Saudi Islamic cleric to attend conference in India

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Lucknow, March 25 (IANS) The Imam of the al-Haram Masjid of the holy Kaaba Shareef in Saudi Arabia, Sheikh Saleh bin Muhammed bin Ibrahim aal Talib, will be in India next week to attend a conference here, an Islamic seminary said here.

“The eminent cleric will be in the city on April 2 to attend an international conference on ‘Islam and peace’,” said an official of Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulama, the Islamic seminary here also known simply as ‘Nadwa’.

The conference is being organised by Darul Uloom Nizamia Farangi Mahal, another Islamic seminary here.

Soon after his arrival, the cleric will lead the ‘Maghrib’ (sunset) prayer at Aishbagh Eidgah in older part of city and then proceed to attend the conference.

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Islamic clerics from all over the country are likely to attend the conference, which will be presided over by cleric of Nadwa and Chairman of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board Maulana Rabe Hasni Nadvi, the organisers said.

About five lakh people are expected to take part in the event, they said.

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