Shariah cannot be enforced at gunpoint: Pak Tableeghi JamaatApril 28th, 2009 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr 28 (ANI): Pakistan’s Tableeghi Jamaat has denounced the enforcement of the Sharia at gunpoint, religious extremism, militancy and terrorism.
Leaders of the Jamaat also called for promoting inter-faith harmony, tolerance, human rights, social justice and peace.
They were speaking at the conclusion of a three-day congregation near here, The News reports.
“Shariah cannot be enforced at gunpoint,” declared Haji Abdul Wahab, Amir of the Tableeghi Jamaat, Pakistan.
Had that been the case, Allah Almighty would have sent fierce angels to protect prophets and enforce their faiths, he added.
The scholar cited the example of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), and said the Prophet never used force. Instead he spread the word of God only by peaceful means.
Haji Abdul Wahab also condemned extremism and militancy in the name of Islam.
Maulana Jamshaid, Maulana Mohammad Ahmed and Mualana Fahim also addressed the congregation of tens of thousands of people. (ANI)
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