- Islamic clergy in Sokoto state have advised Governor Tambuwal on how to prevent blasphemy following the gruesome murder of Deborah Samuel
- The clergy informed the government with the national and state levels should enact laws prohibiting any act of blasphemy.
- It was also learned that the clergy advised that students admitted to colleges must write a declaration of commitment to respect one another’s religion
Sokoto – After the assassination of Deborah Samuel, a student at Shehu Shagari College of Education Sokoto, for alleged blasphemy against the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) have recommended some Islamic clerics on how to deal with the situation.
According to the Daily Trust, the top imams of the Juma’at Mosques in Sokoto met with Governor Aminu Tambuwal on Friday May 13.
It was noted that the clergy th The government should legislate at the national and state levels , which would ban any act of blasphemy in the country.
One of the witnesses at the meeting said that the Gei Others also suggested that the law should provide penalties for violators.
They felt this would discourage people from making blasphemous comments.
The clerics also advised that students admitted to colleges must write a pledge to respect each other’s religion.
Blasphemy: Sheikh Gumi reveals how Prophet Muhammad reacted when he was insulted
In a related development, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, a well-known Islamic cleric, said that the Prophet of Islam, Muhammad (SAW), at several points in his life was insulted by non- Muslims.
The cleric explained that the Prophet, however, refused to attack or even kill persons who had murdered his characters.
Gumi popularized this when he took a religious education class in his r Mosque Kaduna Juma’at.
Buhari condemns the assassination of Deborah Samuel
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has responded to the assassination of Deborah Samuel and said , that despite the extent of the provocation, no one had the right to take the life of another.
The President immediately ordered an impartial investigation into the tragic incident; what happened before and during the incident.
He also called for controlled comment by the media and for the general public to wait patiently while investigations into the matter continue.