خبر من مصادر إنجليزية.
نظَّم المجلس الإسلامي بـ"زامبيا" - بالتعاون مع العلماء المسلمين - لقاءً واسعًا لتوعية المسلمين وغير المسلمين بالأخطار التي تسببت فيها بعض أحداث العنف الأخيرة التي شهدتها "نيجيريا"؛ حيث أكد المشاركون ضرورة بيان موقف الإسلام من العنف وتصحيح المفاهيم المغلوطة.
وقد أكد الشيخ "بادرو كيستاليتا" أن اللقاء اهتم بالدعوة للإسلام والتزام تعاليمه، إضافة إلى العنف الجنسي المنتشر بالمجتمع الزامبي، والأثر البالغ الذي يُخلِّفه الفقر على البلاد وخطورة الإيدز.
وتأتي هذه الخطوة من علماء المسلمين حمايةً للمجتمع الذي يعيش حالة سلمية من الوقوع في التنازع، وإضافة إلى معالجة العديد من المشكلات الاجتماعية من المنظور الإسلامي؛ المصدر: شبكة الألوكة.
يرجى الإشارة إلى المصدر عند نقل الخبر - شبكة الألوكة.
Scholars on know-Islam mission in Zambia
Kisalita hopes that the Zambian people's interaction with the Muslim community will correct the misperceptions created by Boko Haram and its violent actions.
"Islam is a peaceful religion and so are its followers," he said. "Unfortunately, the image of our religion is being tarnished by a few individuals with political motives."
This week, Kisalita and his fellow preachers organized a successful two-day program, not only to promote Islam, but also to raise awareness about gender-based violence, terrorism and the ravaging effects of poverty.
"We are here in Zambia on a mission to sensitize the people on the dangers of HIV/AIDs, terrorism, poverty and fundamentalism, and how to prevent them," he said.
"Among the speakers in the program are specialists in peace-building and medical experts who are not Muslims," added the preacher.
The speakers, he said, were working to raise awareness about the problems that can affect all people, including Muslims.
"Although Zambia is considered a peaceful nation, it is not immune from these problems," Kisalita noted.
"If allowed to degenerate into a crisis, Muslim communities can also be affected, as it is right now in Nigeria," he added.
He went on to explain that true Muslims felt the suffering of non-Muslims, including victims of gender violence, poverty and HIV/AIDs.
The Muslim preacher said they had also tried to teach the people of Zambia about Islam, the Islamic dress code for women, the importance of hygiene, and why Muslims practice polygamy.
Islamic Council of Zambia President Masuzyo Phiri, for his part, said they also wanted to inform people about the upcoming holy month of Ramadan.
"As you are aware, we are approaching the holy month of Ramadan," he told AA. "There is a need for us to tell the people why it is important for them to treat this month as sacred."
Many non-Muslim Zambians who attended the program described it as an eye-opener.
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