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Unity Key to Development

Unity Key to Development

Saudi Arabian Muslim Scholar Advises Sheikhs in Malawi

By Maulana Lehman

A visiting Saudi Arabia Muslim scholar Dr Muhammad Mukhtaar .has advised sheikhs in the country to maintain peace and unity currently prevailing in the country among Muslims and plan meaningful programs and strategies to quicken the pace of development in their traditional areas.

Dr Mukhtaar said it is the responsibility of the citizens to develop Islam so that it can catch up with other communities that were fast developing in reference to the teaching of Quran 3:103 “And hold fast all together to the rope of Allah and never be divided.”

Throughout his presentation the renowned sheikh focused much on unity and love among Muslim scholars in the country as key to development.

All historical experiences and authentic sources of Islam urge Muslims to establish unity, develop close ties and improve cooperation among Muslim themselves.

The cooperation that the Muslims will undertake in economic and political areas is the most significant foundation which will save them from the crises that they are experiencing.

The cooperation that the Muslims will undertake in economic and political areas is the most significant foundation which will save them from the crises that they are experiencing.

For that reason, all Muslim individuals, communities, associations or nations should make unity their goal, and they
should reject everything which might harm this unity.

It is known that while two strong men are wrestling each other, one small child could beat both of them. If two mountains were in balance in two sides of a scale, a little pebble could disrupt the balance and push one up and the other down.

Dr Mukhtaar who was accompanied by a South African Dr Ismail Bilal who also focused much on how Malawians can borrow a leaf from South Africa which has successfully managed to establish a special committee that is looking after sheikhs who are said to be getting low salaries, this will help in ensuring that Malawi is not losing its learned sheikhs who always leave the country for greener pastures.

According to Dr Bilal his organisation has a list of 70.000 members who are directly benefiting through their initiative which among other things is paying an extra money to sheikhs working in the rural areas apart from the salaries they receive from their respective employers.

The one day event was organized by a Forum for Muslim Graduates from Islamic Universities across the country under the theme Fiqh-ul E’atilaf at Iqra Propagation Center in Blantyre.

All historical experiences and authentic sources of Islam urge Muslims to establish unity, develop close ties and improve cooperation among Muslim themselves.

 

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