Leaders of the Tijjaniyya Islamic sect from across the country and beyond,have paid allegiance to the former Emir of Kano,Muhammad Sanusi in his Kaduna home at the weekend, affirming that he is now their leader in Nigeria.
Speaking to hundreds of Tijjaniyya faithful who took turns to pray for Sanusi and recited melodious Arabic tunes to eulogize him, the representative of the leader of Tijjaniyya Worldwide, Sheikh AbdulAhad Nyass,said the unanimous decision to have the former emir as the leader in Nigeria was a blessing to all their followers not only in Nigeria but in Africa as a whole.
AbdulAhad Nyass who paid glowing tribute to the former emir said the leader of the Tijjaniyya worldwide Sheikh Mahi Nyass was proud of the former emir’s achievements both in public life and as a monarch.
While praying for peace and harmony in the country, he described the large gathering of their followers who had converged on Kaduna in honor of Sanusi ,as a testimony of how the former emir was still accepted and cherished by their adherent who have absolute confidence in his leadership qualities.
Similarly, Shekh Mukhtar Adhama expressed believe that Sanusi as leader of the Tijjaniyya Islamic sect would encourage learning and deep scholarship amongst their followers.
According to him,”it is a thing of joy to see the entire Tijjaniyya scholars moved temporarily to Kaduna ,to felicitate and pay their allegiance to His Royal Highness ,Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi Lamido,our leader.’
In his remarks amidst the recitation of prayers and other Arabic hymns from the multitude ,former emir Sanusi recalled that long before he ascended the throne in Kano ,he had visited great Tijjaniyya sheikhs in Kaulaha,Senegal who had prayed and rightly predicted he would become emir of Kano.
Also, he said he had visited Fez in Morocco where he had an encountered with an Arab ,Sheikh Zubair ,grandson of Sheikh Nyass he greeted him and he took me back to a Sheikh and they prayed, for him.
‘They also said I will be the next emir of Kano which has come to pass,”
He recalled that even the present leadership of the Tijjaniyya bestowed on him,80% of those who endorsed him were Sheikhs that were not known to him.
While praying for the peace and tranquility in Nigeria, Sanusi admonished citizens to be patient and law abiding to the authorities.
He said even though things might not be rosy,it’s a matter of time as normalcy may return as the years progress