Sheikh condemns disruption of Eid prayer, urges unity among Kwara political leaders | Dailytrust

Sheikh condemns disruption of Eid prayer, urges unity among Kwara political leaders

A foremost Islamic scholar in the country and the Proprietor of Markaz Islamic Training Centre, Lagos, Sheikh Habeebullah Adam Al-Ilory, has condemned the disruption of the Sallah day activities at the Eid prayer ground by supporters of political leaders in the state.

This is coming just as the influential Islamic cleric extolled the virtues of the late first lawyer of northern extraction, Alhaji AGF AbdulRazaq.

Al-Ilory spoke at the first year remembrance prayer organised for the late father of Kwara State governor, AbdulRahaman AbdulRazaq.

According to him, there is the need for political leaders in the state to unite and work together irrespective of political differences and party affiliations in order to holistically develop the state.

Al-Ilory, who described the development as a desecration of the sanctity and injunctions of Almighty Allah and Prophet Muhammad (SAW), asked those concerned to seek for forgiveness.

He insisted that the actions negate the teaching of the Noble Qur’an as well as disrespect for the office of the Emir and that of the Chief Imam of Ilorin.

The Islamic cleric however described the late AGF AbdulRazaq as a foremost jurist and educationist who was and remain a leading figure in the development of Ilorin Emirate and Kwara State.

“AGF was a pioneer in law ,a politician of repute, and educationalists. He was passionate about the progress and development of his town (Ilorin); he established the first private secondary school in Ilorin. For these and many enduring legacies left behind by Alh AGF AbdulRazaq, he lives on just as it is with those who impacted their community and humanity while upholding the banner of faith,” Al-Ilory declared.

While urging the children of the late AGF to sustain the legacies of their father, Al- Ilory praised Governor AbdulRazaq for making fiscal discipline, transparency and accountability the hallmark of his administration.

He asked the governor to shun distraction by politicians asking him to share government money to them and focus attention on infrastructural development.

“Those who truly love Kwara state must love you (Governor) and wish you success in office. It is our prayer that God continues to guide the government. What is the gain of anybody if the government fails?”, he queried.

On his part, the Chief Imam of Ilorin, Sheikh Mohammed Bashir Salihu who led the prayer said the deceased would for long be remembered for his developmental strides and exemplary conduct while he was alive.

The clerics also used the opportunity to pray for the restoration of peace to the length and breadth of Nigeria.

Both Al-Ilory and Salihu appealed to all Nigerians to embrace peace and resolve all contentious issues amicably.

The prayer session was attended by prominent Nigerians, including Governor AbdulRazaq, his Deputy, Mr Kayode Alabi, Mutawalle Ilorin, Dr Alimi AbdulRazaq, Turakin Ilorin and national championship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mal Salihu Mustapha; representatives of the Emir of Ilorin, Alh Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari and traditional chiefs in Ilorin Emirate among others.

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