Martyrs Day commemorated in Zaria +Pictures
Below is the Highlights of Annual Martyrs Day Commemorated by Islamic Movement in Nigeria, written By Muhammad Ibraheem Zuru
Islamic Movement in Nigeria under the spiritual leadership of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky have on Saturday, 30/04/2016, commemorated martyrs who sacrificed their lives in various episodes of incidences throughout the Islamic struggle of the Movement.
The momentous event took place at Fudiyyah Islamic Centre, Danmagaji, Zaria with hundreds of brothers and sisters in attendance.
The speakers at the occasion include Sheikh Badamasi Yaqoub, Sheikh Abdulhamid Bello and Sheikh Abdulrahman Yola. In attendance also include renown personalities from Zaria and environs.
In his aspiring speech, Sheikh Badamasi Yaqoub, a younger brother to Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky explained the regained health status of Sheikh Zakzaky and Sheikh's message to his disciples during their visit to the Sheikh at Abuja(Federal Capital territory) on Tuesday, 26/04/2016.
Sheikh Badamasi stated that, "Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky has regained 90 percent from his fatal injury of gun shots. He was shot at his eyes, his two pair of hands and legs. His eyes, hands and legs were severely damaged. But now, God(the Almighty) has bestowed His mercy on him. He has totally recovered. His only wife, Malama Zeenatudden Ibraheem was shot more than the Sheikh."
Only God(the Most High) knows the number of bullets sprayed to Malama Zeenatu. But now, I can categorically utter that, "Malama Zeenatudden has regained health status 100 percent from her injury". She walks as if she has not been totally subjected to fatal injury. He explained how physicians exclaimed with surprised on how the Sheikh regained quick recovery.
Sheikh Badamasi emphasized that, "Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky gain followers equal to the followers of Imam Hussain. As faithful followers of Imam Hussain stood firm on the cause of Imam Husssain, that was how disciples of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky stood firm towards safeguarding the life of their leader. Sheikh has not been reached, stormed and whisked away unless thousands of his followers were extra judicially killed. He explained.
At the end of his speech, he conveyed the message of the leader to the followers that, "all Islamic activities of the Movement should continue be carrying out as usual without any hesitation".
During his speech at the gathering, Sheikh Abdulrahman Yola recalled the affliction and agony inflicted on Sheikh Zakzaky and his followers in Decembr, 1984 and September, 1996, ascribing the recent pogrom on the Movement and arrest of the leader, as an old-aged plan to crush the stable Movement by exterminating the life of Sheikh Zakzaky and crush the Movement.
Sheikh Abdulrahman therefore, strengthen the brothers and sisters to put more efforts and to be cautious towards adhering to the leadership of this Movement.
Speaking on Sheikh Zakzaky's health status, the cleric caution brothers and sisters against purported and wind stories aired by security agents in their efforts to make members of the Movement feel dejected.
Also in his gesturing speech, Sheikh Abdulhamid Bello, optimistically assured brothers and sisters on the undeserved evacuation of hundreds of dead corps of the brothers and sisters extra judicially killed by Nigerian Army. He said, "Sooner , all the corps will be released to the Movement and those carried out Mass burial by the Army will be exhumed for proper Islamic burial."