THE ISSUE OF BOKO HARAM(Dr. Ahmad Abubakar Mahmud Gumi)

Assalamu Alaikum Ya Jama’ah.
It is my ardent belief that issues no
matter how complicated and
delicate should be freely
discussed more especially when
such silence can lead to loss of life
and properties.
Allah –subhanahu wa taala- has
forbidden us to be unjust and be
harmful to ourselves and to people
in general. That is why the prophet
– alaihis salatu was salam- was
quoted as saying:
“ﺍﻟﻤﺴﻠﻢ ﻣﻦ ﺳﻠﻢ ﺍﻟﻤﺴﻠﻤﻮﻥ ﻣﻦ ﻟﺴﺎﻧﻪ ﻭﻳﺪﻩ
ﻭﺍﻟﻤﻬﺎﺟﺮ ﻣﻦ ﻫﺠﺮ ﻣﺎ ﻧﻬﻰ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﻋﻨﻪ” ﻣﺘﻔﻖ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ
“The true Muslim is one whom the
Muslims are safe from his tongue
and hand, and the Migrant
(Muhajir) is one that migrates
away from things forbidden by
This means, regardless of one’s
good intentions, his actions should
never incur harm unto the Muslims
and the innocents. On this, the
prophet – alaihis salatu was
salam- said:
” ﺇﻥ ﺃﻋﻈﻢ ﺍﻟﻤﺴﻠﻤﻴﻦ ﻓﻰ ﺍﻟﻤﺴﻠﻤﻴﻦ ﺟﺮﻣﺎ ﻣﻦ
ﺳﺄﻝ ﻋﻦ ﺃﻣﺮ ﻟﻢ ﻳﺤﺮﻡ ﻓﺤﺮﻡ ﻋﻠﻰ ﺍﻟﻨﺎﺱ ﻣﻦ ﺃﺟﻞ
ﻣﺴﺄﻟﺘﻪ ” ﺭﻭﺍﻩ ﺃﺣﻤﺪ ﻭﺃﺑﻮ ﺩﺍﻭﺩ
“The most grievous criminal
among the Muslims is a person
who asked about something not
forbidden then it was made haram
on people based on his inquiry”.
We could see here that the person
was seeking a fatwa to comply
with trying to make his religious
duty perfect, but because it was
over an issue left out by the
lawgiver and his actions brought
more hardship on the Muslims, he
turned out to be the worst of all
In the same sense, what would be
the verdict of someone who will do
something that can give room and
opportunity for the Muslims to be
killed or distressed or arrested and
jailed or cause their trade
disruption or economic
We can see then that such a
person is just the biggest of all
criminals and not a pious person,
because by his action has cause
untold hardship to the ummah. As
some will be arrested, while others
will be humiliated in road blocks all
over their cities all in the name of
fighting boko haram.
Now we have come to understand
that there are enemies of Islam
that camouflage as ‘boko haram’
attacking people and causing
mischief on earth so that the
Muslims will be blamed and be
Yet the questions that will throw it
self are:
1. Is it true that there are among
us Muslims those who are truly
members of the Boko Haram
doing these attacks while knowing
that the consequence of such
actions will negatively affect Islam
and the Muslims?
2. How can the Muslims react to
this tribulation?

4 thoughts on “THE ISSUE OF BOKO HARAM(Dr. Ahmad Abubakar Mahmud Gumi)

  1. only Allah knows who are behind boko ha ram in this our country nigeria. we pry to Almighty Allah to make them understanding what Dr.Ahmad mahmoud gumi explain

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