- CAN has reacted to the death sentenced passed on a Kano singer, Yahaya Aminu Sharif who was convicted of blasphemy by a Sharia Court
- Adeolu Samuel Adeyemo, the Kano state chairman of CAN said religious tolerance should be upheld for a harmonious atmosphere to reign in the society
- The CAN chairman explained that in Christianity, blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is a grievous sin
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has reacted to the death sentence passed on a Kano singer, Yahaya Aminu Sharif who was convicted of blasphemy by a Sharia court.
Adeolu Samuel Adeyemo, the Kano state chairman of CAN said the religious body was not in objection to the ruling because it is according to the position of Islam.
The CAN chairman made the statement when reacting to the verdict of the Sharia court which has generated heated discussion among Nigerians, The Guardian reported.
“For us in CAN, the judgment of the Shari’a court is according to Islamic law and so we don’t have objection to it because it is according to the position of Islam, he said
Although the cleric pointed out that the recent Sharia court judgment was strictly an Islamic affair, he also stated that religious tolerance should be upheld for a harmonious atmosphere to reign in the society.
When explaining the issue of blasphemy in Christianity, he stated that blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is a grievous sin that has no forgiveness.
“So, our interference is not relevant. Now, if you want to know the position of Christianity about blasphemy, I will say there is what you can blaspheme about and what you cannot. And the Lord Jesus said blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is a grievous sin that has no forgiveness. That is the position of Christianity,” he said.
Meanwhile, Primate Elijah Ayodele, a popular cleric known for his prophetic messages has called on the Kano authorities not to carry out the death-sentenced passed on a musician, Yahaya Sharif-Aminu over alleged blasphemy.
The preacher and leader of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church warned that the killing of the Kano-based musician will amount to spilling the blood of innocent.
According to PM News, Primate Elijah Ayodele gave the warning in a statement issued on Friday, August 14.
He noted that the killing of Shariff will be against the love and tolerance that religion preaches
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