Dhaka – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called for stopping war among the Muslims sects as the war ultimately benefits the arms traders.
“We’re fighting among ourselves in different parts of the world and the arms traders are ultimately benefitting from it,” she said urging all concerned to halt those wars through discussions.
Hasina made the remarks when visiting Saudi Majlis Ash-Shura Speaker Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Ibrahim Ale-Al-Sheikh called on her at her office in Dhaka on Thursday afternoon.
Prime Minister’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters.
Referring to violence among various sects of the Muslims, the prime minister lamented that hundreds of people are being killed and the Muslims are taking refuge in other countries, according to state-run Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha news agency.
“It’s a matter of shame and we’ve to convince the misguided people to end this conflict,” she said.
Hasina said the almighty Allah will deliver the last judgment.
“So why this division among the Muslims, like Shia and Sunni … this (division) must be stopped,” she said.
She said the misguided people who think that they would go to haven by carrying out suicide attacks would go to the hell.
The Saudi speaker said some people are being misguided in exchange for money and such problems exist among the youths in all countries.
“Division is being created by taking this advantage,” he said.
Abdullah said ulema (religious scholars) will have to play a role in convincing the misguided people about the true spirit of Islam.
Referring to the Arabic Islamic American Historical Summit to be held in Riyadh on May 21, he said the problems of the Muslims would be discussed in the summit.
The Saudi Majlis Ash-Shura speaker conveyed the greetings of Saudi King and Custodian of Two Holy Mosques Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to the prime minister.
He said the Saudi King hoped that the brotherly relations between Saudi Arabia and Bangladesh would be strengthened further.
The Saudi speaker said the upcoming visit of Prime Minister Hasina to Saudi Arabia and his current tour to Bangladesh would further deepen the bilateral ties.
Hasina said Saudi Arabia has a special place in the hearts of all Bangladeshis and they have emotional attachment as the two holy mosques are there.
The Saudi speaker briefed the premier about structure of Saudi Majlish Ash-Shura and informed that the parliament has 30 women lawmakers who are highly educated.