President Muhammadu Buhari has stated, “the greatest honour Muslims could do the Prophet Muhammad is to follow his shining examples of non-violence, peaceful disposition and remarkable virtues of patience.”
This was contained in his goodwill message to the Muslim Ummah and made obtainable to DAILY POST by Garba Shehu on Sunday.
The message got here on the event of the Maulud celebration to commemorate the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad
President Buhari stated:
“Placing into apply the nice virtues for which the Holy Prophet Muhammad is traditionally well-known and revered would have a far higher affect on altering our attitudes and behaviours than the very best sermons ever will.
“The indiscriminate killing of harmless individuals, the kidnapping of feminine college students and forcing them into marriage and conversion is opposite to teachings and private examples of the Prophet Muhammad.
“Violent extremism is the only largest problem dealing with the picture of Islam right now which has been hijacked by a minority of misguided components who’re utilizing faith to cover-up their prison agenda.
“There may be the pressing want for elevated vigilance by Muslims so as to frustrate and cease the unfold of violent ideologies which are inflicting human havocs and tragedies around the globe.
“Extremism is like a cancer that needs to be attacked in its early stages before it grows malignantly out of control and harm the society.”
The President additionally suggested Muslims not to permit their kids to be lured and recruited by extremists who will finally destroy their lives and future.
Whereas wishing the Muslim Ummah a peaceable celebration, the President urged them to use this event to renew their resolve in selling tolerance, love, concord and peaceable coexistence within the nation.
President Buhari additionally despatched particular goodwill messages to the Emirs of Daura, Alhaji Faruk Umar Faruk; Kazaure, Najib Hussaini Adamu; Hadejia, Alhaji Adamu Abubakar Maje Haruna; and that of Gumel, Alhaji Ahmed Mohammed Sani, whose individuals have a good time this competition.