By Shuaibu Ahmad
7- day programme to mark 2016 Imam Khomeini’s Week begins with awareness which includes visitation of hospital, visitation of Islamic Scholars, Christian organizations including CAN in different part of the country for the purpose of unity and humanity.
Due to the current situation in Nigeria, the states within the country were made into four Zones, A,B,C,D.
“In very unfortunate contrast as Iran gets ready to celebrate its 37th years of true independence, certain Islamic countries of the world are busy trying to black mail her, trying to back pedal her, trying to show as if she is not the only one that is standing the test of time as far as the protection of socio- Islamic cultural and economic futures are concern in the entitle of this world as we are standing on today"
– Dr Abdullahi Wase (A Security expert)
In memory of the revolutionary leader of the Islamic republic of Iran organized by the Academic Forum of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (AFIMN), under the leadership of his eminence, Shaikh Ibraheem Zakzaky(H), the Zone A series of lectures was concluded with the lecure of Dr.Abdullai Wase on the topic “The Islamic revolution in Iran and it’s trans-regional impacts” . Professor Isa Hasan Mshelgaru, the chairperson of the gathering gave a very resourceful introduction of the topic before introducing the guest speaker. The Zone A includes participants from Abuja , Lagos ,Kogi , Kwara , Niger , Nasarawa ,Ibadan , Porthercourt and Enugu.
Dr. Abdullahi Wase begins with the background of revolution all over the world, defining what revolution is and the revolution of Imam khomeni in Iran. He discussed on the idea of ‘Wilyyatul Faqih’ that is, the leadership of the religious Scholars and analyses it. In the process of his analysis, he gave the historical background of Imam Khomeni and the challenges he faced in his Da’awah .Dr wase brought out many similarities between the revolution of Imam Khomeni and that of Shaikh Usman bn Fodio most especially on the idea of WIliyyatul Faqih of Imam Khomeini (Q.S).
He further detailed the impact of the revolution in Iran to many countries across the globe. In his explanations, he gave a very strong remark by saying that without the Iranian nation, so many countries would have been under the capitalist oppression .He further categorized Iran as a peaceful state by saying Iran has never attack a single country since the 1979 Islamic revolution under the leadership of Imam Khomeni(Q.S) , despite military and economic sanctions , the revolution has succeeded in capturing the minds of many truthful individuals in so many countries. He further stated that the revolution has made Iran to be an independent country with positive developments in all aspects of life.
Zone B, includes: Kano, Katsina, Sokoto, Kebbi, Zamfara and Jimawa states series of lectures were delivered on the life of Imam Khomeni and the present state of affairs of the Muslim world by lecturers from different places within the country.
Zone C included :- Bauchi, Adamawa, Taraba, Gombe, Jos, Borno and Yobe states. The same series of lectures on the life of Imam Khomeini (Q.S) were delivered.
In the final Zone, which is zone D brothers and sisters from Kaduna State and city of Zaria in particular organize the closing lecture which was delivered by Malam Ibrahim Akil.
Malam Ibrahim Akil spoke extensively on the life of Imam Khomeni and the lessons we derived from him.
Below are some pictures of the events according to Zones.
ZONE A pictures below: