Al­lah will make a way

AF­TER nine days of of­fer­ing sac­ri­fices dur­ing the Eid al-Adha pe­riod, the Mus­lim com­mu­nity is op­ti­mistic that Al­lah will an­swer their prayers for Zim­babwe’s eco­nomic turn­around.

The Sunday Mail (Zimbabwe) - - RELIGION - Reli­gion Writer

LAST month, the Mus­lims made sacri­fi­cial killings of cat­tle, sheep and goats.

Supreme Coun­cil of the Is­lamic Com­mu­nity in Zim­babwe chair­per­son Sheikh Ish­mail Duwa said this year’s Eid-al-Adha was ded­i­cated to the recovery of the coun­try’s economy.

“Since the com­ing in of the new dis­pen­sa­tion, Pres­i­dent Em­mer­son Mnan­gagwa has made clear his vi­sion on eco­nomic re­vival.

“This ex­plains why we had to com­pli­ment his ef­forts dur­ing this cru­cial time in our reli­gion,” he said.

“Ac­cord­ing to the Holy Qur’an, we be­lieve that the Eid-al-Adha pe­riod is spe­cially meant for the mend­ing of re­la­tions with Al­lah and as such, it’s a time to re­veal our hearts’ de­sires.

“When our ac­tions, de­ci­sions and sac­ri­fices flow from a sin­cere heart with a de­sire to please Al­lah, it will en­able us to flour­ish spir­i­tu­ally, which is what we be­lieve the na­tion needs right now.”

Sheikh Duwa said they be­lieve in Al­lah for mod­erni­sa­tion and in­dus­tri­al­i­sa­tion.

“Our coun­try is very rich, we have a lot of resources and if prop­erly ex­ploited, the face of our economy will change in no time.

“De­spite the price dis­tor­tions, we are op­ti­mistic that ev­ery­thing will fall back on track.

“As a com­mu­nity, we have agreed that re­gard­less of re­li­gious and po­lit­i­cal af­fil­i­a­tions, the na­tion needs to work towards de­vel­op­ment.

“Let’s put aside po­lit­i­cal dif­fer­ences and join hands with the new Gov­ern­ment.

“It’s time for Mus­lims and other mi­nor­ity re­li­gions to play an im­por­tant part in the re­build­ing of our beloved coun­try.

“Many banks have loan fa­cil­i­ties for small busi­nesses and this is a good sign. Let’s all sup­port our Pres­i­dent in re­viv­ing the economy.”

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