Annual Lecture on Sheikh Usman bn Fodiyo at Abuja
Annual Lecture on Sheikh Usman bn Fodio holds in Abuja:
The Resource Forum of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria celebrated it’s 6thAnnual Lecture on the life of Sheikh Usman bn Fodiyo at Conference Hall of the National Mosque, ABUJA. The occasion took place on Sunday 26th Safar, 1435 (29/12/3013) with Professor Dahiru Yahaya of Bayero University kano as Special Guest Lecturer. Invited guest at the occasion includes Dr. Mutiullah Olasupo, from Department of Political Science, University of Abuja; shiekh Nura Khalid, Chief Imam, Apo Lagislative Quarters Jumu’at Mosque, Malam Shehu Usman bn Muhammad, Rep. of Chief Imam National Mosque Abuja etc.
In his lecture, Prof. focussed on how Shehu Usman bn Fodiyo conducted his struggle which succeeded in reviving all spheres of human endeavors at
that time. He noted that the adored contemporary philosophers and thinkers of the world e.g Charles Downing, Karl Max, etc were contemporaries of Shehu, but they differ in ideology, the later of whose was purely Islamic. He corroborated that the philosophy of the so-called contemporary thinkers not
conform two essential concepts viz Law and Reality, while Shehu Usman bn Fodio was able to reconciling both law and reality, which he describe as best form of reasoning and philosophy.
On the impact of Shehu’s work to present day Nigeria, the erudite scholar, noted that Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky’s led Islamic Movement is a complete replica of Shehu’s struggle; stating that ‘Sheikh Zakzaky is very good in reconciling both Shari’a Law and contemporary reality, hence the expulsion of the government’.