The lack moral and imorality condone in our political discuss is not a thing of pride. How one find pride in insulting and bad mouthing people old enough to be their parents just because you want to satisfy a politician? In fact we saw people insulting Imams of their own communities in the name of politics this is against our cultures and values.
The condemnation of Bakary Trawally’s barbs and affronts to Imam Muhammad Al-Aameen Touray(May Allah Preserve him)
Bakary Trawally’s barbs and affronts to the Shaikh is immoral, indecent and noxious. His behaviour in the political arena has no decency because he is politically intolerant, tribalist and disrespectful. Bakary Trawally abused and insults almost every genuine Gambian and he is sarcasm to all those who have a political thought different from his.
*Evilness of insulting a Muslim*
There are numerous Verse of the Qur’an in which Allah calls the believers to do with good utterances. Allah says in the Qur’an Suratul Ahzab verse 70….
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اتَّقُوا اللَّهَ وَقُولُوا قَوْلًا سَدِيدًا}
(O you who believe, fear God and speak upright words)
The prophet (S.A.W) also addresses the evilness of reviling a Muslim,
Abdullāh ibn Mas‘ūd (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) said: ” *Reviling(cursing/insulting) a Muslim is disobedience* and fighting him is disbelief.”
In another narration also:
Yazid ibn Abi ‘Ubayd reported: Salamah ibn al-Akwa’, may Allah be pleased with him, said, *“If we saw a man curse his brother, we considered it as if he had come to a door of mortal sin.”*
Source: al-Mu’jam al-Awsaṭ 6670
Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani
Another question arises!
*Who should condemn his reviles ?* Should it be UDP executive or an ordinary militant?
Bakary Trawally’s barbs should be condemn by the UDP excutive board because of the following reasons:
Firstly, the viral video of Imam Touray at UDP political bereau was recorded and circulated by the UDP militants infront of their flag bearer. Therefore, if any Insult comes from any UDP militant due to that video record should be condemn by the executive members of the UDP as we all know that Imam Touray is a prominent religious leader in this country.
Secondly, the one cursing the imam is a prominent member and associate of the UDP and everyone knows him being a member of UDP.
If the UDP doesn’t condemn such a wretched and baneful behaviour against our Islamic scholar, we will surely conclude that they are in support of his act and that’s what their silence actually means.