Oluwo of Iwo ‘I Went To Saudi Arabia To Perform Tawaf Without Covering My Head In Obedience To God’

Oluwo of Iwo 'I Went To Saudi Arabia To Perform Tawaf Without Covering My Head In Obedience To God'Oba Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi, the Oluwo of Iwo, has responded to criticism over his choice to go unveiled during his most recent Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca. He said that his experience in Saudi Arabia, where he circumambulated the Kaaba without covering his head as part of the Tawaf rite, was an act of submission to God.CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>

He alleged that his actions were meant to demonstrate humility and devotion, aligning himself with the spiritual essence of Hajj. He described the unique liturgies of Hajj, noting that people abstain from wearing clothes, caps, shoes, or underwear during certain rites.

He said in an interview with Punch, ”I went to Hajj to fulfil one of the pillars of Islam. Hajj is the fifth pillar of Islam. When we go there, we don’t wear clothes, caps shoes or underwear. Some Presidents were there doing the same thing. Even if I don’t wear a physical crown, there is a special crown from God on my head. I went to Saudi Arabia to perform Tawaf without covering my head in obedience to God. Let people meet their superstitions to themselves. This is acceptable to my God.”CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>