An Islamic Scholar, Sheikh Ibrahim Bauchi, says the current challenges facing the country are trials from God, urging Nigerians to stop blaming leaders for the problems.
The scholar, also the eldest son of Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi, stated this at a news conference to unveil plans for the 2023 Sept. 26 Maulud celebration on Thursday in Bauchi.
He said there was no point blaming leaders or individuals for the nation’s challenges.
“We all have responsibilities to check our deeds, hardship or whatever situation we find ourselves in come from Almighty Allah.
“What Nigerians should do at this time is to return to Allah, and I believe that things would change for the better.
“What is expected of us is patience and prayers; we must stand up to make things better in our own ways through legitimate means,” he said.
He called on religious leaders to avoid unguarded statements capable of inciting violence and threatening peaceful co-existence in the country.
“What causes hatred and acrimony among religious leaders is mostly verbal attacks against each other,” he said.
He appealed to Islamic scholars to desist from casting aspersions on others in the course of their preaching.
“We must desist from abusing or cursing our leaders, great Islamic scholars like Shehu Tijjani, Sheikh Ibrahim, Shehu Abdulkadir and Shehu Dan Fodiyo.
“These are among the exalted servants of Allah that contributed immensely to the growth of Islam,” he said.
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