The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi 11, on Sunday insisted that the ongoing killings and destruction of property in some parts of the country is not part of Jihad as being speculated in some quarters.
Sanusi made this declaration in his speech at the grand finale of the 10th anniversary celebration of the Muslim Ummah of South West Nigeria (MUSWEN) and N5b launch of MUSWEN International Centre, which took place at the International Conference Centre, University of Ibadan.
At the event were Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State, Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State, who was represented by Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Hon. Suraj Adekunbi, MUSWEN Executive Secretary, Professor Daud Noibi, Chairman, MUSWEN Board of Trustees, Prince Abdul-Jabar Bola Ajibola (SAN).
Sanisu insisted that Islam is a religion of peace, adding that national security should not be threatened or undermined all in the name of Jihad.
The Emir added that, “Killing people in the name of Jihad is not Jihad. Allah does not prohibit us to cater for and take care of people.
“So, what we see with people destroying the peace of the nation is not a Jihad.
“We must keep the promise with those we promised. These who are leaders, you are expected to fulfil your promises to the people when you assume office. It doesn’t matter if you ask God to make you President, Governor, Emir, Principal, it does not matter but you promised Allah that I will take care of people but you fail.
“Islam does not allow a Muslim to take away property of the people unjustly, who does not fight you. Fight only those who fight you. Even, there are rules in the war, you don’t fight the children, the aged and women”.