By Khalid Idris Doya
Saturday last week, Muharram 2, 1436 AH (25/10/2014), members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria under the guardianship of His Eminence Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky (H) in Bauchi began Ashura Majlis.
Men women and children were seen in orderly manner heading for the Kobi central playground, draped in black carrying black, red and green flags and reciting elegies lamenting the the martyrdom of grandson of the Holy Prophet, Imam Hussain (AS) in the plain of Karbala 61 years after Hijra.
The Ameer, Malam Ahmad Yusuf Yashi started his lecture by extending condolence to the Prophet’s Pure Progeny (A’imma), from the Holy Prophet to the last of the Imams (AS), the Awaited Saviour.
He narrated the tragedy of Karbala citing many popular references, saying the event of Ashura and Karbala is now very well known among the people. According to him, due to constant remembrance of the tragedy by followers of Ahlul Bayt (AS), the mystery surrounding the issue has now become more manifest in the society.
The session was completed by songs of lamentation and drama depicting the event of Karbala.
Due to the large crowd of mourners, the event could not be held at the Fudiyya
h School, hence the movement to the Kobi playground this year.