Video of a Man Giving Islamic Sermon in Igbo Goes Viral, Sparks Reactions

Video of a Man Giving Islamic Sermon in Igbo Goes Viral, Sparks Reactions

  • A video of an Islamic scholar addressing the congregation in igbo language at Abuja mosque has sparked wide debates
  • The scholar extensively preached to people sitting on a mat who were listening with rapt attention
  • It was a moment of real rarity as many Igbo speakers are not known to be Muslims and some aspects of his translation were also scrutinized

A video has shown a man who is from the south eastern part of Nigeria giving a sermon in Igbo language at Abuja mosque.

In the viral video the man could be seen addressing a congregation who actually came to the mosque for the purpose of earning rewards and improving their spiritual wellbeing.

Islamic scholar giving sermon in Igbo
Islamic scholar giving sermon in Igbo. Photo credit: @siraj_nwansukka Source: Twitter
Source: UGC

Chineke as Allah

The man who was also holding a piece of paper translated Allah as chineke which has not gone down well with some people who engaged with the tweet.

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Many social media users who reacted to the tweet said it was unusual to see an Islamic sermon in Igbo which was the aspect of it that stood out.

As of the time of publishing the report, the video has garnered over 235,000 views with over 1500 retweets.

Watch the video below: compiled some of the reactions below:

@archonexzy reacted:

"That's where you all get it wrong, Chineke is not the word for Alaha tell him to go and study text and meaning b4 you come after me I have dined with Muslim I am igbo I speak a Lil bit of Arabic so rest. Ana calam Arabic waguf."

@nkechinweze said:

"Awwwww this is beautiful! So it must not be in the Arabic language after all. Well done my brother, do they also call for prayers in Igbo?"

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@moh_selis commented:

"There’s no any Tribe is this world that you couldn’t find a muslim among them, islam is light which only the chosen ones can see it. Born nd brought up in islam is a Blessing, Alhamdulillah."

@omoakeen also reacted:

"Nice to know this happens, first time ever I will see such. I have only seen an Alhaja Ngozi."

Man sees white, talks to him in Igbo, he understands

Meanwhile, previously reported that a young Nigerian man, @escobar_of_asia, has shared a video of an oyinbo man he met abroad who understood Igbo and speaks like a proper Nigerian.

At a food store, a Nigerian asked the oyinbo in Igbo what bank he was using, and he responded.

The oyinbo man spoke about how some Nigerian banks' services are very bad. His manner of speaking Pidgin English, as he punctuated it with "abeg" made many believe he must have lived among Nigerians.


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