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Sheikh Zakzaky Warmly Welcomed in Iran

IRAN – Following the announcement of the visit of Nigerian Shia leader Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky to Iran, this morning people from different walks of life came to Imam Khomeini International Airport in Tehran to warmly welcome the Nigerian Shia leader.

According to this report, a delegation from the Islamic seminary, represented by Ayatollah Arafi, head of Iran’s Seminary, has arrived to welcome the leader of Nigerian Shia at the Imam Khomeini (RA) airport.

Sheikh Zakzaky, who founded the Zaria-headquartered Islamic Movement in Nigeria that focuses on non-violent resistance to local and foreign arrogant powers, says Imam Khomeini’s thought inspired him.

He has founded more than 300 schools in Nigeria and other African nations and has also established charities for the health and educational support of African Muslims.

The Nigerian cleric and his wife have faced persecution from Nigerian authorities for years, with both suffering from multiple life-threatening ailments and prevented from traveling abroad for treatment.

In 2015, he was injured and arrested along with his wife during an attack by the Nigerian army, which resulted in the death of three of his sons and hundreds of his followers. At least 350 people were killed in what’s now called the Zaria massacre.

Zakzaky and his wife were acquitted of all charges laid against them in 2021.

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