Kaba Imam says Muslims in India living in harmony with others

Lucknow: The Imam of Kaba shrine in Mecca, who is on a visit to India, has condemned acts of terrorism around the world and said that Muslims in the country are living with love and harmony with other communities.

Amid an intolerance debate, Imam Sheikh Saleh Bin Mohammad Bin Ibrahim Aal-e-Talib expressed his views while speaking at an international seminar on “Islam and World Peace” here last night. “It is a matter of happiness that second highest population of Muslims is in India.

Here Muslims are living with people of other religious communities with love and harmony,” the Saudi Imam said. Expressing concern over recent terror attacks in different parts of the world including Brussels, he said innocent people are being killed in the name of religion. “The entire world is suffering from terrorism. In Holy Quran Allah has said if a person kills an innocent, it is like he has killed all humans,” he said while condemning terrorism in the name of religion.

Presiding over the conference, President of All India Muslim Personal Law Board, Maulana Syyed Mohammad Rabe Hasani Nadwi said Islam was totally against terrorism and persons involved in such activities. Nadwi said Saudi Arabia had good relations with India since ancient times and added that Ulama of that country have close relations with Nadwa (Islamic institution in Lucknow), while referring to former head Maulana Ali Miyan.