The Da’awah Committee in Katsina State, an Islamic group, said it had educated 300 persons who recently embraced Islam on good conduct, brotherhood and tolerance.
The Chairman of the committee, Sheikh Salisu Bakori told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Bakori that, during the three-day seminar, the converts were sensitized on Islamic law, good neighborliness and support to the needy.
According to him, most of the converts were from the 27 local government areas of Katsina State and some from Kudan, Giwa and Hunkuyi Local Government Areas in Kaduna State.
Bakori said apart from the religious teachings, the 300 converts also had various sessions on skills acquisition, to empower them to be self-reliant.
He noted that poverty had been a major cause of restiveness; as such it was important to encourage all Muslims to learn trades so as to earn decent living.
The cleric described the pursuit of education as compulsory in Islam, saying that the training was therefore to expose the convert’s knowledge that would help them earn salvation and for worldly relationships.
The cleric stressed that topics on religious tolerance were critical in view of the actions of a few Muslims and daily misrepresentation of Islam by the western media, for selfish ends.
He urged Muslims to project Islam positively by carrying out duties and obligations in their dealings with all, irrespective of religious differences.
One of the participants, Malam Garba Hanau-Danjanku, said the seminar was highly uplifting and beneficial.
Hanau-Danjanku commended the organizers for the event and said the participants were given books to help them know more about the religion.
NAN reports that the Da’awah committee was supported by the Saudi Arabia based International Islamic Relief Organization, and a popular Islamic scholar, Sheikh Muhammad Turki.
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