The National leader of The Muslim Congress (TMC), Dr. Lukman Abdurraheem has urged parents to allow their children to mingle with registered and known Islamic organisations.
He said this while affirming that Boko Haram members are not Muslims in a post published on his social media on Sunday evening.
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Boko Haram Members are Not Muslims – Dr Lukman Abdurraheem
They are not Muslims, going by their ideological leanings and actions. The acts of bombing and killing, irrespective of the motives, are disliked, despised and condemned by Islam and the Qur’an.
The Qur’an states clearly: “…If any one slew a person – unless it be for murder or for spreading mischief in the land – it would be as if he slew the whole people: and if any one saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of the whole people.” – Q. 5:32
Dear Muslims, Boko Haram members are not Muslims. They may speak our languages, but the group does not represent Islam. Be informed! The sect may hold the Noble Qur’an and shout “Allahu Akbar”! This is the phenomenon of MUSLIM IDENTITY THEFT (MIT). They have stolen our physical appearance and pretend to be Muslims, but have satanic and occultic ideologies which are antithetical to Islam.
Parents, allow your children to associate and fellowship with only registered and known Islamic organisations with focused programmes and objectives, where their academic and spiritual potentials would be developed to the fullest.
Nigerian media should beware of stereotyping, stigmatisation or calling Boko Haram an Islamic sect, as the recent incident and past ones have justified and driven home our assertion that Boko Haram is a deviant ideology far from Islam.
We call on all Muslims, Islamic organisations and progressive advocacy groups to work together for peace, sustainable growth and balanced development in Nigeria. Long live the Federal Republic of Nigeria; Long live the Muslim Ummah.
_- Dr Lukman AbdurRaheem, Assistant Professor, American University of Nigeria, Yola and Amir, The Muslim Congress (TMC)_