ABUJA – The Chief Imam of the National Mosque, Abuja, Sheikh Danmasaro Musa, has admonished Islamic faithful to imbibe and practise the teachings of Prophet Muhammad and his apostles.
Musa gave the charge in a special sermon marking this year’s Maulud Nabiyyi in Abuja on Friday.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Federal Government declared Dec. 2 public holiday to commemorate the birth of Prophet Muhammad.
He also enjoined parents to impart the true knowledge of Islam, particularly that of peace, love, care and respect, to their children.
The cleric reminded the faithful that Prophet Muhammad preached peace, love, care, tolerance, as well as respect for elders and leaders in the society.
Musa, therefore, enjoined the faithful to learn, acquire, practise and teach the tenets for the country to prosper.
“Islam frowns at hatred and violence. Islam symbolises peace, love and care for all,’’ said the Imam.
He offered special prayers for unity, stability, progress and corporate existence of Nigeria.
NAN also reports that Vice President Namadi Sambo joined hundreds of other faithful in the prayers. (NAN)