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    Part 2: Altaf Hussain Adress to Religious Scholars in Karachi


    by allaboutmqm

    Founder and Leader Altaf Hussain Said added Islam enjoins upon us always to speak the truth and refrain from falsehood. Stealing has been strictly forbidden, and it has been said that the giver and the taker of bribes shall both go to hell. But the recent judgment of the Supreme Court in Asghar Khan Case has condemned the givers while takers have been asked to return the bribe with interest. This decision is a clear aberration of the edicts of the Sharia. How can the prayers for mercy of Allah be answered if such decisions would be made in the country?”
    “The Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) did not spread Islam with the help of the sword. It was his sublime character that attracted people towards Islam. After the conquest of Makkah, the Holy Prophet (PBUH) asked his companions not to damage the places of worship of other religions. We are distorting the image of the Prophet who was sent as a mercy for both the worlds by our actions.”
    “Allah Almighty says that the murder of a human being is the murder of the entire humanity. People from every corner of the world gather in the Kaaba on the occasion of the Hajj which gives us the message that we are one Ummah despite the differences of race, colour, culture, and language. If we are one people, then why we are striking each other’s neck because of differences in Fiqah and sect?”
    “My heart bleeds whenever someone is killed because of sectarian differences. What has come over us? Why are we killing each other when we believe in One Allah, one Prophet and the one Quran? Why are we devastating each other’s houses because of petty differences?”
    “The Quran says that there is no compulsion in the religion. I cannot instigate people to fight as long as I am alive. I have always preached people to hold fast to their beliefs and not interfere in the beliefs of others.”
    “Sectarian harmony is the need of the hour. The Quran also speaks about holding fast the rope of Allah and be not divided.”
    Mr Hussain appealed to the religious scholars to preach love and brotherhood. He said that a conspiracy was being hatched to ignite sectarian strife in Karachi. People should frustrate this conspiracy by remaining united and showing respect to each other.