Oct 9, 2008, 5:55 AM
Delivering his sermon at the mosque, Imam Leigh stated that politics affect Muslims equally well and that, as such, it is important to understand the teachings of the prophet of Islam, Muhammed (SAW) as relate to such human activity.
"In order to draw inspiration from the current campaign
going on in the
In Imam Leigh's view, it is no secret that the greatness of
The Kanifing East Imam however lamented that in certain Muslim countries, children of immigrant black families are not accorded citizenship status as others, noting that this seriously contravenes the basic principle of Islam which teaches oneness.
"Despite all the beautiful pronouncements made in Islam, which aims to build a world of peace and love, yet all these remain unachievable because we rather choose to pay lip service and not practise them. Why would we be so naïve about citizenship to such an extent that we cannot tolerate each other as Muslims?" he queried.
According to Imam Leigh, all these ugly practices are happening when the Almighty teaches in the Holy Quran that he created the world for mankind to co-habit peacefully together.
"It is even more saddening when one looks at the xenophobic
attacks going on in
According to Imam Leigh Muslims need to examine themselves, since they believe that they are the best of creation in being the Ummah of Muhammed (SAW). "We need to draw lessons to guide and learn from such developments as Muslims that educate our existence. It is time we appreciate and accommodate one another despite our so-called differences in language," the Imam advised.