Cleric cautions against reprisal as slain Islamic scholar Albani is buried

Sheikh Muhammad Albani

Mr. Albani was killed Saturday night.

An Islamic cleric, Musa Mai-Shawi, has cautioned against reprisal attack following the assassination of a popular Islamic scholar, Muhammad Albani, in Zaria, Kaduna State.

Speaking in Zaria during late Mr. Albani’s funeral prayer, Mr. Mai-Shawi said the plea became necessary in view of the tension caused by the sudden death of the popular cleric.

Mr. Mai-Shawi, who is the chief Imam of Darul Hadith, a school established by the deceased, said although the death of Mr. Albani was painful, everything should be left to God.

“There are no two ways about it, everybody is aggrieved about this sad development. However, I urge you to take heart and leave everything to God. God Almighty be my witness and you people around here be my witnesses, that I have conveyed the message,” he said.

He cautioned against revenge “by any means”.

“Malam is already dead and no action will bring him back. God knows who are behind his brutal killing and He knows how to deal with them,” he said.

The funeral prayer was led by Musa Maikwano-Gusau, while final interment took place at Dambo graveyard, Jos road, in Zaria.

Mr. Albani, a fiery preacher of the Salafi school of thought, which believes in the strict observance of the Quran and Sunnah (way of life of Prophet Muhammad), was killed alongside his wife and their child.

A resident of Zaria, Abdullahi Barau, told PREMIUM TIMES the cleric was shot around the Gaskiya Area of the city, where he has a school, shortly before 10 p.m.

Mr. Barau said the cleric’s wife died on the spot while Sheikh Albani Zaria was rushed to the nearby St. Luke’s Hospital where he was declared dead.

A colleague of the late Mr. Albani Zaria, Abbas Isa, told the Hausa service of the Voice of America that the late cleric’s car was blocked by the assailants who opened fire on the car.

(NAN)


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  • Abdulraheem baba

    It is unknown gunmen in our sight but, in the sight of Allah (SWA) it’s not, one day all those who are behind all these atrocities will brough, and account for his action(s).may God help us & grant sheikh & his family aljan’t ‘l firdous. Ameen

  • Angryman

    Good point
    Hope it will be heeded
    Otherwise it will become another excuse/opportunity to attack the ‘soft targets’

  • AboubakarAlahmad

    This act is barbaric and absurd while the perpetrators shall come under of the ungoldly act shall someday be seen under the brighter sun for everybody to know them.They are cowards who can neither defend their actions and views nor do not command and/derive their authorities from any islamic injunction(s) to call the Sheikh a liar.May their precious (the deceased) souls receive the eternal rest and grant us the courage to continue living without them in our midst and the wisdom to die in their footing,amin!-Tafidan DDAJI.

  • AboubakarAlahmad

    This act is barbaric and absurd while the perpetrators of the ungoldly act shall someday be seen under the brighter sun for everybody to know them.They are cowards who can neither defend their actions and views nor do not command and/derive their authorities from any islamic injunction(s) to call the Sheikh a liar.May their precious (the deceased) souls receive the eternal rest and grant us the courage to continue living without them in our midst and the wisdom to die in their footing,amin!-Tafidan DDAJI.

  • Guguru

    Muslims must undergo some soul searching to determine why an innocent man like this deserved to be killed in cold blood. Muslims should be up in arms to find the killers. Yet, many Muslims are silent and quiet about this horrific killing. Are Muslims against or for the death of this man? Why are all the law abiding Muslims not speaking out against this injustice? If your religion will not allow you to speak out, then why are you a part of something that is silent on such a great injustice?

  • Yahuza Sani Sagagi

    Reprisal against who?
    Do anyone know or suspect the assailants?

    It seems more than what the eyes are meeting.