Imam of the Grand Mosque of Makkah Sheikh Saleh Bin Muhammad Al-Talib on Friday delivered a sermon preceding Jummah prayers at the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (JUI-F) centenary celebrations in Azakhel area of Nowshera today.

The imam, calling for unity in the Islamic world, asked Muslims to shed their differences and "be united as one".

"Muslims should all be united. There should be no difference in Aqeedah, or in our beliefs and practices of Islam," he said.

Al-Talib said that the Holy Prophet's (Peace Be Upon Him) first action after migration to Madina was to bring the Mahajireen and Ansar together. The ijtama agrees that it should be compulsory to unite, there shouldn’t be differences in our religion, he said.

Learned scholars believe it is mandatory that there are no differences amongst us, he added.

With additional reporting from Javed Hussain in Islamabad.

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that the Imam-i-Kaaba delivered the above speech. The error is regretted.

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