Bauchi Religious Affairs Commissioner Warns Against Unethical Preaching
By; MOHAMMED KAWU, Bauchi
The Commissioner of Religious Affairs & Community Development in Bauchi State, Ahmed Aliyu Jalam has noted with concerns the credible intelligence report reaching his office indicating a spate of unethical approach to propagation by a few Islamic clerics in some parts of the state.
Alhaji Aliyu Jalam explained that one of the clerics has even gone to the extent of preaching against the nobility and pious position of the Holy Prophet as well as casting aspersion on the companions of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) in his teaching and sermon.
According to the commissioner, the Bauchi state government has viewed this action as a serious violation of the Bauchi State Islamic code for preaching and other related matters.
He therefore warned that the state government will not tolerate any form of breach in the conduct of religious preaching across the state, saying Ramadan period should be utilized by all preachers to achieve unity through moderation and respect for the teachings and practices of our Holy Prophet (SAW).
Alhaji Aliyu Jalam also advised religious preachers to adhere strictly to the guidelines and code of procedures in the conduct of their preaching to ensure religions tolerance and harmony amongst their followers.
The Bauchi religious affairs commissioner assured that the state government will continue to closely monitor their activities.