PRESS STATEMENT That Kaduna state Council of Imams and Ulama visit to Elrufai: No To Sectarianism In Nigeria
The “Kaduna State Council of Imams and Ulama” visited the Kaduna State Governor Elrufai and declared support for the recent brutal killings of hundreds if not thousand plus of defenseless Muslims in Zaria by the Nigerian Army.
The Council is made up of Sunni & Wahhabi Mosque Imams.
This is a sectarian agenda that is poisonous to the quest of well meaning Muslim scholars for Unity among Muslims. This open and shameful support for injustice could be viewed as a kind of pathological rivalry for a group they see growing in geometric proportions, and being opportunists, would clearly support a massacre no matter how unjustifiable. They see this as an opportunity to decimate their rivals. They have forgotten the Qur’anic injunctions that Allah Commanded the Muslims to be just to all and sundry.
Due to the need for unity, millions of members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria under the leadership of His Eminence Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky didn’t build separate mosques because Qur’an says mosques are for Allah and thus places for proclaiming and promoting unity. Sheikh Zakzaky ordered all his followers accordingly to pray in the existing Sunni-dominated mosques despite the massive anti-Shia propaganda taking place in most of these mosques. These they endured for the sake of unity.
Rather than the Imams and Ulama to serve as the embodiment of Muslim unity, they are unfortunately actively working for selfish interests to massage some corrupt egos and sectarian interests. It must be condemned when mosque Imams become willing tools in the hands of corrupt Northern elites, who today form the notorious genocidal military-civilian cabal that is presently executing foreign-sponsored evil agenda against the peaceful IMN and its leadership.
Today one of the greatest challenges facing world Muslims is terrorism. Muslims youths inspired by these deviant cult of Wahhabism become bloodthirsty monsters that only kill the innocent & destroy towns & cities all in the name of Islam. This is what should occupy the minds, programs and activities of these mosque Imams, and not the promotion of the poison of sectarianism that will only harm Muslims from within.
The principal actors of the Zaria massacre in Nigeria wish to cover their heinous atrocities, so they induced these mosque Imams to show support for their brutal killings of defenseless Nigerians in Zaria. But it is important that people fear God & fear the Day they will meet Him & He will preside over all affairs.
On a final note, Muslim scholars & mosque Imams should work for Unity & oneness of Muslims & not dance to the flute of sectarianism that is a potent poison. They should also concentrate on finding lasting solutions to the problem of Muslim youths being attracted to terrorism. They should create attractive & positive programs & activities that will attract Muslim youths away from terrorism & extremist influence. The IMN should not be a target for this mosques Imams. Rather the IMN should be their partner for Muslim Unity & for the progress & development of our great country Nigeria.
President Media Forum of the Islamic Movement