Amir Trawally calls for maintenance of peace
By Sulayman Waan
Baba Trawally, Amir of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat – The Gambia has called for maintenance of peace and social co-existence in the country to ensure sustainable development.
In his remark at the opening of the three-day annual religious gathering held at Masroon Senior Secondary School in Yundum, he said: “My dear brothers and sisters, citizens and residents of this country, please let us be peaceful and always try to advocate for peace in our societies. We should be the people who will reconcile matter because reconciliation is the best.”
“We should always seek the path of dialogue to resolve our differences and misunderstanding. In that way, we will always plant the seed of love and mutual brotherhood and understanding between us. We should always remember that Islam is a religion of peace.”
He said as Islam is a religion of peace; thus, Muslims ought to be peaceful, peace markers and also ambassadors of peace at anywhere.
“Peace is not the only value in Islam but all major religions of the world,” he added.
Moving forward, he said there is a need for all to cherish the country’s diversity and be united in that diversity.
“In order for us to continue enjoying the peace that we always have been enjoying in this country, we should continue to have respect for each other, be tolerant, have understanding, be just in our dealing and then continue loving each other as brothers and sisters from the same mother and father,” he said.
Representing President Adama Barrow, Ebrima Sillah, minister of Transport, Works and Infrastructure said the government has recognized and appreciated Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat commitment to peaceful co-existence in the country.
He called on all to promote religious tolerance and peaceful co-existence to ensure sustainable peace and development in the country.
Representing Banjul Muslim Elders, Alhagie Bai Sainey Secka said: “There is only one Islam and all Muslims are brothers and sisters. We live together and all of us believe in Prophet Muhammed (S.A.W).”
He said there is a need for all Muslims to work together and harmoniously, adding that the doors of Banjul Muslims Elders are open to all Muslims.
He said the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat is known to be a peaceful sect of Islam.