Former Emir of Kano and leader of Tijjaniyya Sect in Nigeria, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has enjoined Nigerians to stop cursing their leaders because of the current hardship in the country.
Addressing members of the sect from seven states of Northwest, in Sokoto, Sanusi expressed optimism that things would change for the better.
“In my own knowledge about economy, I know that we must suffer to get things right. What is expected of us are patience and prayers, and we must stand up to make things better in our own way through legitimate ways.
“We must desist from abusing or cursing our leaders because the Holy Prophet is against that. And we should not involve ourselves in corrupt practices and other atrocities because our religion preaches against it. We must change for the better and remain committed to the peace and development of our society,” Sanusi stated.
He further harped on unity, while appealing to Muslims organisations to establish schools and introduce empowerment programmes for their followers to be self-reliant.
He noted that Islam abhor redundancy, begging and other vices while encouraging prudence and transparent dealings.
The former Emir called on people to practice religious rights in accordance with Islamic teachings.
He discouraged them from promoting issues that would divide the ummah.