Nairobi. 19-01-2003. (Shabelle) Shiekh Abdulqadir Nur Farah ‘’Ga’mey’’ had all characteristics that anyone could love and respect him for. He was a well respected Islamic scholar, an old man at the age of 70, a cleric who has devoted almost all of his lifetime in a mission to spread the true meaning of Islam: which is peace, benevolence and patience among nations.
But all those nice credentials have been disrespected and ignored by the poisonous, brutal and barbaric ideology spearheaded by the ruthless Somali group of Al shabab after one its maniac men ran into the mosque where the great Somali scholar, our beloved cleric was performing a prayer, just in the middle of the most sacred time in Islam which is when a believer simply closes all other factors in his life, just to pray to Allah and that brainwashed criminal shot the Shiekh while he was in between Sujud to Allah inside his prayer.
Prostration or Sajud is the part of the Salat where the worshiper puts his forehead on the ground in a total submission to Allah.
Islam has clearly stated so many times that the mosque which is Allah’s house is the safest place on earth where one can seek refuge when there is a danger and in the holy Koran Allah has clearly stated that killing someone intentionally is one of the most hatred deeds a mankind can commit but all that message has been denied by this unscrupulous group in Somalia which is notorious in distorting our beloved and nice religion of Islam and all its messages.
Shiekh Abulqadir Nur Farah was a gifted Islamic scholar who was bestowed with abroad knowledge of the Islamic religion by Allah so with his knowledge in Islam, he didn’t keep silence of the brutality of Alshabab which was wreaking havoc largely in southern Somalia.
He regularly gave speeches based on Islam in which he warned the devious and disrespect in the ideology of Al shabab and that was infuriating them (Al shabab).
Al shabab corruptibly woos and brainwashes young Somali men and foreign Jihad-minded enthusiasts, who have no clue whatsoever about what is happening in Somalia, with the idea that there is ongoing Islamic holy war in Somalia and the group’s so called evil leaders indoctrinate the young Somali boys to kill all those who find foul with their crooked ideology which has no place in our Islamic faith which is purely kindness and tolerance.
Let me mark my words very clearly and concisely, there is no religious war in Somalia and the Somalis are 100% tired of war and anarchy and they have no appetite for violence of any type any longer after long years of tribal infighting and whatever this group says about Somalia is a naked lie and dangerous bluff so let no one be fooled into it. If one needs paradise, Allah has given clear guidelines on it in his holy Koran so read it well and you get the key to paradise without shedding your blood and that of others at all.
The late Shiekh Abdulqadir Farah in Garowe is a long list of Somali religious scholars, academics, activists which this damned group killed either in suicide bombing or assassinations when they raised their voices against its ill intentions but how the group assassinated Shiekh Abdulqadir Nur Farah was the most brutal and at the most unexpected way, just inside a prayer particularly in Sajud or prostration, which is when the Muslim believer puts his/her forehead on ground for Allah, the most powerful and most merciful so this killing should be the last a wake-up for the Somali people to rise up and fight against the scandal and lies the group is committing in the disguise of name as Somalis and in our religion as Islam.
That killing in Garowe should be the beginning of the end of Al shabab and its poison inside Somalia and beyond.
Editor’s note: Views expressed in this article are solely those of the author.
Shabelle news desk.