The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Saad Abubakar (III) has asked Muslims to be united to address the challenges facing Islam.
He also asked Muslims to embrace debates and dialogue in contributing to the development of the country.
Sultan gave the advice in an address on Saturday at a two-day Conference on Nigerian Muslims and Democracy at the National Mosque in Abuja .
He said: “I would like to thank the organisers for seeing the need to bring Muslims together at these trying times when, more than ever before, the Muslim Ummah needs to reflect and consult and develop a united front, to face the challenges ahead.
“This demonstrates the saying of Allah, the most high, that we are indeed one community. “Verily this your Ummah, is indeed one community.”
Sultan also asked Muslims to adopt debate and dialogue in contributing to the nation’s development.
He added: “Muslims like all citizens, have a civic responsibility to air their views and participates in national debates and contribute to the development of the country. “Discussions and debates generate ideas and promote understanding and consensus building. Such avenues also provide the opportunity for consultations.
“Consultation is a key feature of the life of the Muslim community and Allah has encouraged us to consult one another in running the affairs of the community.
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