A communique at the end of the conference, jointly signed by Ibrahim Sabiu-Jibiya and Malam Misbahu Raji on Saturday, called on religious leaders to lead by example and that their words should be translated with their actions.
“Islamic brotherhood and unity should not be compromised and followers should be trained on religious tolerance and respect for each other, irrespective of differences.
“Tendencies of declaring other as Kafir on trivial issue of differences should be condemned by all sects.
” Pertinent to understand the difference among Imams and scholars from religious leadership.
The communique says prayers for the nation is vital to promote peaceful co-existense among various sects.
The communique also urged the government to play it’s role of providing good leadership and also enforce rules of respecting one another.
According to the communique, there is need for scholars to meet at all times and discuss issues relating to Islamic matters and peaceful co-existence and not to wait until time of sighting the moon for Ramadan.
The stakeholders thanked the participants, Interfaith Mediation Center and Mercy Corps for their efforts in promoting peacefull co-existense in the country.
Those who attended the conference included Chief Imam of Abuja National mosque, Imam Ibrahim Maqary, Co-executive director of Interfaith Mediation Centre, Kaduna, Imam Nuradeen Ashafa, representative of Izala, Shiite and Dariqa sects.