Religious leaders have been advised to always preach peace and not violence to their members.
The Chief Imam of Unguwan Maina Jumu’ah Mosque, Imam Hassan Ishaq gave the advice during the Jumu’ah sermon in Lafia, the Nasarawa state capital.
He said religious organisations have a critical role to play to strengthen peaceful co-existence in the country.
The cleric also called on the Muslim preachers to utilize the period of the Quranic interpretation (Tafsir) usually conducted during the fasting of Ramadan to unite the collective Islamic community, to have a common opinion.
Similarly, The Chief Imam of Zango Jumu’ah Mosque, Doctor Abdullahi Rabi’u Kontagora has advised Muslims to reflect on the teachings of Ramadan the ninth month of the Hijrah Calendar, as they anticipate the month to embark on Compulsory fasting.
Dr Kontagora who gave the advice during the Jumu’ah sermon in Abuja described Ramadan as the month of emancipation from hellfire.
The Cleric while enjoined Muslims to pray for the country to overcome its challenges, also urged them to engage in almsgiving to maximise blessing.
Abdullahi Lamino and Rabo Bako