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Muslims in Kerala join hands to root out IS

Muslims in Kerala join hands to root out IS
Prayers in progress at Swalat Nagar, Malappuram, on the night of the last Friday of Ramzan. (Image Courtesy: The Hindu)

Thiruvananthapuram: Thousands of Sunni Muslims from different parts of Kerala endorsed the pledge declaring the atrocities committed by ISIS not only un-Islamic but anti-Islamic on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramzan at Swalat Nagar.

According to a report published in The Hindu, a very large of Sunni Muslims attended annual Ramzan prayer and peace conference organised by Ma’din Academy, an educational centre in Malappuram.

In a chorus, they pledged: “Even as we take pride in being Muslim, we respect and honour all other faiths and their followers. We will keep a continuous vigil against forces such as the IS that work to destroy the oneness of humanity.”

Sayed Ibrahim Khaleel Bukhari, Chairman of Madin Academy in his key address said: “The horrific atrocities of self-proclaimed caliphs of ISIS violate the fundamental principles of Islam. They are not just un-Islamic, rather anti-Islamic.’’

“Islam embodies love, tolerance and respect for all. The barbarous deeds of the IS, like killing innocents and persecuting women and children, have tarnished Islam. We will not allow them to hijack our faith,” he said.

“We reiterate that we will defend the rights of religious minorities in predominantly Muslim countries,” he said.