Day of Ashura Commemoration in Zaria, Nigeria.
Today Monday 4th November 2013 (01/01/1435H) marked the First day of commemoration of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein A.S. (Ashura), at Hussainiyya Baqiyyatullah Zaria, Nigeria.
The leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria Sheikh Ibrahim Yaqoub Zakzaky (H) speaks on the grace of Allah about the new year of the Islamic calendar 1435.
In his speech Sheikh Zakzaky (H) shed light on both type of calendars, Gregorian (Miladiyya) and Islamic (Hijriyya) calendar. He added that one should not forget to perform the prayer upon the first day of the year and recite some of the prayers in Mufatihul Jinan and make insight about it.
On his speech about martyrdom of Imam Hussein (AS), Sheikh Zakzaky (H) mentioned on those months; Muharram, Rajab, Dhul-Qa’ada and Dhul-Hajj as the forbidden months that fighting (war) is forbidden by Arabs in the Jahiliyya period even though Qur’an was revealed on those months with no striking on war but some of the Arabs (childrens of Umayya) murdered Imam Hussein (AS) in one of these months.
Prophet Muhammad (S) migrates from Makkah to Madina to save Himself and Islam from Quraish. Likewise Imam Hussein (AS) migrate from Madina to Makka in order to save Islam and himself as well, but unfortunate; Yazid bn Mu’awiya (LA) sends his people to Hajj and instructed them that when any of them meets Imam Hussein should kill him. As the Imam heard about their plan, He immediately migrate from Makka to for the sake of Islam in which he was followed by those people and martyred at Karbala. This is the meaning behind the saying of Prophet (S): Hussein (A.S.) is from me and I am from him too. Meanwhile my way is the same as his way. He added.
In his conclusion Sheikh Zakzaky (H) recite some of the Ziyarat and series of prayers and then closed the event at 9:20pm.