Prominent Islamic scholar, Jaqmal Atayese, has weighed in on the recent coronation of the renowned Fuji musician, King Wasiu Ayinde Marshal, also known as Kwam 1, as the Olori Omoba Akile Ijebu.
It’s important to note that Kwam 1 emerged from his seclusion on September 24, 2023, following the successful completion of a seven-day traditional rite for the Olori Omoba Akile Ijebu title.
In response to this development, Jaqmal Atayese expressed in a public lecture that, in his view, due to his actions against Islamic doctrine, the Fuji singer is no longer considered a Muslim.
He stressed that in Islam, there are two types of shirk, which are terms used to describe idolatry or polytheism:
- The first type involves someone who doesn’t practice Islam at all and doesn’t believe in the existence of God but engages in traditional sacrifices.
- The second type refers to a person who is a Muslim but is aware of another god and worships something other than Allah.
He further explained that although Islam doesn’t prohibit practicing one’s traditions, a person who falls into the second category, like Kwam 1, is no longer just considered a Muslim.