Sheikh Alhad Musa Salum, Chairman of the Inter-Non secular Peace Committee of Tanzania has referred to as on Muslims in East Africa to unite and foster regional improvement.
Sheikh Salum referred to as for unity, solidarity, peace and non secular tolerance, to assist construct stability and progress within the area.
The non secular 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 non secular legislation in Islam) of Tanzania, who had initially been slated to attend the non secular discussion board.
The Grand Mufti sits as one of many highest authorities on Islamic legislation and theology and points authorized opinions and edicts and interpretations of Islamic jurisprudence.
Sheikh Salum underscored that unity of function is an effective approach to pursue plans geared toward creating an enabling surroundings for improvement in a area that’s residence to folks from totally different religions and ethnicities.
The visiting cleric urged Muslim youth within the area, to reject non secular extremism in all its varieties and embrace peace and unity.
He underscored the necessity for non secular leaders and students to confront radical ideologies and militancy within the title of Islam.
Sheikh Salum stated the problem dealing with the world right now is terrorism and that proper considering folks ought to shut ranks in combating terrorism, radicalism and extremism and attempt to deliver 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 non secular students have the accountability to make sure extremism and radical ideologies usually are not tolerated by the Muslim group.
The Tanzanian cleric used the event to induce Muslims within the area to be peaceable, united and stay harmoniously with different folks of various non secular affiliations.
Sheikh Salum said 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 title 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 handle the challenges,” he stated.
Sheikh Ngao burdened on the necessity to bridge the hole of disunity amongst Muslims, as this can put an finish to doctrinal disagreements and produce 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 numerous faiths for the east African area to make significant socio-economic progress.
Sheikh Ngao referred to 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 improvement can’t be ignored.
Sheikh Omar Buya, the Nationwide Grand Mufti of Kenya, stated peace was a crucial requirement for the event of any nation and requested Kenyans to embrace peace and unity within the curiosity of nationhood and improvement.
He implored proper considering Muslims and other people of different faiths to take up the problem of using the world of radicalization to avoid wasting 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 non secular leaders to evangelise peace and unity and make sure that the Muslim group is united,” he stated.
By Hussein Abdullahi