‘Emulate Prophet Muhammad, keep your promises to electorate’

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•Oyetola urges Muslim leaders to be guided by Islam

Osun State Governor Adegboyega Oyetola,on Wednesday urged Nigerian leaders, including fellow Muslim governors, to lead according to Islamic tenets by delivering their campaign promises to the people.

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Oyetola maintained that the world would be a better place to live if only Muslims could emulate the virtues of the Holy Prophet Mohammad in the way they relate with others in society, adding that the Islamic religion enjoins Muslims to be just and keep their promises to the people at all times.

He made this call while speaking at the opening of the International Conference on the “Biography of Prophet Mohammad (SAW) and his Impact in Interethnic and Interreligious Harmony,” organised by the Muslim Ummah of South West Nigeria (MUSWEN) in collaboration with Husret Education and Cultural Co. Limited and Hira Magazine, held at the mosque complex, University of Ibadan, Oyo State.

Oyetola, who described his administration in Osun as a product of God’s promise, said as a Muslim governor, who is holding a position of trust, he had in the last one year comported himself within the dictates of the Holy Qur’an and the tradition of the Holy Prophet by delivering on his campaign promises to the people of the state.

He said keeping promises was part of the good attributes of the Holy Prophet, which Muslims are expected to emulate and teach people from other religions in their conducts and character.

The governor said: “Muslims across the globe are supposed to lead others by example. One defining exemplary leadership style of Prophet Muhammad is his ability to keep promises, including those ones made to non-Muslims. The Treaty of Hudaybiyyah bears eloquent testimony to this fact. In Islam, breaking promises is a grievous sin.

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