NO DICHOTOMY BETWEEN SOUTHERN AND NORTHERN MUSLIMS – Sheikh Dairu Bauchi
As part of the special programmes marking the 57th Independence Anniversary of Nigeria, Nasrul Lahi L Fatih Society, NASFAT played host to an eminent and highly respected Islamic Scholar from the northern part of the country, Fadilat Sheikh Dairu Bauchi last Sunday at the headquarters branch of the society in Alausa, Lagos State.
In his speech which was delivered in both Hausa and Arabic languages, translated into English, Shiekh Dairu Bauchi said his visit to NASFAT in Lagos is an indication that there is no dichotomy between southern and northern Muslims. He therefore advised those present to further seek unity, love and collaboration with Muslims irrespective of their residence, tribe, ethnicity or location.
Sheikh Dairu Bauchi commended NASFAT for using the platform to enhance the image of Islam within and outside the country. He ended his speech by praying fervently for Nigeria`s unity, growth and development.
Earlier in his welcome address, the Acting Chief Missioner, NASFAT, Imam Mahroof Onike AbdulAzeez expressed the society`s appreciation to the erudite Islamic cleric for accepting NASFAT`s invitation. He later assured Sheikh Dairu Bauchi that NASFAT will continue to work in fostering peace and unity among the Ummah and the entire Nigerians.
The highlight of the special event was the presentation of the society prayer book and other souvenirs to the highly revered Shiekh by the leadership of the society.