Popular Nigerian Islamic cleric Sheik Muyideen Bello has condemned his colleagues who prayed during Bobrisky’s housewarming party few weeks ago.
Kemi Filani recalls that Bobrisky was the talk of social media when a video that made its way to the internet captured Islamic clerics offering prayers on his behalf.
The internet was awash with mixed reactions as many bashed the clerics for their ‘blasphemous’ actions while others claimed nothing was wrong with the video.
During an interview with Punch Newspapers, Sheik Muyideen Bello claimed the clerics who prayed during Bobrisky’s housewarming lacked the knowledge of right and wrong.
He stressed that it is wrong to honour a man who poses as a woman irrespective of his social status or the type of events he is hosting.
Sheik Muyideen Bello also noted that the Islamic religion does not accept transgender people. He claimed it is prohibited for a man to dress like a woman while a woman dresses like a man.
“I don’t know what to call that – shall we say it is lack of the fear of Allah or lack of the knowledge of right and wrong? I don’t understand what will make an Islamic cleric to be hobnobbing with a man who is claiming to be a woman. No matter what he is doing, be it housewarming, birthday, or whatever celebrations, I don’t know what exactly those clerics intend to gain from such a gathering. Are they seeking fame? Is it for money? Would Bobrisky offer each of them a million naira? I doubt if he can give each of them a million naira.
“What would we say took them there? It’s total nonsense. If we ask those clerics to give us references or authorities from the holy Quran to support their action, trust me, they won’t have anything to back up their action. So, Islam does not approve of such.
“Yes, Islam doesn’t accept such; Islam totally prohibits a situation where a man dresses like a woman or a woman dresses like a man; neither does Islam accept transgender. The position of Islam on such issue is that whoever engages in such is regarded as a lunatic, who isn’t in his or her right senses. Islam is clear, it is a complete religion, Islam does not approve of it.
“We (men) can’t turn ourselves to women. Will we be able to give birth to children as women do? Is it possible to insert a womb into men? Bobrisky would like to have us believe that he is a woman and he has breasts and buttocks, but are those real breasts and buttocks? Are they not products of surgeries?”