Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, has condemned the gruesome murder of Deborah Samuel, the 200-level student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto state.
Deborah, a student of the Shehu Shagari College of Education, in Sokoto, was murdered by an irate mob last week for allegedly blaspheming against the prophet.
Speaking during his sermon in Kaduna, Sheik Gumi reminded extremist Muslims that the prophet of Islam, Muhammad, did not at any time kill anyone despite the fact that he was insulted on numerous occasions.
Gumi said the prophet’s refusal to avenge the insults non-Muslims rained on him while he was alive, was because he did not want to be tagged a murderer.
“Anyone who kills a non-Muslim who they have agreed to live peacefully with, will not smell the fragrance of Paradise for 40 years. 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 said