Peace Ambassador, Irbard Ibrahim has hinted to Muslim young men that marrying a non-Muslim is an option for them.He reminded them that Islam allows Muslim men to marry non-Muslim women especially Christians and Jewish ladies.
The security expert said this at the Islamic Dialogue of the African Union Hall as part of their Week Celebration.He said this in a reply to a question posed to him by a Christian lady who was at the gathering. Mr Irbard in his response, said:
“… if Fatima is not available, Priscilla is an option”.
The response sparked laughter among the gathering.
Earlier Shamima Alhassan of Citi FM fame had spoken at the same program about unity among Muslims.She reiterated the need to be united as Muslims and quoted verses from the Quran to support Muslim unity.
Mr Irbard on his part encouraged tolerance, constructive criticism, leniency on minor issues and reaching out to others.He advised Muslims strive towards the things that bring them together more than those that breeds separation.
The program was chaired by one Hajia Habiba, who advocated for early marriage among the Muslim ladies citing herself as an example, she opposed the view that a lady cannot marry and school at the same as has been the mindset of most tertiary students.