Tragic! Muslims Attacked In Katsina

A famous Kano-based Quranic reciter, Sheik Ahmad Sulaiman have been purportedly hijacked in Katsina State.

Sheik Sulaiman, was hijacked close by five others on Thursday along Sheme-Kankara street, on their way back to Kano State in the wake of going to an Islamic occasion in Kebbi State. The Vice Chairman, Council of Ulamahs and Imams in Katsina, Surajo Mahmud Kankia affirmed amid the Friday Jumaat mosque supplication.

Sheik Sulaiman is one of the well known reciters of the Holy Quran in the nation who more often than not presents the Quran amid preachings of the Jama’atu Izalatul Bid’ah Wa’ikamatus Sunnah, JIBWIS programs. Whenever reached, the Katsina State Police Command through it representative, SP Gambo Isah, affirmed the kidnapping on Friday. SP Isah said its men were at that point on the trail of the hijackers with a view to saving the people in question.

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The Police Public Relation Officer, anyway encouraged the overall population to keep on giving the police direction important data on criminal and their exercises to shield people groups’ lives and properties in the state.

Shaikh—is an honorific title in the Arabic language. It commonly designates the ruler of a tribe, who inherited the title from his father. “Sheikh” is given to a royal male at birth and the related title “Sheikha” is given to a royal female at birth.


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The word in Arabic stems from a triliteral root connected with age and aging: ش-ي-خshīn-yā’-khā’. The title carries the meaning leader, elder, or noble, especially in the Arabian Peninsula within the Tribes of Arabia, where shaikh became a traditional title of a Bedouin tribal leader in recent centuries.

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Due to the cultural impact of Arab civilization, and especially through the spread of Islam, the word has gained currency as a religious term or general honorific in many other parts of the world as well, notably in Muslim cultures in Africa and Asia.

In Sufism, the word Sheikh is used to represent a wali who initiates a particular tariqa which leads to Muhammad, although many saints have this title added before their names out of respect from their followers. One prominent example is Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani, who initiated the Qadiriyya order which relies strongly upon adherence to the fundamentals of Islam.

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In the Arabian Peninsula, the title is used for royalty, such as kings, princes, and princesses. For example, it was the term used in the West to refer to the leaders of Kuwait’s ruling Al-Sabah dynasty, and in UAE Al-Nahyan dynasty. The same applies to all the Gulf countries. The term is used by almost every male and female (Sheikha) member of all the Gulf royal houses.

In Mount Lebanon, the title had the same princely and royal connotation as in the Arabian peninsula until the Ottoman invasion in 1516 since it represented an indigenous autonomous “sui iuris” ruler or tribal chief.

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An example of an ancient families that holds the title of “sui iuris” sheikh is the Al-Chemor family ruling since 1211 CE in Koura and Zgharta until 1747 CE,, the Boudib Family (descendants of The Hashemite Family) who were Ehdenian rulers of Jebbeh since 1471CE until 1759CE. Descendants of this royal family now live in Miziara, Mexico and Nigeria ,

and the Abu Harmoush family which ruled the Chouf region until the Battle of Ain Dara in 1711 CE. After the Ottoman rule and the implementation of the Iltizam system, the title gained a noble instead of royal connotation since it was bestowed by a higher authority, in this case the Ottoman appointed Emir who was nothing more than a mültezim or tax collector for the empire.

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SOURCE: Vanguard


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