Maulana Ateeq Ahmad Bastavi, ustad of Tafseer, Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulema, Lucknow, convenor, Darul Qaza Committee of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board, founder-member and secretary, Islamic Fiqh Academy and member, General Assembly of the IOS, who delivered the lecture, emphasised that prophets from Adam (PBUH) to the Prophet Hazrat Mohammad Mustafa (SAW) spread the message of oneness of God and unceasingly strove for impressing upon mankind to keep itself away from paganism and multiplicity of godhood.
As far as the existence of one God is concerned, there was no difference among the prophets. They invited their ummah to follow God, who is the Master of all the creation transcending all the worlds. He said that the holy Quran has preserved the record of the call of a number of prophets to their followers in several surahs. Referring to the teachings of Prophet Adam and Prophet Noah, he said that their call was centered on the existence of God. This could be treated as the beginning of the Unity of Ummah, he noted. He remarked that Surah Hijrah contained teachings that pointed to unity among Muslims. These teachings fostered love and affection among the faithful and forbade such actions that might create cleavage in the ranks of Muslims.