After meeting with Kaduna governor Nasir el-Rufai and helping the governor promote his book, popular scholar Mufti Menk went to Ghana and delivered a fiery and very passionate sermon on tolerance as governor el-Rufai initiated a deadly police and thug clampdown on Shia Muslims in his state and other northern Nigerian states which resulted in dozens of deaths and millions in property damage.
Mufti Menk is known for his sermons preaching for unity among Muslims who share the”shahada” in common.
In the speech in Ghana, he vented that all of us have had parents or forefathers who were not Muslims at a time and so why should we be so intolerant of each other. He said someone loved our forefathers enough not to kill them, and this is how we became Muslims, so why do we kill others.
He said Muslims should learn to talk to one another, that no problem has ever been solved through hate and killing.
It is likely Mufti Menk did not know when he met governor el-Rufai that the governor was on trial for the #ZariaMassacre of hundreds of Shia Muslims last December and confessing to secretly burying 350 of them and concealing this information for several months.
Mufti Menk said in his speech that Muslims have compassion even for animals and lesser beings, talk less human beings.
he said he prefers using ten years to solve a problem than killing a single human being and creating fitna(mischief) and disaster by fighting and killing.
“Understand that islam comes to you with goodness. Every religion believes they are right. According to a Christian he will be judged by Allah. According to us, we will be judged by Allah.”
“If we are going to start fighting and killing based on those grounds, when are we going to start spreading the goodness.”