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Islamic World must counter US economic terrorism through joint strategy: JI Chief

Lahore, IRNA — Chief of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Pakistan terming the role of Islamic Republic of Iran and Pakistan vital in Islamic world said the US is imposing economic terrorism against Muslim countries especially Iran so the Islamic world should form a joint strategy to counter such challenges.

Siraj-ul-Haq leader of top Islamic party expressed these views while addressing an Islamic Unity conference with the presence of the Secretary General of the World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought Hojjatoleslam Shahriari in eastern city of Lahore.

He said that the colonial powers had divided Ummah in order to maintain control over the vast reserves of Islamic countries and to sell their weapons.

He said that Jamaat-e-Islami as a religious and political movement was playing a role in uniting the Muslim world.

Siraj-ul-Haq said that the defeat of the United States in Afghanistan is a great news for the entire Muslim world.

He added that Pakistan and neighboring Islamic countries should form an economic market together. The curriculum of the Islamic world should be uniform and there should be a joint defense force.

“We seek good ties between Iran and Saudi Arabia and their differences would benefit the enemies of Islam and arrogant powers,” noted the JI chief.

He added the United States imposed economic terrorism on Afghanistan after its defeat in the country. Iran is also a victim of US economic terrorism.

“The unity of the Ummah is the solution to all problems. The problems of Kashmir and Palestine can be solved immediately if the Islamic countries raise their voice with full force. Jamaat-e-Islami is the advocate of unity of the Ummah, efforts will continue,” said Siraj-ul-Haq.

Molavi Nazir Ahmad Salami, a member of Iranian Assembly of Experts; Morteza Frati, the deputy consul general of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Lahore; and Jafar Ronas, the director of Iranian Culture Center also attended the conference.

The participants in this conference discussed and exchanged views on Islamic unity from the perspective of the Holy Quran, the model of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) in strengthening unity among Muslims, and commonalities between Islamic religions.

The need for Muslims to unite against common enemies and create an atmosphere free of conflict and dialogue between Islamic sects exposing the divisive conspiracies of the enemies of Islam and promoting moderation were important topics of the conference.

The secretary general of the World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought and the leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami of Pakistan on the occasion also condemned insult to Islamic sanctities in Western societies.

Hojjatoleslam Shahriari appreciated the Jamaat-e-Islami Party’s efforts in holding the Islamic Unity Conference and the effective approach of the Pakistan National Solidarity Council in discussing rapprochement and interaction between the two countries’ religious elites.

He added cooperation and interaction between Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey will prevent the greed of common enemies because in case of such interaction, there is no need for enmity, confrontation and turmoil.

He added Westerners are to be blamed for the escalation of chaos in the Middle East, fanning the flames of sectarianism among Muslims, and promoting the evil phenomenon of insulting Islamic sanctities that Muslims around the world should be aware of.

Hojjatoleslam Shahriari leading an Iranian delegation arrived in Lahore, the capital of Punjab on Thursday, the fifth day of his visit to Pakistan.

The Iranian delegation is scheduled to meet Minister of Religious Affairs of Punjab, Maulana Abdul Khubair Azad, chairman of Ruet-i-Hilal Committee and Imam of Badshahi Mosque and other religious scholars.

The delegation will also visit the tomb of Allama Iqbal, Jamia Ashrafia, and Iranian Culture Center during its three-day stay in Lahore.

 

 

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency – IRNA


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