Pakistan's Minister for Religious Affairs has appreciated the fatwa of the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei as a source of inspiration to overcome the phenomenon of Takfir and prevent sectarianism.

Iran PressAsia: Pir Noor-ul-Haq Qadri expressed these views during a meeting with the Ambassador of Iran to Pakistan Seyed Mohammad Ali Hosseini on Wednesday.

The two sides discussed a wide range of issues related to Iran-Pakistan bilateral relations, the unity of the Islamic world, strengthening cohesion and unity among Islamic nations against the plans of enemies, and the efforts of arrogant powers to create division, cooperation in religious and cultural fields. The two countries also discussed the strengthening of religious tourism.

According to IRNA, the Iranian ambassador and minister of religious affairs during the meeting stressed the need to strengthen a common front against Islamophobia, Takfir, and extremism.

Emphasizing the inseparable friendship and love of the people of Pakistan for the people of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Pakistan’s Minister of Religious Affairs said there is no need to provide reasons for a strong bond between two brotherly nations because Iran and Pakistan always stand together in any situation.

He mentioned the Islamic Revolution as a promise of a new life for Muslim nations saying after the victory of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, the enemies of the two countries tried to spoil the relations between Iran and Pakistan however they failed.

Pir Noor-ul-Haq Qadri said the Islamic Republic of Iran for four decades has been facing sanctions and conspiracies of the arrogant powers, Pakistan also experienced similar challenges, but the two friendly and stable countries resisted these problems.

He added Iran and Pakistan have never witnessed a dispute between each other, and if there is a misunderstanding, the two countries, like a brother and a member of a family, have tried to resolve it immediately and constructively.

The Pakistani Minister of Religious Affairs called the sectarianism and incitement to sectarianism a more serious problem than the US-Zionist joint conspiracies and stressed the need to take concerted steps to counter the conspiracy of the enemies of unity and to seek effective solutions, especially from Iran and Pakistan.

Elsewhere, Pir Noor-ul-Haq Qadri referred to the deplorable situation in Islamic countries in the Middle East, the war in Yemen, the situation in Syria, Libya, and Iraq, and said these cases have caused a blow to the Islamic world from within.


Praise for the role of Iranian Religious scholars in the unity of Muslims

Recalling his meeting with late Ayatollah Taskhiri in Lahore, the Minister of Religious Affairs said the late Ayatollah termed Takfiris as mercenaries of colonialism.

"We appreciate the historic fatwa of Ayatollah Khamenei that blasphemy is forbidden, and his fatwa has always been featured in important programs of the Ministry of Religious Affairs and has even been broadcast in three languages: Urdu, Arabic, and English," he noted.

He said that the Iranian Religious leaders play a pivotal role in strengthening Islamic Ummah unity and combating sectarianism.


The efforts of the enemies of Iran and Pakistan are doomed to fail

Appreciating the firm stance of Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan against Islamophobia, especially his outspoken opposition to the conspiracy to compromise with the Zionist regime, the ambassador said Islam is the main axis of friendship and interaction between the two nations and two brotherly countries of Iran and Pakistan.

Hosseini added strong commonalities between Iran and Pakistan have always prevented any attempt to create misunderstanding between the two countries.

He considered the strong bond and interaction between the two nations and the officials of Iran and Pakistan as a factor of unity and said the attempt of the common enemies of both the countries to create a misunderstanding has always failed.

Hosseini said the Islamic Republic of Iran considers any action that causes division as a betrayal to the Holy Prophet of Islam, Hazrat Mohammad Mustafa (PBUH).