Famous Islamic cleric, Ahmad Gumisaid that the Prophet of Islam, Muhammad (SAW), was repeatedly insulted during his life by non-Muslims, but refused to attack or even kill the people who murdered its characters.
Mr. Gumi made this known during a religious education class at his Kaduna Juma’at mosque.
The Kaduna-based researcher, in a video clip obtained and translated by PRNigeria, said the Prophet’s refusal to avenge the insults that non-Muslims rained down on him during his lifetime was because he did not want to be considered or labeled as a killer.
He spoke in reaction to the lynching of a Christian student at Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto, following allegedly blasphemous statements about the Prophet Muhammad.
He observed that the best way for Muslims to show that they love Prophet Muhammad (SAW) is to adhere to his religious teaching and obey him completely, instead of killing people for trivial matters.
According to him, Nigerian Muslims and Christians have agreed to live harmoniously together, hence no religious laws are enforced in the country, being a secular state.
“Therefore, anyone who kills a non-Muslim with whom he has agreed to live in peace will not smell the scent of paradise for 40 years,” he said.
Mr. Gumi, while noting that no one is allowed to take laws into their own hands in Islam, called on fellow Islamic clerics to impart sound religious principles to their adherents instead of inciting them to commit deeds” reprehensible”.
“If we think that by killing Deborah, people who are not of the same faith as us will stop insulting our prophet, then we are under the illusion”, he concluded.
PRNigeria reports that Mr. Gumi, a doctor and retired military officer, is the current ‘Mufti’ and ‘Mufassir’ at the Kaduna Sultan Bello Central Mosque. He is the eldest son of the late Abubakar Gumi, the first Grand Khadi of the ancient Northern Region who contributed to the enormous Islamic spread in northern Nigeria.
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