Don’t associate Islam with Boko Haram, Sultan warns

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By OLA AJAYI, Ibadan

The President-General of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, who is also  the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, and the governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, have called on Nigerians not to associate the Boko Haram Islamist group with Islam.

They spoke  in Ibadan  while inaugurating the Bodija Estate and Environs Muslim Community Islamic Centre. The Sultan, who called on Muslims to continue to live peacefully with non-Muslims, stressed that Islam is a religion of peace. He urged Muslims to emulate Prophet Mohammed.
In his remarks,  Ajimobi denounced the association of terrorism  with  Islam, stating that it is a religion of peace.

The governor enjoined communities to always play active roles in Islamic activities for the development of the religion, stating that whatever they did here on earth, especially building of mosques, they would reap the benefits hereafter.

In his lecture entitled, “The Role of Mosque in Islam”, the Chief Imam, University of Ilorin Central Mosque, Prof. Abdul-Ganiyy Oladosu, said mosques had the potential of uniting Islamic faithful without discrimination.

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