By Abdullahi Isa Wasagu
After the completion of Maulud celebrations in 7 localities in Kaduna, finally the peak of the celebration took place on Wednesday, 15th Rabi’ul Thani 1436 (04/02/2015) at Yan Lilo playground, Tudunwada, Kaduna. Malam Yaqub Yahaya Katsina was the guest speaker at the occasion.
Malam Yaqub Yahaya Katsina started by congratulating the Muslim Ummah over the auspicious birthday of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAWA), the celebration which he said is manifestation of genuine love for the best of Allah’s creatures and mercy to mankind.
The guest speaker who spoke on the importance of knowledge, said the whole knowledge both divine and material is contained in the Holy Qur’an brought by the Messenger of Allah, as a guide to humanity.
He however said, had the Ummah heeded to the Prophet’s will of holding firm the knowledge he handed over to his Heir, his Infallible Progeny, it would have been the torch bearers of light and learning to the world.
He said, the meeting at Saqifah was the first step deviation and disintegration of the Muslim Ummah, after which the Prophet’s Will was completely relegated to the background without the least mention.
Malam Yaqub Yahaya explained the achievements recorded by the Islamic Republic of Iran, which he attributed to the way it hold firm the true teachings of the Holy Prophet and his Pure Progeny (AS).
He lamented how the personality of the Holy Prophet and his Pure Progeny is being ridiculed, citing the case of his uncle Abu Talib, who some people regard as an unbeliever, saying the insinuation born out of hatred for his son Ali who later became Heir apparent to the Prophet, destroyed the idols of Makkah and made significant contribution to all the conquest during lifetime of the Holy Prophet.
The cleric also decried the manner at which necessity for Islamic government and strict adherence to the path of Ahlul Bayt (AS) is never the focus of the Muslim Ummah presently. “Now we do not hear of Aal Muhammad, but Aal Saud, Aal Abdul Wahab. Where are the Aal Muhammad? Why are they not mentioned? He rhetorically asked.
Malam Yaqub Yahaya further said, 1430 years ago, the Holy Prophet established Islam with the Qur’an as the supreme constitution, and that he left behind 12 Imams as Guiding Stars and Ark of Salvation that must be strictly adhered to at all times. “The Qur’an and the Prophet’s Progeny are Twin Trust that will never part with each other till the end of time, and if strictly adhered to the Ummah will never go astray”.
He concluded by calling on the people to extend their unreserved allegiance to the living reformer and guide in the person of Sheikh Ibraheem Yaqub Zakzaky, whom he said has taken the path of his predecessor, Sheikh Usman Bin Fodiye.
Only through him, he added genuine reformation can be attained in this era.
In his comment, the Ameer of Kaduna Malam Mukhtar Sahabi reiterated the statement by the guest speaker and called on the Muslim Ummah to unite towards establishment of their religion through the reformer of the era Sheikh Zakzaky as foretold by Sheikh bin Fodiye.
He also thanked the guest speaker for finding time to attend the Maulud.
Presents were presented to guests and selected people, children parade and drama were also displayed as highlights of the occasion.