- Governor Ganduje of Kano state has received backing from an unlikely source
- This followed his ban on a fiery cleric, Sheikh Abdujjabar Nasiru-Kabara, from preaching in the state
- The backing came from no other person than the former emir of the state, Muhammadu Sanusi ll
What you did is right, Muhammadu Sanusi ll, has subtly told Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state.
The commendation came after the governor banned a fiery cleric, Sheikh Abdujjabar Nasiru-Kabara, from preaching in the state.
He gave the commendation during his lecture series from Oxford, UK.
According to him, Muslims in Kano are strict followers of the path of “Ahlussuna wal Jama’a” and are ready to reject anybody that brings alien innovations into the religion of Islam in the state, Daily Nigerian reports.
Going further, the former emir disclosed that Muslims in Kano had chosen to follow the path of late Sheikh Usman Danfodio who lived his life on the legacy of Ahlussuna wal Jama’a — sticking to the traditions of the Holy Prophet and disregarding innovations in the religion.
“The decision taken by the state government is commendable. We must commend the governor for taking the bold decision.
“I urge Muslims, especially in Kano, to continue to stand firmly on the legacy of Sheikh Usman Danfodio, that is the legacy of Ahlussuna wal jama’a.
“We are ready to reject anybody that tries to bring alien innovations into our religion. We will show him that Kano would not be a place for that strange religious practices."
Recall that Legit.ng reported that an order was secured by the Kano state government to immediately shut down Sheikh Abduljabbar Nasir Kabara’s mosque.
According to the report, the northern state also got an order to stop the controversial Kano-based Islamic preacher from preaching any further.
The order obtained from chief magistrate Grade 1 court 12, Mohammed Jibrin at Gidan Murtala was granted following an oral application from the office of the state commissioner of justice.
In another report, Legit.ng reported that Sheikh Abduljabbar Nasiru Kabara opened up on why he believes the Kano state government stopped him from preaching.
In an interview after Governor Ganduje took the action against him, Sheikh Karaba alleged that the move is politically-driven and not in any way a religious issue.
The fiery Islamic cleric said the governor clamped down on him because he opposed him during the 2019 governorship election in the state.