A Nigerian pastor, Oluwaseun Basil Alabi, has endeared himself to Muslims after he took it upon himself to renovate a 60-year-old mosque in Ikire, Osun state.
A Facebook user, Bakara Adegboyegba, who shared the story, narrated how Oluwaseun’s act made many Muslims in the community rejoice.
”It was a joyful gathering of Muslim leaders in the quiet city of Ikire, in Irewole local government area of Osun State on Friday the 16th day of July 2021, as a sixty year old Alatise mosque located at Popo junction of the town renovated by a pastor was commisoned for use,” he said in part.
Chief Imam of Ikire land, Alhaji Yunus commended Pastor Alabi for his selfless act which promotes religious harmony. He thereafter led a special prayer session for the the Christian clleric who resides in Minnesota, US.
Speaking on why he choose to renovate this mosque, Alabi said in part; ”I grew up in an Ikire community where religion had no effect on our relationship. It was a time when chritians participated actively in the religious festivities of Muslims.
A time when you would find many hijab wearing women attending church sessions of chritian weddings and burials. It was a time you find young children, Muslims and Christians play together in the mosques and eat saara (food items brought to mosque as alms)together without fear or intimidation.
It was a time that humanity United us and made us one strong family, living and sharing our goodness with love and togetherness.”
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