Death Sentence for blasphemy By Abdulrazaq Hamzat

There can’t be much disagreement or argument over the fact that there exist a slight difference in the manner Muslims in northern part of Nigeria perceived Islam to the way their counterpart from the south perceived it. There is this general perception that Muslims in the south seems to be more refined and moderate, while those in the north tends to be more radicalized. This manifest in the ways and manner both people react to situations. According to Governor Isa Yuguda of Bauchi state while presenting the report of a…

Blasphemy: Positions of Justice System and the Holy Quran By Yushau Shuaib

“Take the law into your hands… You need not report to any authority to kill any blasphemer!”   I was shocked to the marrow when an Imam, during a Juma’at service in one of the mosques in Abuja, ordered his followers to engage in extra-judicial killing.   As a Muslim, not only by birth but also by training and practice, I would be terribly disturbed if anyone disparages my religion or the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW) whom we the faithful hold in very high esteem. Yet, in that aggrieved state…

Blasphemy, Miss Deborah and Unpopular Opinion of Islamic Scholar By Haruna Sanusi Lafiagi

“My name is Sanusi Lafiagi and I’m a Muslim. I bear witness that none has the right to be worshipped but Allāh and that Prophet Muhammad ﷺ is His Messenger. I affirm the absolute dignity and honour of our leader, Muhammad ﷺ and condemn in totality any disrespect or insult to his person.   Having said that, I’ve listened a dozen times to the viral audio of late Miss Deborah Samuel, a 200L student of Sheu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, who was murdered in cold blood and set alight…

BLASPHEMY AND KILLING IN ISLAM: (Killing of Deborah in Sokoto as a case study). By: Imam Nurudeen Mukhtar Isalekoto

The news and even the gory video of a Female Student called DEBORAH YAKUBU, was beaten to death, her corpse set ablaze for allegedly insulting Prophet Muhammad (saw) at Shagari College of Education in Sokoto has now gone viral. She was alleged to have shared the offensive material insulting Prophet Muhammad (saw) on a school WhatsApp group.   The brazen killing of Deborah has left many people the world over shocked, saddened, and even infuriated.   As the smoke cleared and as the Sokoto State Government and the Nigeria Police…

Blasphemy: A Proper Islamic perspective By Abdulrazaq Hamzat

For the purpose of education, what is islamic true position on desecration of Quran or blasphemy?   According to sheikh Khalid Saifullah Khan, a person is naturally hurt whenever something he hold sacred is defiled or desecrated. Many consider it morally wrong to hurt the religious sensibilities of others, as it can disturb the peace and harmony of society, whilst others believe any form of censorship curtail necessary freedoms.   Of great concern is the subject of whether islam prescribes any punishment for blasphemy. Every true Muslim loves and regard…

Extra Judicial Killing in Islamic Law By Nuruddeen Lemu

Our love for Islam, the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) or any other of Allah’s prophets and messengers – peace be upon them all – should not allow us to take the law into our own hands, and contravene the Shari’ah that was brought to guide us.   Just as our anger should not make us deviate from the justice of the law, nor should we let our love make us deviate from justice.   What the punishment should be for any offense in Islamic law is decided by a judge based…

MURIC condemns blasphemy killing in Sokoto

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has condemned the killing in Sokoto of a student, Deborah Samuel, over allegation of blasphemy.   In a statement released by its director, Professor Ishaq Akintola, on Friday, 13th May, 2022, MURIC described the killing as outrageous, illegal and unlawful.   The full statement reads :   “A female student of the Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, Deborah Samuel, was on Thursday killed for allegedly blaspheming against the Prophet Muhammad (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). The blaspheme statement was reportedly posted…

BLASPHEMY: Killing through jungle justice is anti-Islam, barbaric – MMPN

The Muslim Media Practitioners of Nigeria (MMPN) has condemned in strong terms the jungle justice meted out to a girl ,Deborah Emmanuel in Sokoto state who was said to have committed a blasphemy against the Prophet of Islam, Muhammad (SAW) on Thursday, described such action as anti- Islam, barbaric and sad.   In a statement by the National President of MMPN, Abdur-Rahman Balogun in Abuja, described the case of mob killing of the girl in Sokoto as a criminal offence in Islamic law.   “Allah says in Qur’an 5 verse…

[Friday Sermon] Deborah Killing: Stop Taking Law into Your Own Hands! By Imam Murtadha Gusau

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful   All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of all creation. May the salutations of Allah, His peace and blessings be upon our beloved Prophet, his family, his companions and his true and sincere followers until the Last Day – then to proceed:   Dear brothers and sisters! A female student of the Shehu Shagari College of Education in‪ Sokoto‬ State was yesterday Thursday burnt alive over comment against our beloved Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him).  …

Friday Sermon: Ramadan’s Muslims! By Imam Murtadha Gusau

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful   All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of all creation. May the salutations of Allah, His peace and blessings be upon our beloved Prophet, his family, his companions and his true and sincere followers until the Last Day – then to proceed:   Dear brothers and sisters! Know that, Ramadan is a level playing field wherein people compete with each other in good deeds and benevolence. During this blessed month, souls are trained in virtue and accustomed…