Mufti Condemns the Burning of the Holy Quran in Sweden
His Eminence Sheikh Shaban Ramadhan Mubaje, the Mufti of Uganda has in the strongest terms condemned the burning of the Holy Quran by Rasmus Paludan, the Swedish-Danish far-right leader outside the Turkiye’s embassy in Stockholm Sweden. The Mufti expressed his disappointment in his statement issued by the His Eminence Sheikh Muhammad Ali Waiswa, the 2nd Deputy Mufti at a meeting organized by the Islamic Religious Affairs Ministry of the Republic of Turkiye through its Welfare Organization- Diyanet Isleri Baskanligi.
The meeting that was conducted via Zoom attracted up to 130 participants from 69 Countries. The participants include Ministers, top Muslim clerics, Muslim leaders, scholars, and academicians, among others. In his remarks, Sheikh Waiswa paid tribute to Turkiye’s government for standing up to safeguard the face of Islam globally and organizing a timely meeting to respond to the hateful crime and discretion of the Holy Quran.
Sheikh Waiswa noted that the abuse of divine Islam rituals isn’t new. “It is a wake-up call for us to reflect and find a sound and appropriate response based on the etiquettes of the Holy Quran that emphasize patience, wisdom, mercy, forgiveness, being peaceful, and promoting reconciliation,” he said.
Adding that,” We need to emulate our Prophet Muhammad’s PBUH responses in handling miseries as they unfolded during various events in his lifetime. There is also a need to look into the historical accounts of the prophet’s successors who took over after his demise because they too faced similar calamities and in the end, were Victorious.”