Sheikh Dahiru Usman Bauchi, one of the leaders of the Sufi group, Tijjaniya Movement in Nigeria, has reacted to reports making the round that he is dead.
It was reported in some quarters (not on Naija News), that the 94-year-old cleric is dead. The report prompted followers and admirers of the popular cleric to troop to his house to confirm for themselves.
However, in a voice note obtained by Naija News, Sheikh Bauchi debunked the viral claims, declaring that he is not only alive but also yet to complete his divine assignment on earth.
The nonagenarian scholar, who is well known for his Qur’an Tafsir, urged the rumour peddlers to wait until it would be time for him to join Muslims who had passed away. Bauchi admonished Muslim faithful across the world to pray for him as he needs prayers now more than before.
He said: “I am not dead yet; I am still alive but those people that are carrying the rumour should wait for a little for my time to come when I will join the rest of Muslim Ummah who have gone.
“They (rumour mongers) should wait. It is not yet time, I am still living in good health and well fitted delivering the words of God.
“My regards to all members of the Muslims Ummah in the world. They should continue praying for me. I need their prayers more seriously than before,” Sheikh Bauchi added.
Watch, Listen to the voice note below: