The team of interfaith forum visited Sheik (Dr.) Qaribullah Nasir Kabar the spiritual head of the Qadiriyya Sufi order in Nigeria and Africa.
Speaking during the visit S,lamented that family planning is acceptable in Islam by the majority of Muslim leaders only that limiting the number of children is what’s is not by the majority.
“ Family planning is very important in helping the health of the mother and her baby, even the family”. He said
Further more he added that “we are going to continue sensitizing our religious leaders and the community to accepts the and practice child birth spacing so that, we can can have useful and healthy Muslim population full of knowledge and good character.
“Islam doesn’t Support population that cannot add value to Islam and the society at large’ He added.
In addition the sheik while commenting on COVID-19 and family planning he added that both are very important issue keep enlighten the public.
In his words Sheik Qaribullah emphasized that, “While COVID-19 pandemic is real and measures must be taken to address, family planning issue is also highly important aspect that should be neglected. CoronaVirus is a temporary while marriages are permanent with us, thus serious attention needed to ensure healthy and productive family of benefit to society”.
Earlier in his speech the The Challenge Initiative State Lead, Musa Abdullahi Sufi, State Program Coordinator express happiness for the warm welcome given to the team.
Sufi was quoted to have said “ We know this house support is tremendous, and we are here to solicit more support in mobilizing communities and Muslim leaders on the importance of Child Birth Spacing.
“Religious leaders are central to success of any initiatives and you are among those that are already known with passion about health and development of the people of Kano, FP inclusive in Kano, Nigeria and Africa”.
Books and many documents were presented to sheik among Which include Islamic Perspectives on Family Planning written in Hausa and Ajami, working with religious, FP voices, advocacy materials, frequently ask questions about family planing etc.
The Co-Chairman of the Kano Family Planning Interfaith Forum Sheik Dr Hafiz Abdullahi, emphasized that, this visit is encouraging to the forum, as they are nor motivated to do more.
“With this encouragement, support and motivation receives from sheikh, we are now more stronger to face every nook and corners to intensify sensitization to other religious communities leaders and also calling the attention of government for the provision of quality services’. Dr Hafiz added.
The meeting comprises with the representatives from Tijjaniya, Izala, Qadiriyya and other religious leaders; at the Qadiriyya House in Kano.