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The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa'ad Abubakar III, Monday said Islam does not in any way support terrorism and other obnoxious acts being perpetrated by terrorists in the country.
The Sultan made the remark on Sunday at the fourth graduation ceremony of Madarassatul-Hizbu Rahim in Funtua, Katsina State.
According to a statement signed by the Secretary of the Sultanate council, Alhaji Attahiru Hussini, the tagging of Muslims as terrorists is wrong and unacceptable as Islam preaches peace, unity, understanding and sympathy towards muslims and non-muslims alike.
According to the statement, a criminal should be called a criminal, not minding his or her faith, whether muslim or christian.
"Whoever commits a crime should be treated as a criminal irrespective of his faith," the statement read.
The statement urged Muslims in the country to take the advantage of their large number to work towards unity among themselves and as a nation.
It added that the Sultan donated N1million to the school and clothing materials to the 54 graduands, including 17 women.
The statement also quoted the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, as stressing the need for Muslims to endeavour to acquire both religious and western education.
Tambuwal maintained that such efforts would enable the Muslim Ummah develop themselves and contribute meaningfully to national development.
The Speaker also donated N3million to the school and N50,000 to each of the 54 graduands.
The Chief Imam of Funtua Juma'at Mosque, Sheikh Abdulrahman Jibrin, commended the Sultan for his efforts towards ensuring sustainable peace in the country.