Maulud Katmah of Sayyida Zahra in Kano

This year’s grand finale of the annual Sayyida Fatima Az- Zahra (Salamullahi Alaihah) birthday celebration in Kano zone of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria under the leadership of Shaikh Ibraheem Zakzaky (H) was marked Sunday 27th Jimadul Thani, 1438 (26/3/2017) at Husainiyya Kofar Waika, Kano. Special guest speakers at the occasion include Malam Adamu Tsoho Jos, Mal Musbahu Yusif Makwarari from Kadiriya cleric.

The IMN have organized various activities within the month of Jimadal Thani celebrating the birth month of Sayyida Zahra the daughter of our noble Prophet (SAWA), at neighborhood, ward, district, zonal levels as well as villages, cities and town in Nigeria and neighboring countries. The activities include lectures, birthday celebrations, colorful rallies and processions, voluntary community self-help projects etc.  This series of programs were organized to rekindle the status of Sayyida Zahra (AS) women leader in this world and the hereafter, her great life worthy of emulation. In Kano the birthday celebration was organized competitively amongst eight divided zones with an assessment of which amongst the zone has the highest marks of a designed scheme set aside emulating Sayyida Zahra (AS).

Shaikh Adamu Tsoho in his lecture at the occasion examine the life of Sayyida worthy of emulation in different perspective. To be able to comprehend who Sayyida Zahra (AS) is mentioned Shaikh Adamu, she could be examine as a daughter of our Noble Prophet (SAWA), the wife of Amirul Muminin (AS) and the Mother to Imam Hasan (AS) and Imam Husain (AS). Her life in this ramification has numerous lessons that becomes a role model for humanity to emulate which Shaikh Adamu gave numerous examples. Mal Sunusi AbdulKadir Koki in his brief comment illustrated how our Noble Prophet (SAWA) reinstated the rightful position of women as equal to men as against to the valve of asset they were earlier been placed, and Shaikh Ibraheem Zakzaky (H) for long has shown and called upon us to uplift the position of Women and treat them with all care and affection.

Earlier Mal Musbahu Tusif Makwarari an invited guest speaker has examined the status of Ahlul Bait (AS) in our hearts and life, in which our salvation is aligned to upholding them as our leaders and guide. He also called for the continued quest towards calling for the unity of the Ummah in which Shaikh Ibraheem Zakzaky (H) has for long be calling towards to and he has seen been uphold by Shaheed Muhammad M Turi which he always adore and respect.

To show all care and affection to Women in this great day various presents and gift were given to our dear Mothers, Wife and Children. Mal Sunusi Abdulkadir on behalf of Shaheed Muhammad M Turi gave the usual present given by Shaheed Turi to his wife Malama Maimuna Abdullahi. He also gave his wife Malama Lubabatu cash donation. Other Brothers gave cash donations, a car, payment of Umra pilgrimage, Karbala and other gifts.

In the competitive Sayyida Zahra (AS) birthday celebration designed to be scored with scheme taking cognizance of various teachings of Sayyida (AS), Kofar Waika and Gwarzo zone emerged winners, with Naibawa and Kura zone being second and Kurna and Tudun Wada Zone, third and the representative received the trophies for the competition.

The birthday cake commemorating Sayyida Zahra (AS) birthday was cut by Malama Maimuna and an invited guest Malama Zahra which was distributed during the walima.

Malama Maimuna Abdullahi on behalf of Sisters forum of the IMN expressed gratitude for yet seeing another blessfull Sayyida Zahra (AS) annual birthday wishing on all to emulate lessons learnt from the worthy life of Sayyida Zahra (AS), and prayed for the immediate unconditional release of the leader of IMN Shaikh Ibraheem Zakzaky.

With prayers by Shaikh Adamu Tsoho the days program came to an end.

By Muhammad Isa Ahmad