The ancient city of Kano, Nigeria glitters with the birthday celebration of Imam Aliy Al Ridha (AS) the 8th of the 12th Successor of our Noble Prophet Muhammad (SAWA) hosted by the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) under the leadership of Shaikh Ibraheem Zakzaky (H).

The birthday celebration in Kano was a three day program that started from Thursday 10th- Saturday 12th Zulkidah, 1438 (3rd-5th August, 2017) with many faithful of our Noble Prophet (SAWA) and Ahlul Bait (AS) from various part of the country and neighboring countries in attendance with Shaikh Ya’aqub Yahya Katsina as quest of honour and Sharu Abbas Adamu khalifa of Shehu Al Maghili, decedent of Prophet (S) resident in Kano were present at the closing ceremony.

In the program outlined and carried out was on Thursday, “Women and Children’s Day” in which in the program Shaikh Adamu Tsoho Jos was the guest speaker that spoke on the teachings and lessons of Imam Ridha (AS) on Women and Children. On Friday Shaikh Qasim Umar Sakkwato spoke on the blessings of Praised Songs and Poems of Ahlul Bait (AS) with the Ittihadul Shu’arah Forum chaired by Mal Mustapha Umar Baba showering the atmosphere with eloquent songs of Imam Aliy Ridha (AS) by different members of the forum in the afternoon and night sessions of the birthday celebration.  

Mal Sunusi Abdulkadir Koki the chief host of the birthday celebration in his introductory speech expressed happiness to have hosted the birthday celebration and been with the blissful flag of the dome of Imam Ridha (AS) within our mist given to our illegally detained leader Shaikh Ibraheem Zakzaky (H) by its custodian. Despite the fact that the Nigerian government is still holding the leader of IMN, Shaikh Ibraheem Zakzaky (H) the program is still being held and hosted in Kano. He also endured faithful to remain steadfast along this very foot path that will lead to salvation, and remaining resourceful in upholding the message of Allah and reiterated the call for the immediate release of Shaikh Zakzaky(H).

The blissful green flag of the doom of Imam Ridha (AS) was then displayed with a colorful march by members of Abul Fadl Abbas with beautiful songs of Imam Ridha (AS) aired with great ovation from the crowed that glittered the air.

Sharu Abbas Adamu, Shaikh Ya’aquob Yahya and Mal Ibraheem Akil in their short speech at the birthday celebration rekindle the status, virtues of Imam Ridha (AS) whom his birthday celebration is been held with character worthy of emulation.

Imam Aliy Musa Al Ridha (AS) is the 8th Successor of the Prophet Muhammad (SAWA) born on 11th ZulQadah 148AH in the city of Madina and martyred on 30th Safar, 203AH. Imam Ridha (AS) is known for his great conduct and moral that every person becomes satisfied with him amongst whom doesn’t exclude his enemies.

Sharu Abbas reiterated his stand calling for continued unity amongst Muslim like he has seen from Shaikh Zakzaky (H) and rally close to Ahlul Bait (AS) like our Noble Prophet (S) has enjoyed us to uphold. Likewise Shaikh Ya’aquob expressed how since hundreds of years ago Mr Hamper in his writings showed how Imam Aliy bin Abi Dalib has uphold the message of Al-Islam and which in this present years how the pathway of Shi’at Imam Aliy (AS) will rekindle Al-Islam in biladul Sudan.

Mal Badamasi Ya’aquob the brother to Shaikh Zakzaky (H) made a vote of thanks to everyone that participated in seeing the colorful event and with a closing prayer from Shaikh AbdulHamid Bello. 

By Muhammad Isa Ahmad