Muslims Charged To Live According To The Tenets Of The Religion
Secretary to the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Kaduna State Branch, Rev. John Ibrahim, has called on governments at all levels to continue to explore ways that will unite its people rather than divide them along race, religion or tribe in their actions and policies.
He stated this in a goodwill message at the breaking of fast with journalists and representatives of the three communities of Mando, Maraban Rido and Malali, respectively, organized by the Global Peace Foundation Nigeria (GPF), held at the Council secretariat of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Kaduna state chapter.
A statement signed by the media and communications officer of the Foundation, Richard Pius Garba, said, Rev. Ibrahim also tasked Muslims to stick to the teachings of brotherly love and tolerance amongst non-Muslims as enshrined in the Holy Qur’an.
“I want to use this medium to commend Global Peace Foundation for this initiative to bringing us all to this place to fellowship and identify with our brothers from the Muslim faith, and it is our hope and belief that the unity will not end here,” Rev. Ibrahim said.
Also speaking, Secretary Jama’atul Nasril Islam Kaduna State Branch, Mallam Ibrahim Isa Kufena, and the director of Global Council Trustee of United Religious Initiative, Mr. Elisha Buba, both noted that, there was the need for all hands to be on deck towards unity and love of one another, and for people to realize that, according to them, “we all chose to worship in the religion in which we do, because we all have the right to belong to any faith without being harassed or intimidated.”
Earlier, the Northern Coordinators, Global Peace Foundation Nigeria, Rev. John Joseph Hayab and Sheikh Haliru Maraya, told the gathering that, the purpose of organizing the program was to encourage the habit of brotherly love and sharing, especially during the Holy Month of Ramadan and other festivities, between followers of the two major faiths in the country.
He explained that the Foundation discourages division and hate between followers of different faiths, thereby, encouraging tolerance and respect for each other’s religion under its ‘One Family Under God’ Campaign in Kaduna State.
They encouraged religious and opinion leaders to ensure they promote what unites the people rather than what divides them, for improved peaceful co-existence and development.
While making his remark, Chairman of NUJ, Comrade Garba Muhammad, thanked the Global Peace Foundation for organizing the program, which he said, members will key into the ‘One Family Under God’ Campaign through the contents of their reportage.