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 Don’t Link Boko Haram Activities With Islam – Sultan

Sultan of Sokoto, Alh. Sa'ad Abubakar

Kayode Adelowokan

Owing to the believe that the Boko Haram sect is a crusader of Islamic doctrine, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar has told Nigerians not to link the activities of the sect to Islam.

Sultan of Sokoto, Alh. Sa'ad Abubakar

Sultan of Sokoto, Alh. Sa’ad Abubakar

Also, speaking in the same vein, the governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi frown at those who link the wicked activities of the book haram sect with Islam.

They both said this in Ibadan on Friday while inaugurating the Bodija Estate and Environs Muslim Community Islamic Centre.

The Sultan, who is the President-General of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, said Islam is a religion of peace, hence the need for Muslims to continue to live peacefully with non-Muslims in their respective domains.

He urged Muslims to always emulate the act of Prophet Mohammed in their daily activities.

In his remarks, Senator Abiola Ajimobi also denounced the public misconception of associating terrorism to Islam.

The governor enjoined communities to always play active roles in Islamic activities for the development of the religion, stating that whatever they did here on earth, especially building of mosques, they would reap the benefits hereafter.

In his lecture entitled “The Role of Mosque in Islam’’, the Chief Imam, University of Ilorin Central Mosque, Prof. Abdul-Ganiyy Oladosu said mosques had the potential of uniting Islamic faithful without discrimination.

He said mosques also played important role in health care delivery and also provided education to Muslims about health care, both preventive and emergency aspects.


Prof. Oladosu described mosques as a place where community social functions such as marriage, eid party and other ceremonies could take place with Islamic guidelines.

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