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Video Of Islamic Group, Sufis Worshiping Corpse Of Dead Man In Ilorin Kwara State Goes Viral

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An employee of an Ilorin based Islamic University has leaked the video of a group of people worshiping a dead man just as he was about to be laid to rest.

Mr Lafiagi Sanusi, Al Hikmah University director of Sport condemned the act of worshipping the dead.

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According to him, an Islamic group called the Sufi is behind the strange act of worship.

In the footage which has gone viral, the group were seen praying vigorously on the corpse of a dead man in a small room.

Sufism which is based on the esoteric understanding of the Quran involves rituals and doctrines which started in the early days of Islam.

Most modern Muslims see Sufism as a strange act of worship.



  1. Amanda

    July 25, 2018 at 11:00 PM

    The video is not available.

    I can not comment on the activity of thier until i see the video.

    All i can say for now it if it is true, that’s not islamic. Thats not sufism

    Sufism is spiritual heart of islam which is based on soul purification, self control and glorification of God. Anything besides this is rubbish. Anyways, i wont be surprised. We are living in strange time

  2. Amanda

    July 25, 2018 at 11:24 PM

    Okay, the video is okay now and i have watched it.

    This is not worship of the dead at all. Sanusi Lafiagi got it wrong.

    My observation base on this short video, there is no act of worship of the dead.

    The first phrase they chanted was La ilaha ila Allah which means “there is no deity worthy of worship except One true God”. This is called dhikr of Allah (Remembrance of God).

    The next phrase they chanted was salatu ala nabiy which means sending peace and blessings of God on prophet Muhammad(Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him).

    This is all i see in this short clip unless there are other things done that this clip didnt cover. So they did not worship the dead here at all. It would have been worship of the dead IF, say for instance they are chanting “this is our god”, “our god is dead” etc This would take them out of the fold of islam. But what they are doing in this video does not implicate their aqeeda (system of belief).

    What is questionable is, is it allowed to do this dhirk by placing the dead in the center and do dhikr or bury the dead right away and then do dhikr while burying him?. If this act in this video is not allowed islamically, it is called “bidia” or innovation in religion. That’s reprehensible act that is not recommended.

    Now, it is allowed in islam to briefly surround the body and remind him or her of his/her name and the repeat the questions to be asked in the grave by the angels to him. This can also be done at burial like they did when Moji Olaiya was buried. Notice that Moji Olaiya’s body was place in a room first and people were chanting islamic phrases. So this is not exception. Maybe it is strange to Sanusi Lafiagi. That’s. Brief dhikr(remembrance of God) is recommended at the time of the dead, during the burial and after. Again, unless there is something else they do that this video doesn’t cover, i can not possibly fault this practice. It is not outside of islam. But Islam urges the dead to be buried ASAP

    So this is not worship of the dead.

  3. T

    July 26, 2018 at 12:05 PM

    Which worship? They are just paying their last respect.

  4. Jojo

    July 26, 2018 at 9:47 PM

    This is not worship but is there no news to talk about other than showing us a video of people shouting like cows.

    • Amanda

      July 27, 2018 at 3:54 AM

      Show some respect, buddy.

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