Accusations of religious persecution are not in the national interest – NASFAT missionary
Nasrul-lahi-li Fathi Society of Nigeria (NASFAT) Missionary Leader Imam Abdul-Azeez Onike has urged Nigerians of different faiths to in the spirit of the season imbibe the culture of trust mutuality and sincerity in their efforts. promote freedom of religion and belief.
He said this would go a long way to ensuring good interfaith relations and peaceful coexistence.
Onike, in his goodwill message on the holiday of Eid al-Kabir, said accusations and counter-accusations of religious persecution and intolerance will do the nation no good.
He said, “As believers, we are not supposed to fan the embers of discord and warm the political system by feeding our members and the outside world with distorted facts about the insecurity situation in the country, which obviously does not discriminate. the basis of religion or ethnicity.
“Muslims and Christians and their centers of worship have fallen victim to the despicable acts of the enemies of peace, and we should all work together to defeat the enemies of peace.
“We need peace, security, love and tranquility. Our noble Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “You will not enter paradise until you have faith and you will not have faith until you love yourself. Should I show you something that, if you did, you would like? Spread peace among yourselves.
He advised Muslims to imitate Prophet Ibrahim and Prophet Ismaeel in their obedience to Allah’s command, admission of their weaknesses, submission to Allah’s superiority, submission to greatness and patience of Allah in the face of trials, while waiting for Allah’s mercy so that we overcome trials. .