Former governorship aspirant on the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Oyo State, Alhaji Adebayo Shittu at the weekend in Ibadan, the state capital, commended the leadership of the party for allowing maturity and patriotism to guide them in resolving the crisis from the election of principal officers of the National Assembly.
Barrister Shittu, who was also the governorship candidate of defunct Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, in 2011, pointed out that the neutrality of President Muhammadu Buhari doused tension on the conflict.
Speaking to newsmen after a Ramadan lecture in Ibadan last Saturday, the legal practitioner pointed out that all the principal officers were experienced politicians who would not let the country down.
He expressed joy that the crisis had been partly resolved, adding that the aggrieved groups had agreed to work together with their colleagues in the interest of the nation.
Shittu on disagreement between him and Governor Abiola Ajimobi over the party primaries, disclosed that although the matter was still in court but that they all worked together for the eventual victory of APC in the state.
Shittu revealed that he still nurses the ambition of serving his people in future.
Earlier in his lecture, Shittu
advised Muslims to direct their prayers to God only through the acceptable supplications and not deviate from the teachings ofthe Holy Quran and those of the Holy Prophet
Muhammed (SAW).
Alhaji Shittu, who spoke on the topic, ‘Etiquette of Supplication in Islam,’ noted that the topic was a fundamental issue which should not be toyed with, describing it as the acceptable rules and behaviours in praying and seeking for God’s favour in Islam.
The legal practitioner, however, implored Muslims to seek for knowledge for a better understanding of the religion of Islam.
According to him, “The solution is proper knowledge of Islam; some people believe they are knowledgeable when they are not; people should learn about the religion, because doing otherwise you are wasting your time. If you are a student in a university, you are admitted to read a particular course and instead you are always at the football field, certainly your syllabus is not football field, so at the end of the day you have wasted so much of your time; at the end of the day you will fail and would not be able to graduate. So the syllabus of Islam is clear as defined by the Quran and the Hadith, and nothing else.”
He enjoined Muslims to pray in private and with humility as prescribed in several verses of the Quran such as Quran 7 verses 155 and 205 where Muslims are enjoined to pray in private as he urged them to avoid innovations.
He also noted that the religion of Islam had been perfected by Allah himself, describing supplication as another aspect of worship as stated in Quran 41 verses 49-51.

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