An Ibo Muslim scholar declares his challenges being a muslim

The weeklytrust describes Sheikh Shehu Uthman Anaga, formerly Sylvanus Anaga, as one of the leading Igbo Muslim scholars from Ebonyi State. Sheikh Anaga says lack of adequate propagation and enlightenment are the main factors militating against the spraed of Islam in eastern part of Nigeria.’ The interview with the Muslim Igbo man led to the following:

Tell us a little about yourself.

I was born in Ebonyi State. I became a Muslim in 1972, but left the eastern region in 1973 in search of education. I didn’t return to Igbo land on permanent basis until last year, 2011, but I am not staying in Abakaliki. Before I left this part of the country (north), I was the Provost of the Jama’atu College of Education, Kaduna.

How old were you when you became a Muslim?

I was 13 years old when I converted to Islam. Islam has its way of taking somebody. I am aware that many people converted to Islam after they had listened to preachings, but my own case was different, because I saw it in a dream. At a time when I was sleeping, I heard a loud noise coming from outside my room. When I went out to see what was happening, I saw many people lined up. When those people saw me, they asked me to come. When I joined them, we all bowed in sujud (prostration).

After some days, I heard the same voice again in a dream. So, I went out, but this time around what I saw was white people who told me that I should join them without any waste of time. We made the same sujud. On the third occasion, when I went out, I saw some people performing ablution and I joined them. That was where I learnt how to perform ablution, because the people taught me.

When I told two very close friends of mine, Ignatius queried whether I want to become a Muslim while Hassan accepted to be a Muslim with me because of what I saw in my dream.

After some months, we went to Nsukka to meet one Ibrahim Idah to learn about the religion. He is also an Igbo man who converted to Islam before us, but he was not all that knowledgeable. It was there that we met some Hausas. After asking us how we became Muslims, they administered the Kalamatu Shahada (testifying the oneness of Allah) for us.

In the middle of 1973, we went about telling people that we are Muslims, friend of mine and myself, Muhammad Ologo. In the course of that, we came across a pamphlet by an Islamic missionary in Ilorin. We wrote a letter to them and they asked us to meet them in Ife. That was how we started learning the Islamic jurisprudence. In 1974, I got admission to read Islamic Theology at the Islamic Education Trust, Sokoto. When I graduated in 1975, I started working with the JNI as a preacher. I did my Grade II at the Kaduna Teachers’ College but still working with the JNI. That was how I picked up in learning the Islamic Jurisprudence.

In 1984, I got admission at King Sa’ud University in Riyad, Saudi Arabia where I did my BA in Islamic Studies. When I came back, I was taken to the Jama’atu Institute for Arabic and Islamic Studies where I was given the duty of reviving it. I was made Vice Principal and later became the Principal. In 1996, it was upgraded to College of Education and I was made the Ag Provost. That was how I did my masters and now I am pursuing my PhD.

Were you with your parents when you became a Muslim, if so, what was their reaction?

Yes, I was with my mother because my father was already late then. One interesting thing was how I resisted all the pressures from the community, and because of that, my mother became a Muslim and died one year after. That was how I left my home to search for knowledge, because at that time I don’t know how to worship God. I just used to be making sujud while people gather around to be looking at me as a mad man.

What can you say are the challenges of Igbo Muslims?

In fact, I thank God; because when I went home recently, it was not like the time we converted to Islam where we were very few. Now, things are changing as we have many Igbos who are Muslims now. Another interesting thing is how some state governments in the east are now recognising the presence of Muslims in their states.

Despite all that, Igbo Muslims are still considered as disgrace to their families. This is one major challenge. If state governments of the east intend to help Islam and Muslims, they are forced to back out, because of pressure from the church and the people. There was a time Muslims went to pay Sallah visit to Governor Martins Elechi and he promised to build an Islamic school for the in Afikpo. People, including the churches, rose up to say that he is trying to Islamise the state. This is to tell you how serious the challenge is.

Muslim Igbos are not allowed to work in the services of their various states. In Ebonyi, I know of only four Muslims who are working with the state government. In fact, one of them converted to Islam when he was working. The perception is that if you are an Igbo man and you decide to become a Muslim, then you are not a normal human being.

In the schools, there is no provision for Islamic Studies. Every student is made to study Christian Religious Knowledge. Even in our universities, there are no departments for Islamic studies. I think it is only in Port-Harcourt that we have Department of Islamic Studies in the whole of south east and south south.

What efforts are you making to change the trend?

If people are use to something for many years, it would take time before you can bring change. The first effort we are making is bringing ourselves together. This would enable us to determine our present situation, the future of our children and everything about us as Muslims. We are not terrorists; we are not extremists; we are only Muslims who preferred Islam as a way of life. We are followers of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), that is why we are not fighting. We are gradually demanding for our rights. We are saying that it is not mandatory that every Igbo man must be a Christian. We know there are non-Christians among the Igbo who are not Muslims. I want the Igbo people to borrow from the Yoruba who tolerate one another despite differences in religion, because everyone would be accountable for his own deed before God. We feel that this situation can change if we are given airtime on both the radio and television for people to hear what Islam is all about. Muslim organisations like the JNI should propagate Islam in the east through sponsoring preaching and publications in the form of books and pamphlets. This perception of Islam in the east came about largely due to inadequate publicity and awareness campaigns. Therefore, the JNI, northern emirs and other well-to-do Muslims should do more in this regard.

80 COMMENTS

  1. men the guy is totally possessed by demons ,check out his comments he need deliverance .don’t worry he must confess JESUS .

  2. @Kayse, Christ himself has said dat his ppl are dying coz of Lack of knowledge and am sori to say ur part of them. What is wrong in one being a Muslim? Islam is a religion of God n dia nothing u or anybody can do abt it. Most Christians lack undastanding!

  3. This guy has lost his senses,if i find him anywhere in the southeast,he won’t live to tell the story,he should better remain in northern nigeria because if i find him in the southeast,even security forces cannot stop me from taking him out of existence,p**k a**

  4. This Man really saw vision. But mind you their are visions from the devil and I think his own is among. The man cannot come and tell us rubbish. Government build Islamis schools for where in my IGBO land. We shall see. I can see this man is trying to bring in BOKO HARAM to the EAST all in the name of Islamic stuff. We shall see because I know God will not allow him to do that. He better stay in the North where he belongs because it will be hot on him when he comes back to IGBO LAND.

    • My dear brothers you should let this man chose the religion of his interest, it is between him and his maker and not you. I respect him, for being who he wants to be. On when he step his foot in Igbo land, no body will do him any thing because Igbo land belong to all Igbos regardless of your belief and or your religiion. If he convince that what he has is the best I bet my life that I will follow him. I will be in my home town in Mbaise and see where you are coming from. I hate when some ignorant ones among us Igbos talk as if their only their papa get Igbo land.

    • Igbos dominates Christianity in the whole South,but the their way even amoung them no love to compare with so called hhaus Muslim. Even in an ibo will prefer to deal with hausa than Christian.the story of otokoto,okija and so on are in the memory. Pot calling kettle black. Christianity is more confused because there is know specific way of worship to compare to Islam. Why is like that.which is way Jesus brought and how himself pray to God. In the view above Islam is more preferred to Christianity. After all Jesus say he did not come with any religion but to follow the existing one. That’s mean Islam is the only way. See the it is being practiced.

    • Igbos dominates Christianity in the whole South,but see their way no love to compare with so called Hausa Muslim. Even an ibo will prefer to deal with hausa than Christian.the story of otokoto,okija and so on are in the memory. Pot calling kettle black. Christianity is more confused because there is know specific way of worship to compare to Islam. Why is like that.which is way Jesus brought and how himself pray to God. In the view above Islam is more preferred to Christianity. After all Jesus say he did not come with any religion but to follow the existing one. That’s mean Islam is the only way. See the way itit is being practiced.

  5. Muslim all around the globe always claim of peace in their marrows but the outcome is the opposite,I’m not in any way against any religion but what fears me is the the pre-dominant outcome.
    IN Nigeria,muslim majority is characterized by violence,from their jihad and the conquering of Uthman Dan Fodio.
    They should try reverse that trend.

  6. (Al-Quran ch:41 Vs 53) said Soon we will show them our signs in the(farthest)regions(of the earth)and in there own soul,until it becomes manifest to them that this is the truth. Also Q3:64 say, “O people of the book!Come to common terms as betwen us and you:That we worship none bt Allah, That we Associate no partners wit Him, That we erect not from ourselves,Lords and patrons other than Allah” if then they turn back, say you “bear witness that we are Muslims(bowing to Allah’s will)

  7. Pls, wen do we learn to tolerate each other in dis country? Wen do we learn to lov each other? Is it a course to be a muslim? Imagine if u were created to be a muslim, wil u say God is wicked? Does it mean as a christian, u ?????????????

  8. I beg u all against Islam.Dnt make conclusions on what u didnt find out(its even a sin accordn 2 d bible).Read d quran nd find out if violence or conflagrations r acceptable.U’d rada sit down, condemnin Islam bcos some terrorists claim to b muslims.Nigerians hv 2 b inquisitive.Hv u studied d bhaviour of some muslims around ur house,hostels,institutions?Did u see them wit gunz?NO,bcos violence nd hatred r sins in d quran.

    I URGE NIGERIANS TO CHECK OUT WAT ISLAM TEACHES,NT WAT SOME FAKE MUSLIMS DO.DONT C BOKO HARAM AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO CONDEMN ISLAM BCOS THEY PRETEND TO BE MUSLIMS.’WE R NT VIOLENT’ pls read dis sincerely.

  9. I beg u all against Islam.Dnt make conclusions on what u didnt find out(its even a sin accordn 2 d bible).Read d quran nd find out if violence or conflagrations r acceptable.U’d rada sit down, condemnin Islam bcos some terrorists claim to b muslims.Nigerians hv 2 b inquisitive.Hv u studied d bhaviour of some muslims around ur house,hostels,institutions?Did u see them wit gunz?NO,bcos violence nd hatred r sins in d quran.

    I URGE NIGERIANS TO CHECK OUT WAT ISLAM TEACHES,NT WAT SOME FAKE MUSLIMS DO.DONT C BOKO HARAM AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO CONDEMN ISLAM BCOS THEY PRETEND TO BE MUSLIMS.’WE R NT VIOLENT’ pls read dis sincerely.

  10. It is obvious….that the man is fanishing big time,is one of the few who got converted to gain favior…in the quater’s they need’s help..from a muslim dude””you can hear him saying he was a destitude indirectly””nonetheless a fake muslim”””but he as the right to choose is religion…but i see him not to be true follower of mohammed…may you never get close a true muslim when they are killing x’tian becourse you will surely be the first the will finish..the man should hosh and stay in the east or get the fuck out of east..

  11. God says, In Quran Chapter 17 verse 81, That Truth (Islamic Monotheism) has come and Batil(falsehood i.e polytheism) has vanished Surely by nature Batil (falsehood,polytheism) is bound to vanish.

  12. The man isn’t making sense cos, it will be difficult to sell that religion considering how many igbos that had been killed bcos of Islam, someone said that Christian lack knowledge, I mean knowledge of what? knowledge that Muslims hides under boko haram, Islamic jihads, al-queda network etc to kill others in the name of Allah. you convert to Islam, you will be disowned by your people, islam is meant for desperate and confused Ibos.

  13. Abeg, people are saying that islam is a peaceful religion, but why were the imams incites them into violence right from the mosque, check many violent in Nigeria, it normally starts after Friday prayers, it’s a fact. It’s on record that many terrorists all over the globe got recruited from their place of worship. Now they are telling Mr President to convert to islam if he wants them to stop bombing, can you imagine that? Truth is that Islam and killing are synonymous.

  14. christians in d north enjoy far better rights as minorities compared to muslim minorities in the south. It is evident that christian are very intolerant yet they are quick to point at discrimination against them in d north despite d fact that what they are meteing at muslims is far horrible. All d universities in d southeast nd southsouth have refused to allow muslims build mosques yet no northern university wil dsicriminate against christian that way. Schools even in d core north allow xtains children to be taught xtian religious knowledge at public schools. Yet d media is biased, blind and insensitive to these and even have d effrontery to accuse d northerners of intolerance. Even fron d comment in dis section u can see how igbo cannot countenance d simple fact that one of them is a muslim, in exercise of his right to free choice of belief and conscience. Until we teach our children tolerance and try to live by d ideals of a free nd a democatic society, we will continue to have as many bokoharams as possible, and d future will augur very badly.

  15. @ Chinedu, d knowledge u n most oda christians lack is dat u dnt read n research ur bible let alone oda religious buks save what ur leaders ask u to read, prove me wrng by bringing a verse u’ve sincerly read in d quaran. Why dnt u go n read d english quran then cme n tel me wia u find Violence. However, u ppl dnt tolerates oda faiths

  16. I’m sorry to say but this is hogwash!! I respect every mans religion but sadly this quran thing is an express way to hell! And like I said in an article some time ago on this site the anti christ in the form of islam is already here with us! We all need to pray fervently and repent, turn to God through His Son Jesus Christ! Heaven is real, so also is Hell. I will rather accept bhuddisim, paganism, confusians, or aetheist into igbo land bcos they are peaceful than a muslim who will cut your throat and kill your children at the slightest excuse

  17. I wonder if most of the Igbos know what religion is or is not in the first place! And am quiet sure majority does’nt know what Christianity itself is all about! And by most of the comments above, most of them who claimed to be Christian igbos are neither better than Boko Haram in their speech nor better in actions, in reality they remain just like a cancer for Christianity, as the Boko Harams are to Islam…… This people need to learn what religion is all about! But for now, they are Boko Haram to Christianity itself, what a pity.

  18. So, there are some Igbos in this senseless so called boko haram genocide??? Quite amazing!! What are these types of Igbos up to?? Sabotaging themselves are the main victims in this genocide??Grievious!!!

  19. A shame to u ppl, you proclaim to be xtians while you are not true xtians. I mean you are xtians by mouth not by action neither by mind. The muslims are true xtians than you ppl. A true xtian is the one who follow all the commandment contain in the bible. But xtians of today were astray from the real biblical way of teachings. Bible prohibit: 1. the drinking of alcohol, you do. Muslim don’t. 2. Adultery, you do. Muslims don’t. 3. Indescency, that’s your modesty. Muslims descence. 4. Bible said: jesus felt with his face infront of his lord, muslim do the same. You don’t. A lot of biblical command muslim obey, but you don’t. A lot of prohibitions muslim forbid but you don’t. The worst of it, most of you don’t know your bible. but muslims know their book very well. That is why when it comes to debate you failed. Think twice please!!

  20. So many of the xtains are very ignorant of xtainity talkless of knowing anything about islam, I am an igbo person and I am very happy that we the igbo muslims are multiplying in numbers, we av our right to practice whatever religion we wish and we r very ready for any useless person or group who will try to stop us

  21. hmmmm! The world z realy cumin 2 an end.dis man has succeded in takin his mother 2 helfire in d name of seein visions i jst hope he wl repent jst as paul did in his dayz .wel he z from Abakaliki dat wz y his moda joined him poor woman

  22. Christians r so proud that there pastors make forbes word richest lists.Your pastors r jst scammers who build institutions with exhorbitant fees.They claim its for all d christians bt 95 pcent of u cant afford to go ther.They r making money for themselves nt d church.Be wise o.

  23. @christians,wat do u know abt end tym?Quran xplains it better.ur pastors r scammers.they kmw d truth bt wont tell u bcos they want to be rich.He wants to buy a private jet.Think twice and make enquiries.

  24. When the time comes you muslims will know that IGBO’S cant even be stopped by government and God will even help us to dispose you muslims and your scam Quran. Someone will stay in his house and begin to talk trash. Imagine I knw is only Abakili will do such and most of them are outcast. The beginning of Islam in IGBO land is the beginning of killing of the christians Boko Haram killed. Let them come and see.

  25. HYYYYY,THAT IS HIS LIFE…I APPRECIATE HIS COURAGE TO SAY HIS MIND.I RESPECT FREEDOM AND FROM FREEDOM OF SPEECH U COULD HAVE IMAGINE HOW MANY TERRORIST COULD HAVE APPEARED IN THE SOUTH LIKE MY TREASURE.WELL,I M NOT FROM THIS COUNTRY BUT I THINK LET GIVE CHANCE TO INDIVIDUALISM..PRACTICE WHAT EVER YOU FEELS IS GOOD FOR YOU.I ONLY FOLLOWS MY COMMANDMENT BCOZ MY MOST TRUSTED PASTORS 1,2,3,4,5,HAVE ALL FAILED ME.THEY KNW THE TRUTH WEN THEY READ THIS LIKEWISE TO SOME MUSLIM IMAMS AS TOLD BY SOME MUSLIM FRIENDS.BUT I WANT TO IF U ARE BROUGHT UP WITH THE KNOWLEDGE OF XTIANITY NOR MUSLIM,THAT UR LUCK AND IF U CHANGE IT ALL LEFT TO U.BUT I L SOON LEAVE THIS PLACE BY GOD’S MIGHTY GRACE BUT HONESTLY THE MUSLIM IN THE COUNTRY ARE TOLERANT.I THANK THEM,BUT NEED TO IMPROVE THE PEACEFUL CHALENGE IN THE NORTH,IN SOUTH THE MUSLIM ARE HATED BUT TOLERANT..GOOD..I M CONFUSED ABOUT THIS RELIGIOUS HETRED IN NIGERIA,WELL!PEACE MAY HAMPER THE MONEY MAKING PASTORS/REVS WHO HAVE BELIEVED CHURCH BUSSNESS IS REWARDING.FOR THE MUSLIM MAN,IF U KNW UR CONSCIENCE IS CLEAN,ROLL ALONG BUT RESPECT EVERY RELIGION.MADNESS WE SEE TIMES WITHOUT NUMBERS…NIGERIAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

  26. Human beings should learn to respect other fellows coz God who created them has the time for all things both here on earth and above. Therefore, do good always in your life time and not the other way. We are going to assemble one day in the presence of our creator and he will reward each person according to what happens when he was alive and not we human to reward each other. God bless you all through Jesus the Judge of the whole universe.

  27. Allahuakbar!!!…God is great..an ibo man bin a muslim nd i pray dat make God dey open der eyes one by one..cos d ibo dnt even practise cristainity d way it supose..al ibo’s ar practising d werstern culture bt nt cristainity..may d almity Allah us dis man a symbol 4 orda cristain nt ibo pple only..

  28. If muslims do not kill, what does jihad means ? We all need to tolerate each other b/cos in the bible we are thought not to kill. Any religion that encourages killing is a blood- sucking -religion which is demonic. God has his seeds even in islam at the fullness of time He will draw them to Himself through Jesus Christ. Amen.

  29. Christianity is not just a religion. Christianity is accepting and recognising Jesus as Lord and letting the Holy spirit be your driving force in life. When you ve the Holy spirit, you can not fall into sins anymore. Jesus brought the Holy spirit to us Christians. I don’t care about what Moslem says but the bible says that ”whom ever believe in the name of Jesus shall be save and have eternal life but who does not shall be condemn forever”…. As we wait for the Christ to come,let us not criticise any religion, time will tell because God who gave us Jesus does not sleep or slumber.

  30. My igbo xtians bros shld.learn to ask questions,call 4 debate and other means of understanding situations rather than sarcastic utterances,challenge yr.self to knw abt.this religion called ISLAM.That`s what d europeans do and u see them reverting to islam.

  31. My igbo bros beware of western propangandist machinery,martin luther king,Nelson mandela etc were one`s terrorist b4 them but,today is a different ball game.Let`s use knowledge to analyse issues rather than sentiment and mundane points.

  32. Dis is rubish, i knw de causes of all dis problem is bcos a christain is in dat SIT and i knw dat a christain will remain in dat sit despite the presence of BOKO HARAM till anytime am satisfied,so let all those who envy dat should BETTER go 2 HELL;>.if boko is fighting 4 justice hw many muslem has they kill or how many mosque has they destroyed,dis is injustice 4 those that are talking about telorance,all we keep on hearing is that they are not a true muslem but 2 provide them is problem,but i knw that BOKO time is at the end,am proud 2 be a christain.

  33. I am very Happy dat an igbo man is a muslim nd will be more Happy dat many Igbos too will be as him. Mind of correction Mislims r not terrorist (islam is a religion of peace) then why r u all christains disturbing urselves about muslims? Look how many Xtain r here in North (Many) nd we show them nothing nor did not Abuse their religion. Then why r u all suffering urselves about muslims? Who r d Boko Haram? Government r d Boko haram not Muslims. Then u should all mind ur mouth.worship ur God n we Worship our Allah. No big deal. Then fwnds let’s try to understand ourselves. All nigerians av rigth to do what they want. May God bless us All Ameeeeen

  34. Nas n Co u are foolish n stupid to talk abt christianity like dat.u are lost I pray u get found soonest by our Lord Jesus Christ d saviour of heaven n earth through whom d world wl receive salvation.

  35. Anyway,i’v seen enough of insult passed especialy by igbos to dis man. My stand on dis case is just dat wen pple are making comment,they forget their senses in their pocket. What is bad for being an igbo muslim or u wanna claim to me that Igbos are meant to be christian? Just tink of it,Nigera cnt move forward. if u call muslims terrorist because of BOKO HARAM then I will humblely conclude that xtians too are terrorist becaus of AKHWAT AKWAP by xtians. Lets just forget wht is nonsense. Islam is plus or minus anybody. Xtian can preach for every one to be xtian bt they hate telling them same. What a madness!

  36. Am sorry 2 say bt most cristians mainly frm d south lack knwld of d so cald religioun they claim 2 belive in nt 2 talk of havn d knwldg of other religion.I met an igbo freind who embrace islam just within d 3weeks stayd at d *NYSC camp in adamawa,dis young man never had no any knlodg of islam nor ever meet any muslim frnd bt jus bein conveince by d way d muslims femals corps tryn 2 stick to their decency,despite d conventional cloth to be wearin in d camp were all shorts nd indecent.while there christian counter part were busy exposin there body so also to d male doin al d atrosities,takin bears nd tryn 2 show d world dat their religion aloud such.D young man had a self apraisal nd went directly to d camp Amir nd say d kalimat ashahadat(d conventional way of acceptn islam)witout any body’s invitation or preachin.As far as d islam is concern,there is no compulsion in religion,as tym goes own d trueth shal reveil itselfAm sorry 2 say bt most cristians mainly frm d south lack knwld of d so cald religioun they claim 2 belive in nt 2 talk of havn d knwldg of other religion.I met an igbo freind who embrace islam just within d 3weeks stayd at d *NYSC camp in adamawa,dis young man never had no any knlodg of islam nor ever meet any muslim frnd bt jus bein conveince by d way d muslims femals corps tryn 2 stick to their decency,despite d conventional cloth to be wearin in d camp were all shorts nd indecent.while there christian counter part were busy exposin there body so also to d male doin al d atrosities,takin bears nd tryn 2 show d world dat their religion aloud such.D young man had a self apraisal nd went directly to d camp Amir nd say d kalimat ashahadat(d conventional way of acceptn islam)witout any body’s invitation or preachin.As far as d islam is concern,there is no compulsion in religion,as tym goes own d trueth shal reveil itself

  37. The man is calling for the south east to allow muslim teachings on their radio and tv stations. To allow igbo muslims their right. My question is do the muslims allow christian practice in the north? Is it not these muslims that are killing christians at their places of worship? Ђφω many times has he heard that muslims were slaughtered while praying in the mosque in the South? In the south we respect muslims and give them enough freedom to pratice. We live in peace. But they just don’t want any christian in the north. After they have driven christians away from the north, they want to push for acceptance in the south? If that happens Nigeria will become islamic state

  38. What our pastors normally preach is to be as tolerant as JESUS CHRIST, bt dey act in otherwise,muslim in †ђξ north ₪ western part of †ђξ country are very tolerant ₪ acomondative, on like their christian counterpart in †ђξ east. their are countless nmbers of christians in the north, bt hardly will U̶̲̥̅̊ count a thousand muslim in east bt we pretend to hv 1 nigeria. Definitely, if this country is to split, it shall start from †ђξ east ₪ nt from †ђξ north as we all expected. christians in Nigeria as frgoten †ђξ 2ru teachins of bible bt amends to the western way of life. Ladies ar now allow to walk half naked even in †ђξ church, churches of today ar built 4 biz purpose, these are †ђξ things ALLAH as worn us to desist from, 4 their effect and disadvantages Α̲̅я̩̥̊ε̲̣̣̣̥ very bad, e.g, hiv/aid, frauds, etc.
    My dear christian brothers and sisters. Let us embrace God and follow his rules and regulations, this is for our own sake. Islam is not †ђξ religion of Boko haram nor religion of Al-Khaeda, check out the muslim around you, in ur house ₪ @ ur place of work. Ar dey violent? think twice b4 u comment on sumbody. Islam is a religion of peace nd peace is what our PROPHET MUHAMMED(saw) teaches. May ALLAH forgive us all!

  39. Stop d blasmephemy nd face ur own religion. Afterall religion will nt take us to heaven bt it s only d act or righteousness dat will take us to heaven. For those of U̶̲̥̅̊ judging others, stop judging dem cos it s only God dat has d right to judge. Touch not ♍‎​‎​​γ̲̣̣̥ annointed and do ♍‎​‎​​γ̲̣̣̥ prophet no harm or else U̶̲̥̅̊ will face d wrath of God. So in anything U̶̲̥̅̊ say do not blasphem the name of God and do less judging cos U̶̲̥̅̊ r not even close to perfect.

  40. What our pastors normally preach is to be as tolerant as JESUS CHRIST, bt dey act in otherwise,muslim in †ђξ north ₪ western part of †ђξ country are very tolerant ₪ acomondative, on like their christian counterpart in †ђξ east. their are countless nmbers of christians in the north, bt hardly will U̶̲̥̅̊ count a thousand muslim in east bt we pretend to hv 1 nigeria. Definitely, if this country is to split, it shall start from †ђξ east ₪ nt from †ђξ north as we all expected. christians in Nigeria as frgoten †ђξ 2ru teachins of bible bt amends to the western way of life. Ladies ar now allow to walk half naked even in †ђξ church, churches of today ar built 4 biz purpose, these are †ђξ things ALLAH as worn us to desist from, 4 their effect and disadvantages Α̲̅я̩̥̊ε̲̣̣̣̥ very bad, e.g, hiv/aid, frauds, etc.
    My dear christian brothers and sisters. Let us embrace God and follow his rules and regulations, this is for our own sake. Islam is not †ђξ religion of Boko haram nor religion of Al-Khaeda, check out the muslim around you, in ur house ₪ @ ur place of work. Ar dey violent? think twice b4 u comment on sumbody. Islam is a religion of peace nd peace is what our PROPHET MUHAMMED(saw) teaches. May ALLAH forgive us all!!!

  41. Adebayo. I can see dat u dont even hav directn, u ar neida a muslem nor a christian. But i pity dis igbo man. He is courst already dat is why he draw his mother to her early grave. He shld beta wonder around der in d north. If he come to east or south he is already a vanished man. He shld beta dine wit boko haram der.

  42. Dear space, I 4gif u 4 sayin U̶̲̥̅̊ don’t know where I belong. I’m a muslim and I’m proud of it. Bt ask ur self, ar u a 2ru christian did u 2ruly belief in jesus? I’m nt sure. Bible said u shall know †ђξ 2rut and d 2rut shall set U̶̲̥̅̊ free, a 2ru christian will never condemn his fellow human being, cos jesus never did. Even wen Jesus christ was crusified and abt to die on the cross of calvary. He still ask God to forgiv pple like u 4 u don’t know what u’re doin. Den, who ar u and how perfect ar u to condemn sumbody. If U̶̲̥̅̊ should condemn sumbody, den what makes difference btw u nd Boko haram. U better face ur religion ₪ stop this ur blasphemin, cos no matter how u try, GOD’s will shall be done, the religion from God(ISLAM) shall spread all over the world nd u can’t stop it.

  43. Any human being has no right 2judge one anoda, is only God can judge every1. Even they practice islam in d usa talkles of 9ija. Sm ple are lack exposure sah. Sowie

  44. It’s quite a pity. I know ibos for their hard work and successes in business but this is not one, this one has chosen to merely gain cheap popularity. He is just a lazy self acclaimed as an igbo man but by their fruit we shall know them this guy has not seen the light and so need to be prayed for so that Christ can be formed in him. Jesus is the way, the truth and life accept him as your personal Lord and savior and be free indeed.

  45. No just nigeria Christian but the whole world “if any of you believe that the 3rd party stories WHICH SUPPOSE TO BE THE ORIGINAL COPY OF THE ORIGINAL ARAMIAC bible teaching of jesus do not hesitate to call me on 07062777996 Faisal.
    Basics of christianity
    1. Baptism -the justification behind Baptism is abolishing original sin. The church believes that original sin passes from Adam to humans. But is sin inheritable? John the baptist himself cancelled baptism When he said purification in the future will be in the holy spirit, i.e., God’s word.
    2. The Lord’s super. It is eating bread as jesus’ flesh and drinking wine as jesus’s blood. The supper is not mentioned in any of the four gospels. It is one of the invention of the church. Beside Does God really Glorify wine?
    3. Confession. It is to confess sins through a priest, who in his turn mediates between the sinner and God. Again, this is another church innovation aiming at the reinforcement of the church
    Authority. In fact, God is your creator and no mediator is needed between the creator and the creature.
    4. Salvation. The church holds that your belief in jesus’ crucifixion is the means to your salvation. This belief undermines the whole purpose of Godly guidance. In fact, you are saved by your faith and deeds, not by having someone on the cross.
    5. Trinity. The church hold and inductrinates all its members to belief that
    God is three. Moses said God is one, Jesus himself said God is one. No messenger did preach the trinity. The church tell us God was one at time of Moses but three in jesus time. (?!).
    6. Jesus divinity. The church also holds that Jesus is God, in some instances he is believe to be son of God through Mary. But it has Never happen that jesus said so about himself in any of the four gospels. On the contrary jesus emphasised his humanity as the four gospels do show.
    7. Crucifixion. The church holds that jesus was crucified to rid the man of original sin and thus save him. Besides, the occurrence of jesus’ crucifixion itself is questionable, and the four gospels do not agree on related details.
    ONE CAN SEE THAT THE BASICS OF CHRISTIANITY ARE ESTABLISHED BY THE CHURCH NOT BY JESUS.
    The true religioun God is Islam.

  46. Meanwhile am searching for a very pretty, tall, educated, devout muslim sista of Igbo extraction hu will help me ‘spray d virus’;)

  47. Afta reading d folowings, u wil agree wit me dat d founder of islam (mohamed) was a confussed & a confussionist.
    1. No record of his birth anywhere.
    2. He was brought up by a rich Christian lady (Fatima who was 15yrs older than him), whom he married bcos her wealth, killed her & inherit her riches.
    3. He took d Holy Bible which has been in existence ova 600yrs b4 he came, copied some part of it & added his own wil & form a book called koran.
    4. He did alot of abominable arts like marrying a 6yrs old girl and started having sex wit her wen she was just 11 (child abuse). He also forcefully & trickishly marry d beautiful wife of his step son and claimed dat it is d rights of a prophet like him to marry beautiful women in respectv of their marital status. These are some of d tins in d American movie dat course problem worldwide.
    5. He did nt heal any sick person rather he killed ppi.
    6. When he (mohd) was about to die he told his folowers dat he dosen‘t know where he was going to. But when JESUS CHRIST was about to leave, He told us dat He was going ahead of us to prepare a place for us “…in My Father‘s house, there are many massion…“

    These are some hidden facts about mohemed.

  48. I recommend the book “Twelfth Imam” to any one who really wanna know about Islam. walk into any good bookshop and get a copy for yourself, you will be surprised as the evil(islam) will be revealed to you. even you that called yourself Muslim will be ashamed of yourself and your so called Islam. is time to open our eyes, this is fuckin 21st century menhhh!!!

  49. MOST OF NIGERIAN IGBOS R IGNORANTS,RUMOUR SPREADERS THOUGH I LIKE FEW OF THEM THAT REASONS B4 THEY TALK.PLS MY BROTHERS DONT BE FOOLED BY OTHERS.BE GOOD IN RESEARCH,AND DONT TALK LIKE ANIMALS…LONGLIVE THE CHIEF

  50. i’m greatly exhilarated with ds development,may Allah keep u firm and make ur final abode Aljanat Fridauz.
    Meanwhile,non-muslims should be objective and stop being parochial bec self conviction is a cardinal point in embracing religious creed.Nigerian constitution enshrines individual liberty 2 practise any religion without being crucified by anybody. Let ‘s admit other people’s opinion and disregard prejudice. Pls,it is not by numerical strength dt determines genuiety of a religion but individual quality would be a standard 2 qualify us for paradise

  51. hmmmm any igbo man that is a muslem is a big fool. ‘are my mad to be a muslem’? Islam is nt in my dictionary cos is of the devil called satan. So Mr . Muhammed if u have chosen islam better keep it with u or else if people like catch u i will end ur life idiot man people like u dnt deserve to live. See hw u made ur mother to go hell fire. Ewu Abakalika

  52. It is amazing how individuals from esoteric lands claim Ndi Igbo identity! Who are the Igbos? Igbos are from Old Rivers Province which includes Alaigwucha (Port Harcourt), the whole of present day Imo and Abia states and greater Anambra State which includes Wawa State and Ibos in the west ( Asaba and Ibusa) who are really immigrants from Orlu. Abakiliki might be descendants of war captives but not Igbos by any stretch of the immagination. Further research on this issue could refer to the works of Professor Kalu Ezera, Dr. Kenneth Dike , Trade and Politics in the Niger Delta, Dr. Ofonargoro, Pita Nwanna, the Lyrics of Greatest Song writer of all times Harcourt White of Uzoakoli Leper Colony. Abakiliki are not Ibos due to fundamental differences in culture.

  53. U all hav spoken base on what u know & how u know,b4 I will send my comment on this issue,I want evryone that has comment so far,to read the following books 1)Who is this allah 2)Anatomy of koran 3)Jesus teaching on 5 pillars of islam 4)Ishmel my brother.

  54. You guys are just saying nonsense…I c no difference in muslims nd christians..we worship the same GOD buh in different ways..u guys should sit down nd read the bible nd the quran then compare it 2 each other..dey pass d same message

  55. every body in this world suppose to be a muslim failiour to do so shall regret it in the hell fire.Allah has save him. Their is wisdom in Islam

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