Sanusi II Emerges Dhariqatul Tijjaniya Khalifa, Leader in Nigeria

Sanusi Lamido Sanusi II Emerges Dhariqatul Tijjaniya Khalifa, Leader in Nigeria

By Sadiq Abubakar

 

Followers and leaders  of Dhariqatul Tijjianiyya  Group have finally  appointed  a renowned and popular Islamic Scholar and Cleric who is also the former Emir of Kano, His Eminence,  Dr. Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Muhammadu Sanusi II as the new Caliph (leader), Khalifa of the Dhariqatul Tijaniyya Islamic Group in Nigeria.

It will be recalled that the position was previously held by the former  First Bank Managing Director, CBN Governor and Emir of Kano, Dr. Sanusi Lamido’s grandfather, the late Emir of Kano,  Khalifa Sheikh Muhammadu Sanusi I before it was  later held by  a  late business mogul and Islamic Preacher, Alhaji Sheikh Khalifa Isyaku Rabiu.

And  since the demise  of  late Alhaji Sheikh Khalifa Isyaku Rabiu in 2018,  Dhariqatul Tijaniyya Islamic  Group has not  been able to appoint a successor until this time around when the grandson, Dr. Sanusi Lamido Sanusi II of the first Khalifa,  lHRH, late Sheikh Muhammadu Sanusi I was unanimously appointed this weekend.

It was also gathered that the Dr. Sanusi’s appointment  and turbaning as the new  Leader of the Dhariqatul Tijjaniyya Group  of Nigeria was performed  by Sheikh Makki Nyass, grandson of Shehu Ibrahim Nyass during the  annual  Maulud festival in Sokoto organized annually to  mark the birthday (Maolud) of the popular world Islamic Leader and and  distinguished Clergyman and Reformer known as Shehul Islam  (Sheikh of Islam) generally  known and addressed  as Gausun Zamani, the late Sheikh  Ibrahim Abdullahi Nyass, Kaulaha, Senegal.

The Dhariqatul Tijjianiyya Group  Maulud was  organized and spearheaded  by the Special Guest of Honour, Majma’u Ahbab Rasul Li Shehu Nyass,,  Alhaji Dahiru Abubakar and Sheikh Dahiru Usman  Bauchi who prayed for peace, unity, stability  of Nigeria and improved national economy as well against  insecurity like banditry, kidnapping and other worrisome crimes in Nigeria, Africa and world over.

Calling on the Muslim community  to always commit  their lives to the service of God Almighty  honestly , Sheikh Abubakar noted that the event was held to  give glory to God for giving the Muslim Ummah HOLY prophet Muhammad (SAW) to teach us Islam, for giving the Dhariqatul Tijjaniyya Group, Sheikh Ahmad Tijjani Fass Mororroco  (RTA)  who brought the Dhariqa Tijaniyya  and  to honour the successor of late Sheikh Ahmad Tijjani Fass in person of Shehul Islam, Sheikh Ibrahim Abdullahi  Nyass, who dedicated all his life to the service of Islam and humanity.

He said, “The essence of the celebration is to further cement the existing mutual relationship of the adherents of Sheikh Ahmadu Tijjiani all over the world, to help immortalize and commemorate the legacies, and teachings of the Sheikh and to pray for peaceful coexistence of the entire world”.

Dignitaries from all parts  of the country, Africa and the world  where prominent Islamic scholars, clerics and preachers from Sudan, Egypt, Morocco,  Ghana, Algeria, Mail, Niger, Chad, Mauritania, Senegal, Saudi, Cameroon, United States of America, United Kingdom (UK), Mali, and other European countries also graced the Maulud.

Highlights of the occasion ion include recitation of Quran, Hadiths, Diwani, history and lifestyle of Holy Prophet Muhammad SAW, photographs and prayers among others.

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