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The Flag of the Provisional Government of the Islamic Emirates of New Africa
Ribāt Saiful Haqq
Shaykh Abu Alfa Umar Muhammad Shareef bin Farid, Directorate /SIIASI
Sultan Al-Hajj Abu Bakr (May Allah preserve him) Amin.
“Whoever does not inform his children of his grandparents has destroyed his child, marred his descendants, and injured his offspring the day he dies. Whoever does not make use of his ancestry has muddled his reason. Whoever is unconcerned with his lineage has lost his mind. Whoever neglects his origin, his stupidity has become critical. Whoever is unaware of his ancestry his incompetence has become immense. Whoever is ignorant of his roots his intellect has vanished. Whoever does not know his place of origin, his honor has collapsed.”
Waziri Junayd of Sokoto
To date SIIASI has collected 3000 Arabic manuscripts and 123 Ajami manuscripts (Fulbe’, Hausa, Wolof and Mande’). Of these, more than 89 have been translated and published.
It is important that the Muslim inmate population have a fundamental understanding of Islamic jurisprudence, beliefs and customs, along with a basic grasp of the diverse schools of thought in Islam. If this is not possible, then they should have access to those clerics who do possess this knowledge. In many cases court litigation fails, simply because the Muslim plaintiffs lack grounding in the basics of Islam. I would add to this, that Muslims should begin to learn, and understand international standards regarding the just and humane treatment of inmates.
Shaykh Al-Faqih Muhammad Al-Amin
Shaykh Bello ibn Abd’r-Raaziq ibn Uthman ibn Abd’l-Qaadir ibn al-Mustafa ibn Muhammad at-Turudi (May Allah be pleased with him).
Shaykh Muhammad Shareef with Sultan Ali ibn Sultan Muhammad at-Tahir and Sidi Abd'l-Qaadir of Sokoto.
Sultan Al-Hajj Abu Bakr Ibn Muhammad At-Tahiru seated with our Imam, Amir Hajj Taahir Abd'Allah
The new Khalifa of Shehu Uthman ibn Fuduye` and Sultan of Maiurno Amir'l-Mu'mineen Sultan Ali ibn Sultan Muhammad at-Tahir ibn Sultan Muhammad Bello MaiWurno ibn Sultan Muhammad Attahiru I ibn Sultan Ahmad Zaruuq ibn Sultan Abi Bakr Atiku ibn Amir'l-Mu'mineen Shehu Uthman ibn Fuduye`; May Allah ta`ala strengthen him and elongate his authority until it reaches the Awaited al-Mahdi. He was appointed as the new Sultan on Friday after juma`ah prayer, May 6, 2016.
Shaykh Muhammad Shareef pictured with some of the elders and scholars of the Jamaat in Mayurno