HM the King chairs the second religious talk of Ramadan
His Majesty King Mohammed VI, Amir Al Moumininalong with HRH Crown Prince Moulay El Hassanof HRH Prince Moulay Rachid and of HH Prince Moulay Ismailcarried, on Friday at the Royal Palace in Rabat, the second religious talk of the holy month of Ramadan.
This talk was moderated by the President of theAssociation of Ulemas of Sri Lanka, Mohamed Radoui Ben Mohamed Ibrahimunder the theme “how to form an ideal nation in the light of the Holy Book and the Sunnah Annabaouia”, drawing inspiration from Al-Hadith Ash-Sharif: “People are minerals like silver and gold. The best of them in the pre-Islamic period are the best in Islam, if they educate themselves”.
At the beginning of his sermon, the speaker pointed out that the Hadith Ash-Sharifreported from Prophet by Abu Hurayrah -may Allah be pleased with him- means that, just like gold and silver, people are different, noting that the good, being completely buried in the fund of man, it is about the extract as one does for gold and silver. And this is what, according to him, refers to the concept of human development.
All the definitions converge in one direction, in this case the development of man for man, and by man, with a view to bringing good to humanity and forming an ideal nation, he noted, indicating that the mission of the Prophets and Messengers was only aimed at achieving this end, to bring people from darkness to light, from depravity to integrity and from decadence to glory.
The speaker considered that the greatest development in the history of mankind is the work of the seal of the Prophet And Messenger -peace be upon him-, who transformed the essence of the jâhiliya into marvels of humanity, making men unequaled in history and forming an exemplary nation until the day of judgment.
He insisted that in the current era, the islamic ummah must study this ideal nation, its characteristics and comment on the Prophet prepared it, so that it regains its strength and saves humanity from eternal loss.
The companions of the prophet represent the ideal nation in the light of the Holy Book and the Sunna, because this specific group was a wonderful model for the whole human race, underlined Professor Mohamed Radoui Ben Mohamed Ibrahim, drawing inspiration from the Quranic verse : “You are the best community, which has arisen for men”. (Surat Al-Imran).
The companions of the Prophet were an ideal nation for those who succeeded, in that they formed a nation integrated in all branches of religion and life, through religious practices, transactions, behaviors and morals. , he continued, reviewing the characteristics that distinguished this ideal nation, namely the devotion to the promotion of the message of Allah, the ordering of good and the prohibition of evil, in addition to obedience to Allah, to his Messenger and to those who hold the command, in accordance with the Qur’anic verse: “O believers! Obey Allah, and obey the Messenger and those of you who hold the command”. (Surat An-Nisa).
Recalling that scholars are unanimous about the obligation to obey the imam and the prohibition to deviate from his commandments, the speaker underlined that Almighty Allah has blessed the Kingdom of Morocco with the wise Commandery of believers and the enlightened Conduct of His Majesty the King, who watches over the prosperity and development of the State, as well as the interests of the people.
”The wise people of Morocco stand as a rampart with His Majesty the King”, followed Professor Mohamed Radoui Ben Mohamed Ibrahim.
The speaker also dwelt on characteristics such as unity, harmony and tolerance, confirming that “obedience follows in importance the unity of the word, because, thanks to obedience, the strengthened nation its unity and its cohesion, and the bond between all its members is cemented, whether between the person in charge and his constituents or between the citizens among themselves. Thus, the unity and the strength of the nation become reality,” said it belongs.
And to make the connection between obedience and the strength of the nation, the speaker referred to the verse: “And obey Allah and His Messenger; and do not argue, otherwise you will waver and lose your strength. And be patient Surely Allah is with those who are patient.”
The President of the Ulema Association of Sri Lanka stressed that Islam is centered on unity and cohesion, and that all religious obligations revolve around this same pillar, specifying that performing prayer in community at the Mosque, advocating honesty, forgiveness and tolerance in all business transactions and the banishment of fraud aims to create the feeling of affection in hearts.
He evoked, in the same wake, the aspect relating to cohabitation and family life, which the Almighty has made one of the reasons for the achievement of harmony and love, as well as the aspect related with values and morals, including justice, beneficence and assistance to relatives and the prohibition of slander and defamation and of any act likely to arouse animosity and hatred.
And to underline the pressing need for the Umma to study the ethics of difference, especially in religion, especially since the differences on the details do not imply the difference, because the differences were a reality between the companions of the Prophet and the successors, without this leading to conflicts and dissensions within the community.
In this respect, the speaker recommended certain behaviors to be followed, in particular by debating the differences by the arguments and in the respect, far from any fanaticism, and by favoring the elements of rapprochement while showing respect on the points of divergence.
He also dwelt on moderation and the happy medium, which, according to him, constitute characteristics of the Sharia, in accordance with the Koranic verse: “We have also made you a community of the happy medium so that you may be witnesses vis-à-vis vis-à-vis men”, defined that the Prophet preached before his companions moderation in all aspects of life and religion.
On the other hand, Professor Mohamed Radoui Ben Mohamed Ibrahim deplored that some Muslims have chosen to distance themselves from religion, while others practice it with exaggeration, adopting extremist ideas contrary to the precepts of Sharia, thus tipping in terrorism and extremism, calling on the sages of the Umma, its leaders and its ulema to sensitize Muslims to the danger posed by this scourge.
He also stressed the importance of observing moral values, which constitutes one of the foundations for the formation of an ideal nation and the building of unity and coexistence between societies, recalling certain Koranic verses which intimating to demonstrate values and good morals.
In this sense, Mr. Radoui noted that the companions of the Prophet were distinguished by their noble virtues and were attached to the noble values that they applied in their daily lives, adding that the best way to form an exemplary nation is none other than education in noble moral values.
The President of the Ulema Association of Sri Lanka also shed light on some examples from the Prophet’s biography of ideal nation-building, including Omar -May God be pleased with him-, Salman Al-Farissi, Bilal Al-Habachi, Abdellah Ibn Abbas, Anas Ibn Malik and Oum Al-Mouminine Aicha, noting that these are only a few examples among the many companions, who were educated and trained in the best way with the Prophet , becoming an exemplary nation to all expected.
And to conclude that the Islamic nation has a great need to study the biography of the Prophet in all its aspects, given that he is at the same time the imam, the judge, the commander, the reformer, the educator, the leader and the catalyst of human skills, pleading to follow in the footsteps of Sidna Mohammed so that the Ummah can recover its greatness and once again become a model for all humanity.
At the end of this talk, HM the King was prompted by Sheikh Mohamed Madani Tall, caliph of Sheikh Mountaga Tall servant of the Omar community in Senegal, Mohamed Akram Nadwi, professor at the Al-Salam Institute in Oxford in Great Britain. Bretagne, Abdallah Al Machri, Mauritanian alem, Amany Burhanuddin Lubis, president of the Indonesian Ulema Council for Women, Youth and the Family, and Daoud Denis Grill, professor at Aix-Marseille University, member of the Foundation for Studies and research on the Arab-Muslim world in France.
The Sovereign was also mentioned by Ali Yaacoub, member of the Mohammed VI Foundation of African Ulema, Niger section, Mustafa Ibrahim, president of the section of the Mohammed VI Foundation of African Ulema in Ghana, Cheikh Mouhcine Ben Moussa Al Hassani, president of the League of Ulema in Latin America in Brazil, El Hussein Jakiti, member of the section of the Mohammed VI Foundation of African Ulema in Mali, and Abdel Wadoud Ould Abdallah Al-Hachem, member of the section of the Mohammed VI Foundation of African Ulema in Mauritania.
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