Maulud: Misguided elements giving Islam bad name – Atiku
By; Jacob Onjewu Dickson
Former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has said that the activities of some misguided elements around the world are not in tune with the teachings of Prophet Mohammed.
He made the observation in his Maulud message to Nigerians, adding that aggression was never part of the virtues of the Prophet.
“The activities of some misguided elements around the world are inconsistent with the virtues for which Muhammad was famous, such as respect for life, tolerance and avoiding violence against the innocent,” he said.
According to the Turakin Adamawa, deliberate aggression was never part of the virtues of the Prophet of Islam lived for and therefore, Muslims have a binding duty to reclaim the good name of Islam by neutralizing the pernicious influence of extremists.
He regrets the violent interpretation of Islam by a minority of extremists that espouse poisonous ideologies is giving the religion.