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Vested quarters use Islam to serve their interest: experts

Islamic scholars, academicians, ambassadors and professionals in an international conference in the city today said some vested quarters in the name of Islam unleash terror and militant activities across the world to serve their narrow interest.

Islam, they said, had emerged as a religion of peace and justice by the messengers of Allah, not with the help of swords and muscle powers.

"Terrorism and militancy have no room in Islam as it (Islam) had emerged only to save the whole mankind with love, love and only love," Ahmed Tijani Ben Omar, an Islamic scholar and national adviser to International Association of Sufism, USA said.

He said the whole world is now facing crisis due to lack of real faith and love on Allah and its messenger (Rasul SM) but peace and justice can be restored only by following the paths of Sufism and Peer-Mashaeikhs who were the real followers of holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SM).

The USA scholar lauded the role of Bangladesh for its tremendous success in curbing militancy and terrorism saying, "Bangladesh led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has become a role model against militant outfits."

Sufi Unity For International Solidarity (SUFIS) arranged the 'First International Sufi Conference-2016 for Global Peace and Harmony' at the Krishibid Institute this evening in remembrance of Shaikhul Islam Hazrat Allama Shah Sufi Syed Mainuddin Ahmed Al-Hasani Wal Hossaini Al-Maizbhandari (QA).

Apart from locals, ambassadors of some Muslim countries in Bangladesh, 12 foreign scholars, professionals and political personalities also took part in the discussion with chairman of SUFIS Syed Saifuddin Ahmed Maizbhandari was in the chair.

Ambassador of Iran Abbas Vaezi Dehnavi, envoy of Indonesia Iwan Wiranata-atmadja, founder of Ukraine Islamic University Mufty Akhmed Tamim, former Tunisian Minister and journalist Dr Khaled Chouket, Sheikh Ismail Bin VP Kassim of Malyasia, Editor-in-Chief of Indo Gulf Times of India Abdul Sami Bubere, Mohd Abbas Niazi of Aligarh Muslim University in India, Leyaket Ali Bin Mohamed Omar of Singapore, Director General of Islamic Foundation Shamim Muhammad Afzal, Pro Vice Chancellor of Dhaka University Prof Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman, Dr Anisuzzaman of DU, Alhaz Sufi Mohamed Mizanur Rahman and Mohommed Ikbal Risalpuri Maizvandari, among others, spoke on the occasion.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)