Al-Azhar Decries Assault on Pakistan Churches

  • | Saturday, 26 August, 2023
Al-Azhar Decries Assault on Pakistan Churches

     Al-Azhar Al-Sharif strongly condemns the brutal assault against a number of churches in eastern Pakistan ‎and reiterates its unequivocal condemnation of such heinous crimes. Al-Azhar stresses that the Glorious Qur’an ‎itself, which is being desecrated by some wrongdoers, is the same scripture that instructs its followers to protect Muslim and non-Muslim places of ‎worship, even forbidding all forms of transgression against them and holding any such a transgression as heinous as offenses against the Glorious Qur’an and Muslim places of worship. This Islamic teaching is in line with other religions, sacred scriptures, human morals and sound customs.‎
While condemning such barbaric criminal acts, Al-Azhar also affirms the need to ‎prosecute all extremists who attack the Glorious Qur’an, churches, and other places ‎of worship, calling for taking all legislative, legal, and security measures that ‎guarantee the protection of sanctities of peoples and their places of worship from ‎any kind of attacks that raise discord and incite forms of bigotry and hatred.‎
Al-Azhar, on its part, urges all people to hold fast to the voice of reason and the language of ‎dialogue, and to return to the tolerance of divine laws that call for accepting the ‎other and seek to foster tolerance, human fraternity, and the culture of peace among people.

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