May 2017

The Roots of Wahhabism, What Everyone Should Know

In order to diminish the violent effects resulting from Wahhabist ideals, ideals that essentially operate like a disease captivating the human psyche, we must learn it--acknowledge its history and origins. In the first part of a three-part series on Wahhabism we will address the roots and origins of this extremist cult.

By Anahita Hamzei*

Prelude to the Unfolding Nightmare:

PRESS STATEMENT Sheikh Zakzaky deserves total freedom, not protective custody

The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Mr. Garba Shehu, recently issued a statement on behalf of the Presidency justifying the illegal detention of Sheikh Ibraheem Elzakzaky and his wife, Malama Zeenah Ibraheem. Spokesperson of President Buhari hinges their illegality on fear factor when he said "the fear of the government was that there would be a breakdown of law and order if Mr. Zakzaky was allowed to go home.

Islamic Movement marched in Solidarity with oppressed people of Bahrain and Sheikh Issa Qaseem

Members of the Islamic Movemen in Nigeria came out en mass today Friday May 26th, 2017 after the Friday prayers in a protest march denouncing the atrocities of the Bahrainian government on Shaikh Isa Qasim and his followers, and show of support to him, his followers and all the oppressed of the world.
Malam Sunusi AbdulKadir Koki led the march, protesters carrying Bahrain flags and posters calling oppressors to stop oppression and the solidarity of IMN under the leadership of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky to Sheikh Issa Qaseem and his followers

Free elections and democracy, the only demand of Bahraini people

Most of the events that are taking place today are such issues. There is a world of difference between a fair, impartial and humane judgment, and the biased and malevolent judgment of westerners, their politicians and their propaganda apparatuses. An example is the issue of Bahrain. Another example is the issue of Yemen. Another example is the issue of Syria.

Police Used Hot water on peaceful Free Zakzaky protesters in Abuja

The Nigerian Police force tried to stop free Zakzaky protest fin Abuja, the Nigerian capital today the 22nd of may 2017. The protesters, marched to the Headquarters of the National Human Right Commission (NHRC), calling on the commission to do something about the impingement of right and freedom of Sheikh Zakzaky, 

his wife and hundreds others in detention for over a year without trial. At the end of the protest, the protesters issued a press statement.

Re-President Muhammadu Buhari’s agenda tallies with ours says US

The United States of America through its Deputy Director, Office of West African Affairs, Bureau of African Affairs at the US Department of State, Mr Nathan Holt, stated in Washington that the agenda being pursued by President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration were in line with its expectations. The US took this position even as Nigerians are now facing the worse economic woes ever in the history of the country where not even the Nigeria’s president could be treated at home due to lack of essential healthcare delivery infrastructure.

Sayyid Abul Fadl Abbas (AS) Birthday Marked in Gombe

The Birthday Commemoration of Sayyid Abul Fadl Abbas (AS ) was marked in Gombe State by Members of Abul Fadl Foundation on Sunday the 14th of May, 2017. the event take place at Resource Centre Hall in Gombe state. 
Malam Sale Deba and Jamilu Musawi Bauchi are the speakers at the event. The event kicked started with open prayer and Qur'an recitation, Paper distribution by Mu'assatu Abul Fadl.
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Shurafa'u Marked Birthday of Imam Mahdi (A.F) & Sheikh Zakzaky in Kano

The Shurafa'u Forum of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, has organized birthday celebration of Imam Mahdi (A.F) and Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky on Saturday, 13/05/2017 in Kano State.

Malam Yakubu Yahya Katsina was the Guest Speaker at the Occasion. The Occasion begins with Prayer and Qur'an recitation. Singers of the IMN entertain the occasion with the songs of the Imam Mahdi (AF) the Ahlul Bait.

Palestinian prisoners should know they are not alone

The clash that exists in today’s world is one of real value. There are sides in this, which are miles away from human values. Certain events are taking place around us, about which we cannot be indifferent. The first issue is that of Palestine: Palestine is not a minor issue. About 60-plus years have passed since the occupation of Palestine. Several generations of these people--the Palestinians--have come and gone; but, the Palestinian ideals continue to thrive; despite their enemies who try to destroy them, their ideals thrive.

Dr. John Dan Fulani visits IMN Center in Bauchi 14/05/2017

Dr. John DanFulani visited IMN center at Bauchi on Sunday 14th May 2017 just to interact with the members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria at Bauchi.
The Dr. That was welcomed by Academic Forum members at IMN's Amir residence have expressed his gratitude to the welcome he received at the event. He addressed fellow members on the following issues:

Sheikh Zakzaky: Prisoner of Conscience at 66

Muslim world over rejoice with humanity the birthday of Sahibul Zaman, Imam Mahdi (AF) who was born 15th Sha’aban. As part of the birthday celebration activities the Islamic Movement in Nigeria marked the day which coincide with Friday 12th May, 2017 with a protest march in various Nigerian cities like Zaria, Kaduna, Illela, Kano etc calling for the unconditional release of Shaikh Ibraheem Zakzaky who since December 14th, 2015 have been held by Nigerian security agency despite a Federal High court order of his unconditional release.

The belief in Mahdi (a.s) is not only held by Shia: Ayatollah Khamenei

congratulate the esteemed audience on this auspicious feast and felicitous birth anniversary, and I hope that the favor and grace of that magnanimous Imam will be conferred on all of you.
The birth anniversary of Imam Mahdi (may Almighty Allah hasten his reappearance) is an auspicious feast not only for the Shia, but also for all the justice-seekers and truth-seekers of the world. In fact, the belief in a savior and deliverer of mankind is not only held by the Shia, but by all Muslims as well, whether the Shia or the Sunni. Even non-Muslims hold some kind of belief in a savior.

Book on the Biography of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky (H) launched in Kano

A biography of the leader of IMN Shaikh Ibraheem Zakzaky (H) written and compiled by the institute for the compilation and publication of Shaikh Ibraheem Zakzaky’s works was launched in various Nigerian cities. In Kano city the launching took place on Sunday 7th May, 2017 at Kano Markaz in thousands in attendance and Shaikh Kasim Umar Sakkwato as the special guest speaker.


Thousands in the central city of Kano Nigeria, came out to show solidarity with members of the IMN calling for the unconditional release of its leader Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky after the Friday prayers May 5th, 2017.

The protest march along Murtala Muhammad way carrying placards and voicing the call for the release of Sheikh Zakzaky (H) who has been in the government custody after the Zaria December 12-14Th, 2015 massacre that saw more than 1000 members killed, some hundred injured and missing. 


SHIEK ZAKZAKY DETENTION AND THE BURDEN OF ACCOUNTABLE LEADERSHIP More than 500 days after his illegal detention before which more than a thousand of his followers were mercilessly massacred and buried in mass graves, the Nigerian government has unjustifiably continued to by-pass the law and paid no heed to the various calls by different people and organisations that Sheik Zakzaky should be freed and compensated.

Birthday of Abul Fadl Abbas (AS) marked in Kano

Abul Fadl Abbas foundation of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria have organized a program in Kano to commemorate the the birthday of the flag bearer Sayyid Abul Fadl Abbas (AS), the event took place at Markaz, Kano on Monday 4th Sha'aban 1438AH in the evening. Speakers at the event include Sheikh Sunusi AbdulKadir and Malam Jamil Bauchi, both reminded youths of the necessity to copy from the life of the warrior Abul Fadl Abbas (AS).


We have noted in the last few days the malicious suggestions linking the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) with terrorism and violence in several official quarters. Notable ones include the Kaduna state governor, Nasiru elRufai, who in a television program recently, malevolently suggested that Sheikh Zakzaky and the Movement are violent.

 He went further spitefully to use a derogatory word to describe our leader, with which he hoped we would react and they would use that as a premise to unleash violence in our name.

Imam Ali (A.S)'s Life is Worthy a Role Model for us

The grand finale of the annual Imam Aliy (AS) mauluds that was undertaken by the youth forum of the IMN in Kano, Nigeria was marked on Sunday 3rd Sha’aban 1438 (30/4/2017) at Markaz Kofar Waika, Kano with Mal Badamasi Ya’quob, Professor Dahiru Yahya and Mal Sunusi AbdulKadir Koki as guest speakers. Mal Bashir Dan Dago, Mal Mustapha Limanci and Mal Uzairu Badamasi were amongst the few poet that electrify the atmosphere with beautiful songs of our Noble Prophet (SAWA), Imam Aliy (AS), Sayyida Fatimatul Zahra (AS), Ahlul Bait (AS) and His Pious servants.

1st Seminar on Zaria Massacre (December 12-14th 2015) Held in Kano

Joint FORA Committee of the IMN under the leadership of his Eminence Shaikh Ibraheem Zakzaky (H) has held a 1st seminar on Zaria massacre at Kano markaz of the IMN on Saturday, 29th April, 2017 with many in attendance from across the country. Mal Rabiu Funtua, Mal Abbare Gombe, Mal Abubakar Abdullahi, Mal Badamasi Yaquob and Mal Sunusi AbdulKadir Koki made presentations on different topic at the seminar that drew the heart of participants to many lessons.