No room for terrorism in Islam: Tahir-ul-Qadri

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 LAHORE: Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri has said that Islam stands for peace, love and human dignity and there is no room for terrorism in Islam.

This was stated by him in a powerful speech to a gathering of thousands of British Muslims at the Global Peace & Unity event. In a speech replete with references from the Holy Quran and the Traditions, Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri said that Islam stood for peace, love, compassion, human dignity and mercy. “Islam does not stand for any kind of violence, militancy, terrorism, and brutality.”

He said that “This is Islam which came at a time when the dignity of mankind was lost, there was brutality, violence and people were cutting their necks. At that time, there was racial, religious and tribal discrimination and there was no respect for slaves. At that time Islam stood up for the poor and oppressed people, orphans, and women and gave respect and dignity to the mankind irrespective of their race, religion and culture. This is Islam which came for promotion of global peace and mercy and dignity.”

Dr Qadri said: “I want to communicate this message of Islam to the whole mankind. People have misled the youth by wrong perceptions and interpretations of Islam.” Speaking about “Jihad: Perception and reality”, Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri added that the perception that Jihad is a holy war is completely wrong and the younger generation has been misled on this count. He held that it was due to various reasons. Jihad is seen as an act of violence which is against the concept of Jihad.