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Sultan of Sokoto urges Muslims to uphold tenets of Islam


[FILE PHOTO] Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III

President-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Sultan Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III, has enjoined Muslims to uphold the tenets of Islam at all times.

The Sultan of Sokoto made the call yesterday while commissioning a modern mosque of the Nasrul Lahi-L-Fatih Society (NASFAT) in Kaduna.

He encouraged Muslims to always have the fear of God in their endeavours, urging them to be united and committed to their faith.


Represented by the Emir of Birnin Gwari, Zubairu Jubril mai Gwari II, the sultan noted that Muslims were weak, especially in the area of helping one another, adding that the religion was built on unity and that promotion of peace and unity should be the watchword for every Muslim.

He lauded NASFAT’s initiative of building a modern multipurpose mosque that will be of benefit to humanity.

In his remarks, the chief missioner of NASFAT worldwide, Mahroof Onike, said the association was known for promoting unity among Muslims, assuring that it would continue to foster peaceful coexistence among the diverse denominations.

“Muslims are the most united group in the world. As a Muslim, you can pray in any mosque all over the world, and that is not applicable to other groups,” he said.

He cautioned parents not to allow their wards to be used for thuggery in the coming general elections, encouraging Muslims to conduct themselves accordingly before, during and after the elections.

In another vein, the patroness of NASFAT worldwide, Hajia Amina Namadi, advocated the freedom to wear hijab in Nigeria, urging the Muslim society to take the issue as a national assignment.

She also promised to always support any programme related to women empowerment and education.

Meanwhile, the chairman of NASFAT, Kaduna branch, Muhyideen Yusuf, speaking on the group’s N50 million education endowment fund, noted that establishment of a standard educational institution was part of the association’s priority.

“The NASFAT Model School is part of our charity services and is an on going project that ensures that all Muslims and members of their immediate communities have easy and affordable access to western and Islamic education,” he added.

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