Muslim leader in Nigeria plans Islamic summit
The leader of Muslims in Nigeria and the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa`ad Abubakar, says that the Sultanate Council will soon organise an Islamic Summit to educate various sects on the need for tolerance, Apa news agency reported.
In his traditional message to mark the end of Ramadan, on Monday in Sokoto, about 650km from Abuja, Abubakar said that the meeting would reduce the daily clashes by different Muslims sects in Nigeria, reported Worldbulletin.
"We are worshiping one Living God and the need for us to imbibe the teachings of the religion have become a task that most be accomplished," he said.
He explained that Islamic religion encourages peaceful co-existence among its followers.
"We must not only live peacefully as Muslims, but also tolerate one another irrespective of tribe, religious and tribal differences," he said.
The Sultan called on Nigerians to pray for their elected leaders to enable them succeed.
Nigerian muslims ended their month-long fasting and the Eid-el-Fitr prayers held on Monday to mark the end of Ramadan.