NewsExpress advert FCMB banner
Islamic scholar to Boko Haram: Embrace peace if you truly believe in Islam

By NAN on 13/02/2017

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 1,253

•Boko Haram Leader Abubakar Shekau.
•Boko Haram Leader Abubakar Shekau.

An Islamic scholar, Malam Abdullahi Abubakar, on Sunday, advised Boko Haram members to end the violence and embrace peace if they truly believe in Islam.

He gave the advice at a workshop on Deradicalisation, Counter-Terrorism and Migration in Maiduguri. Abubakar, also a lecturer at Bayero University Kano (BUK), said killing of innocent souls and destruction of property was contrary to Islamic teachings.

He condemned the Boko Haram ideology of trying to establish a wholly Islamic State, adding that “the Boko Haram group should re-consider its thought and revisit its methodology by following the right teachings of Islam.

“Islam is based on four fundamentals; they are justice, mercy, wellbeing and wisdom and anything contrary to these is against Islamic Shariah.

“Boko Haram members claim that Muslims who do not join their group are non-Muslims, which is contrary to the concept of justice in Islam because in Islam, there is no compulsion to any religion.”

Abubakar then urged individuals having interest in the group to have a rethink as Boko Haram was evil. He said “they slaughter people and rape women all in the name of religion, this is certainly not part of Islam.

“Muslims must seek knowledge to be able to perform the religion in accordance with the teachings of the Holy Prophet.”

The scholar explained that the workshop was packaged by the Centre for Democratic Development (CDD) to sensitise participants on the true teachings of Islam.

Mr Ikponmwosa Omoigiade, the CDD Project Coordinator, said the event was aimed at strengthening the capacity of communities and religious leaders in counter narratives to extremist views and perspectives toward the prevention and countering of radical views capable of breeding terrorism.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that 80 participants comprising clerics, youths and women took part in the workshop, supported by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Japanese Government. (NAN)

Source News Express

Posted 13/02/2017 01:08:30 AM


Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+



REVEALED: 3 natural ways to get stronger erections, last 25minutes on bed, and increase manhood size without using drugs. Also, Natural Prostrate Enlargement Remedy.. Get In HERE...


You may also like...
NLNG tax holiday: NIMASA to appeal Federal High...

Customs intercepts N22.1m worth of fish

Plateau assures Nigeria Prisons Service of support

Corruption, Nigeria’s biggest problem —Olunloyo

Man sentenced to death for claiming to be...

Sheriff inaugurates parallel PDP EXCO in Delta

I’ll prostrate for my son, says Ooni-Elect’s father...

UNICEF tasks Niger Delta states on nutrition, child...

Adamawa Governor promises ‘stomach infrastructure’ in 2018

Battle of greats as Juventus seek to snatch...

FRSC to embark on ‘Operation Show Your Driving...

Again, Dariye loses bid to scuttle N1.162bn fraud...


Latest News Neither Coalition nor Third Force, but restructured mind, By Jerome-Mario Utomi Increasing operational efficiency in the Nigerian workplace: ‘African Time’ and other matters, By Omatseye Oti Zuckerberg loses $5b as Facebook shares crash Cult killings rock UNICAL •11 suspected cultists arrested, 2 on the run 2 Arik aircraft grounded shortly before departure Strange disease kills 8 Katsina students CBN injects fresh $210m into Forex Market ‘Apo 6’ Police Officer promoted and decorated AIG Ogun partners MainOne for internet service South African authorities ordered to pay $15m over death of 144 patients Dapchi Girls Abduction: Police deploys 2,000 personnel to 300 public schools in Northeast Kano Govt. trains 3,500 vigilance members, distributes uniforms worth N200m


Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (332,436 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (325,110 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (260,848 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (214,378 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (198,017 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (192,433 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (167,701 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (150,420 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (143,165 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (133,251 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (132,619 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (125,900 views)


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (34) Business & Economy (2,973) Business Verdict (36) Columnists (814) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (455) Features (554) Global Business Monitor (239) International (1,856) Interview (146) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (114) News (33,741) Opinion (896) Pidgin (10) Politics (4,626) Religion (701) Sports (1,457) Stock Watch (28) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update





Football Highlight -- BARCELONA - CHELSEA 3:0


APO Group Partner




REVEALED: 3 natural ways to get stronger erections, last 25minutes on bed, and increase manhood size without using drugs. Also, Natural Prostrate Enlargement Remedy.. Get In HERE...

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera