By Muhammad Isa Ahmad
The grand finale of the annual Imam Aliy (KW) birthday commemorations that was undertaken by the youth forum of the IMN in Kano, Nigeria was marked on Sunday 3rd Sha’aban 1438 (30/4/2017) at Markaz Kofar Waika, Kano with Mal Badamasi Ya’quob, Professor Dahiru Yahya and Mal Sunusi AbdulKadir Koki as guest speakers.
Mal Bashir Dan Dago, Mal Mustapha Limanci and Mal Uzairu Badamasi were amongst the few poets that electrify the atmosphere with beautiful songs of our Noble Prophet (SAWA), Imam Aliy (KW), Sayyida Fatimatul Zahra (AS), Ahlul Bait (AS) and His Pious servants.
Mal Badamasi and Prof Dahiru in their speeches at the occasion drew lessons worthy of emulation of the life of Imam Aliy (KW) for all to emulate his life. In their speeches they drew various lessons from the activities and role played by Shaikh Zakzaky (H) in calling in people to the true teaching of Islam. Mal Badamasi enjoyed youths to remain steadfast on the path of Allah and engaged in all activities that bring one closer to Allah (T).
Mal Sunusi AbdulKadir Koki in his speech enjoyed youths to see to getting on the very footpath of Imam Aliy (KW) who stood uprignt on the path of this religion that we have heard. Likewise, Mal Sunusi drew lessons from the life of Imam Aliy (KW) on his leader in which he has vowed and stood by his leader even in face of death and against all oppressors and oppression. He said "If we do agree Shaikh Zakzaky (H) is our leader would we remain mute and fold our arms against any form of oppression or oppressors?"
In the Maulud competition held in various categories, Mal Badamasi Ya’aquob, Prof Dahiru Yahya and Dr Nura Azare handed prizes to winners with the overall champions being Kofar Waika and Gwarzo zone. The second were Naibawa and Kura zone and third Kura and Tudun Wada zone.
After the prizes distribution Mal Badamasi gave a closing prayer.