JI, Muslim Brotherhood join hands

Published June 23, 2011

Picture show JI chief Syed Munawar Hasan speaking to a congregation. A three members JI delegation, led by the JI chief, is currently on a four day visit to Egypt on the invitation of the Ikhwanul Muslimoon chief Dr. Muhammad Badei. - File Photo

LAHORE: The Jamaat e Islami Pakistan and the Ikhwanul Muslimoon (Muslim Brotherhood) of Egypt, on Wednesday decided to join hands to solve issues faced by Muslims all over the world and to promote the true image of Islam.

The leadership of the two parties made the announcement in a meeting at the Ikhwanul Muslimoon headquarters in Cairo on Wednesday, says a press release issued by the JI media office.

Both the parties also decided to strengthen the relations between Islamic movements in different countries, and to counter propaganda against Islam.

A three members JI delegation, led by the JI chief Syed Munawar Hasan, is currently on a four day visit to Egypt on the invitation of the Ikhwanul Muslimoon chief Dr. Muhammad Badei.

Formal talks between the two sides were held between the JI chief, Secretary General Liaquat Baloch and JI Foreign Affairs chief Abdul Ghaffar Aziz, and the Muslim Brotherhood chief Dr Muhammad Badei, Secretary General Dr Mehmudul Hasan and other central leaders.

The two sides held detailed discussions which focused on the need for closer and stronger ties between Islamic movements all over the world. Also discussed during the meetings were the latest situations in Kashmir and Palestine.

JI chief Syed Munawar Hasan congratulated the Muslim Brotherhood leadership and the Egyptian people on the successful revolution in their country, and also paid homage to the martyrs of the Tehrir Square. He also welcomed the recognition of the Ikhwanul Muslimoon’s legal status within Egypt, and the formation of the Freedom and Justice party.

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