On Thursday, Khalifa Mohammed Mayi Ibrahim Niyas, RTA, the son of Maolana sheik Alhaji Ibrahim Niyas, RTA, will be welcomed to Nigeria by the Turaki Adini of Oyo State Engr Abduljelyl Adekunle Karheem Mogaji Adanla.
This disclosure was made on Monday in a statement that was personally signed by Adanla and made available to MOUTHPIECE NGR.
Adanla was recently appointed as the Special Adviser on Political Matters to His Eminence Sheikh Muh’d Salis Alao Adenekan (R.T.A), the Grand Caliph of Faedot Tijaniyah for Yorubaland, Edo, and Delta States of Nigeria.
The Wakil faido of Yorubaland, Edo, and Delta States, is a renowned Tijaniyat member recognized for his support of Islam in the country.
The statement reads: “On behalf of the Tijaniya movement of southwest, edo and delta I welcome our spiritual head worldwide, the son of Maolana sheik Alhaji Ibrahim Niyas r t a, Khalifa Mohammed Mayi Ibrahim Niyas r t a to Nigeria, we are very pleased and looking forward to having you in southwest (ibadan) on Thursday the 24th of November till Saturday the 26th of November insha Allah.”
Sheikh Ibrahim Tijani, who was born in 1900 in the village of Tayba Ñaseen between the Senegalese city of Kaolack and the border of Gambia, was a major leader of the Tijani Sufi order of Islam in West Africa.
His followers in the Senegambia region affectionately refer to him in Wolof as Baay or “father.” He is the founder of the Ibrahimiyyah branch of the Tijani order, whose adherents designate themselves in Arabic as the people of the Faydah Tijaniyyah (Tijani Flood) or, in Wolof, as Taalibé Baay (disciples of Baay).
Outsiders often refer to his disciples as Ñaseen, which in Wolof means “of or pertaining to the Ñas family,” although his disciples do not generally use this designation. Baye Niass(Sheik Ibrahim Niass) is estimated to have about 250-300million followers today.
There are records of testimonies and display of divine wisdom credited to the cleric, while he was alive and even in death. Some of his followers believe the call of his name awakens his spirit and therefore, the psyche, Niasse is usually pronounced after his name is called anywhere and anytime.
All of his children are said to carry on his spiritual power, which has inspired many of their followers to gather around them in an effort to receive spiritual blessings from them.