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Islamic scholars told to remove misgivings about Islam in world

Statesman News Service | Jammu |

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has impressed upon Islamic scholars to spread the "true message and picture of Islam in the world" so that the misgivings or misperceptions about Muslims are removed.

Interacting with a group of Islamic scholars from Malaysia, who called on her at Srinagar on Wednesday, the chief minister said the greatest responsibility of Muslim scholars and clergy in current times is to spread across the world message of peace, tolerance and mutual coexistence which Islam stands for.

Mehbooba Mufti asked the visiting delegation to explore the areas of mutual interest in education and tourism and work towards more and more scholarly exchanges. She informed the delegation about the functioning of Islamic University of Science & Technology, Awantipora and Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University, Rajouri and many other initiatives taken by the Government in the field of education.

The delegation informed the chief minister about the activities of their organization and discussed areas of collaboration in education and social outreach. They extended an invite to the chief minister to visit Malaysia.

The delegation, which comprised Sheikh Ismail Kassim-Advisor and Founder of Pertubuhan Rahmatan Lil Aalmin of Malaysia, Prince Tengku Bahaudeen Ahmad-President, Tuaku Besat Burhanudeen and Hazif Hamza, is currently on a visit to the state.