Resource Forum organised the Maulud of Shehu Uthman bn Fodio at Abuja
On Sunday 26th safar 1435 equivalent to 29th December, 2013, the resource forum of the Islamic movement in Nigeria organized a remembrance program of Shehu Uthman Bn Fodio, the program held in the conference Hall of the National Mosque Abuja.
Professor Dahiru Yahaya of Bayero University Kano is the Guest Lecturer. Invited guest at the occasion includes Dr. Mutiullah Olasupo, from Department of Political Science, University of Abuja;, Malam Shehu Usman bn Muhammad, Rep. of Chief Imam National Mosque Abuja, Shiekh Nura Khalid, Chief Imam, Apo Legislative Quarters Jumu’at Mosque etc. Also the program was attended by a large number of people as well.
In his lecture, the Prof. focused on how Shehu Usman bn Fodio conducted his struggle which succeeded in reviving all parts 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(H) is very good in reconciling both Shari’a Law and contemporary reality.