Sheikh Zakzaky's doctrine must be spread throughout the world
The ideas of Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), should be spread not only in Nigeria, but throughout the world, says an Iranian Islamic scholar.
The remarks were made by Hojjatoleslam Hassan Mahdavian, the cultural advisor at the Al-Mustafa International University in the holy Iranian city of Mashhad.
Mahdavian told family members of those killed in the 2015 Zaria massacre in
Nigeria that Sheikh Zakzaky has shown that he is willing to sacrifice himself
and his family for the sake of God and Islam, following in the footsteps of Imam
Hussein, who gave everything for Allah.
Muslims and all humankind must seek salvation and guidance from the Quran
and Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and his successors, Mahdavian added.
The ceremony was held in the presence of the fathers, mothers and wives of a number of martyrs of the Zaria massacre and three daughters of Sheikh Zakzaky at the holy shrine of Imam Reza.
Observers say Nigeria’s government sees Sheikh Zakzay as a threat and seeks to gradually kill him in prison by preventing him from receiving medical care and treatment for his past injuries.
Sheikh Zakzaky and his wife were tried and imprisoned for their alleged involvement in violence that resulted in the death of a member of the security forces during the 2015 massacre.
The couple remain in custody in Kaduna state prison in parlous health despite an earlier court ruling ordering their release.