Arba'een Symbolic trek from kano to Zaria, Day 1 + Pictures

The early hours of Wednesday 15th safar 1435 equivallent to 18th December 2013, hundreds of thousands of the members of the Islamic movement in Nigeria began the annual arbaeen symbolic treck from fagge jummuat mosque in the city of Kano to Hussainiyya Baqiyyatullah zaria, the trek was attended by the different members of the movement including children, youths, and old age which came from the various part of the country which include kano, malam madori, kazaure, Azare, Potiskum Maiduguri and some other parts of the North western part of Nigeria.

ARBA’EEN: WHY WE TREK

The 20th of the month of Safar, 1435 AH marks the 40th day after the Shahada (martyrdom) of Imam Hussain (AS), the Prophet Muhammad(SAWA)’s grandson alongside his family and his loyal companions, who were martyred by the forces of the despotic Umayyad caliph Yazid in the year 61 AH in Karbala, Iraq. People from different Muslim countries embark on mass trek or march to Karbala to pay homage and respect to Imam Hussain (AH). According to Wikipedia, Arba'een is one of the largest gatherings on earth. Why Arba'een?

Mandela: Islamic Movement Pays Tribute to the Symbol of Liberation

By K. Isah “We know too well that our freedom is incomplete without the freedom of the Palestinians,” Mandela 1977. Mandela made this statement in 1977 on the 20th Anniversary of International Day of Solidarity with Palestinians . A statement which will continue to echo in the history of humanity. An embodiment of integrity, honesty and humility, Mandela faith in humanity cannot be disputed by even his foes. The tributes to this great man are endless for he is a man who committed the whole of his life in the struggle for justice since young age.

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