The Sultan of Sokoto and President General, Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, (NSCIA), Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has said religions abhor killing.
Abubakar spoke when Innocent Idibia, a musician popularly called 2Face, paid him a courtesy call in Sokoto, recently. Abubakar added that Islam and Christianity preached peace and love among their faithful.
According to the Sultan, no human being can claim to love God without loving his neighbour.
“Religion is a personal choice of an individual. Therefore, nobody can force any religion on anybody. Suicide bombers are going to hell.”
The Sultan urged Idibia to continue to use his talent in promoting peace and peaceful coexistence amongst Nigerian youths. The monarch admonished youths never to allow selfish preachers and politicians to use them for their selfish reasons.
Idibia had earlier promised to continue to use his talent to promote peace and peaceful coexistence amongst Nigerian youths.
Meanwhile, NSCIA felicitated with the Nigerian Muslim Ummah and their counterparts all over the world on the auspicious occasion of the new Hijrah Year 1438 A.H.
In a statement by the body, NSCIA said: “The significance of the New Year borders on the opportunity it offers Muslims to migrate from whatever is wrong and sinful and the potential it holds for all to be closer to Allah through devotion and obedience.
Without migrating from disobedience to obedience, sinfulness to righteousness, indiscipline to discipline, kufr and shirk to Islam, as enshrined in the Qu’ran and Sunnah, the essence of Hijrah is compromised and defeated.
“Therefore, as the New Year begins and new vistas are opened, Muslims are enjoined to use the privilege, not a right, of witnessing another year to renew their faith and commitment to righteousness.
They are to come closer to Allah and re-dedicate their lives to His divine service and humanity.”