Below is the speech delivered by Malama Zeenat Ibraheem, mother of the three martyrs of Quds Day in Zaria, Nigeria (Ahmad, Mahud and Hamid) at the first annual Quds International Conference and Exhibition held at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Abuja on Sunday, July 26, 2015.
Dear Brothers and sisters.
Assalamu alaykum warahmatullah,
Ever since I came to know about the plight of our Palestinian Brothers and Sisters, and the state of the Masjidul Aqsa, I have watched with great pain in my heart the calamity brought upon the oppressed Palestinian people and the dangers facing the Holy Mosque and city. It has always been my sincere wish to participate in the liberation of the Holy land by travelling there and taking up arms to confront the terrorist infidels. But, alas! As we are all aware of, the age old conspiracies of the colonialists and imperialists makes that impossible. They have been successful in turning the Islamic Ummah that was previously a single entity into many nation states, so much so that, you cannot freely take up your weapons and easily travel to Palestine to fight the terrorist usurpers.
Therefore, I have always dreaded meeting Allah, the Almighty, not knowing what answer to give, when asked by Allah on the Day of Judgment what role I played when the Holy land and Mosque was usurped and our brothers and sisters in Palestine were subjected to one of the cruelest form of oppressions in the history of mankind. I have therefore always hoped that may be with the establishment of a just system in this part of the world, we here, too could assist in the liberation as the Islamic Republic of Iran is doing. But, at the same time, I feel since, we are not sure when that would happen, it may not be during my lifetime, I must do what I can before I meet my Lord. This is according to the teachings of my Leader, Shaikh Zakzaky. He is the one that shows us the right path. May Allah reward him abundantly!
Alhamdulillah, Allah in His Mercy, brought the struggle right here, and what more, blessed three of my sons with shahadah ( matyrdom) in the cause of Allah. All three of them, Ahmad, Hamid and Mahmoud craved greatly for matyrdom. Alhamdulillah, they achieved what they craved for, matyrdom or liberation.
The terrorist zionists and american government and their stooges have gained nothing by killing my children and the other brothers and sisters. This is because we will never surrender to them. We either win or are victorius with shahadah. And they should know that I am busy encouraging my other children to fill the vacuum left by my Dears Ahmad, Hamid and Mahmoud. And they have promised to do so and even more. This incident has further emboldened me to fearlessly struggle against their oppressions.
DEATH TO ISRAEL!
DEATH TO AMERICA!
DEATH TO ALL THEIR STOOGES.
SUCCESS TO PALESTINE!
SUCCESS TO THE ISLAMIC MOVEMENT!