The Muslim Ummah in Nigeria is no doubt in Fitnah. We have been given a bad name and repeatedly been hanged.
That Islam still survives here is wonderful. One wonders why some people still embrace the Deen despite the turmoil that has been blamed on it. Just imagine if the stigma has not been there. Well, Allaah is the Custodian of His Deen; He has promised it will reign supreme even when all hope is lost.
For some years now a notorious group, Jama’ah Ahlis-Sunnah Lid-Da’wah Wal-Jihaad (a.k.a. Boko Haram), has been on rampage killing and maiming in the name of Islam and Jihaad! Just as it kills non-Muslims (unjustifiably) it kills Muslims as collateral damage. How many clerics have fallen to the bullets of its charlatans! How many places of worship, including the houses of Allâh – mosques, have been violated by its urchins! Everybody lives in fear. No day passes except it sends a terror message of rocket or bomb attack, or kidnapping! Thousands of people have lost their lives in the macabre of Boko Haram. It is on record that more Muslims have been killed in the rebellion than other people. Sanctity of lives makes no meaning to the perpetrators of the evil. Read more