Contrary to widely-believed speculation that Islamic extremists who kill non believers would receive 72 virgins in paradise, the Sultan of Sokoto and President General, Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, (NSCIA), Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, said there is no thing as such. The Sultan said this on Wednesday when he received Afrobeats musician 2face Idibia at his palace.
Sultan Abubakar also called for tolerance between Islam and Christian faithfuls, adding that both religions share a common quality of preaching peace to their members.
“Religion is a personal choice of an individual. Therefore, nobody can force any religion on anybody. Suicide bombers are going to hell.”