Indian religious scholar asks Muslims to guard against divisive forces

New Delhi, Jan 13, IRNA – An Indian Shia religious scholar Monday asked Muslims to guard against divisive forces.

In an exclusive interview with IRNA, Maulana Syed Jalal Haider Naqvi, President of Shaheed Mottahhari Society in Delhi, said: “Muslims should be “cautious” of those who work against the unity among the community”.

Appreciating Imam Khomeini’s stand of “Muslim Unity Week”, based on important ideological facts, on the occasion of the birth anniversary of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), he said that Muslims should be vigilant against forces that seek to exploit pitty differences.

The “Muslim Unity Week”, marked between 12-17th Rabi-ul-awwal (14th to 19th January 2014-this year) (according to Sunni and Shiite perspective), was announced by the great founder the Islamic Revolution Imam Khomeini (RA), following the victory of the Islamic Revolution in 1979.

“The main significance of the “Muslim Unity Week” is to form unity and brotherhood among Muslims all over the world and should make efforts to foil the plots hatched by the West and Zionist regime, biggest enemies of Islam, ” noted the religious scholar.

Jalal Haider, who is also the Joint Secretary of the Majlis Ulema-e-Hind, further noted that ignoring the pitty differences Muslims should highlight the commonalities which are highest in numbers.

Maintaining that the unity among Muslims masses is Quranic ideology, Naqvi stressed that the real tribute, by world Muslims, to the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH on his birth anniversary will be to undermine the dispersion and division among Muslims and disseminate the unity and brotherhood across the world.