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‘Rather Than Draw Unbelievers To Islam, The False Move Of Killing Deborah Would Instead, Do The Opposite’ – Sheikh Gumi

The Oasis Reporters

May 21, 2022



Sheikh (Dr) Ahmad Gumi.


Ex military medical doctor turned Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi’s epistle on the murder of Deborah Samuel in Sokoto has six days after, broken YouTube records in Hausa by attracting 8.3k likes, 3.1k comments, 4.9K shares and 242k views.

These unprecedented records, still counting, has baffled internet statisticians about Hausa language viewers in Nigeria, Ghana, Niger Republic and all other parts of West Africa where the language is widely spoken.

In his sermon that kicked off with the admonition in Hausa language which is widely spoken all over Northern Nigeria, “ba mu kadai bane aa duniya”, “Muslims are not the only inhabitants of this earth” while recognizing diversity,
Kaduna-based Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, condemned Thursday’s mob killing of Miss Deborah Samuel, a student of the Shehu Shagari College of Education for alleged blasphemy against Prophet Mohammed.

His sermon was delivered on May 14, 2022.

Gumi made the condemnation during his daily preaching at the Sultan Bello Mosque, Kaduna.

A video clip of the preaching was shared on his Facebook page.



He declared that any Muslim who kills a Christian in Nigeria because the prophet was insulted will not smell paradise.



He maintained that Nigeria is not an Islamic state, adding that Muslims in the country have agreement with people of other faiths to live together peacefully and anyone who kills them under a religious guise has committed a grievous sin.

Gumi lamented that it was unfortunate that some Muslim clerics were quoting verses they don’t understand and telling people to kill whoever insults their religion.

Quoting several verses from the Qur’an and Islamic jurisprudence, Gumi said killing a non-Muslim under the guise that the person uttered a blasphemous statement against Prophet Muhammad is not an excuse, “because Allah has told us in the Qur’an that the non-Muslims will insult Allah and His Prophet.

In fact, it is now the blasphemy will start after the killing of that lady in Sokoto, the insult will increase, not reduce”.

He said: “Some Muslims in Nigeria that want to defend Prophet Muhammad should be ashamed of themselves because they are corrupt.

“The best way to go, if we want to defend the Prophet, is to follow his teachings.

“We the clerics need to wake up and teach the Muslims their religion. We must leave this state of ignorance, we have turned to animals. We the Muslims are not the only ones in this country.

It is not only that we are not the only ones in this country, we must know that there was nothing the unbelievers did not do to Prophet Muhammad, but he was patient, because he was concious that if he killed them, the unbelievers he was trying to bring to the fold of Islam will tag him a killer.

“There are people who are animists, that is neither Muslims nor Christians in Nigeria, and everyone is trying to win their souls. Also, there are people who are not Muslims, whom we are preaching Islam to, so that they can enter the fold of Islam and be salvaged in the hereafter.

“If we now begin to kill people, they will say it is even from the leader of our faith, Prophet Muhammad, that we have learnt it.

“They will say their religion is a religion of bloodletting. At a time we are trying to draw attention of people to see the beauty of Islam, we are now scaring them away.

“It is unfortunate that we even see some clerics who are telling people that whoever insults your religion, just kill them. They are quoting verses they don’t understand”.

Greg Abolo

Blogger at The Oasis Reporters.

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