Kaduna – A Kaduna-based Islamic Scholar, Malam Muhammad Nafi’u, on Tuesday advised Muslim faithful to imbibe the culture of forgiveness and spirit of love to mankind.
Nafi’u, the Chief Imam of Nupe Central Mosque, Kaduna, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in the city.
He said: “Allah that created us forgives our sins. Therefore, mankind should also have the spirit of love and forgiveness.
“Forgiveness breeds mutual respect and in turn leads to development, peace and stability in the society.
“On the other hand, hatred, which is against the true teaching of Islam, leads to destruction, and set back to the society.
“So, it is obligatory on Muslim faithful to have the spirit of forgiveness for Allah’s blessings and rewards.’’
Nafi’u urged the Muslim faithful to use the holy month of Ramadan to pray for the restoration of the nation, noting that with prayers Allah will turn “our situation around’’.
Specifically, he said Muslim should pray for the President Muhammadu Buhari -led-government to be able to redeem its promises and commitments towards addressing the security and economic situation of the country.
“Nigerians should pray for the newly elected political office holders for Allah’s guidance and wisdom to improve on the nation’s security, peace and stability.
“We are in the holy month of Ramadan, we should use it to pray to end the insecurity in the country,’’ the cleric advised the faithful.
Nafi’u also admonished members of insurgent groups to embrace peace for a better Nigeria, stressing that “killing of innocent souls is against the teachings of any religion’’. (NAN)