – is his top priority. Talking about peace in Afghanistan, he urged upon the international powers to play their roles in restoring peace in the war-ravaged country. He also asked the federal government to refrain from imposing its decision on the people of Fata about their without their consent.

Courtesy: TNN