By Muhammad Ibraheem Zuru
The Islamic Movement in Nigeria under the spiritual leadership of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky has on Saturday the 30/04/2016, commemorated Martyrs Day to remember those who attained martrydom in 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 in 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 a severe injury. He explained how physicians exclaimed with surprise on how the Sheikh regained quick recovery.
Sheikh Badamasi emphasized that, "Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky gained followers equal to the followers of Imam Hussain. As faithful followers of Imam Hussain stood firm on the cause of Imam(a.s) and sacrificed their lives, that was how disciples of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky stood firm towards safeguarding the life of their leader by sacrificing their lives. Sheikh has not been reached, stormed and whisked away unless thousands of his followers were extra judicially killed. He aded.
At the end of his speech, he conveyed the message of the leader to the followers, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky: "I recommend the way and manner, brothers and sisters across the country stood firm and showed extraordinary deeds during the recent pogrom on the Movement. Besides, all Islamic activities of the Movement should continue be carrying out as usual without any hesitation". Said Sheikh Zakzaky.
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.
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 being aired out 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."