‘The horrific atrocities of the self proclaimed caliphs of ISIS violates the fundamental principles of Islam. They are not just un-Islamic, rather anti-Islamic”, said Sayyid Ibrahim Khaleel Al Bukhari, chairman of Ma’din Academy here on Friday. He was delivering the keynote speech at the annual Ramzan prayer and peace conference hosted by Ma’din Academy, in connection with the 27th night of Ramadan.
“Islam is the religion that embodies the values of love, tolerance and respect to all, refuses the infringement of the rights of others. Those barbarous assaults carried out by the ISIS like perpetrating atrocities, persecuting minorities and trapping women and children can never happen from a devout Muslim, rather are great tarnish and besmirch to the exact picture of Islam. ISIS has given no consensus to undertake the authority of Muslim community to earn them their silly political gains. We will never allow terrorists to hijack our belief”, He retorted
“We Muslims have the great history of great leaders who lived for the betterment of society. They were epitomes of promoting peaceful coexistence. In our Kerala, Muslims here were always in the forefront of mutual coexistence. Astoundingly, how followers of a prophet titled ‘mercy to the whole world’ dare those callous atrocities?” he added
“The declaration of Marrakesh global summit of Islamic scholars held in Januray 2016 has reiterated the need to defend the rights of religious minorities in predominantly Muslim countries. A grave violation of Marrakesh Declaration is clear from the part of this terror outfit,” He said.
In the conference, tens of thousands of believers endorsed the pledge against terror administered to them by Sayyid Bukhari. “Even when we take pride in being a Muslim, we respect and honour all other faiths and their followers. We will keep a continuous vigil against forces that work to destroy the oneness of humanity.”- They chanted.
The meet called for the unity to protect the integrity of India. Sayyid Ibrahim Khaleel Al Bukhari, the chairman of Ma’din Academy, led the pledge and 31st annual prayer. E. Sulaiman Musliyar, president of Samastha Kerala Jam Iyyathul Ulama presided over and Kanthapuram A.P Aboobacker Musliyar inaugurated the conference.
The annual conclaves have been attracted the attention of believer across the country and abroad as well. The devotees, incapable for direct participation, take part in the prayer, watching live telecast on television by chanting each word along with hundreds of thousands.
Established in 1997, Ma’din Academy, one of the premier educational and charity centres in south India runs 30 educational and charity ventures with 20000 students on the role. Ma’din is one of the main organizers of the International Interfaith Harmony Seminar every year in connection with UN’s harmony initiatives. It has signed MoU with 7 reputed international universities and academic centres around the globe.