What We Were Taught by Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky of Nigeria

Sheikh Zakzaky


His Eminence Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky taught millions of Nigerians like myself to speak against injustice, to live the life of honesty free of crime, to be obedient & kind to our parents, to be good to our neighbors, to assist & help the poor, the downtrodden, the barefooted & the homeless.

Sheikh Zakzaky taught us that Nigerian Christians are not our enemies like how some Wahhabi clerics are portraying, he taught us that Nigerian Christians are our brothers and sisters in humanity as clearly stated by Imam Ali (as) in his famous Letter to General Malik alAshtar. He taught us that respecting all human is among the fundamental teachings of Islam.

He taught us to feel the pains of anybody oppressed & wronged in whatever part of the world, no matter the religion & no matter the color of skin. Sheikh Zakzaky taught us about the evils of colonialism, neo – colonialism, imperialism & Zionism. He gave practical examples of how these evil tendencies invades nations, killed its people and plundered their resources.

Sheikh Zakzaky taught us the importance of unity among Muslims, he forbid us to built our own separate Mosque and told us that all Mosques are the House of God. He told us that building our own separate Mosques will further deepen the division of Muslims. He said Muslims should be tolerant of each others views and should avoid sectarian extremism.

He taught us to always invite Christians and other non-Muslims to all our programs and activities so as to build trust, mutual understanding and peaceful coexistence. And he told us to also send delegates to their program whenever invited.

He totally condemned terrorism in all its manifestations and he declared that Western intelligence agencies created, nurtured and controlled these murderous terrorist groups that are killing people in the name of #Islam. He taught us that terrorism has no place in Islam.

Sheikh Zakzaky has consistently condemned the wanton corruption and looting of public treasury by the corrupt Nigerian elites especially the corrupt elites of Northern Nigeria that has impoverished Nigerians. He said all actions and activities of leaders will be accounted for by God on the Day of Judgement. He said the corrupt elites are one and the same and that they only uses fault lines of religion, tribe and region to divide the Nigerian oppressed masses.

The above are some of what we were taught by Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky in Nigeria, Niger Republic, Cameron, Chad, Mali, Senegal etc. Our dear Nigerian compatriots, please is there anything above that warranted the Nigerian Army to brutally killed 1000+ of his followers in Zaria, attacked his residence and burnt people alive with him and his family in the house, killed his three (3) biological Sons and burnt all his properties that included his valuable and rich Library?

Harun Elbinawi
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