Islamic clerics on Friday charged the faithful to emulate the virtues of Prophet Muhammad for peace and progress to reign supreme in the society.
They admonished Muslims in the separate sermons on this year’s Maulud Nabiyyi.
The Chief Imam of Apo Legislators’ Quarters Juma’at Mosque, Sheikh Nuru Khalid, urged the faithful to emulate the prophet in their daily activities.
Khalid gave the advice in an interview with newsmen shortly after the Juma’at service in Abuja.
He said that it was not just enough to be a Muslim, but the fear of Allah and behaving in the most acceptable manner to your fellow human being.
Khalid, however, advised the Muslim Ummah to use this period as a sober reflection and change for better.
“Let them revive the teachings of the prophet by preaching peace wherever they found themselves,” he said.
He urged Muslims and non-Muslims to shun violence, and any act capable of jeopardising the peace of the country.
Khalid also reminded Muslims and non-Muslims to live in peace with one another as the two prophets preached peace.
He urged the faithful to learn how to forgive, adding that Allah himself forgives.
He also enjoined the Muslims to be very prayerful, saying prayer was the key to overcome any situation they found themselves.
Besides, he urged Nigerians to assist the Federal Government in tackling insurgency as it was a collective responsibility.
On his part, the Chief Imam of Dantata Memorial Juma’at Mosque, Abuja, Sheikh Muhammad Suru-Suleja, enjoined Muslims to shun acts capable of tarnishing the image of Islam.
Suru-Suleja said the Maulud period was a time for sober reflection.