Security Tightened Around Sheik Gumi Over Anti-Boko Haram Comment

By SaharaReporters, New York

 Sheik Ahmad Gumi

Sheik Ahmad Gumi

SaharaReporters has gathered that there are serious security concerns over the safety of Sheik Ahmad Gumi following his critical statement against sectarian bombing that targets innocent people. In a Ramadan sermon delivered yesterday, the Islamic cleric declared that it is not Islamic to inflict death on others, adding that those killing innocent people are ignorant of Islam’s core teachings.

A source who prays at Sultan Bello Mosque, Kaduna, where Sheik Gumi teaches daily told SaharaReporters that security has been stepped up at the mosque. “There are security concerns and fears,” said the source, adding that “Sheik Gumi has spoken with a bluntness and bravery that no other cleric has shown so far.” A senior Nigerian police officer in Kaduna confirmed that security around the sheik and Sultan Bello Mosque had been tightened.

A Kano-based Islamic scholar told SaharaReporters that he would not be surprised if some extreme elements tried to attack Mr. Gumi. He stated that the sheik was right “in making it clear that all those carrying out suicide bombings and killing people are not real Muslims, but misguided heretics who have completely deviated from Islam.” The scholar praised the sheik for “preaching that there is no justification for those using bombs to kill fellow Muslims and non-Muslims with whom there should be neighborly trust.”

Mr. Gumi’s sermon against the incessant violence in Nigeria is widely seen as a direct reproach to Boko Haram militants who frequently claim credit for deadly explosive attacks. The source who attends Sheik Gumi’s mosque said Muslims all over Nigeria should be proud that the cleric has affirmed that any suicide bomber who kills innocent people “will not see God.”

“Sheik Gumi kept repeating that there is no way those doing [these killings] will make heaven, without repenting to Allah.”

Mr. Gumi also challenged other Muslim clerics and teachers to boldly preach against killings and other acts of violence that threaten to tarnish the image of Islam.

The Kano-based scholar urged Muslims in the country to pay heed to other messages from the courageous cleric in Kaduna. “If other clerics become like Sheik Gumi, we will soon overcome the situation we are facing.”

In his sermons, Sheik Gumi has charged all Muslims to stand up, and save their religion from present challenges. The cleric also condemned today’s suicide bombing attack that targeted the Emir of Fika.
Sheik Gumi has called on those mounting the attacks to renounce violence, and suggested that they be granted the same kind of amnesty extended to Niger Delta militants.
The cleric, who has a reputation for fearlessness, is the son of the late famous Sheik Abubakar Mahmud Gumi. He is based in Saudi Arabia where he lives with his family.

  1. Ibrahim Ibrahim A Reply

    May Allah bless u sheikh. I salute ur courage. Muslims are treatd like dirt evry whr in the world. We are not terrorist, those carrying out those activities are nt real muslims.

    • Kabir umar sheme Reply

      Jazakallahu khair ya sheik,keep on telling the trueth,Almighty will guid and protect you.

  2. Shamsuddini Reply

    May GOD almighty bless Sheikh for speaking boldly against those sectarian killing innocent people in the name of islamic. Killing innocent people is not in accordance with the teaching of islam.

  3. Muhd jamilu said Reply

    Pray to Allah execcively to protect&prevent u devoted shiekh.hope to see other muslims clericks to preach&guide like u.

  4. Eedris Alimi Reply

    Surely only Allah guides,may He continue to guide and protect you.

  5. samuel odeh Reply

    May God bless shiek for bieng bold to preach the truth and I know God will protect u sir

  6. pioneer4change Reply

    may Allah assist you sir, you have said the truth. boko haram will know no good, their evil shall live with them annd after them

  7. Ishaqa Abdullah Dms Reply

    Verily it is time to return to our senses and take the profer step to cope up with the situation. In some months back I shed light on the foundation of the Boko Haram and its intended aim and the step and the strategy. But some of our peaple deleted the post from my wall in fear for my life. I wonder what value life has in this world if the truh is forsaken. Ponder over it and if the review of the said deleted post is needed, I will not relent in repeating it. I am anticipating…

  8. Harry Godwin Reply

    Good, if muslim hav been speaking like this n not only speak but puting it into action, things will not be like this. Mr gumi pls ensure u keep on preaching the real truth becouse most of Nigerian muslim recieves wrong teaching that ‘s why it has always been bad for Nigeria. The Bible in many verses tells us to love our neighbours as we love ourself. Any christian who stearup violent is not true christian. Lets be our brothers keepers. Thank u Gumi for letting me share this.

  9. Muhd jamilu said Reply

    All the praise&bless be to GOD who is protecting,preventing shiekh Dr. Ahmed gumi from revels&terrorist. due his effort of preaching trustworthy, leading to the way of guidence,justice leadership,tollerances and peace among religious groups&ethinics avoidance of innocent people killing,destructions and security brakadown. Oh ALLAH save us and help nigeria the evil of wrong doors ameen.

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