I hate commenting on religion or religious-related issues because I don’t like social media fights or call-outs. The problem with us (Nigerians) is that we are too sentimental and not factual or we do not say things the way they are. I do not believe in generalizing things e.g Christians are this or Muslims are that. I think it’s an individual thing. Because someone shouted Allahu Akbar and bombed a place doesn’t mean all Muslims are terrorists or just because someone who bears a Christian name condemns another religion and that automatically makes all Christians evil?
Several months ago, I read about a particular Muslim lady who was not called to the bar because she was putting on a hijab. That I feel is unjust because the constitution guarantees freedom of religion and also against discrimination. So why was she denied her rights after completing her academic work? I felt the NBA owes her a public apology because if hijab is a mandatory requirement for her religion, then you have to let them use it. I’m probably saying using the supreme constitution (which supersedes any other bye-laws) as my reference point. Although I stand to be corrected.
Muslims are part of my closest friends. We are good friends because we respect our religious rights and beliefs. As I mentioned earlier, it’s an individual thing. If only we as an individual can respect each other’s religious beliefs, then there won’t be any problem. Thanks for reading my boring epistle.