Karachi: Respect and honor of the Last Prophet of God, Mohammad (Peace Be Upon Him) is the common denominator of Ummah and also its binding force, said Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) amir Sirajul Haq, addressing a mammoth rally in Karachi on Friday.
The rally named “Hurmat-e-Rasool (PBUH) Rally” was staged by JI Karachi chapter on Main University Road after Asar prayer that marched from the NIPA Flyover to Hassan Square. Thousands of people carrying banners and placards attended the rally. They raised slogans against the blasphemous French magazine and lukewarm response of the rulers of Muslim world.
Sirajul Haq said the Muslim Ummah is present only due to its unwavering respect and honor of the Holy Prophet Mohammad (Peace Be Upon Him). He said we will sacrifice the last drop of our blood for the honor of our Prophet. He said he had appealed the Prime Minister of Pakistan Mian Mohammad Nawaz Sharif to call a meeting of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). He said when the government did not take action on his appeal; he also contacted with representatives of different Muslim countries and appealed them to hold joint protests. He said millions of people would take to street to condemn the blasphemy of the French magazine. He said we will continue to chase the blasphemers, till they tender apology. He appealed to all political parties to be united on this very important matter.
He appealed the United Nations to make a law to defend the respect of the Prophets of God. He said those talking about crusade wars should remember that every child of the Ummah could became a Saladin Ayubi. He said if the government did not bring the political parties and the masses on one page on the issue of blasphemy, the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) would do the job. He said this is not an ordinary matter that could be easily forgotten. He wanted of protests on every street.
Haq said after this sad incident he appealed Mian Mohammad Nawaz Sharif to represent 18 Crore Pakistanis, summon a meeting of OIC, and also contact the United Nations, but after no proper respeond, he contacted the Islamic movements of different countries in the Muslim world and asked them to protest at local level. He said then we announced this ‘million march’ and Muslims in other world also holding protests in this regard. He said if millions could gather in Paris to defend the blasphemous magazine, why millions of Muslims cannot gather to show their unity. He said dying for the honor of the Prophet (PBUH) is the biggest honor for any Muslim.
He said the students of Jamiat had protested against the blasphemy and marched to the French Consulate, but a UK citizen living in London demanded to ban Jamaat-e-Islami. He asked why these people are troubled when we protest against America.
The JI amir said that like the all parties conference summoned by Mian Nawaz Sharif after the 16th December tragedy, he should also summon another all parties conference on this important issue and give a clear message to the West and people and rulers of the Muslim world are united on this issue. He said if he summoned the meeting of OIC he would discharge his responsibility as the leader of Pakistan’ otherwise, he will be counted as member of the Western camp. He asked why the West want to begin crusades again. He said if a crusade is launched every child of this Ummah would prove to be a Saladdin Ayubi. He demanded implementation of Islamic laws in Pakistan.
He congratulated Karachiites for holding a million march in their city, saving truly Karachi is the city of the salves of Prophet Mohammad (Peace Be Upon Him).
Haq said if the Pope could condemn the blasphemous sketches why the rulers of Muslim world cannot even summon such courage. He regretted Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif was still silent on this issue. He demanded to expel the envoys of France and the US.
JI Karachi chapter amir Hafiz Naeemur Rehman and other leaders also spoke.