November 29, 2023


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Why Brother Abubakar Shekau (Darul Tawheed), Chief of Boko Haram Need to Prevent This Jihad

Topic: Please Reconsider AND HAVE MERCY ON US

I simply call you brother not for the reason that I am the son of your mother or a fellow Muslim brother. But you are my brother simply because we are the two Nigerians, though you have informed us at the moment that you are the latest Caliph in the entire world. Brother I know you have respect for Usumah bin Muhammad bin Awad bin Ladin (may possibly God Most Superior confess him into Paradise) and Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi Al-Husseini Al-Qurashi but I want to attract your interest to Sheikh Uthman dan Fodio (may God Most High confess him into Paradise), the most influential Islamic scholar in the history of Islam in West Africa and probably Africa since he was closer to us than the other two jihadists.

Brother Abu, in September 1804 Shehu Uthman dan Fodio declared the first jihad in Nigeria against the rulers of Gobir. His causes for the jihad had been
a. The men and women of Gobir mix Islam with paganism. The Hausa folks ended up mingling the teachings of the Prophet (s.a.a.w) with areas of the standard regional religion.
b. The rulers of Gobir imposed hefty tax on the bad and oppressed the peasantry.
c. The governing administration of the Habe or Hausa rulers were being corrupt and inefficient. Citizens could not attain administrative justice in the legislation courtroom with no the payment of bribes.
d. The law courts administered customary as a substitute of Islamic justice. The primary penalties for breaking the legislation were being hefty fines which helped to swell the cash flow of the condition.
e. Commercial legislation to safeguard the modern society versus extortion had been not enforced.
f. The Fulani (Uthman dan Fodio’ kinsmen) were excluded from the higher stages of govt even however they had been far more educated.
g. The assassination endeavor on the existence of Uthman dan Fodio by Yunfa the ruler of Gobir.

Darul Tawheed, on the 9th day of August, 2009, your sect Boko Haram, declared war on Nigeria. In accordance to your spokesman the causes for the declaration of war was as follows
a. The adoption of a Civilised or Western constitution with provisions like the suitable and privileges of females, the plan of homosexualism, lesbianism, multi-celebration democracy, blue movies rape of infants, prostitution, consuming beer and alcoholic beverages and several other people that are opposed to Islamic civilisation.
b. The killing of your to start with leader Mallam Yusuf (may perhaps God Most High confess him into Paradise) in a callous, wicked and destructive manner.
c. The non-adoption of Sharia rule in Nigeria and
d. The existence of wicked political get-togethers leading the place, the corrupt, irresponsible, legal and murderous political leadership of Nigeria.

Brother Abu, I know I am not competent to deal with you since I am not your calibre both of those in age, wealth, dimensions, instruction and fame. Also my dedicated fellowship with the “folks of the E book” is a great downside in speaking to you. Please have mercy on me. I strongly perceive that the jihad of Sheikh Uthman dan Fodio which influenced early jihadist like Ahmadu Seku, Alhaji Umar, Samori Ibn and Lafiya Toure also have a terrific affect on you. A critical search at the causes for the jihad of Uthman and your individual displays some similarities. But I want to condition categorically that some of the good reasons for your struggle are real when some are not justifiable.

Darul Tawheed, the Nigerian state has never ever produced guidelines to inspire gals to disrespect their husbands, neither have they stopped ladies from receiving married. All we have carried out is to make rules that protect ladies from becoming handled like animals. They want to be educated and not made use of as home utensil. Uthman dan Fodio was strongly vocal in women’s schooling. He introduced the women out of their houses and place them in just one place and the gentlemen in another place and began to routinely lecture them. My brother, Nigeria is not responsible of this accusation.

The Nigerian Countrywide Assembly regardless of all the pressures from the West not too long ago enacted the Anti-Homosexual Regulation, which demonstrates that Nigeria is in opposition to lesbianism and homosexualism. I am pretty guaranteed that our leaders will proceed to resist just about every inner or exterior power pressuring them to legalise these abominable acts. I sense we are not responsible of this accusation. Also, this nation has guidelines that prohibits drug trafficking and rape and a number of offenders has been duly punished. We are towards drug trafficking totally and our land forbids rape. But your steps may possibly be reasonable since the nations corrupt regulation enforcement brokers and the judiciary, which occasionally abandon or switch the law upside-down owing to affect of bribe. But by the grace of God all corrupt governing administration officials will quickly be erased from Nigeria.

Senior brother, the concern of multi-bash democracy, blue films, prostitution, consuming beer and alcohol and numerous many others that are opposed to Islamic civilisation are additional advanced. On the matter multi-get together democracy, Sir I are unable to say considerably about that mainly because I truly feel the people should really elect their leaders. I believe I know your grievance, all leaders should really be selected by the Almighty. But, I also assume that the voice of the upright the greater part is a pointer to the will of God. A totally free and fair election will create a great chief.

Pornography, prostitution and alcoholism are all menace to the modern society. They have triggered additional harm than great. Whilst our government has not built rules that forbids these acts, but I entirely assistance the prohibition of these societal vices. Virtually all the religions in Nigeria preach versus Pornography, prostitution and alcoholism. I also suggest that we train Nigerians the very good information of the Holy Guide to stay clear of the mingling the teachings of the Prophet (s.a.a.w) with factors of the other faith.

The killing of your very first chief Mallam Yusuf (might God Most High acknowledge him into Paradise) in a callous, wicked and malicious fashion is highly condemnable. He was not specified fair hearing but was killed mercilessly. We are responsible of murder. My only comment on this problem is have mercy, present compassion and forgive us of our sin. We are not able to replace his everyday living but I know we have learnt our lessons the hard way.

My brother what I talk now is just a personalized, the component entities that created up Nigeria are not all Muslims. Islam was predominantly the condition religion in most aspect of the northern Nigeria and other regions experienced their individual faith. Nigeria has never ever been an Islamic Condition for the reason that the amalgamation of 1914 introduced diverse faith with each other and insisting that citizens ought to be converted to a certain faith may possibly not be feasible. Even Sheikh Uthman dan Fodio under no circumstances compelled Pagans to change to Islam relatively they had been subjected to security tax. The Nigerian nation has the Sharia Court docket that has the electric power to test all Islam relevant instances. I propose that every single Muslim should improve the knowledge of the Sharia Law, though other citizens really should be authorized to practice their own religion due to the fact jihad is not a declaration of war towards other religions. It is worthy of noting that the Holy Koran specifically refers to Jews and Christians as “individuals of the e book” who really should be safeguarded and highly regarded. All 3 faiths worship the identical God. Allah is just the Arabic term for God, and is employed by Christian Arabs as very well as Muslims. As very long non-Muslims stay meek and willing to reside peacefully amid the believers and has no intention to overpower the Muslims, your divine obligation is to handle them peacefully, regardless of their denial of Islam. Brother, occur and make a treaty with the govt.

Brother you lifted the problem of wicked political functions main the region, corrupt, irresponsible, legal and murderous political leadership of Nigeria as a person of the motives for the jihad. My brother I am your very first witness in this subject. Corruption has eaten deep into the fibres of this nation. These days corrupt politicians are conferred with National Honours and chief titles. They fly in non-public jets since they you should not want to drive on negative roadways. They travel abroad for medicals since they know that they have turned our hospitals to loss of life den. Their kids college in the finest schools overseas because they know that our educational facilities barely produce graduates that can compete favourable with their counterparts simply because of misappropriation of education and learning resources. Abu, we shout and they faux that they are deaf. We cry but it would seem our tear is unseen. Poverty and demise is now the buy of the day. Nigerians die every day in thousands simply because of these heartless and wicked politicians. In simple fact, the quantity of men and women that have died mainly because of the looting of nationwide funds is a lot less than the range you and your sects have killed. If we sum the selection of Nigerians that die day-to-day in car or truck mishaps mainly because of bad roadways, those that drop their lives thanks to lack of medication or folks that have died throughout fireplace outbreaks due to the fact of deficiency of electric electrical power you will agree with me.

If in fact 1 of your causes for this jihad is to apparent wicked political get-togethers, corrupt, irresponsible, legal and murderous political leadership of Nigeria, then the masses is solidly behind you due to the fact they are our major issue not you. Brother, I have one concern for you, considering that you started off this jihad how numerous corrupt politician have you punished? All of them and their family members associates can pay for the finest protection gadget that will preserve them short-term risk-free. Some of them have even decided to are living exterior the nation and fly into the nation in their non-public jets. The victims of the jihad are the poor who you declare to be battling for. Abu, they are killing us every day and you are also doing the very same, what do you want us to do?

Brother, all these bombings, kidnapping and killing ought to halt. They promised us that in six months if they are in demand of Yobe, Adamawa and Borno, Boko Haram will be crushed. We gave it to them and they questioned for a further 6 months which they also bought. Now that want a further 6 months and individuals are inquiring the little one you could not conquer when he was crawling how can you defeat him now that he has started off strolling?

My heartfelt intent for crafting this report is to say sorry. We are sorry for killing you excellent chief. We are sorry for marketing pornography, alcoholism and prostitution. I also apologise on the behalf of our greedy and wicked politicians have mercy on them. Don’t forget that Prophet Mohammed advised his followers returning from a military services campaign: “This working day we have returned from the minor jihad to the key jihad,” which he said meant returning from armed fight to the tranquil battle for self-management and betterment. That is you can defend the religion against other individuals using authorized, diplomatic and economic to political means. Darul Tawheed, tell the federal government what you want and end killing people you want to protect.