Cleric cautions against revenge as Albani is buried

Cleric cautions against revenge as Albani is buried

An Islamic cleric, Musa Mai-Shawi, has cautioned against reprisal attack following the assassination of a popular Islamic scholar, Muhammad Albani, in Zaria, Kaduna State.

Speaking in Zaria during late Mr. Albani’s funeral prayer, Mr. Mai-Shawi said the plea became necessary in view of the tension caused by the sudden death of the popular cleric.

Mr. Mai-Shawi, who is the chief Imam of Darul Hadith, a school established by the deceased, said although the death of Mr. Albani was painful, everything should be left to God.

There are no two ways about it, everybody is aggrieved about this sad development. However, I urge you to take heart and leave everything to God. God Almighty be my witness and you people around here be my witnesses, that I have conveyed the message.

“Malam is already dead and no action will bring him back. God knows who are behind his brutal killing and He knows how to deal with them,” he said.

The funeral prayer was led by Musa Maikwano-Gusau, while final interment took place at Dambo graveyard, Jos road, in Zaria.


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