As salaam alaikum.
I am honoured to address you in this esteemed seat of Islamic learning.
Standing here, one cannot fail to feel the impressive weight of more than 1,000 years of history, culture, scholarship and worship.
As Secretary-General of the UN, and as a man of faith, I have come to express my respect for Islam and my solidarity with its followers in these turbulent times.
It is less than a month since a terrorist attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, took the lives of 50 worshippers of all ages.