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Islamic Scholar advises Muslim community in Fiji

November 29, 2015 6:15 pm

Muslims should be open and clear in disassociating their religion from the stigma of terrorism.

This has been highlighted by Mufti Tariq Saeed Bujasaim – an Islamic Scholar from the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Department from the government of the United Arab Emirates.

Saeed is part of a delegation visiting the Muslim community in the country as well as meeting with NGO’s and the government to find ways to assist those in need.

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Speaking on 4 the Record last night, Mufti Saeed explained the purpose of his visit to Fiji.

“Islam is a holistic religion. Meaning that it addresses all aspects of our life and so Islam provides rules of a war as it provides for rules of peace. But it’s the basis of relationships, between Muslims and non Muslims between the Muslim community and the surrounding community-one of peace or one of war. This is a very important topic to openly discuss.”

Mufti Saeed adds that the basis of relationships between Muslim states and others is one of peace and warfare is something that happens if and when others attack you.

He adds the idea of self defence is enshrined in international law so if any state is attacked then that country may have every right to defend them.

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