Sheikh Yusuf Abdullahi has engaged in a debate with Sheikh Ahmad, another Islamic cleric, regarding the appropriateness of offering prayers for the late Murphy Afolabi, a Nigerian actor.
It is reported that Sheikh Ahmad had previously expressed the view that offering prayers for Murphy Afolabi was not permitted in Islam due to the nature of his career and the roles he portrayed in movies. Specifically, Sheikh Ahmad pointed out that Murphy Afolabi had played the character of Baba Alawo, a practitioner of traditional religion, in his movies.
Sheikh Ahmad argued that Murphy Afolabi’s choice of roles contradicted the rules and principles of Islam, categorizing him as an unbeliever. Consequently, according to Sheikh Ahmad, Muslims should not pray for someone who promotes traditional religion and is considered an unbeliever.
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In response to Sheikh Ahmad’s statements, Sheikh Yusuf Abdullahi entered the discussion and challenged his perspective. The details of Sheikh Yusuf’s arguments and counterpoints have not been provided in the given information.
It is important to note that religious interpretations and debates can vary among different scholars and individuals within a particular faith, and the views expressed by Sheikh Ahmad and Sheikh Yusuf represent their own perspectives on the matter.
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Cleric Yusuf Abdullahi, who is known for his progressive stance and intellectual contributions to the Islamic community, stepped forward to offer his perspective on the matter.
He stated that even though Islam didn’t support the late Murphy’s role in the movie, that didn’t make him an unbeliever because he practices all the five of Islam.
Watch him speaks below: