Sultan: Islam abhors terrorism

Muhammad Saad Abubakar

Sultan of Sokoto and President General, NSCIA, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III on Monday maintained that Islam is a religion that embraces and preaches peace harmony, tolerance to the entire human race just as he stated that it abhors and condemn terrorism.

“It preaches unity, respect, sympathy for and understanding among Muslims and between muslims and non- muslims”, he said.

According to the revered leader” Islam does not in any way support terrorism and other allied obnoxious acts”

Sultan Abubakar spoke in Funtua, Katsina state at the fourth graduation ceremony 54 students by  Madarassatul-Hizbu Rahim.

The revered Monarch’s remark was contained in a statement by the secretary to the Sultanate Council,  Attahiru Hussaini..

Sultan Abubakar according to the statement, lamented the tagging of Muslims as terrorists, stressing that Islam preaches peace, unity, understanding and sympathy towards Muslims and non muslims alike”

“Rather, a criminal should be called a criminal, not minding his or her faith, eiither Muslims or Christians,” the statement, continued.

The religious leader further urged  Muslim ummah to take the advantage of their numerical strength and promote the teachings of islam for their unity and that of the nation.

Similarly, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, the statement said, stressed the need for the Muslims to strive to acquire both religious and western education.

According to the statement,  Chief Imam of Funtua Juma’at Mosque, Sheiklh AbdulRahman jibrin commended the Sultan for relentlessly working towards ensuring sustainable peace in Nigeria and beyond.

However, Sultan Abubakar and Speaker Tambawal respectively donated N1 million and N3 million each to the school, as well as clothing materials to the fifty four graduands, including seventeen women in addition to a special donation by the later of N 50,000 each to the fifty four graduan.

From Adamu Suleiman Sokoto