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Shaykhu Dalhu condemns the burning of a copy of the Quran by a Swedish-Danish right-wing extremist

The leader of the Shia Muslim Community in the Northern Region of Ghana, Shaykhu Dalhu Abdul-Mumin, on Wednesday Feb 1, 2023 added his voice in condemnation of the burning of a copy of the Quran by a Swedish-Danish right-wing extremist in the Swedish capital Stockholm.

Rasmus Paludan, the leader of the Stram Kurs (Hard Line) Party, under the protection of police and with permission from the government, burned a copy of the Quran outside the Turkish Embassy in Stockholm on Saturday, prompting wide condemnation from the Arab and Islamic worlds.

“It is totally wrong, unacceptable and a threat to world peace and security. We therefore, blatantly condemn that senseless act of threat to interreligious peace and tolerance, without any reservations. The world at large must shame and blame the perpetrators for the uncivilized actions”. Shaykhu Dalhu said these in a press statement.

The Chief Imam of Ahlul-byat who is also a chief of the Hausa Zongo Community in Tamale further indicated that, “let the senseless cowards know that, merely burning of the holy Qur’an cannot extinguish the love of it from our hearts. It is just like destroying a single leaf from a baobab tree. Neither does it devalue the tree nor benefits the person behind the act. The Qur’an is the light of our souls and can only be thought to be destroyed when we cease to breath”.  

He described the burning of the Quran as a provocative action that “targets Muslims, he thus urged Muslims across the world to condemn it. “Dear fellow distressed hearts across the globe, I urge you to be measured and calm against such unprovoked attacks”, he added.

Read the full statement below:  

Press Statement by Shehu Dalhu.

In the name of Allaah, who is merciful to everyone and whose special mercy is available for the righteous.

We are against the burning of the holy Qur’an or any other religious book of respect. We are also against the burning of mosque, churches any synagogue anywhere in the world.

All praise is due to Allaah, who revealed the glorious Qur’an and remains its preserver as He promised, till the end of time. We praise Him for preserving its sanctity and light that is fast spreading the entire globe and piercing through the hearts of lucky souls.

Dear brothers and sisters in humanity, we are here to express our indignation and condemnation against the recent incident reported from Sweden, involving the burning of the holy Qur’an.

Surely, this is an extreme form of enmity and attack on the Islamic faith.

Ladies and gentlemen, our life begins to perish when we are quite about things that matter. The blood in my veins abhor any form of disrespect to humanity no matter who is involved.

All peace-loving creature must not be silent about this unwarranted provocation.

It is totally wrong, unacceptable and a threat to world peace and security. We therefore, blatantly condemn that senseless act of threat to interreligious peace and tolerance, without any reservations.

The world at large must shame and blame the perpetrators for the uncivilized actions.

Dear people in humanity, let the senseless cowards know that, merely burning of the holy Qur’an cannot extinguish the love of it from our hearts. It is just like destroying a single leaf from a baobab tree. Neither does it devalue the tree nor benefits the person behind the act. The Qur’an is the light of our souls and can only be thought to be destroyed when we cease to breath. It has been indelibly engraved in our hearts and anyone seeking to erase it, is only engaged in an exercise of wasted efforts

Dear fellow distressed hearts across the globe, I urge you to be measured and calm against such unprovoked attacks. The light of Allah can never be quenched. I therefore wish to console you with the following verses of the holy Qur’an:

إِنَّا نَحۡنُ نَزَّلۡنَا ٱلذِّكۡرَ وَإِنَّا لَهُ  ۥ لَحَـٰفِظُونَ

            Indeed, it is We who sent down the Qur’an and indeed, We will be its guardian.

هُوَ الَّذِي أَرْسَلَ رَسُولَهُ بِالْهُدَىٰ وَدِينِ الْحَقِّ لِيُظْهِرَهُ عَلَى الدِّينِ كُلِّهِ وَلَوْ كَرِهَ الْمُشْرِكُونَ

[Quran 9:33]

 It is He who sent His Messenger with the guidance and the religion of truth, in order to make it prevail over all religions, even though the idolaters dislike it.

The best the Swedish ignorant could have done to make true impact on his hate against the Quran and Islam was to take the love of The Holy Quran from our heart but not burning the holy book.

They are very well aware of the weight the holy book carries in the lives and identities of billions of Muslims, so the decision to burn the Quran is a calculated one to provoke billion of Muslims.

Brothers and sisters

On records, there are human Qur’an across the globe. Children as little as 6 years are Hufaz on the planet earth and more are willing to join them.

There are more Quran memorizers than any holy book in the world.

Mr. extremist racist, we don’t know your religion you belong and we don’t care. If your Religion or association teaches you to hate others than you need a new Religion and mental rehabilitation.

 We are not surprised of your actions because there would continue to be senseless extremist like you till the end of time.

Attributing your action to animal kind will be an insult to innocent animals whose understanding of peaceful Coexistence regulate them from moving beyond their boundaries.

HAVE you ever seen a lion shopping in a supermarket?

Ladies and gentlemen

The Authority in Sweden should not shield these notorious hooligans in the name of freedom of expression.

Logically the right to throw of a person’s hands should be limited equidistant to the nose of a neighbour.

 Yes! you have the right to throw your hand but to the extent of hitting your neighbours nose is an abuse of your neighbours rights too.

A failure of control resulting to the hit of neighbours nose should justifiably warrant the cut of your hands since the victim’s rights and emotions were abused.

I want to therefore suggest a response from the over Billion Muslims across the world especially Muslims in Sweden to respond to that moron. The response is let’s buy and stocking more Qurans in our homes as a response to the nonsensical actions.

One burnt Qur’an should provoke million purchases of new Qur’ans.

I also want to use this opportunity to urge Muslims across the world to kiss the Qur’an near you in response to their barbarism

Brothers and sisters in humanity,

The concept of peaceful coexistence has been undermined by many who do not see the need to make the world safe for diversity. I wonder if they have ever paused to ask themselves the question: What is the alternative to coexistence?

The world belongs to none of us and it will be a better place when begin to respect the right and emotions of one another. Don’t do to others what you would not want them do to you.

The promise of our Lord is true and no amount of hate can stop what has been decree.

We love the holy Qur’an; we believe in it and we will forever hold it in high esteem.

In conclusion, we are not only against the burning of the holy Qur’an, we are also generally against the disrespect of any religion be it Islam or the others. It is not our desire to see humanity suffer insecurity because of compulsion or extremism against any human groupings. Non should hurt or disrespect the other because of where they belong. Let’s all be part of peacebuilding and it start with the respect for all especially those who don’t share same beliefs with you. The world would be in peace when we learn to respect differences in diversity.

Long live Islam and long live humanity

Assalaam alaikum!!!

Story By: Alhassan Yakubu

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