By Ibrahim Usman
Dr. Abdullahi Danladi, a lecturer at the Ahmadu Bello Uiversity Zaria was the guest speaker at the grand finale of the birthday of Sayyidah Zahra (AS) conducted by the Kaduna zone of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Thursday.
Obviously responding to those disputing her status, the speaker gave brief biography of Sayyidah Zahra (SA) adding that, her intercession for those who love her and her family is real and guaranteed. “Her divinity and historical perspective are enough reason to assert that she is the Leader of women of the world”.
Dr. Danladi who is also head of the Resource Forum of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria said, on the Day of Judgment, Sayyidah Zahra (SA) with gracious radiance walk before Allah and all humanity demand for the intercession of those who love her and her family, as well as punishment on her enemies, and will be granted by Allah.
He said, although the occasion was to rejoice on the birthday of Sayyidah Zahra (SA), her history will not be complete without a discourse on those who oppressed her and usurped her rights and that of her husband.
He further pointed out that, the obvious fact that she is the beloved daughter of Muhammad, the beloved Prophet of Allah, and Khadijah; wife of Ali, the Commander of the Faithful and mother of Hassan and Hussein, leaders of youth of Paradise, is enough to reason to place her degrees above any other.
The guest speaker said the conception of Sayyidah Zahara (SA) and subsequent birth were miraculous and beyond the ordinary, saying that she was conceived from a heavenly apple the Prophet was fed, when he was ordered to abstain from his family for a certain period and relocated to the house of Fatimah Bint Asssad, who nursed him while he was a child.
Dr. Danladi also said, women of Mecca were envious of Sayyidah Khadijah, for they wanted to be married to the Holy Prophet. When eventually she got married to the Holy Prophet, he added, they deserted her for so much envy. “Sayyidah Khadijah was never lonely, for Fatimah Zahra in the womb discussed with her and when she was to put to bed pious women in Islam took charge of her delivery”.
He named the pious women who assisted Sayyidah Khadijah at the time of birth of Sayyidah Zahra as Asiya (wife of Pharoah), Hawwa’u (wife of Prophet Adam), Maryam (mother of Prophet Isa). “She was born in a state of prostration, testifying to the Ones of Allah worthy of worship, the Prophethood of Muhammad and the Imamate of Ali, her husband”.
He urged people, women in particular to emulate the good virtues of Sayyidah Zahra (SA) as part of love and affection to her and her family.
Responding, Malam Mukhtar Sahabi enumerated virtues and miracles associated with Sayyidah Zahra (SA) witnessed now and in the past, which he said are enough testimonies for those disputing her divinity to surrender.
He lamented over the total ignorance of the divine status of daughter of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAWA) among Muslims, which he said was as a result of political machination by enemies of her father and husband.
Other speakers at the occasion were Pastor Yohanna Buru and Sharif Usman, Sarkin SHrifan Zazzau.
Imam Hussaien (AS) Circle emerged winner of this year’s contest with 93 marks, followed by Sayidah Zahra (SA) Circle with 88 points, while Ameerul Mu’mineen (AS) Circle took the third position with 76 points.
Highlight of the occasion were gifts presentation, walk through Fadaq re-enacted and songs.