MUSCAT // An imam delivering a Friday prayer sermon says radicalism has no place in Islam and cautioned young people to be on their guard against those who have a poor understanding of Islamic jurisprudence.
Sheikh Said Mahmood, imam of a mosque in Seeb in the Omani capital addressed his sermon directly at the young, urging them to reject extreme views.
“Knowledge needs to be properly explained. Young people must not fall prey to preachers who have no formal qualifications in Islam. These people do not understand Islam. They interpret Islamic laws in a radical way,” he said.
“They have extreme views and you should think twice before following them. In fact, stay away from them. Islam is a rational religion and every law is based on mutual respect for one another. To stay away from evil is to educate yourselves, use logic and common sense in your life.”
Sheikh Said also …