Prominent Islamic cleric, Ahmad Gumi, said that the Prophet of Islam, Muhammad (SAW), did not attack or kill anyone when he was insulted by people of the other faith during his lifetime.
According to PRNigeria, Gumi made the statement in a translated video clip while conducting a religious teaching class in his Kaduna Juma’at mosque.
Gumi noted that Muhammad refused to attack or even kill persons who assassinated his character to avoid being labelled a killer.
Reacting to the gruesome murder of Deborah Yakubu, a female Christian student at Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto, over allegedly blasphemous statements against Prophet Muhammad, Gumi noted that the act was condemnable.
According to him, the best way to demonstrate love for Prophet Muhammad (SAW) is not by killing but by adhering to his religious teaching, and total obedience.
He noted no religious law is applied in Nigeria because both Nigerian Muslims and Christians have agreed to live harmoniously together, being a secular State.
“Hence, anyone who kills a non-Muslim who they have agreed to live peacefully with, will not smell the fragrance of Paradise for 40 years,” he said.
“If we think by killing Deborah, people who are not of the same faith with us will stop insulting our prophet, then we are in delusion,” he concluded.
Gumi also called on his fellow Islamic clerics to impart sound religious tenets to their adherents instead of instigating them to perpetrate ‘reprehensible’ acts.