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Grand Mufti stresses unity, brotherhood among Muslims

Grand Mufti stresses unity, brotherhood among Muslims

Aug 31, 2017 - 19:16

ARAFAT (Pajhwok): Saudi Grand Mufti Shaikh Saad Bin Nasir invited Muslims around the worldinfo-icon to unity and said Islam was the religion of brotherhood and gave the message of peace and tranquility.

The grand mufti urged the Muslim Ummah during the Hajj sermon from Masjid-i-Nimra in Arafat to forge unity among its ranks to foil enemy designs.

He said Islam was the religion of peace and spread the message of peace and brotherhood in its teaching around the world.

He said Islami prohibited bad deeds and it is compulsory upon Muslims to protect themselves from bad deed and follow the direction of Almighty Allah.

He says Islam does not consider someone superior on the bases of color, tribe and race but the most pious and dedicated Muslim to Allah is the superior one.

 The Grand Mufti said Muslim anywhere in the world are against persecution and cruelty and Islam taught brotherhood and social justice.

The grand mufti also urged rulers of the Islamic world to take care of the needs of their people and concentrate on efforts to promote unity among the ranks of the Ummahinfo-icon.

 He urged the leaders of Islamic countris to deepen their connection with Allah and act in line with the direction and order of Allah. He prayed that may Allah give back the first Qibla of Muslim Baitul Moqadas back in the guardianship of Muslims.

Earlier, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has announced the arrival of 2 million pilgrims to the Holy City of Makkah.

Saudi Arabia shoulders the responsibility of organising and conducting the pilgrimage, under the supervision of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, as well as Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman.

“Hosting Hajjinfo-icon each year is an honour and a great responsibility for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, one we hold dear to our hearts. We spare no effort when it comes to the well-being of pilgrims and our number one priority is to welcome individuals from all over the world as they seek to fulfil their religious and spiritual duty,” said HE Dr.AwwadAlawwad, Minister of Culture and Information.

This year, pilgrims have come from over dozens of countries. Among other nationalities, Saudi Arabia has to date welcomed:


  • 184,000 pilgrims from Pakistaninfo-icon
  • 170,000 pilgrims from India
  • 127,000 pilgrims from Bangladesh
  • 90,000 pilgrims from Turkey
  • 41,200 pilgrims from Malaysia
  • 23,500 pilgrims from Russia
  • 12,700 pilgrims from China
  • 6,000 pilgrims from the Philippines
  • 3,500 pilgrims from South Africa





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