Srinagar, December 19, (Scoop News)-Terming the gruesome and barbaric attack in Peshwar which claimed lives of 141 people, including 132 children, as a cause of concern, APHC leader and head of Mutehida Majlis-e-Ulema, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, said that it has become extremely incumbent on Islamic leaders and Ulemas to introspect and look for reasons which cause certain elements to commit such crimes and thus defame Islam.
Addressing a Friday gathering at historic Jamia Masjid, Mirwaiz said that those elements who commit such gruesome acts could never be followers of Islam and Prophet Muhammad and there was a fundemental flaw in their understanding of the religion.
He said that Islam was a religion of peace,non violence and tolerance and their was absolutely no place for such barbarity,nor can any justification for it be acceptable.
Mirwaiz said that right through the fourteen hundred year old history of Islam and especially during the caliphate of Ummayads and Abbasis, the institution of Madrasas played a key role and produced intellectuals,scientists, thinkers,astrolegrs, philosophers and many notable personalities who contributed towards the well being and development of humanity.
He said, however,in todays era their role has become limited and sadly many of them are seen with suspicion,and as breeding grounds of extremism.
APHC leader emphasized that it should be our conscious endeavour to restore them to their previous glory as centers of learning and guidance.
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