His Eminence Dr. Mustapha Benhamza, member of the Muslim Council of Elders and President of the Ulema Council of Oujda in Morocco has stressed that Islam is the religion of care, leniency and mercy, in word and deed and that the Holy Qur'an and its verses as well as the Prophetic Biography call on people to uphold these noble Islamic values.
During the third episode of the 'Values of Humanity with the Elders' program which airs on the Muslim Council of Elders' social media channels during the holy month of Ramadan, Benhamza insisted that such values are the essence of Islam, and Prophet Muhammad's (PBUH) conduct indeed inspired Islamic law. This is further highlighted in the Qur'anic verse, (It is out of Allah’s mercy that you O Prophet have been lenient with them. Had you been cruel or hard-hearted, they would have certainly abandoned you.)
Benhamza added that Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) spoke to the people in a soothing manner, and by doing so, he was able to touch their hearts. He also noted that there were numerous occasions when the Prophet (PBUH) showed kindness. He pointed that it would be better for the Islamic nation to comprehend its religion and make it evident in our eyes so that it is the true manifestation of the Islamic faith, at a time when the arrows of criticism and disturbances also overwhelm Islam.
The Muslim Council of Elders’ social media pages will broadcast a total of 5 programs during the holy month of Ramadan which falls in line with the Council’s strategy to employ all avenues to promote the values dialogue, peace and coexistence. Programs include Al-Imam Al-Tayeb, Crescent of Coexistence, With the Elders, Youth Peacemakers and Think About Your Fasting.
All Episodes can be streamed on the Muslim Council of Elders’ social media pages through the following links: