- Islamic clerics in Sokoto state has advised Governor Tambuwal on how to avert blasphemy following the gruesome murder of Deborah Samuel
- The clerics said the government at the national and state levels should make law that would prohibit any act of blasphemy
- It was also learnt that the clerics advised that students admitted into tertiary institutions must write an undertaking to respect one another’s religion
Sokoto - Following the killing of Deborah Samuel, a student of Shehu Shagari College of Education Sokoto, over alleged blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad (SAW), some Islamic clerics have recommended how to address the situation.
It was gathered that the clerics unanimously advised the government to make law at the national and state levels which would prohibit any act of blasphemy in the country.
One of those that were privy to the meeting said the clerics also suggested that the law should stipulate punishment for violators.
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According to them, this would discourage people from making blasphemous comments.
The clerics also advised that students admitted into tertiary institutions must write an undertaking to respect one another’s religion.
Blasphemy: Sheikh Gumi reveals how Prophet Muhammad reacted when insulted
In a related development, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, a renowned Islamic cleric, has said the Prophet of Islam, Muhammad (SAW), was at several points during his lifetime insulted by non-Muslims.
The cleric stated that the prophet, however, refused to attack or even kill persons who assassinated his characters.
Gumi made this known while conducting a religious teaching class in his Kaduna Juma’at mosque.
Buhari condemns killing of Deborah Samuel
The president immediately ordered an impartial probe into the tragic incident; what happened before and during the incident.
He also called for controlled comments by the media and appealed to the general public to wait patiently while investigation continues on the matter.