Muslims Stand United Against Hate
Muslim Council of Scotland (MCS) is deeply concerned at the statement reportedly issued by Tanveer Ahmed the man accused of the murder of Asad Shah, justifying his actions.
Asad Shah belonged to the Ahmadiyya community and regardless of the theological differences, we echo the statement issued by Muslim Council of Britain. "We affirm the right of Ahmadis to their freedom of belief and reject any attacks on their property or persons. They have the right to live free from discrimination or persecution. The targeting of Ahmadis for their beliefs is totally unacceptable."
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Muhammad Ali - an outstanding ambassador for Islam
Muslim Council of Scotland has offered its condolences at the passing of Muhammad Ali.
Muslims across the UK have also been adding their tributes to the former world champion boxer, including Dr Shuja Shafi of Muslim Counci of Britain "Muhammad Ali was not just a great boxer but a great human being. He inspired people around the world. His struggle to stand up for what was right and speak truth to power, even when unpopular, typified his courage not only inside the ring but also outside.
That quality led him to be lauded wherever he visited around the world, particularly in the Muslim world.The love for Muhammed Ali here was so widespread that he was voted the BBC's Sports Personality of the Century, winning more votes than all the other nominees combined; he too had a special place in his heart for the UK. Muhammad Ali was famous for his ready wit, and I remember particularly two memorable quotes amongst many. He once said: 'Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.'
And commenting on his long-term illness, he said 'God gave me this illness to remind me that I'm not number one, He is'."British Muslims will join other Muslims around the world in remembering Muhammad Ali as an outstanding ambassador for Islam, he will be missed by us all."
Indeed we are all from God and to Him we will all return.
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