Controversial Kano cleric Abduljabbar apologizes, retracts preachings


Kano cleric, Sheikh Abduljabbar Nasiru Kabara, has retracted his controversial preachings against prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and apologize to entire Muslims.

The cleric, in another audio released late Sunday said he agreed that his previous preachings go contrary to the teachings of Islam and that he seeks for Allah’s forgiveness.

He said “Peace be unto you my entire Muslim brothers and sisters. Here I’m for the second time to tell you that I retract what I have said earlier in my preachings concerning our beloved prophet (PBUH). I rejected them totally.

“I hope this will lead to me be forgiven by Almighty Allah of all my sins and the entire people of our beloved prophet. May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon our beloved prophet Muhammad PBUH,” the cleric said.

Sheikh Abduljabbar, a factional leader of the Qadiriyya sect in Kano State, is famous for his controversial religious commentaries and statements that are seen and regarded as an insult and degrading against the person of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) and his companions.

Recalls that the Kano State Government had on Saturday organised a debate between the cleric and other scholars in the state after several agitations by various Islamic scholars within and outside the state on the manner in which Abduljabbar went about his preaching.

He, however, rejected the outcome of Saturday’s debate which he said he was not given enough time to prove his points.

The judge of the debate, Professor Salisu Shehu, had declared that the cleric had failed to answer all the questions or clear himself of the allegations raised against him.

It was learnt that Kano state is set to charge Abduljabbar to court for blasphemy, incitement, and sundry offences.

The police have already issued him with a letter to appear at the state’s police headquarters on Monday.