Lusinee Kamara Launches Nat’l Muslim Council Membership Drive

MONROVIA-The Political Leader of the Opposition All Liberia Coalition Party (  ALCOP) Lusinee Kamara  has launched  the National Membership Drive  of the National Muslim Council  of Liberia.

Mr. Kamara  praises the leadership  of the  National Muslim Council  of Liberia   for ensuring  a lot  of reforms  with in the workings  of the council.

“We are moving forward in the reform process of our religion, we all mean well for Islam”, he said

Speaking during the launched of the membership drive,   the ALCOP Political leader said he appreciated  for the organizers describing the event as unique.

According to him, the membership of the Muslim Council is open to all individual and professional organizations.

He stressed  the need  for every member of the Muslim faith to put  their money into  the transformation  of the Council  and not  to only focus  on  the granting  of holiday.

Kamara  told those  of the Muslim faith  that  their activities towards mankind must be seen  with in their communities across  the country  and  it can only become realty  through  collective support  of the council .

During the event, two strong Muslim scholars Imam Mohammed Passawy and Zainab Assaf called for religious tolerance.

Imam Mohammed Passawy told the gathering that to have a strong nation there must be a strong people stressing that unity and peace are key   in moving a nation forward.

He said one of the major concerns for the Muslim should be how they can reach out to the larger society with the message of Islam.

According to him ,when the people of a nation lack trust of themselves they cannot do anything, indicating that it is through tolerance that will make Liberians to live as one people.

He emphasized that everyone must know their limits with in the country with no one crossing his or her limits.

For her part the Principal of Muslin Congress Zainab Assaf said the only way Liberia can be stable is through religious tolerance.

“We have to be tolerance, without tolerance sometimes causes conflict” she said.

Madam Assaf  told  the gathering  that  requesting  for a holiday do not call for frightening  but  through a peaceful way noting  that  they of the Muslim faith need  to understand  that    they are not alone  with in  the country.

She said the Liberian Government should include religious tolerance in school through the curriculum.

The Muslin Congress Principal   said with religious tolerance placed into   the curriculum, the students will get to know that there are other people who are of different religion by ensuing that the students must know how to respect others’ faith, stressing that such understanding can be a reality through education.

She urged those of the Muslim faith to teach others by telling them the value of their religion. According to her, with such education, it will help to change the negative perception about the Muslim faith.

Also speaking on the objective of the program, the Co-head of the event, Kabah Trawally who said the event was intended to raise fund for the Council, indicating that basically, no institution can survive without funding.

He said instead of waiting on international funding, they decided to raise funds for the council in line with the reform process.

“We do not have to go to the rich people all the times, we have the population that we can get money from to undertake major projects like schools, hospitals”, he said.



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