Arba’een Trek demonstrates power of Islam, terrifies enemies – Malam Mustapha Nasidi Potiskum
By Ibraheem El-Tafseer
Malam Mustapha Lawan Nasidi,Potiskum has
attended pilgrimage to Karbala two years in series. In
an interview on return this year, the cleric states the
growing fears by enemies of Islam on the ever-
increasing population of pilgrims to Karbala, saying
there is strength in number.
Malam Mustapha Lawan Nasidi said, though the real
intension of the Arba’een Trek was not to demonstrate
power of Islam, but obviously the sea of people in
Karbala is unprecedented and shows how powerful
Islam can be through love and strict adherence to the
teachings of Ahlul Bayt (AS).
Asked about the population of the pilgrims, he said an
estimate of 20 million pilgrims were reported in 2013,
and 50 million were estimated to have attended in 2014,
In Iran only, 20 million people were said to have trooped
Malam Mustapha Nasidi further said, in Iraq it is the
whole society trekking endlessly to visit Imam Hussain
(AS), while in Nigeria it is exclusively conducted by
members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria saying,
“The difference is very obvious”.
“This endless flow of sea of humans signifies that, the
real religion of Prophet Muhammad and his Infallible
Progeny is about to envelop the whole world and be
firmlyestablished. In Nigeria, it strongly suggests that
the future of the country is obviously Islam. There are
many lessons associated with the Arba’een Trek”.
The cleric pointed out that, visit to Imam Husain (AS) in
Karbala signifies allegiance to Ahlul Bayt (AS) as the
sole Heirs of the Holy Prophet (SAWA), which
encompasses so much virtures.
He therefore urges Muslims to strive through lawful
earning and visit tomb of Imam Husain (AS) in Karbala
as an obligation.”Sins are forgive, rewards in many folds
are awarded to he who visits Imam Husain in Karbala,
and other associated virtures throughout his stay there”,
According to him, it is disservice to profess love to the
Ahlul Bayt (AS), when one cannot use resource given to
him by Allah to visit Allah’s Beloved.