Muslim community leaders in the United Kingdom have come out in full support of the life of the Muslim prophet Muhammad, saying that he was an exemplary person and had done more for Muslims than anyone else in the world.
The group, which includes Muslim leaders in England, the Netherlands and Australia, said in a statement that their thoughts and prayers were with the Prophet’s family and the Muslim community in the UK.
“It is important to remember that he did not have a formal position of power, but instead had a private and personal relationship with many of the people in the Muslim world,” the statement said.
“The Prophet Muhammad was an icon for Muslims around the world who saw him as a leader who lived the religion and lived out his own principles.”
Akhbar – the prayer of peace and brotherhood – is considered the highest form of Islam.
British Muslims have expressed their sorrow over the death of the Islamic State terrorist, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who was killed in the battle against ISIS.
The UK government announced last week that it was banning the sale of weapons and ammunition to the extremist group.
It is unclear if Britain has already banned the sale.
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