Imams must raise their voices to be heard– Sheik Khalid
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Sheik Nuru Khalid, the founder of Islamic Research and Da’awah Foundation, has said a majority of Imams are scared to speak concerning the present situation of the country.
Khalid said this on Wednesday during a program on Trust TV, Daily Politics. The Imam urged other clerics to always stand with the truth no matter what.
Khalid was the Chief Imam of Apo Legislative Quarters Central Mosque, Abuja, before he was suspended and later sacked by the mosque’s committee, for criticizing Buhari’s administration in one of his sermons.
He said during the program “Very few imams speak on the ugly situation in the country. There’s no other time.to speak than now. If you are an Imam, don’t be afraid. Speak the truth and let them take their mosque.”
According to Khalid, he first heard about his suspension in the media.
He stated, “It was a one-man show, as no committee sat before the said suspension. If they wanted me to go, they should have approached me in person and I would have gladly have left. I’ve nothing to lose.”
The cleric said the mosque was not owned by the government as it was established by a Muslim committee in the legislative quarters.
He however accused Senator DanSadau of using the pulpit of the mosque to defend the present administration.
He added, “I was in Jos when the congregation booed DanSadau because of his continued habit of defending the government. This is the man who criticized other governments on the same pulpit.”