In a fervent address marking The Day Maldives Embraced Islam, President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih made a passionate call to the global community, imploring them to seek justice for the suffering Palestinian people.
President highlighting the hardships faced by millions of Muslims globally, with particular emphasis on the ongoing Palestinian crisis. "The sight of millions of our Muslim brethren being martyred and wounded is a profound sorrow for the entire Islamic Ummah," President Solih lamented.
He went on to describe the situation in Palestine, metaphorically referencing the Zionist occupation as a "sharp sword" piercing through the heart of the Islamic Ummah. The occupation, according to the President, not only symbolizes territorial control but resonates deeply as an act of enslavement of the Palestinian people and the desecration of sacred Islamic sites.
President Solih denounced the actions of the Israeli occupation forces in Gaza and the West Bank. “We condemn in the strongest terms the inhumane atrocities committed by Israeli occupation forces against Palestinian Muslims,” he asserted.
President Solih called on the international community on behalf of Maldivian people, to initiate a thorough investigation into all Israeli war crimes and acts of inhumanity against Palestinian Muslims. And to bring justice to the Palestinian people.
The President emphasized on unity within the Muslim community, stating that it's the collective responsibility of the Islamic Ummah to extend their support to oppressed Muslims worldwide. "Our strength lies in unity, and only by bridging our internal divisions can we present ourselves as a formidable, united Ummah,"
Wrapping up his speech, President Solih reminded Maldivians of the importance of The Day Maldives Embraced Islam. He underscored that the primary objective of such celebrations should be more than just commemoration. It should be an opportunity to introspect, to ensure that behaviors and relationships remain aligned with the core teachings of Islam, and to guide future generations in a direction that upholds the very essence of the religion.