Islamic scholar accuses sect leader of negatively influencing Muslims

An Islamic scholar, Sheik Abubakar says Malllam Ibaheem El-Zakzakky is negatively influencing Muslims in the country.

Islamic scholar, Sheik Abubakar Gumi, has accused the Head of the Shiite Islamic sect in Nigeria, Mallam Ibraheem El-Zakzakky, of negatively influencing fellow Muslims in the country.

Sheik Abubakar Gumi launched the accusation in a condolence letter to the Shiite Islamic leader, Mallam Ibraheem El-Zakzakky, over the reported killing of the his three sons by the military.

Sheik Abubakar Gumi accused El-Zakzaky of introducing a lot of bad innovations among Nigerian Muslims, adding that rather than unite, such bad influences were dividing the Islamic faithful.

“After registering my condolences on the recent loss of your three children, who were gunned down by some elements in the military, I find it an obligation to help you see that some of your actions too are the contributing factors in this unfortunate avoidable tragedy. What I fear most for you and your followers is that the consequence of this tragedy may further alienate your group from the mainstream society and create a cult—if it is not already one — with disastrous consequences on you, your followers and the nation at large. For you especially, on the Day of Judgment you will have your account to answer,” part of the letter read.

In the letter, Sheik revealed that his recent encounter with the Shiite sect opened his eyes to the negative influence of the group on Muslims. Sheik said that on Monday, December 8, he had an encounter with a procession of about 4,000 to 6,000 youths and children Shiite followers on the highway from Kano to Zaria on his way to the Dutse in Jigawa State. After giving a two-hour lecture in Dutse, Sheik said he met the Sheik followers again on his way back, trekking the long distance and said that he does not understand how a Muslim sect got the right and liberty to block one side of the double carriage road forcing motorists to cramp each other dangerously on one lane.

“If your action is to propagate your creed, I am telling you, you will only attract the poor, young ignorant miscreants of the society. Never the sane except of course the disgruntled,” Sheik said in the letter.

“The delinquency of your followers and the disturbance of public peace is what make you and them an easy target of the authority. This is happening when you can as well do very well without such unscrupulous public misbehaviour. Disruption of traffic flow is in fact a sign of unfaithfulness and lack of civilization. You are blocking roads and forcing vehicles to dangerously face each other on one lane displaying arrogance and lawlessness. Young men brandishing knives and unsheathed swords, beating their chest, carrying inciting placards and chanting hate songs. How can you be the good servants of Allah when you are exactly opposite of what the Quran described them?” Sheik also said in the letter.

Sheik thereafter advised El-Zakzaky to repent and stop capitalising on the ignorance of gullible youths to mislead them.

“If you don’t correct them now, when you die, Allah will not forgive you for whatever deviation they may add to yours,” Sheik warned.


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