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Ramadan: Cleric Urges Muslims To Channel Grievances Constructively To Avoid clashes

Posted: Jul 8, 2015 at 1:10 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Seyi Taiwo-Oguntuase,  Lagos

IN the spirit of Ramadan, Muslims in the country have been advised to brace up to face challenges by ensuring that their grievances were channelled into constructive ways that are devoid of violence and religious clashes.

A Muslim cleric from the Lagos State  University (LASU), Professor Ishaaq Akintola made the call while delivering the 25th Muslim Community Ramadan Lecture at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) with the theme, ‘Muslims: Persecutors or the Persecuted’.

He enjoined them to embrace peaceful co-existence anywhere they find themselves since peace and tranquility remains the ingredients that could move nations forward.

Professor Ishaaq also called on government to allow the rule of law to prevail as peace could only be possible under an atmosphere of justice by avoiding bringing religious sentiment into the governance, by allowing equal rights to all existing religions within the country so that some people would not feel marginalised.

He however encouraged the media to be objective, liberal, and factual in their reportage and do away with any information that could cause acrimony within the society and most especially on religion.