By Abdulkadir Mohammed
An Islamic Scholar, Ustaz Omar Farouq Muhammad says the Qur’an is a warning against mischief of all shapes.
He stated this in a sermon he delivered on Friday at Fibre Juma’at Mosque, Jos, the Plateau State capital.
Ustaz Omar Farouq Muhammad told the congregation to flee from mischief, envy, deceit, hatred and lies which he said are not part of the teachings of the Holy Qur’an.
“The Prophet, (pbuh) admonished believers to abstain from these evils in order to achieve an enviable and enduring egalitarian society,” he said.
Ustaz Muhammad reminded the people that whoever wants to know Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), should read the Holy Qur’an and who says they know Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) must have read the Holy Qur’an, but marveled that today many people who say they read the Qur’an and know Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) have nothing to show in their characters and behavior contrary to the expectation of a true believer.
The scholar observed that today, greed, hatred, envy, cheating, lies, covetousness and character assassination pervade nooks and crannies of communities as a result of the crave for worldly materials that will not stand the test of time.
“The only time you can envy is when you wish to be like someone who has functional Islamic knowledge or when you see a rich person that uses their wealth to do good in the society,” he admonished.
He advised the worshipers to be wary of social media which he said has robbed many families of remembrance of Allah on daily basis.
“Some parents will be busy with phones and their children will be busy with computers with no time to read the Qur’an,” he observed.
While praying for peace on the Plateau and Nigeria in general, Ustaz Omar Farouq Muhammad advised the people to stay away from trouble.