Jamiyyathul Salaf ask PPM and JP not to use its religious sermon except for religious purposes

Religious NGO Jamiyyathul Salaf has today said that the NGO had received information that Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) and Jumhoory Party (JP) coalition was using the recent lecture delivered by Salaf’s lecturer Sheikh Adam Shameem, against the purpose of the lecture.

The NGO said that the lecture and the name of the NGO was not to be used for anything other than its actual purpose, which was to remind the people to be careful of those trying to destroy the independence and Islam in the country, and to remind the people not to let those people achieve their goal.

Salaf said the NGO appeals to the members and leadership of PPM and Jumhoory Party and the coalition of parties aligned with JP not to use the NGO’s sermons and name for any other purpose.

Jamiyyathul Salaf also stated that the NGO is not affiliated with any political party and that the NGO is an independent civil NGO.

The NGO said that it could not stop the way people feel about a sermon delivered and also that sermons being an advantage or disadvantage for political parties was not an excuse to stop the NGO from fulfilling its responsibilities.

Salaf said that the NGO does not consider the timing when holding their religious events.

Meanwhile, yesterday Salaf issued a statement accusing Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) of misleading the public over the purpose of the sermon ‘Andalus’, as the sermon was “receiving huge support from the public”.

On September 18, The Maldives Broadcasting Corporation chairman along with members of the Maldives Broadcasting Commission were summoned before the Independent Institutions Committee’s sub-committee  following complaints by MDP MPs that the sermon by religious NGO Jamiyyathul Salaf preacher Sheikh Adam Shameem Ibrahim infringed the rights of the party’s presidential candidate.

Maldives Broadcasting Corporation Chairman Ibrahim Umar Manik told the Independent Commmission’s sub-committee that the live feed of the sermon was cut off around 11:35pm that night after the editorial team noticed that the sermon was heading to a direction which was not its original objective.

The sub-committee decided to forward the issue to the Independent Institutions Committee.

In December 2010, Salaf called on the then-government to “provide military training to all Muslim Maldivians and familiarise citizens with the use of modern weaponry” before “Jews take over the country”, days before a controversial visit by a team of Isreali surgeons to offer free-of-charge eye camps in Male’, Gaaf Dhaal Thinadhoo and Addu Atoll Hithadhoo.


3 thoughts on “Jamiyyathul Salaf ask PPM and JP not to use its religious sermon except for religious purposes”

  1. Only for Religious purposes?

    That's dumb. Religions are formulated to manage people. As are the politics.

    You cannot separate them.

    The sooner you separate the divine link, the better. All problems related to religious-belief will, vanish. What will remain are those related to power, hunger, materialistic needs, poverty etc. which are inherently easier to address than the God-promised belief systems.

  2. The only thing sweeter than the fear of the enemy, is their confession of guilt.

  3. "Jamiyyathul Salaf" is a known element to the many who care about upcoming faith programs and etc! But it is known only to a few in the Maldives!

    Ali Rameez, a strong element within Salaf was a lover boy of Gayyoom's daughters, and it seems that the clever political cat seems to have once again baited her to lure Salaf in to the gutters they are in today!

    Ahem! Gayyoom has pulled Salaf pants down on world wide telecast and some sporadic campaigns within the country!

    Luck that the underwear of Salaf was not of the colour, brand or even the type we see some locals acquainted with in the social media!

    Gayyoom must be grinning the cunning one now!


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