‘Peo­ple live here in true brother­hood’


Sheikh Is­mail Menk, Mufti of the Repub­lic of Zim­babwe, de­liv­ered three lec­tures at the Cul­ture Cen­tre of the Sul­tan Qa­boos Grand Mosque on Thurs­day, Fri­day and Satur­day, as part of the cul­tural pro­grammes of Sul­tan Qa­boos Higher Cen­tre for Cul­ture and Sci­ence (SQHCCS) for 2018.

These lec­tures, on a var­ied top­ics in­clud­ing, “True Message of the Prophets, Is­lam in the Mod­ern World: Op­por­tu­ni­ties and Chal­lenges”, and the “Role of Woman in Is­lamic Civil­i­sa­tion”, were at­tended by more than 4,000 peo­ple from dif­fer­ent faiths.

“Peo­ple in Oman live in the true sense of brother­hood de­spite var­i­ous dif­fer­ences and can set ex­am­ple of co­ex­is­tence es­pe­cially in the present times,” Sheikh Is­mail said in one of his speeches. Ear­lier, he was re­ceived by Habib bin Mo­hammed al Riyami, Sec­re­tary-gen­eral of the SQHCCS in his of­fice and de­tailed to the guest about the cen­tre’s mis­sion and ob­jec­tives.

He also spoke about its ef­forts in spread­ing cul­tural aware­ness among members of the so­ci­ety, sup­port­ing var­i­ous cul­tural, knowl­edge, sci­en­tific and artis­tic fields and spread­ing a cul­ture of di­a­logue and co­ex­is­tence among hu­man be­ings, as well as pro­mot­ing trust, mu­tual re­spect and com­mon un­der­stand­ing.

“We are amazed by the re­sponse from the pub­lic. Against our ex­pec­ta­tion of 3,000 peo­ple, we re­ceived more than 4,000 from across the be­liefs and na­tion­al­i­ties,” Ha­tim Ab­dissalam, one of the or­gan­is­ers told the Ob­server.

On the sec­ond day of the speech, three women joined Is­lam af­ter the talk and were wel­comed by the Mufti.

Sheikh Is­mail Menk, Mufti of the Repub­lic of Zim­babwe.

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