‘LIVE IN PEACE With Other Religious Groups’
Imam Urges Muslims
BY VICTORIA ODIA
MUSLIMS in Delta State have been called upon to continue to live peacefully with other religious bodies in the state.
The Chief Imam of Asaba Central Mosque, Cable Point, Asaba, Alhaji Haruna Aliyu made the call yesterday in a goodwill message to mark the Muslim festival of Eid-el Maulud, which signified the birth of Prophet Mohammed.
He said, Prophet Mohammed was a man who advocated peace and wanted every Muslim to emulate him.
Alhaji Aliyu gave kudos to Muslims in Delta State, saying that they have shown exemplary character of peaceful co-existence with other religious bodies and indigenes of the state.
Delta State Deputy Governor, Prof. Amos Utuama (SAN), (right), delivering his address while Hon. Kingsley Emu, Commissioner for Commerce and Industry listens at a workshop, organized for the physically challenged persons in the state . PIX: HENRY NWAUMEADI
According to him, Prophet Mohammed did not attack any religion but carried out crusades to convert pagans who did not embrace any religious body to do so.
He noted that the koranic law is against the killing of people and any Muslim who deliberately kills a fellow muslim or non-muslim was made to face the wrath of the law.
Alhaji Aliyu said that the celebration call for the coming together of Muslims to preach, cross fertilize ideas and further learn how to emulate Prophet Mohammed who was a crusader of peace.
The Chief Imam used the occasion to appeal to the Governor of Delta State, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan to further beef up the security situation and also create more opportunities for employment of employable graduates roaming the streets aimlessly and may out of frustration engage in some heinous crimes.