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Muslim Leaders challenge Opposition Senator on his claims to being a direct descendant of a Muslim prophet

by | Jul 18, 2014

Opposition Senator, Faris Al-Rawi

Opposition Senator, Faris Al-Rawi

The leaders of five Muslim organizations have challenged Opposition Senator Faris Al-Rawi to provide proof that he is without a doubt a descendant of the Prophet Muhammad.

The challenge comes from an article in 2010 when Mr. Al-Rawi made the claim.

Yesterday leaders say they are very concerned with his comments.

President of the Islamic Missionaries Guild Imtiaz Mohammed said these statements can have a negative effect in our current environment.

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Mr. Mohammed said Muslims are concerned when their religion is being used for political gain.

Another leader said Mr. Al-Rawi’s claims should be fully investigated.

Imam Aazan Piprawala of the Debe Islamic Association read a letter from the principal of the Dar Uloom Trinidad and Tobago Ltd.

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Mr. Al-Rawi presented members of the media with a scroll showing his connection to the prophet.

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