Sheikh Alhad Musa Salum, Chairman of the Inter-Non secular Peace Committee of Tanzania has known as on Muslims in East Africa to unite and foster regional growth.
Sheikh Salum known as for unity, solidarity, peace and spiritual tolerance, to assist construct stability and progress within the area.
The spiritual chief stated Muslim unity is required for the area to make political and social-economic strides.
He spoke on the Royal Courtroom Lodge in Mombasa, at an inaugural assembly organized by Kenya Muslims Nationwide Advisory Council (KEMNAC), held to debate the unity of the Muslim group within the area.
KEMNAC encourages the unity and cohesion of Muslim communities throughout the East African area, Africa and the broader world.
Sheikh Salum represented Sheikh Abubakar Zubeir bin Ally, the Grand Mufti (the very best official of spiritual regulation in Islam) of Tanzania, who had initially been slated to attend the spiritual discussion board.
The Grand Mufti sits as one of many highest authorities on Islamic regulation and theology and points authorized opinions and edicts and interpretations of Islamic jurisprudence.
Sheikh Salum underscored that unity of goal is an effective option to pursue plans geared toward creating an enabling atmosphere for growth in a area that’s dwelling to folks from totally different religions and ethnicities.
The visiting cleric urged Muslim youth within the area, to reject spiritual extremism in all its types and embrace peace and unity.
He underscored the necessity for spiritual leaders and students to confront radical ideologies and militancy within the identify of Islam.
Sheikh Salum stated the problem going through the world at this time is terrorism and that proper considering folks ought to shut ranks in combating terrorism, radicalism and extremism and try to convey world peace for the good thing about all.
“We wish the Muslim group within the area to be united and condemn all divisive efforts’,” he stated, including that spiritual students have the duty to make sure extremism and radical ideologies should not tolerated by the Muslim group.
The Tanzanian cleric used the event to induce Muslims within the area to be peaceable, united and dwell harmoniously with different folks of various spiritual affiliations.
Sheikh Salum acknowledged that Islam is peace and certainly peace ought to be the true reflection of the faith and that’s the message that must be ‘promoted as we search to confront extremism’.
He stated Islam is a faith of peace and that these utilizing faith as a justification for violence are folks with twisted ideologies, out to tarnish the identify of the erstwhile peaceable faith.
KEMNAC Nationwide Chairman, Sheikh Juma Ngao, stated that the target of the assembly was to make life extra significant for Muslims and make a peaceable area.“We all know the challenges confronted by Muslims in Kenya and Tanzania and the broader Africa and it’s incumbent on all of us to work collectively to deal with the challenges,” he stated.
Sheikh Ngao harassed on the necessity to bridge the hole of disunity amongst Muslims, as this may put an finish to doctrinal disagreements and convey unity to the Muslim group.
He urged Muslims to be on the forefront within the seek for peace and regional cohesion and to coexist in peace and unity with folks of various faiths for the east African area to make significant socio-economic progress.
Sheikh Ngao known as on the Kenya Kwanza Administration, to not neglect Muslims in employment and appointments to key positions in authorities.
He stated the contribution of the Muslim group within the nation’s socio-economic growth can’t be ignored.
Sheikh Omar Buya, the Nationwide Grand Mufti of Kenya, stated peace was a essential requirement for the event of any nation and requested Kenyans to embrace peace and unity within the curiosity of nationhood and growth.
He implored proper considering Muslims and other people of different faiths to take up the problem of driving the world of radicalization to save lots of the way forward for humanity.
Sheikh Buya stated the Muslim group ought to work intently with safety businesses on the grassroots to make sure security for all.
“We urge our spiritual leaders to evangelise peace and unity and make sure that the Muslim group is united,” he stated.
By Hussein Abdullahi