Muslim Leaders Urged to Fight Extremism

Muslim Leaders Urged to Fight Extremism

President Hassan Rouhani has called on the leaders of the Muslim world to take the lead in creating a world free of violence and extremism.
“At this critical juncture in Islamic history… a harsh and doctored image of Islam threatens the heritage of Islamic civilization and philosophy and our co-existence with other religions,” he said on Tuesday, Press TV reported.
Rouhani made the remarks in separate messages to heads of Muslim states on the occasion marking the beginning of the fasting month of Ramadan.  
At such a point in time, Rouhani said, “it is necessary that … we present a real picture of the merciful religion, the Islam of peace, amity, and brotherhood to the people of the world and lead the creation of a world free of violence and extremism.”
Rouhani has championed a World Against Violence and Extremism (WAVE) initiative, which was approved by the UN General Assembly in December 2013 -- the same year he came to office on a platform of moderation and fraternity with the outside world.
 In his message to Muslim leaders, he said let the holy month be a time of “building and strengthening friendly and brotherly bonds among the Muslim Ummah.
The president wished well for the Muslim heads of state and governments and success for their peoples.
During the holy month of Ramadan adult Muslims are required to fast from sunrise to sunset. They are also expected to strengthen their character through self-restraint, charitable deeds, and introspection.


Short URL : http://goo.gl/utQAw9
  1. http://goo.gl/Fzud39
  • http://goo.gl/aDTY9Y
  • http://goo.gl/TaULGF
  • http://goo.gl/0kuddE
  • http://goo.gl/mr7tkt

You can also read ...

Russia Says Will Continue Efforts to Maintain Nuclear Deal
Moscow is aware that all participants in the Iran nuclear deal...
Rouhani to Visit China
The presidential chief of staff, Mahmoud Vaezi, said Wednesday...
EU representatives are trying to persuade Tehran to respect the terms of JCPOA agreement even after Washington' withdrawal.
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Wednesday strongly...
Presence in Iraq, Syria at the Request of Governments
A senior security official on Tuesday reiterated that the...
A senior official said Iran and Egypt need to improve...
President Hassan Rouhani downplayed the recent anti-Iran...
Gholamali Khoshroo
Israel and Saudi Arabia have long been violating human...
No Outside Approval Required for Developing Defense Needs
Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces blasted the US for drawing...