We’ve not appointed Sanusi as new head of Tijjaniyya, says grand leader

We’ve not appointed Sanusi as new head of Tijjaniyya, says grand leader

- A crucial clarification has been made on the rumoured appointment of Malam Muhammadu Sanusi II as the new head of Dhariqa Tijjaniyya

- The sect's grand leader, Sheikh Mahi Nyass, has explained that a statement that mentioned Sanusi in relation to the position was quoted out of context

- Nyass added that the former Kano emir has not revealed his ambition for the office

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The report regarding the appointment of the former Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammadu Sanusi II as the new leader of the Dhariqa Tijjaniyya Islamic sect has been described as fake news.

According to Sheikh Mahi Nyass, the grand world leader of the sect, such a high-profile decision can only be reached by prominent Muslim scholars in Nigeria and Senegal after strenuous scrutiny, Punch reports.

Moreover, in his address on Monday, March 15, Nyass disclosed that Sanusi has not even indicated an interest in the said office, adding that the authorities are yet to fashion out modalities for the appointment.

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We’ve not appointed Sanusi as new head of Tijjaniyya, says grand leader
The Islamic sect's grand leader said Sanusi has not indicated any interest in the office (Photo: @MSII_dynasty)
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His words:

"Such decisions have to be discussed at different fora and an agreement must be reached before the announcement.
“After nomination, a letter of credence endorsed by a group of scholars, duly signed and stamped by grand world leader (Caliphatul Arrm) must be presented to the person appointed."

On his part, Sheikh Ibrahim Dahiru-Bauchi, the son of Sheikh Dahiru Usama-Bauchi, referred to the claim which has already gone viral as false.

Dahiru-Bauchi explained that the younger brother of the grand leader, Sheikh Makey Nyass, was actually quoted wrongly.

The Sheikh said:

"What he said was that Sanusi has been following the footsteps of his late grandfather, Muhammadu Sanusi I.
“Nyass only tried to compare the life experiences of Sanusi and that of his late grandfather after being deposed from throne."

Earlier, there were reports that Sanusi had Sanusi II has been appointed as the leader of the Tijjaniya sect in Nigeria.

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Sanusi's alleged appointment was announced in Sokoto state at the ongoing conference of the sect.

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