During the reign of the Abbasid caliph Harun ar-Rashid (786 to 809), the legendary House of Wisdom was inaugurated in Baghdad where scholars from various parts of the world sought to translate and gather all the known world's knowledge into Arabic.
President Buhari reacted to the developing story on Twitter, writing: “I received news of the mob killings in Zamfara with great dismay. Nigeria was named at the start of the year as the most dangerous country in the world to be a Christian, in a report by the Christian charity Open Doors, though some criticised the findings as overly simplistic.
In a religious sense, the Islamic Ummah refers to those who adhere to the teachings of Islam, referred to as Muslims.
Local police in Zamfara State said a row erupted after a Christian student at a polytechnic was alleged to have made a blasphemous statement against Islam and the Prophet Muhammad.
Witnesses told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that a large group of his Muslim classmates beat the student in public, until a passerby, named in local reports as Tajudeen, stepped in and drove the victim to hospital.
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