Ulemas condemn recent heinous acts of extremist group at Awolia Mosque
Addis Ababa, July 19 (WIC) - Ethiopian Ahilul Sunna Woljemaa Ulemas denounced the recent disturbance organized by extremist group in Awolia Mosque aiming at disrupting the peaceful public.
In a resolution they issued at the end of a relevant seminar held here for the Ulemas on Tuesday, they said the disobedience orchestrated by the extremist group called Selefia during the 19th AU Summit in the metropolis was against Islam and is an unacceptable act.
The Ulemas in their resolution said the self-styled Selefia is not the same as the Ahilul Sunna Woljemaa, however, the group is confusing the Muslim community by disseminating distorted information.
They noted the group does not represent the Muslim community since its teachings are against Islam and is imposing its evil philosophy on the Muslim community.
The Ulemas strongly condemned the group as it is instilling hatred among the Muslim community to isolate itself from other region followers.
They said the recent training aimed at raising the awareness of the Muslim community would help clear the confusion spread by the extremist group.
The Ulemas further said the decision made by the Ethiopian Ulemas Council to undertake the upcoming election in kebeles is the right decision.
They recalled that the extremist group was pressuring to control the Mejlis and to conduct illegal election. They said conducting the election in Kebeles would help women to cast their vote and hold peaceful election.
The group has no clear stand, they said and added it is trying to use Sedeka for its evil-agenda on which it had strong resistance to hold it.
They urge the Muslim community to refrain from such disruptive move of mutinous group and conduct peaceful and blissful Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting.
The Ethiopian Ulemas Council President Sheik Mohammed Amin on his part noted that the leadership of the Mejlis should serve the public and the nation.
He called on the Muslim community to take part actively and elect its spiritual leaders in the coming election.
Ulemas and religious fathers represented from all regions and city administrations attended the two-day seminar.
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