The Chief Imam of Ekiador Central Mosque, Benin, Mal. Ishaq Moshood has called for unity among the Muslims in the spirit of Ramadan so as to achieve what Allah has set out for them on earth.
Mal. Moshood made the call on Sunday in Benin during a Ramadan lecture titled “Unity among Muslims” organised by the Benin branch of the Nasrul-Lahi-Fatih Society (NASFAT).
He noted that the issue of sects and brotherhood groups in Islam is causing disunity among the Muslims Ummah, as each sect and brotherhood doesn’t see each as one.
“Unity is what Almighty Allah called for and wants us to do. Allah said we must not do things that divide us as Muslims because if we abandoned unity, there is punishment for it.
“Allah said don’t divide yourselves but today the Muslims are divided, and Allah has commanded us to follow the part of Islam which is the oneness of Allah. But today, the different sects don’t see each other as one.”
According to him, if we want peace, we must stop calling Muslim brothers who don’t belong to our sect and brotherhood unbelievers because it is destroying the unity among Muslims.
“Let us use our brotherhood groups to deepen the unity among Muslims and we must not be divided when it comes to the oneness of Allah as Muslim,” the cleric said.
He however stressed the need to regulate the issue of sectarianism in Islam to avoid creating disunity among the Muslims Ummah.