Who needs women’s rights when you got Islam already?
The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar lll, has rejected an equality bill being considered by the Senate. The bill seeks equality for male and female children in the sharing of inherited family wealth or property.
Nigeria’s most senior Muslim cleric called on Nigerian lawmakers to shun any legislation that contradicts the teachings of the Quran. The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’adu Abubakar, called on the National Assembly to protect against a religious crisis by upholding Islamic law.
“Our religion is our total way of life; therefore, we will not accept any move to change what Allah permitted us to do,” he said. “Islam is a peaceful religion; we have been living peacefully with Christians and followers of other religions in this country. Therefore, we should be allowed to perform our religion effectively.’’
His remarks came during a Quranic recitation competition organized by the northwestern state Zamfara. He said Muslims would not accept any legislation that would stroke religious controversy. –BY PAMELA GELLER