ISLAM is one of the best religions in history. Its name is derived from PEACE. Most of my friends abroad are Muslims from the Gambia, Tanzania, Uganda, and other parts of East Africa. They are all that human beings should be.
In fact, during their last Eid al-Fitr, which marked the end of 2022 Ramadan, I broke the fast with them. It was worth breaking. During their fast period, I was a great beneficiary of their goodwill, charity, and benevolence, such that I have been challenged to replicate during our lenten fast.
I have never thought of this gesture in Nigeria as I do not even know when the Nigerian sect does their own. When I tell them our experience of Islam and Muslims in Northern Nigeria, they say our country has no Muslims.
In one instance, one of them ask me, if they say they are fighting for the Prophet, why do they rape their victims? I didn’t answer. These beloved Muslim friends of mine gave me a total view of who Muslims are, I realised that Nigeria NEEDS MUSLIMS.
THE lynching of DEBORAH in Sokoto Nigeria is a classic example that Nigeria needs Muslims and not depraved and toxic irritants. One of the hallmarks of religion is TOLERANCE. Both Christianity and Islam should have it.
On Tuesday, January 28, 2013, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai insulted Jesus Christ of Nazareth. He said, “If Jesus criticizes Jonathan’s government, Maku, Abati, or Okupe will say that he slept with Mary Magdalene”.
After this tweet, not even a cigarette fire was lit. It is not because Christians do not have cutlass and matches in the east. No, tolerance prevailed. Nigeria must investigate its brood’s origin, source, and orientation of vipers who have long embraced ignorance as a virtue in the north. Even within Nigeria, the Yoruba Muslims behave differently compared to those in the North.
The Sokoto attack challenges not just the educative relevance of the caliphate, but the quality of Islamic scholarship in the region. Clerics in the North have more religious enlightenment duties in the mosque. WE DO NOT NEED IRRITANTS, WE NEED MUSLIMS IN NIGERIA. Thank you.
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