Addressing ‘Peace for Humanity Conference held in historic Wembley Arena in London under the banner of MQI (UK), Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, the founding leader of Minhaj-ul-Quran International, has said that the world needed peace, security and brotherhood more than it ever needed. He said that after 9/11, the difficulties of the Muslims around the globe have increased manifold. The picture of Islam spread in the world has nothing to do with Islam and 99% of Muslims are peace-loving. He said that MQI had established think tanks and planned lectures, conferences, and seminars for training and guidance of the Muslim youth. He said that terrorism and extremism had affected the Muslims more than the world. He said that thousands of people were killed in terrorist incidents, affecting millions of families. Extremism, he held, divided people and produced pessimism and despondency. He congratulated MQI UK on holding such a grand and purposeful Conference.
Addressing the leaders of different religions, who were present in the meeting, Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri invited them to join their forces and collectively launch a peace drive in the world. He said that the entire world had become global village and humanity had a shared stake in the establishment and maintenance of peace. He said that the Holy Prophet (PBUH) gave the lesson of brotherhood, tolerance, moderation and peace. All Prophets and religions propagated the message of peace and harmony in the world. He said that it was important to prove ourselves a true inheritor of this legacy and dedicate ourselves to establishment of peace in the world. He hoped that ‘Peace for Humanity’ Conference would become the basis for further strengthening interfaith ties between the Muslims and the non-Muslims.
He dilated upon the holy struggle the Messenger of Islam (PBUH) launched to pursue the cause of civilizing the pagan Arabs, taught them the philosophy and wisdom of peace and constituted a multicultural society in Medina, making all the communities, Muslims, Christians and Jews put up together with moderation, tolerance, love and dignity. Highlighting the same spirit, he asked the 11000 participants of the Conference coming from all over the world to sign the declaration unanimously approved by the Conference and get it signed by millions to mark the real success of the Peace for Humanity Conference and promote its cause worldwide. The conference was largely attended and hailed by the leaders of all the faiths, the Shuyukh and Muslim scholars from all over the world.