In his Khutba-e-Haj (address on the occasion of Haj), Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia Sheikh Abdul Aziz counselled both the rulers of Muslim lands and their people to shape their lives in accordance with the teachings of Islam; for therein lay the solution of their multiple problems. It must be an awe-inspiring experience to behold the mass of two million Muslims dressed in Ihram (white un-sewn clothes) and gathered at the plains of Arafat to perform their religious duty of Haj, bowing before the Almighty in penitence of their sins and seeking deliverance. The Grand Mufti did not spare the powerful West either, whom he chastised for their indifference to the grave human rights violations and oppression Muslims are being subjected to, and cited the instances of Palestine and Kashmir, and prayed for their freedom. He also prayed for peace in Pakistan and Afghanistan. However, main focus of Sheikh Abdul Aziz, as expected, was to bring out the Qurans multifaceted injunctions, with particular reference to the current state of affairs in the world. Terror, perhaps the most used term to identify the human condition today, was rightly pronounced against Islams core principles of peace and moderation, which alone made life secure. And those perpetrating acts of terrorism or inciting others to commit them were doing a great disservice to the glorious religion. All human beings are the creation of God, and it is obligatory on us to respect one another. One wonders whether the biased scholars and politicians of the West would care to inform their writings and utterances of this truth and stop maligning Islam as a terror-promoting dogma. The Grand Mufti also took up another common failing of the day: the acquisition of wealth by hook or by crook. His wise call for Rizk-e-Hilal (honestly earned income) was accompanied by the counsel to practise austerity and shun ostentatious living. The accumulators of wealth were told to share it with the poor and indigent if they were looking for salvation. He was fearless in saying that only those rulers deserved to be obeyed who ruled with justice. Indeed, the need for unity among the Muslims of the world cannot escape the notice of anyone looking at their plight. And this the Grand Mufti underlined. His sermon should serve as a strong reminder to the Muslim nation that seems to have lost its prescribed course to reset its compass in the right direction. The pity is that the individual as well as collective attributes that Islam commands them to possess are rarely in evidence anywhere in the entire community. There was, perhaps, no other time when the need for refashioning our lives and creating unity among the Muslim nation at the global level was more pressing than today to enable us to get out of the morass of insecurity, backwardness and depredation at the hands of outside forces.