Muslims weigh in on politicians, religious leaders debate

Tuesday, September 14th, 2021 09:06 |

Chairman of National Muslim Leaders Forum Sheikh Abdullahi Abdi has weighed in to the current debate on whether politicians should be allowed to address congregants in religious institutions.

Speaking on a local television on Monday, Abdi said Mosque is a holy place and they cannot allow a politician to take over the pulpit.

"The etiquette in coming into a Mosque is to leave your title outside," he said.

Abdi said religious leaders have a duty to ensure God is respected at all times.

"Let politicians leave the religious spaces to us. Let us respect religious places," he added.

He said as Muslims, they rarely call politicians to participate in harambes.

"We believe that the right hand should not know what the left hand is doing. We conduct harambees once in a while.

"The principle is to contribute with a clean heart without expecting any appreciation," he said.

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