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Fight Only When You’re Stopped From Performing Your Religious Obligations, Sultan Tells Muslims

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Sultan of SokotoThe Sultan of Sokoto and President-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, NSCIA, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has warned Muslims in the country against taking laws into their hands.

This is just as he disclosed that the only time Muslims should “fight”, is when their religious rights are being trampled upon.

It would be recalled that some yet-to-be identified Muslim youths attacked St. Philip’s Catholic Parish, Baki Uki in Niger State penultimate Friday, for allegedly holding mass on “their day of prayer (Juma’at)”, while a female trader – Bridget Agbahime – was killed over a month ago by Muslim fundamentalists for allegedly preventing a man from performing ablution in front of her shop at the Kofar Wambai market in Kano and just recently, a female preacher, Deaconess Eunice Olawale, was murdered in Kubwa, Abuja, while she was preaching on the street by yet-to-be identified persons.

Speaking in Ilorin, Kwara State, at the opening of a National Conference of Islamic preachers under the umbrella of Da’wah Co-ordination Council of Nigeria (DCCN) at the weekend, Sultan Abubakar also warned Muslim clerics against hate sermons and urged them to “not force anybody to join Islam”.

He said, “When somebody or a group or some other nations decide to stop us from performing our religious obligations”.

“We must never take laws into our hands. We must not be law officers. We do not do that in Islam,” he said.

“We do not force anybody to join Islam. There is no compulsion in Islam. Our good deeds, good actions and good interactions as Muslims will give that very bright light to everybody what Islam is and that is what brings people to join us.

“Those who do not want to come as Muslims are free to stay with us and continue working with us to make this country a much better place.

“Whoever wants to fight you, do not fight him; leave him alone. Be very patient. The only thing that will make me to act or ask you to act is only when somebody or a group or some other nations decide to stop us from performing our religious obligations. That is the only way we can fight somebody.

“But if I am allowed to pursue my religious obligations, say my prayers and pay my zakat and so many other things, I have no problem with anybody. To you, your religion and to me, my religion”.

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  1. Bankky

    July 25, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    Mr. Sultan of Sokoto, in as much as I agree with your admonition here, you’ve not condemned those Muslim youth who attacked the Catholic Church in Niger State, neither have you condemned all the atrocities committed under Islam by your flowers. Advising them to fight whoever disturbs them from performing their religious rites, is another pointer to creating violence. Which other religions has ever gone to attack Muslims in their mosque before? This call to violence will always give the fundamentalists amongst your followers Lee way to forment and justify any future trouble they’re thinking or planning for presently.

  2. J.j

    August 3, 2016 at 10:38 am

    I love all region includn islam,but to say d truth calling islam a religion of peace is an irony

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Nigeria’s Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

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Nigeria's Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

Communications minister, Isa Pantami

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has announced the loss of his 13-year-old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali.

The Minister took to his Twitter account on Monday night to announce this sad news.

Pantami stated that the funeral prayer for the deceased will be conducted in Abuja on Tuesday at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2.

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The post by the minister announcing the incident reads; “Inna lil Laahi wa inna ilaiHi Rajiun! My 13-year old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali (Amal) passed away just a moment ago.

“Due to some necessities, funeral prayer tomorrow at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2, immediately after Zuhr prayer In sha Allah. May Allah forgive and be merciful to her.”

 

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

Governor Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has imposed a 24-hour total curfew for two weeks on some parts of Port-Harcourt, the state capital.

The Governor made this known during a broadcast on Sunday where he noted that the curfew begins from Monday 23rd November 2020.

The statement noted that the upsurge noticed by the state government in cases of cult activities, other forms of violence, and killings is responsible for the curfew.

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Wike in the statement declared that the entire area along and around the Okoro-nodu flyover up to a one-kilometre radius from Saint Emmanuel Anglican Church, Rumuokoro, extending to the Rumuodomaya Slaughter and Local Government daily market will be affected.

He added that no form of trading, human or vehicular movement is allowed in the affected areas until further notice.

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

Bello Matawalle

Governor of Zamafara, Bello Matawalle has announced the release of 11 kidnapped victims.

According to reports, ten of the victims were male and a female from Bukkuyum Local Government Area.

Matawalle received the rescued kidnapped victims on Saturday night at the Government House in Gusau, the state capital.

The Commissioner of Security and Home Affairs, Abubakar Muhammed Dauran revealed that the victims were released without paying a ransom.

Also Read: Nigeria still needs SARS, Zamfara gov, Matawalle insists

He stated they were released as a result of the peace initiative and stakeholders meeting summoned by Governor Matawalle with all critical stakeholders from Bukkuyum Local Government Area on Thursday.

Governor Matawalle assured that his administration will not rest on its oars until total peace is achieved in all parts of the state.

 

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