- As the 2021 Ramadan fast draws nearer, Nigerians have started making some serious requests
- Justice Sayi gave a pre-Ramadan lecture where he requested for the establishment of a Sharia court
- Sayi explained that any society that takes the establishment as a priority is bound to be great
Justice Abdurraheem Ahmad Sayi, a Khadi of the Kwara state Shariah Court of Appeal has asked southwest governors to prioritise the introduction of Shariah court in the region for a better and crime-free society.
Nigerian Tribune reports that Sayi made the request while speaking at an annual pre-Ramadan lecture in Idimu, Lagos state.
He argued that states operating the Shariah legal system enjoyed freedom from wrongdoing and crime.
According to Justice Sayi, Shariah Court stands against are injustice, crime, sexual immorality, corruption, terrorism among others.
Sayi, who double as the Chief Imam of Silver Point Central Mosque, Badore, Ajah, explained that any society that takes the establishment as a priority is bound to be great and safe for all.
This is not the first time, calls have been renewed for the establishment of a Sharia court. This will adjudicate cases concerning Muslims has begun by the Muslim community in Lagos state.
The Muslim community had an interactive session with Owolabi Salis, the governorship candidate of the Alliance for Democracy (AD).
Vanguard reports that Prof. Abdulmumini Oba a lecturer at the University of Ilorin back in 2020, called for the establishment of Sharia Courts South West to cater to the Muslim faithful
Oba, in a paper presented at the 189th Inaugural Lecture of the university titled: “Live and let live; rethinking the legal responses to religious, ethnic and legal pluralism”.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) asked the federal government to establish Shariah courts in all states where there is a significant number of Muslims in the country.
The group made the request in a statement by its director, Professor Ishaq Akintola, on Saturday, January, 2, when making some demands from the government.
Akintola called for beards and hijab to be allowed in uniformed organisations like the army, police, and NYSC.
In another report, a prominent Islamic scholar, Sheikh Dahiru Usman Bauchi, urged Nigerian politicians and religious leaders to fear God and ensure justice and fairness to all their followers regardless of their tribes or religions.
Sheikh Bauchi at the launch of a biography and video documentary organised in his honour by the Arewa Next Step for Tinubu (ANEST) and Blue Bells Promoters said.