Guru Maharaj Ji: All you need to know about “Black Jesus”
We look at Guru Maharaj Ji, a popular spiritual leader in Nigeria.
Guru Maharaj Ji was born on December 20, 1947, in Ghana, according to his interview with NaijaGists.
He was originally known as Mohammed Ajirobatan Ibrahim.
The spiritual guru’s group was founded on November 1, 1987. It all began after he received divine knowledge while studying in London in 1954.
In his words, “During the divine encounter, I received the light and was mandated to go and liberate mankind from poverty, oppression, and injustice. I was specifically told to return to Nigeria and start the work of the one that sent me.”
This led to a change of name, which he says is the name of the creator. He says, “Unknown to many people, Sat Guru Maharaj Ji is not an Indian name. It is the original, true name of the creator derived from Sankskirt, the mother tongue of creation.”
His religious group is known as the One Love Family or the One Love Mission, One Love, One Family and the Divine Love Family.
It is located in along the Ibadan-Lagos Expressway. It is referred to as “Satguru Maharaj Ji Village.”
Shoes and phones are not allowed on the property.
The guru’s devotees see the sun, moon, water, fire, air, star and the mother-earth as part of pillars of their faith.
According to their master, “We are trying to convey a simple message about nature created by the creator that forms the origin of man. All human beings are related to one of the elements in one way or the other. They form the second character in man that shapes destiny.”
All devotees are vegetarians, who are mostly dressed in white and red.
They see their master as the Living Perfect Master or the “Black Jesus”, who can heal and solve everything.
Fun Fact — The guru does not believe in marriage. He sees the sacred institution as an unnecessary distraction.
Over the years, the guru has made many scandalous claims and appearances. In 2009, he called the general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye his spiritual son.
In 2016, he caused a stir with his colorful appearance at the Ooni of Ife and Olori Wuraola’s wedding.
Last year, Daily Post reports that he claimed to have “healed” the former Military Head of State, Gen Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, IBB.
Speaking to media personalities at the Nigerian Union of Journalist, NUJ, Secretariat in Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos state, he said, “I remember that I treated Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida (IBB) when he was afflicted by an ailment in his leg. I cured him.”
This claim has been denied by Babangida.
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