Religious Bill: Kaduna Islamic Scholar warns El-Rufai against appealing judgement

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Religious Bill: Kaduna Islamic Scholar warns El-Rufai against appealing judgement

Religious Bill: Kaduna Islamic Scholar warns El-Rufai against appealing judgement

Sheikh Haliru Abdullahi Maraya, who’s a famous Kaduna State-based Islamic scholar, has advised the government of Kaduna State to not try to appeal the judgment of the State High Court stopping the issuance of licence to religious preachers in the state.

He stated that further appealing the judgement would result to embarking on an exercise in futility.

Sheikh Maraya, who is also a former Special Adviser to late Governors Patrick Yakowa and Mukhtar Yero on Islamic Matters, while speaking to our source stated, “in the event the government appeals against the judgment, the Court of Appeal will affirm the judgment of the State High Court as preaching is a right given to Nigerians by section 38(1) of the 1999 constitution as amended.”

Sheikh Maraya pointed out that the recent judgement by the State High Court has clearly shown that democracy is fully at work, emphasizing that “It clearly implies that the voices of the people have prevailed. The State High Court has acted promptly and wisely with utmost justice.”

He urged the Kaduna State government to put to use its resources which were to be used in appealing against the judgment to carryout meaningful projects that would benefit the entire people of the state.

The Islamic scholar also added that Islam as a religion permitted and enjoined Muslims to preach the words of Allah without duly being licenced.

He advised the government to pay full attention to its real responsibilities like the provision of security and social welfare for the citizens.

Sheikh Maraya said, “The government should not be dabbling into the affairs of religion. It should not adopt any religion(s) as a state religion(s) as doing such is contrary to section 10 of the 1999 constitution as amended. That the government of the federation or state shall not adopt any religion as a state religion.

He called on Muslims and Christians all over the world to always live harmoniously with one another and live their lives in accordance with the teachings of the religions of their choice for peace, unity and development to be achieved.

Religious Bill: Kaduna Islamic Scholar warns El-Rufai against appealing judgement

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