The residents of Madaklasht, a village situated 90 kilometres away from Chitral town, have started reconstructing a mosque despite the fact that 97 per cent of the total population of this village subscribe to the Ismaili interpretation of Islam.
CHITRAL, June 2 via chitraltoday.net: At a time when interfaith and inter-communal conflict is constantly escalating and the adherents to different sects are at loggerheads with one another in this land of the pure the residents of a far-flung and backward valley Shishy Koh have sent a loud message of tolerance and religious harmony to the people across the country.
Ahmed Nazir, a member of the Ismaili community of Madaklasht who also supervises the construction work in the mosque, while talking to ChitralToday said: “We constructed a central Jamat Khana in Mathew village of Madaklasht last year and the decades-old building of the local mosque was in a shabby condition. Besides, the mosque building was not spacious enough to accommodate Friday and Eid congregations and our Sunni brothers were facing enormous difficulty.”
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