JI and MWM highlight need for sectarian harmony – Journal

KARACHI: Jamaat-i-Islami and Majlis Wahdatul Muslimeen (MWM) agreed on Monday that sectarian harmony, tolerance and mutual respect could lead to a better environment and defeat anti-state elements that exploit these fault lines for special interests.

The leader of JI Karachi, Hafiz Naeemur Rahman, along with the party leaders visited the office of the MWM and had detailed discussions on the overall political situation in the country and the challenges facing the Ummah and issues related to the mutual interest.

The participants in the meeting stressed the need for dialogue and contacts between all segments of society for better coordination and harmony.

“The leaders of the two sides also discussed the rapidly evolving situation in the country,” said a statement issued by the MWM after the meeting.

“Both sides agreed that the elements that divide people on behalf of the sect and different schools of thought have nothing to do with Islam and they only follow the agenda of anti-Islam forces. They also condemned the elements that spread sectarian hatred among Muslims. “

The leaders of the MWM included Syed Ali Hasan Naqvi, Mubashir Hasan, Mir Taqi Zafar and others, while accompanied by Hafiz Naeem were Dr Osama Razi, Birjees Ahmed and Zahid Askari.

They also offered Fateha for leader Hurriyat Syed Ali Shah Geelani of occupied Indian Kashmir who passed away last week.

Meanwhile, in a separate statement, MWM Sindh secretary Allama Baqir Abbas Zaidi said those who ignited sectarian hatred were doing no good for Islam and Pakistan.

Calling them agents of the Zionist forces, he called on security organizations and state institutions to take action against them before it is too late.

“History witnesses the unity between the Shiite and Sunni communities during the struggle of the Pakistani movement,” he said. “Unfortunately, today, the elements which opposed the creation of Pakistan declare a sect in Pakistan not Muslim. We warn that the Pakistani constitution covers the rights of everyone and that any effort to restrict the rights of the Shia community would be opposed and a strong protest would be registered against such a measure.

Posted in Dawn, le 8 September 2021

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