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Tijaniyya leader rejects appointment of ex-emir Sanusi II as sect’s leader in Nigeria


Tijaniyya leader rejects appointment of ex-emir Sanusi II as sect’s leader in Nigeria.

By Onuminya Ochowechi in Sokoto

The leader of Tijajaniyya World wide Sheikh Mahi Nyass (Caliphatul Arrm) of Dhariqa Tijjaniyya has rejected the appointment of former Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammadu Sanusi II, as the sect’s leader in Nigeria.

Nyasa, who is the son and Vicegerent (Calipha) of Shehu Ibrahim Nyass, the reformer of Dhariqa Tijjaniyya in a press statement released and issued to newsnen in Sokoto on Monday noted that the appointment of Sanusi did not follow due process.

He added that the installation of Nigeria and African Leadership of Dhariwa Tijjaniyya (Calipha) was an activity that must be subjected to scrutiny and nomination from scholars in the sect both in Nigeria and Senegal.

“Such decisions have to be discussed at different fora, agreement must be reached before the announcement”.

“After nomination by leaders, a letter of credence endorsed by group of scholars, duly signed and stamped by grand world leader (Caliphatul Arrm) must be presented to the person appointed ” Nyass explained.

The statement further stated that the purported appointment of hi former Emir Sanusi II, such modalities have not been conducted and himself Sanusi II have not presented himself or indicated interest on the seat of African leadership of Dhariqa Tijjaniyya.

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According to him, unity of followers was paramount and enjoined adherents to dedicate themselves in true worship, foster increased brotherhood and love among themselves.

Nyass further urged the followers to be law abiding citizens, shun any form of restiveness and preach peaceful coexistence among all humans.

In a separate statement to newsmen also, Sheikh Ibrahim Dahiru-Bauchi, the son of popular Islamic scholar, Sheikh Dahiru Usama-Bauchi, described the circulation of purported appointment of former Emir of Kano, Sanusi II action of mischievous makers.

Dahiru-Bauchi said Dhariqa Tijjaniyya was based on knowledge and scholastic pursuits, rooted with extant adherence to stipulated guidelines and obedience to Allah and those in charge of Dhariqa affairs.

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He explained that the younger brother of Grand Leader, Sheikh Makey Nyass was quoted out of context as he referred Emir Sanusi II as following the good step of his late grand father, late Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi I.

He also explained that his younger brother, Makey Nyass was describing the life experience relating to activities where late Sanusi I was deposed as Emir and present Sanusi II experienced same fate.

Some newspapers report that the sect members converged in Sokoto from March 11th to March 13th 2021, and celebrated the posthumous anniversary of its late reformer, Shehu Ibrahim Nyasswhere its
Members of Dhariqa Tijjianiyya, have among other lectures embarked on prayers against activities of bandits and other outlawed gangs threatening the peace and security of the country.

The prayer sessions were led by the leader of the organising committee of the sect, Majma’u Ahbab Rasul Li Shehu Nyass, member of the committee, Alhaji Dahiru Abubakar, and Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi, a renowned Tijjaniyya Islamic scholar.

The event was designed to improve the relationship between the followers of Tijjaniyyah across the globe, amid the remembrance of Nyass.

It was reported that prominent Islamic clerics from across Africa, as well as Europe and the United States of America, also graced the occasion.

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