MYSORE — The Imam of the Grand Mosque of Makkah has called upon the Muslims in the country to rise above religion and love fellow human beings, according to the Hindu.
Delivering the Friday sermon before a mammoth gathering at the Eidgah in Rajiv Nagar in Mysore, Sheikh Saleh bin Muhammad Al Taleb said Muslims should love and meet the needs of other human beings without any discrimination on the basis of religion.
Dr Sheikh Saleh said this was also the message he had brought to the people of the country from the Custodian of the Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia.
“Whether it is Hindu, Christian or a Jew, you should love everybody on the basis of humanity without allowing religion to come in between”, said Dr Sheikh Saleh in his address in Arabic, which was translated into Urdu by Arshad Madni, President of Jamiyat E Ulama E Hind. He said he would pray the Almighty to bless India and fill the hearts of its people with love for each other.
The Imam of the mosque in Mecca, who led the noon prayers at the Eidgah, had arrived in Mysuru earlier in the day by a chartered flight. After the prayers, he left for Bengaluru, where he is scheduled to participate in an Islamic conference at Palace Grounds at 5 pm on Friday.