Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, on Sunday declared that there would be a debate between Sheikh Abduljabar Nasir Kabara, an Islamic cleric who was banned from preaching for alleged incitement, and other scholars who challenged him.
Kabara, whose mode of Islamic teachings is considered incendiary by some scholars, came under scrutiny because of his interpretation of some prophetic sayings adjudged as controversial.
His opponents accused him of questioning the authenticity of those prophetic sayings and even denouncing some companions of the prophet. In reaction, the state government debarred him and shut down all his seminaries, backing it up with a court order.
But fierce criticisms trailed the government’s decision, which prompted the governor to invite Kabara. It was gathered Kabara told Ganduje he never preached outside the Islamic books which had been written for over 400 years ago. May Allah be in control of everything my Islamic brothers and sisters
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