By Sani Muhd
The National council of Muslim Youth Organizations (NACOMYO) and Sultanate council has in collaboration with ten other Nigerian Muslims Organizations Thursday rounded off a 10th Sheikh Usmanu Bn Fodiyo week with a lecture titled “Qur’an the Global necessity” deliver by Indian born Dr Zakir Naik.
Dr Naik at the lecture said, the holy Qur’an is the solution for all form of terrorism and other social vices across the globe.
“it’s only in the Qur’an Allah cautioned against harming women and children even at the time of hostility, the Qur’an urged believes to stand against injustice even it affect parents or relations.
“The social media, worldwide are today supporting Palestinian course despite the propaganda of the western media which lebel palestinian fighters as terrorist rather than freedom fighters”
Sheikh Bn Fodiyo Week which is commemorated every year is aimed at reviewing and keeping abreast the life and teachings of renowned scholar sheikh Usmanu Bn Fodiyo who established Sokoto Caliphate and lives over one hundred years ago.
The topic of this year’s lecture was tagged “Qur’an the global necessity and was delivered by renowned Indian born Islamic scholar Sheikh Dr Zakir Naik at the International conference Center Kasarawa a suverb of Sokoto metropolis.
The coordinator of NACOMYO Sokoto state Chapter Malam Shehu Garba in welcome address commended the sultanate council for the collaborative effort.
He said NACOMYO would continue to partner with his eminence to celebrate the Usmanu Bn Fodiyo week which has since become a yearly event.
The chairman organizing committee Malam Lawal Maidoki (Sadaukin Sokoto) stated that, the theme of this year’s week long event is ” rebuilding our society based on our core principles: Lessons from the life of Sokoto jihad leaders.
He said the commemoration of Bn Fodiyo week is so well timed and appropriate as our society need to learn from the core principles of the Sokoto jihad leaders who were able to establish the largest political entity of the 19th century which radiates beyond Africa.
Maidoki further said, the continue occupation and colonization of palestine by the Zionist forces as well as the ongoing genocide and erhenic cleansing taking place in Gaza where Hospitals and innocent buildings are targeted for destruction using internationally banned weapons which is a clear injustice which Muslims around the world stand against.
“We called on the Federal Government of Nigeria to severe ties with Israel, and the apharthite regime of the Zionist state as done by countries like Bolivia.”
“We are grateful to his eminence the Sultan of Sokoto Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubkar III and the Sultanate council for their support and guidance in planning, development and conducting the 10th edition” particularly the bearing of the logistic cost of the Keynote speaker Dr Zakir Naik and his son Sheikh Farik Naik who delivered a similar lecture at Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto.
Important dignitaries at the ceremony include, the representative of the sokoto state Governor, Alhaji Muhammadu Bello Sifawa, the Kebbi state Governor, Alhaji Nasiru Idris (Kauran Gwandu), the Deputy Governor of Zamfara state Alhaji Mani Malam Mummuni Masamar Mudi, the Emir of Zazzau, the Emir of Kano, the former secretary to the federal government Alhaji Yayale Ahmed and host of other important dignitaries across the country.