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Body flays attempt to remove Abuja Chief Imam

National Chairman of JIBWIS, Sheikh Muhammad Sani Yahaya Jingir, told newsmen at the organization’s headquarters in Jos that the attempt to remove the Chief Imam…

National Chairman of JIBWIS, Sheikh Muhammad Sani Yahaya Jingir, told newsmen at the organization’s headquarters in Jos that the attempt to remove the Chief Imam was uncalled for adding that the reasons stated by the management board of the mosque is dubious.

There are reports indicating that Ustaz Musa was sacked along with the entire management of the mosque quoting the Director of Administration of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Ustaz Amin Igwebe, but a statement issued Thursday by the chairman, Recruitment Committee, Group Captain Usman Jibrin, debunked the claim saying the Chief was not removed and still remains the Acting Chief Imam pending the selection of a substantive Imam.

According to Sheikh Jingir, for a person to qualify for the position of an Imam, the “person does not need western education. The religion of Islam was founded in Arabic and not English”.

He added that Sheikh Musa “is very vast in the Qur’an, Hadith and Fiqh and these are the most important things needed of any Imam”.

Sheikh Jingir further stated that even in western education, the Imam “is very vast and even better than many of the presidents we have had in this country, so I don’t know what they want”.

He therefore called on the Sultan of Sokoto to caution the people responsible for the attempt, saying that the “mosque is a sacred place of worship and therefore, politics should not be mixed with it”.


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