By Abdullahi Isa Wasagu
On Saturday the 19th of Rabi’ul Auwal 1435(10/1/15) brothers of ’Ahlul Bayt Foundation’ T/Wada Kaduna and disciples of His Eminence Leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky organized their 4th annual Maulid celebration held at T/Wada Kaduna.
Among others, Sheikh Saleh Lazare from Niger Republic was the guest speaker. When on the Podium, sheikh commenced by praising the Holy Prophet as the seal of Prophets and reformer of the period of dark age and barbarism. Sheikh Saleh Lazare continued enumerating the august lineage of the Prophet saying that when this noble Prophet received prophethood at the age of 40, his close relatives were the first to believe in him adding that Abu Talib(as) was unanimously agreed to be the fifth to embrace Islam from the annals of history. To buttress his point, the Sheikh cited the last words of Abu Talib(as) to the family of Quraish at his death’s door admonishing them to strictly adhere to the call of the Prophet and remain steadfast in guarding the sanctity of the Holy Ka’abah. Continued saying that the Prophet’s path is the only salvation to be saved from eternal doom. But why attributing paganism to prophet’s biological brother ? Sheikh Lazare lamented.
Explaining the dirty work of some historians who made fabrication in the pages of history, the cleric cleared some misconceptions and lies attributed to the Holy Prophet adding that the dignity of the Holy Prophet must be protected not his companions.
Sheikh lazare termed as lies some misconstrued traditions such as removing devil’s portion from the chest of Holy Prophet; urinating while standing by the Holy Prophet and many more. Sheikh lazare proved many of this traditions to the hatredness remained in their heart since the inception of the Prophet’s call in the advent of Islam.
The cleric also traced the genesis of Ghadeer where he associated the fabricated and misconconstrued traditions as failure to hold the real heir of the Prophet after his demise. He emphasized his statement by citing voluminous traditions that imply appointment of Imam Ali(as) at Ghadir khum from sunni sources. At the end of his speech, he called on
all true seekers of religion to firmly hold the real teachings of the Prophet and his progeny adding that prophet’s progeny and the Holy Qur’an is the only two precious stones lived by prophet to his Ummah after his life.
On his annotation, Amir of the zone Malan Mukhtar Sahabi shed more light on the fabricated traditions by mercenary writers categorizing them as Israelites’ traditions. Malam Mukhtar also chronologically
mentioned the 12 Holy Imams and their designated era saying that they were deliberately turned aside by Banu Umayyah due to their hidden worldly motives which resulted in their misapprehension by this the present Ummah.
The Maulid was witness with specular glamour where in attendance include Sheikh Sama’ila Kwanni from Nijar Republic, Malan Ahmad Bamalli, Sharif Ahmad Rufa’i and many more.