By Yinka Kolawole in, Osogbo.
Sultan of Sokoto and the President, Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, His Eminence Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, on Sunday enjoined Muslims in the country to work very hard towards making things better for the Islamic religion.
The royal father, who stated this in Iwo while commissioning a central mosque built in the premises of The Wings Schools, said the attitudes of a few are being used by people to judge the religion, thereby turning it into object of bashing.
He said the notion of holding religion responsible for the misdemeanour of an individual is making Islam a “bashing boy” and enjoined Muslims to work with a common goal to endear the religion to more people.
Abubakar noted that: “our religion is becoming bashing boy because people hold it responsible for the misdeed of few individuals. Dont pretend, you cant afford to be lazy, work for this religion and be peaceful. People should know that an individual’s attitude cannot be used to determine what a religion is.
He said”We must henceforth separate behavior of few individuals from what our religion stand for. Because if an individual is bad, religion should not be held responsible. An individual is an individual while religion will always be separate”.