Sunna Alert. Not to worry, however, as the particular Sunna being evoked seems to be that of Mecca, when Muhammad (ostensibly) sought only to live and let live.
“Rep Urges Muslims to Emulate Prophet Mohammed,” by Usman Bello for AllAfrica, September 30:
A member of the House of Representatives, Mr. Philip Tanimu Aduda, has urged Muslims in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to carry on with the spirit of Ramadan by emulating the virtues of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH).
Interesting and suggestive of a bit of forethought by the Rep that he specified “virtues,” as opposed to simply saving “emulate Prophet Mohammed.”
Mr. Aduda who represents Abuja Municipal and Bwari Area Councils at the National Assembly, said this weekend while addressing FCT members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the constituency office in Wuse, Abuja.
He urged Muslims to be tolerant and peaceful and to desist from acts that could undermine the security of the nation by following the traditions and preachings of the Prophet of Islam which encourages co-existence with non Muslims…
Sunna of co-existence? Ah, the Meccan Sunna, when Muhammad was outnumbered and weak, and which has since been abrogated by the sword verses (9:5, 9:29), except when Muslims also find themselves outnumbered and weak.