MEKKAH: Hajj 2016 has been started in the Muslim holy city of Mekkah.
Hajj sermon 2016 was delivered by Imam-e-Kaaba Sheikh Abdulrahman Al-Sudais in place of Grand Mufti Abdul Aziz al-Sheikh who is reportedly facing health issues.
Imam-e-Kaaba in his sermon delinked Islam and terrorism and stressed that Islam is a religion of peace.
Imam-e-Kaaba urged Muslims around the globe to come together to follow the message of peace given by Islam and shun violence unequivocally.
He realized that Muslim Ummah is facing difficult times currently which can be improved only through unity among the followers of Islam. He said that gathering of Muslims for Hajj also symbolized a message of unity which needs to be followed.