I have come this time to Fiji to do some humanitarian and charitable work, and to look at opportunities for the involvement of Muslim scholars outside and within Fiji to help open up more avenues for developing positive inter-faith relations and discussions in Fiji.
How do you think religions and cultures can work together to keep Fiji safe?
I think interfaith coexistence has always naturally been here in Fiji.
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But this active participation should also be at the village level as well.
No community should feel separated in a particular village or town in Fiji, so that they remain feeling part of the community of people of Fiji, rather than just being involved in one area of society.
Can you confirm if killing others is permitted by Islamic laws? Islam clearly says in the Quran that to take the life of one human being is as if to take the life of the all of humanity.
In my understanding Islam is the only religion that explicitly states that.
The word Islam means peace and Islam also refers to co-existent peace as lived from the prophetic time of Muhammad, peace and blessing of God be upon him-he was very clear in the co-existent nature of peacefully living with other religions.
So the reality and thus the normative understanding of Islam, has always been one: to actually promote peace.
There have been several cases of Hindu girls getting converted to Islam without their consent.
Hindu legislators in the past have also raised the issue.
This has caused us to disconnect ourselves from our traditional roots.
So now Fiji has to protect its natural ability for all people to live peacefully with each other and preserve it’s roots and heritage as a diverse and multicultural society.
After the marriage, a reception party was held where a large number of Hindu and Muslim relatives were present.