Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, a renowned Islamic cleric, says the Prophet of Islam, Muhammad (SAW), was at several points during his lifetime insulted by non-Muslims.
The cleric stated that the prophet, however, refused to attack or even kill persons who assassinated his characters.
PR Nigeria reported that Gumi made this known while conducting a religious teaching class in his Kaduna Juma’at mosque.
The Kaduna based scholar, in a video clip obtained and translated by PRNigeria, said the prophet’s refusal to avenge the insults non-Muslims were raining on him while he was alive, was because he did not want to be regarded or tagged a killer.
Gumi was reacting to the lynching of a female Christian student at Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto, over allegedly blasphemous statements on Prophet Muhammad.
Speaking further, Sheikh Gumi observed that the best way Muslims can show that they love Prophet Muhammad (SAW) is by adhering to his religious teaching, and totally obeying him, instead of killing people over trivial issues.
According to him, both Nigerian Muslims and Christians have agreed to live harmoniously together, hence no religious law is applied in the country, being a secular state.
Sheikh Gumi called on his fellow Islamic clerics to impart sound religious tenets to their adherents instead of instigating them to perpetrate ‘reprehensible’ acts.
He reiterated that no one is allowed to take laws into his or her hands in Islam.
“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.