Late Liman ADAMU Jibrin, the Chief Imam of Kaduna state (Died in 1975. He was Chief Imam for 43 Years.

During the historic meeting with the Government of Kaduna state and religious leaders of the state at Kaduna Club in Kaduna, Liman Adamu who read special prayers and spoke about the issues at hand, which were : the issues of Nigerian Development, Shariah and Religious Freedom, the 3 main religious leaders had these to say.


Rev. Fr. Dennis Minihan of the Roman Catholic Church said that "development in every sense of it must include the development of religious freedom and understanding, and we the Roman Catholics want to have the right to propagate our mission and religion freely without restrictions. we therefore appeal to the state government to make sure such environment are created".


The Chief Imam of Kaduna, Malam Adamu said that "Shariah, contrary to the misunderstood view of some people is the comprehensive Islamic law derived form two sources, the Quran and the Sunnah or traditions of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). It covers every aspect of daily individual and collective living activity. The purpose of Islamic laws are the protection of individuals' basic human rights to include right to life, property, political and religious freedom and safeguarding the rights of women and protecting the children from abuse. This is also true for minorities and other groups that constitute the larger Community. The Islamic legal system gives choices and allows both Muslim and Christians, and indeed other religions to co-exist side by side with one another. It protects the Freedom of Religion even if one is not a Muslim. For in Islam, there is no compulsion in religion, and we should exercise restraint and allow our Community to develop but economically, socially, democratically and of-course religiously". Finally, Bishop JEL Mort of the Anglican Church said that "I must confess that now that Imam Adamu has enlightened us about Shariah, we will do all that we can to work, pray and stay together in harmony with our Muslims and other Anglican brothers and sisters, and I want to further say that we support the state's commitment to development and religious tolerance and only ask from the state government a fair deal with men, women and children and their affairs.

In another development, the Chief Imam Adamu called on the leaders of Nigeria to be fair to all. He said "we employ you to exercise restrain and justice in dealing with Muslims and non-Muslims alike. In administering justice, there is no distinction between believers and non-believers, friends and foes, high and low. Allow rights to whomsoever it is due, whether near you or far from you. In this matter, you should be enduring and watchful even though it may involve your relations and favourites, and keep in view the reward of that which appears burdensome on you because its reward is handsome.


Surely, those who believe (in the Qur'an), And those whofollow the Jewish(scriptures), And the Christians, the converts; anyone who (1) believes in God, and (2) believes in the Last Day, and (3) leads a righteous life, shall have their reward with their Lord: on them Shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve. (Qur'an 2:62)...READ MORE>>

Liman Adamu

Chief Imam Adamu exemplary leadership transcended religious and communities in Kaduna state. He is remembered as a dynamic religious leader with great foresight and vision and as he always said: "Believe in one God and do what is right. First obey Allah's law and then uphold the laws of your land, and the world. Be fair to your wife, your family, your neighbours, friends and to all, say always the truth, watch and guard your conduct and utterances, pray to only one God and live as if you will die the next moment and be joyful and thankful to Allah as if you will never die". That is in itself: wisdom and "when you are done and died, your records(deeds) shall be placed on your right hand in the hereafter as stated in the Quran 17:17" “One day We shall call together all human beings with their respective Imams (leaders): Those who are given their record on their right hand will read it (with pleasure), and they will not be dealt with unjustly in the least.” We should avoid at all cost for a situation where our records in the hereafter would be placed on our left hand"



Anguwan liman

The inhabitants of Anguwan liman like other wards in Zaria city are Hausa speakers who trace their origin to the Barebari (Kanuri) ruling class of Zazzau. Traditional title holders like the late Fagacin Zazzau Adamu, late Sa'in Zazzau and late Chiroman Zazzau are said to come from babban gida (gidan pampo) in Anguwan liman which still serves as the main house where all traditional ceremonies like weddings and naming ceremonies take place. Recent traditional title holders Dallatun Zazzau Muhammadu and Sarkin Shannun Zazzau Alhaji Bello Umar were from Anguwan Liman. Also, Dr Engr Baba Jibrin Adamu, the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on ICT to Vice President Arc Mohammed Namadi Sambo, who is the last son of the Late Liman Adamu Jibrin is from Anguwan Liman. The Late Liman Adamu's house was rebuilt.





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