By Khalid Isa
Commemoration of the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hasan Almujtaba (alaihis salam) took place on 7th of Muharram 1437 (19/11/15) at Husainiyyah Baqiyyatullah Zaria. The leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky (H) spoke on the event which occurred 51th year After Hijrah.
Sheikh Zakzaky spoke at length on the martyrdom of the 2nd Imam of the Ummah who, before his martyrdom, lived with his grandfather for 8 years and with his father Imam Ali (AS) for 30 years. With the Martyrdom of Imam Ali, Imam Hasan at the age of 38 became the Imam of the Ummah, according to reports, the Sheikh said.
Speaking further on the Imam Sheikh Zakzaky said he was martyred by poison thorugh his wife Ja’dah by the order of Mu’wiayyah in exchange of worldy gains adding that Mu’awiyya sought for the most dangerous poison and got it from the king of Rome- the type of poison which kills instantly. He noted that M’waiyyah did not only breach the agreement reached with Imam Hasan, but killed him in order to install Yazid as Khalifah. He said Imam Hasan reached agreement with Mu’awiyyah to avoid bloodshed when the later accepted all conditions set for him by the Imam.
Sheikh Zakzaky described Imam Hasan (alaihis salam) as the Imam who suffered the most due to much afflictions and problems he faced from his enemies and yet persevered.
After the evening session, prayers and iftar Sheikh Zakzaky delivered the second lecture on the holy Imam followed by Ziyara, Dua kumayl and closing prayers.