Nigeria: The Shaikh Who Was Awarded By Christians as an Icon Of Peace and Good Leadership
On the 5th of May, 2018 at the National Christian Centre Shaikh (Imam) Muhammad Nuru Khalid was invited and awarded with the Icon of peace and good leadership. This was seen as a good gesture by Muslims and Christians within the country.
It may have come as a surprise to many but with the passion of the Shaikh in promoting peaceful coexistence and correcting misconceptions about Islam, it was received as a well deserved award. It has been known in the past that the awardee had invited Priest and pastors to iftar (breaking of fast) at his mosque during Ramadan among other beautiful invitations to his centre for understanding of Islam.
Shaikh Muhammad also said:
“It is not easy for a Muslim with Northern background and Fulani origin to be recognized by the Christians for Award.
Today I am blessed to be among the few people to be awarded with Icon of peace and good leadership Award at the National Christian Center, Abuja.”