Leader of the Muslim Community in Cross River, Sariki Salisu Abba-Lawan, has advised the nation’s leaders to promote justice for peace and stability in the country.
Addressing newsmen on Sunday after the Eid-el Kabir prayers at the University of Calabar, Abba-Lawan said without justice, it would be difficult for Nigerians to be law-abiding.
“For peace to reign in Nigeria, we must preach tolerance; everyone has the right to practice his or her own religion in the country.“You have your religion, I have mine; it is wrong to just conclude that someone’s worship is wrong while yours is good.
Prophet Mohammed, in his days, attended functions of non-Muslims to show his happiness and love for all.
According to Sariki Abba-Lawan, slaughtering of rams started with Prophet Ibrahim, who wanted to slaughter his son in obedience to Allah’s command, but Allah, seeing his heart, sent an angel who gave him a ram instead.
Similarly, Chief Imam of the Eastern Naval Command, Commander Mohammed Zakaria said that celebrating Eid-el Kabir was important for all Muslims as self-sacrifice and a key factor to human success.
Commander Zakaria said “Everyone must strive to exhibit the teachings of Allah and show love to others so that peace will reign in Nigeria.