The head of the Fulani community in Weala, Margibi County Osman Barrie says the notion held by many Liberians that Muslims pray to Prophet Mohammed as their God is absolutely wrong. Speaking recently in Weala, he said the name Mohammed in the Holy Quran represents a prophet, not God.
According to him, Mohammed is only a prophet from God, who serves as a role model for Muslims, adding Muslims are followers of the Prophet Mohammed just as in the Holy Bible, Christians are followers of Jesus Christ.
Mr. Barrie also said those who ascribe Muslims or the Islamic Religion to the Mandingo tribe are similarly wrong. He explains that the definition of Muslim in the Holy Quran means submission, noting that anyone who submits to God Almighty and has faith in the Islamic Religion is a Muslim.
He also described Muslims as peaceful people, who are part of a unique religion. Liberian Muslims, like their colleagues around the world, recently celebrated Ramada, following a period of fasting and praying.
By Ramsey N. Singbeh, Jr. in Margibi-Editing by Jonathan Browne