Muslim clerics in Somalia condemn spiritual extremism

Muslim clerics in Somalia condemn spiritual extremism

MOGADISHU, Somalia – Over 300 Islamic clerics from Somalia and the diaspora have issued a fatwa condemning spiritual extremism in all its types and calling on the general public to aid the continued Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) – led offensive in opposition to Al-Shabaab and different terrorist communities.

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The clerics issued the edict on Thursday inside the capital Mogadishu after 4 days of deliberations on spiritual extremism.

The 14-point declaration strongly condemned Al-Shabaab, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and different like-minded communities, saying their extremist ideology had no spiritual foundation and branding them enemies of Islam.

“The conference unanimously agrees that Al-Shabaab, ISIS and other like-minded groups have deviated from the true teachings of Islam and are considered enemies of the Islamic religion and the Somali people,” stated Dr Osman Maalim Mohamud of Saudi Arabia. study the announcement inside the corporation of different clergy.

They additionally warned in opposition to funding extremist communities, giving them refuge and looking for justice of their courts.

“Fighting extremism is the duty of every Muslim in Somalia who would love to live in a peaceful and secure country,” the clerics stated.

The spiritual students thanked folks that share details about the militants with the authorities. They described them as nationalists who had the kingdom’s greatest curiosity at coronary heart.

The four-day convention opened on January 23 and was facilitated by the Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) Foundation.

Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Sheikh Mukhtar Roobow Ali thanked the clerics for heeding the authorities’s name to attend the convention and supply their verdict on extremism in accordance with the true teachings of Islam.

Speaking on the closing ceremony, Prime Minister HE Hamza Abdi Bare welcomed the declaration and thanked the clerics for his or her selfless service to the kingdom and promised full implementation of the fatwa.

He urged the Somali individuals to hear to the decision of the clergymen in order that the kingdom can take pleasure in peace, prosperity and improvement.

“I welcome the conference and the outcome. The statement issued was carefully thought out and addresses the many challenges our people face today. It was important for the clergy to get the truth out,” the Prime Minister stated.

“I need to vow right here, as this convention was additionally formally opened by the president, that the authorities will implement the end result of this convention. As the top of the government, I promise you all that we’ll completely implement the choices made right here, he added .

The Chairman of the Somalia Religious Scholars Council, Sheikh Bashir Ahmed Salaad, referred to as on the youth who’re nonetheless combating in opposition to the terrorist communities to put down their arms and give up shedding the blood of their countrymen and ladies.

“I will tell the brainwashed youths to stop destroying the properties of your own people, maiming and killing them. You still have a chance in God’s eyes to seek forgiveness. We, the public, are ready to forgive you,” Sheikh Bashir stated.

The announcement additionally had particular suggestions for the authorities, politicians, Somali safety forces, enterprise individuals and the general public.

Among the suggestions are the creation of a spiritual council, economic aid for spiritual applications to successfully fight extremism, and appropriate aid from the federal and state authorities for reconciliation and peace-building initiatives.

The clergy additionally referred to as for comparable activities yearly to grant steerage on spiritual and different troubles affecting the general public.

Representatives from numerous Somali ladies’s communities participated inside the discussions and shared their views on the challenges ladies face inside the kingdom.

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