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  Updated: January 29, 2007

Nigeria’s Zaria city crammed with mourners of Imam Hussain (as)

By: Muhammad Mansur

ZARIA, Nigeria: On Saturday the 27th of January, 2007, Islamic Movement in Nigeria under the leadership of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky organized a procession in Zaria City to mourn the barbaric massacre of Imam Hussain (a.s.) in Karbala by Banu Umayyah.

As usual, the procession for mourning the killings of Prophet’s family is being held yearly on the 10th of Muharram in Zaria city to convey the message of Imam Hussayn.

Thousands of participants from different parts of Nigeria and neigbouring Niger, including brothers and sisters participate wearing black dresses, beating their chest, singing Qasaed for Imam Hussain (AS) and cursing his killers. There also held standards in their hand decorated with the names of Imam Husain and the Hadiths of Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.A.) in regard to his Ahl-ul-Bayt (AS).

The mourning started at 10:00 am from Sabon Gari Mosque and Gwargwaje to Kofar Doka Stadium in Zaria City for closing speech, ziarats and prayers.

Sheikh Zakzaky delivered a closing lecture to the participants. He urged the Muslim Ummah to take lessons from the sacrifice of Imam Hussain, he further describe the martyrdom of Imam Hussain as the only solution to serve the religion of Islam against the plot of Banu Umayya who are always looking an opportunity since before waki’at Karbala to destroy Islam.

Sheikh Zakzaky also stated that no matter who you are, you have no excuse to refuse to sacrifice your life for the sake of Islam, since Imam Hussain showed us a great lesson on how to deal with the oppressors. He called on the Muslim Ummah to wake up and fight injustice wherever they are and to forget about all the differences among them. He further warned that the enemies of Islam are using sectarian differences to divide and rule Muslims. 


 
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