Imam opposes selling Hindu idols in Trinidad, got a befitting reply, Muslims apologize

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  • Imams in the Caribbean country of Trinidad and Tobago protest against selling Hindu idols in supermarkets
  • Imam Imtiaz Ali, chairman of Anjuman Sunnatul Jamaat Sangh, wrote a letter to Price Club Supermarket
  • Price club gave a befitting reply to Imam and said that there is no restriction on selling such goods

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A Muslim imam in Trinidad and Tobago, a Caribbean country with a large Hindu population, has protested against selling Hindu idols in supermarkets. Anjuman Sunnatul Jamaat Sangh (ASJA) chairman Imam Imtiaz Ali, in his letter, had asked Price Club supermarkets to remove Hindu religious items. After this, the Price Club gave a befitting reply to the Imam and said that there is no religious restriction on selling such goods.

On the other hand, after the growing controversy, the Anjuman Sunnatul Jamaat Sangh has also distanced itself from the statement of Imam. In a letter to the Sanatan Dharma Mahasabha, Anjuman quoted ASJA General Secretary Rahimul Hussain as saying that this letter of Imam could spoil the good relations between the two sides. ASJA has condemned this letter of Imam. He said, ‘ASJA would like to make it clear that it does not support the statement made in the letter.’

‘Supermarket is a commercial organization, nothing to do with religious organization’
The Anjuman Sangha said that he dissociates himself from the letter of the Imam. The Muslim organization has apologized to the Hindu community of Trinidad and Tobago. He also said that in this letter the Imam has targeted Hindus. He also assured that more members of the Muslim organization would respect people of all religions and ethnicities in Trinidad and Tobago. Anjuman also said that Islam has always promoted dialogue between different religions.

Price Super Market, on the other hand, said that in its 27 years of existence, it has provided a family-like environment to people of all religions and ethnicities so that they can buy the necessities of their home in a safe and comfortable manner. He said that the things that are kept inside supermarkets around the world are based on demand. Price Club Supermarket is a commercial organization not affiliated with any religious organization.

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