Wednesday, 15 June 2011
Sohail Ahmad Raza, Director of Interfaith Relations of Minhaj-ul-Quran International, met the Pope Benedict XVI in Vatican City and presented him the Fatwa on Terrorism and Suicide Bombings by Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri. Pope Benedict appreciated the services of Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri for the promotion of peace, harmony and interfaith dialogue.
Sohail Ahmad Raza briefed the Pope about contributions of Minhaj-ul-Quran International and Shaykh-ul-Islam in multiple fields such as peace, human welfare, education and interfaith dialogue at global level. He said that there was a need to emphasise commonalities and shared values espoused by both Islam and Christianity. He further stated that it was incumbent upon followers of both religions to build bridges and eliminate hatred and suspicion. He said that MQI would continue to work for interfaith dialogue and peace in the world.