Security Tightened Around Sheik Gumi Over Anti-Boko Haram Comment

Sheik Ahmad Gumi
By SaharaReporters, New York

SaharaReporters has gathered that there are serious security concerns over the safety of Sheik Ahmad Gumi following his critical statement against sectarian bombing that targets innocent people. In a Ramadan sermon delivered yesterday, the Islamic cleric declared that it is not Islamic to inflict death on others, adding that those killing innocent people are ignorant of Islam’s core teachings.

A source who prays at Sultan Bello Mosque, Kaduna, where Sheik Gumi teaches daily told SaharaReporters that security has been stepped up at the mosque. “There are security concerns and fears,” said the source, adding that “Sheik Gumi has spoken with a bluntness and bravery that no other cleric has shown so far.” A senior Nigerian police officer in Kaduna confirmed that security around the sheik and Sultan Bello Mosque had been tightened.

A Kano-based Islamic scholar told SaharaReporters that he would not be surprised if some extreme elements tried to attack Mr. Gumi. He stated that the sheik was right “in making it clear that all those carrying out suicide bombings and killing people are not real Muslims, but misguided heretics who have completely deviated from Islam.” The scholar praised the sheik for “preaching that there is no justification for those using bombs to kill fellow Muslims and non-Muslims with whom there should be neighborly trust.”

Mr. Gumi’s sermon against the incessant violence in Nigeria is widely seen as a direct reproach to Boko Haram militants who frequently claim credit for deadly explosive attacks. The source who attends Sheik Gumi’s mosque said Muslims all over Nigeria should be proud that the cleric has affirmed that any suicide bomber who kills innocent people “will not see God.”

“Sheik Gumi kept repeating that there is no way those doing [these killings] will make heaven, without repenting to Allah.”

Mr. Gumi also challenged other Muslim clerics and teachers to boldly preach against killings and other acts of violence that threaten to tarnish the image of Islam.

The Kano-based scholar urged Muslims in the country to pay heed to other messages from the courageous cleric in Kaduna. “If other clerics become like Sheik Gumi, we will soon overcome the situation we are facing.”

In his sermons, Sheik Gumi has charged all Muslims to stand up, and save their religion from present challenges. The cleric also condemned today’s suicide bombing attack that targeted the Emir of Fika.
Sheik Gumi has called on those mounting the attacks to renounce violence, and suggested that they be granted the same kind of amnesty extended to Niger Delta militants.
The cleric, who has a reputation for fearlessness, is the son of the late famous Sheik Abubakar Mahmud Gumi. He is based in Saudi Arabia where he lives with his family.

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Deri: Well done

Tell the the gospel truth coz they don't wanna hear it....keep tell them until it sinks into them..

u r rite shiekh gummi

I tink its beta u fear GOD than human...NO religios allow d killng of innocent...everybdy will mak account of all his deeds in d last day...



This only shows your level of

This only shows your level of ignorance. You just don't write just because you can, you do because you are enlightened. And you my friend very ignorant.

All members of your family

All members of your family are ignorant and it commenced with your ancestors


Muslims all over the world are murderers, terrorists.

why was Azazi sacked- for fulani dasuki

THE fragile political situation in the country may be further eroded by a northern cabal which is clandestinely plotting the removal of President Goodluck Jonathan from office.
This cabal which consists of prominent and influential politicians, military officers and businessmen have sworn to achieve their objective at all cost between now and next year. Sources disclosed that the cabal has recruited some influential members of the House of Representatives to push their political desires to a boiling point.
“They have also made far-reaching incursion in the senate as some disgruntled senators have been successfully lured to the side of the cabal.”

Who is fooling who?

Who is fooling who?

ignorance is a disease

Salam, gentleman, are sure you read the verses you are quoting well? pls dont be unjust to others and to yourself. you will not be helping yourself or others by misleading them with half truths. you better cross check your data and interprete well and do not invent lies and associate it with the religion of Allah, that is, if you really want convince your subjects and call others to your religion.

@ Abdullahi, Truth is Constant

Moral of the story "Abdullahi". Jesus will never reward you for a propaganda message. Just be good to everyone, be true to yourself and ascertain that you are speaking the truth. Follow your faith, disbelieve in what I believe in, believe that Im an unbeliever but do not analyse and judge my faith based on none existent or insiginifant knowledge. You are however welcome to analyse so long as you adhere to the rule of intellectual discourse, that is, you obtain thorough knowledge of the field and you analyse and develop opinions from an objective standpoint. Otherwise my friend, you are inviting only curses upon yourself. Be warned!

@ Abdullahi, Truth is Constant

While it might just be that those who contribute in virtual forums are the few sickos within the christian faith, it is very alarming to see how people manifest religious bigotism. There is a growing trend of mob-mentality in Christian circles particularly through the social media and I fear that some hitherto good christians are subconsciously "backsliding".

@ Abdullahi, Truth is Constant

"Abdullahi", I would definitely not blame you. Its a truly confusing world we live in. Nevertheless, as free-willed beings, we still have to take responsibility. I beg of you, accord yourself with reason. Don't stand at the other extreme. Don't bring curses on yourself just as Boko haram members manage to do to themselves. Overwhelming majority of muslims are against Boko haram and clearly do not appreciate their ungodly ideology. The place of Islam as a religion that abhors violence is getting clearer to muslims by the day. Unfortunate incidents in Nigeria is making muslims even better muslims - they now take their time to read and digest the quran, in order to seperate truth from falsehood and to avoid being brainwashed by some sickos. My greater concern however is for the Christians!

@ Abdullahi, Truth is Constant

I hope you change your ways. By this, I mean you become a "real Christian", then you're bound to see the wrongness of your sayings. Indeed, the Quran admonishes you and Allah promises to help you see the light if you steadfastly follow your path by being good (be it Judaism, Christianity or Islam).

"And We have revealed to you the Book in truth, confirming that which preceded it of the Scripture and as a criterion over it. ... To each of you We prescribed a law and a method. Had Allah willed, He would have made you one nation [united in religion], but [He intended] to test you in what He has given you; so race to [all that is] good. To Allah is your return all together, and He will [then] inform you concerning that over which you used to differ."

@ Abdullahi, Truth is Constant

Ok, about friendship and the picture of hostility you've managed to paint about Islam, you fortgot to consider the context and definitely did not think it worthy to al-Quran, 60:8-9 which states that
“Allah does not forbid you from showing kindness and dealing justly with those who have not fought you due to your faith or driven you out of your homes. Allah loves those who deal justly. Allah only forbids you from those people that fought you because of your faith, drove you out of your homes and helped in your expulsion, that you take them as intimate associates. And whosoever takes them as intimate associates, then it is they who are the wrongdoers.”

@ Abdullahi, Truth is Constant

I know a good number of Christians who believe this refers to fellowship between Christians and every non-believers (including Muslims). For me, it’s your belief. Fly with it and have fun. Just let me fly with mine.
Just don’t quote and misrepresent texts out of context. If as adults, we can agree to disagree, why should it then be wrong for the Quran to tell me not to be overly influenced by you?

@ Abdullahi, Truth is Constant

You'll always catch a witch if you witch-hunt. The essence of reading should be to move from the unknown to the known vice versa. What you have done here "Abdullahi", is to lift pessages with the intention of manipulating the reader. Surah Al-Maa’idah: 51 does not tell you to be unfriendly to Christians and Jews. "Don't take them as your protector!" Why? Because "do not follow their inclinations and beware of them, lest they tempt you away from some of what Allah has revealed to you." Surah Al-Maa’idah: 49.
So, let’s take it from here. Why should this verse, based on the more thorough a genuine analysis bother you anyway? To you, am I not God forsaken and bound for hell unless I embrace Christ? There is a similar verse in the Bible (2 Corinthians 6:14.) It says "Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?"

bt i bliv u are a good

bt i bliv u are a good illitrate, if u can't differentiate between ur 'God' and the Allah u are abusing, in fact our religion teaches us nt 2 abuse other ppl god or religion, good chrixtian illitrate..............

i think u are d most useless

i think u are d most useless Muslim person to come out n insult a christian cleric.if ur family goes to d mosque n pray on d eve of ur Muslim festival and never return home how will u feel?if a whole family was killed on the eve of Christmas with out witnessing d remembrance of their saviour hw wil u feel?pls let mind the way we go public and criticized our fellow religious scholar.

you must be a christian

can you insult Jesus (may God's blessing be upon him) whom you claim to revere like that, surely Jesus was just as bearded. This innocent sheikh and many other muslims keep their beard for the reason Jesus kept his. i advise you to have a better understanding of things around you.

' I have nt seen any sensible

' I have nt seen any sensible xtian'... Den brethern u avnt been looking. U need to pray to God( I mean the only living God- creator of all in Heaven and on Earth) to Open dos socket u call eyes.God BLESS U.

i am dissappointed

i am dissappointed , what you stated now is no evidence, Allah says in Q2 verse 256 , there is no compulsion in religion, verily truth has being made clear from falsehood.
Allah also says in Q60 verse 8 Allah does not forbid you to deal justly and kindly with those who fougth not against you on account of practising your religion and did not drive you out of your homes, verily Allah loves those who deal with equity.

Saharareporters is a liar.Why

Saharareporters is a liar.Why is it that your own sources never have names. Yo just sit in a corner and concoct stories around your imaginations. You are fake.

The Sheik Gumi is the Real Sheik.

Is better to speak the Truth and Die for it, than to Keep the Truth in you or said liars and Stay alive. The former Schooler late Sheik Jafar Adam has spoken the truth about them, their missions and their Western partner and many things about them which they Murdered him and yet his death even make people understand more and reject the Boko Haram mess in the country. However no Single living Soul will stay forever on this Earth, and the only Exit were every one must pass through is Death. May God Protect you.

...there we go

the truth is out at last, the idea behind BH is amnesty grant and its attendant fraud.

This is what we all expect to

This is what we all expect to hear.Other northern men in particular Buhari, IBB, Atiku should come ut openly to condemn the acts and fight it.

nice one sheikh gumi,kip it up!

What gumi has said is big big thpical true..infact, I don't see any northerner that condemned this such act of killings, bombings. So this man need to be tightened by securities!


No murderer has a heigher ideal than sheding blood. Thats what they have been doing; killing innocent people. .



Arewa ambassador to Saudi

You will be damn to believe any of this nonsense from gumi. This hardcore Muslim fundamentalist dad was a known rerrorist This is a icase of like father like son; his father was quoted as saying that over his dead body will a christian become president in Nigeria it was after his father died that OBJ became president. This Gumi is the link b/w saudi N those that sponsor ferror in nigeria .

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