PESHAWAR, October 3: The Saudi grand Mufti, Sheikh Abdul Aziz Bin Abdullah, has said that murder is a great sin and ‘haram’ in Islam.

Delivering Hajj sermon in Masjid-e-Nimra at Mount Arafat, he also urged the Muslims to forge unity and practice Islamic teachings and shun evil.

He said the murder is great fitna (mischief) in Islam and that Islam teaches the abidance of Allah and His Prophet. “Islam prohibits obscenity as haram and sin… Oh Muslims! Be God-fearing, keep a control on yourselves,” he said.

He said Islam is a complete code of life and a perfect and definite religion of Allah. “It teaches brotherhood among Muslims and provides spiritual, moral and social training,” said the grand Mufti while addressing millions of Hajj pilgrims.

The chief mufti urged Muslims to keep away from crimes, such as murder and other evil deeds.

He also urged the Muslim rulers to perform their duties honestly and said they should not forget that they are answerable in front of Allah.

Concluding his annual sermon, Mufti Abdullah prayed for the Muslims of Syria, where internal strife has claimed thousands of lives. Nearly three million Muslims from across the world are in the holy cities of Islam for annual Hajj pilgrimage.

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