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2015-06-05 06:00
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Muslim women at Islamic Day at Mphela wearing their hijabs (headscarfs). They are known to dress modestly

Photo: supplied Muslim women at Islamic Day at Mphela wearing their hijabs (headscarfs). They are known to dress modestly

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MUSLIMS in Kokstad gathered at Mphela township on Sunday to celebrate Islamic Day, a day where the Muslims educated the community about their religion. The community, including Muslims, listened to lectures on Islam and enjoyed singing performances from children. Attendees received free lunch as the event organisers said they took the opportunity to feed the hungry.

Mahulana Kathrada spoke about the dangers of drugs and the importance of Muslims helping the poor. “Wherever they are Muslims must always try to inculcate good behaviour and good character so that people can see the beauty of Islam,” he said.

Brother Ali Sinama talked about his life in Islam. “I am very happy to be a Muslim, ever since I embraced Islam 13 years ago I stopped drinking alcohol and I am no longer interested in promiscuity and such things. I am disciplined,” he said.

He also cautioned those who have think that when you join Islam you become rich. “Many people think when you are a black person and you are a Muslim you want to be rich, but it’s not about that, its about serving and being faithful to God,” he said.

Speaking about Boko Haram, Isis and Al Shabaab, terrorist groups with strong links to Islam, poet and TV show host Sheik Phiri said these groups are going against the religion of Islam. “The Qand#039;uran, our holy book, is against any form of violence, it says everyone including Christians and other religions must be respected. Our prophet Muhammed never killed anyone in the name of religion so people must not judge Islam on the acts of these groups because they doing their own things,” he said

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