Friday, December 21, 2012


…by Tijjani Muhammad Musa

Well then, now that the world didn’t end on Friday 21st December, 2012 (i.e. yesterday) at exactly 6:11 EST according to the ancient Mayan Calendar, what can we say of the Mayans and those who believed in their Dooms Day? I guess their “Judgment Day” has begun and life as we are experiencing it has finished for them.

We, mankind (Mayans inclusive) know from time immemorial that yesterday is forever gone. Today is always here and we have only each moment in a 24 hours day to live each hope, dream and aspirations, right? But tomorrow, tomorrow never comes. It is always one day ahead. Each time we sleep, hoping to wake up tomorrow, it simply shifts away by another 24 hours, living us with yet another today! The day we had witnessed 24 hours earlier becomes another yesterday.

But for the Mayans and those who believed in their ‘End of the World’ date of Friday December 21st  2012 with them, now that that day is come and gone and the sun still shine on, the trade winds still blows, the birds still fly the sky, the fishes still swim the sea, the cock still crows and man still walks the earth, they (Mayans) are from this day forth living beyond their time, right? For them now, it is the much talked about “Hereafter”.

So, for any who is curious to know what life is like in the proverbial Hereafter, he or she can simply ask the Mayans to tell us what is obtainable in the ‘After life’, for they are experiencing it right now! Anybody want to know where his dead father, mother, son or daughter is, can simply ask the Mayans, for they are living in the day beyond the end of time! The curiosity about life after death would now be put to rest.

The fact that nobody has ever died and come back, nor even communicated back to loved ones on earth what life is like on the other side can now be easily discussed on the e-media live for all and sundry with the Mayans as the resource persons. For no other reason, but the fact that they are the living dead, experiencing life after the earth has ended.

So we may now comfortably throw away this false EoT together with all the others fake predictions of the end of the world that have come and gone! Some crazy guys even threw parties to celebrate their life on earth before their final exit. The Mayan Apocalypse has join the queue at the tail end of similar predictions from the likes of Nostradamus, Pat Robertson, Harold Camping, year 2000, 2010, Solar florists and their poles reversal theory, the Nibiru planet collision with mother earth and so on!

Ok then, I guess “Life goes on”, right? Until eventually when the real ‘End of Time’ would come and we will all wake up as if from a deep deep slumber. It will not be wrong then and surely that date and time would not be missed. This life would be just like a dream, similar to the dreams we keep having now when we go to sleep at night. And when it does happen, no one would be in doubt. And no one would be here writing something like this. 

The beauty of it, that particular final, true end of the whole universe and what it contains is that no one knows when that day would come. No one knows the century, decade, year, month, day, hour, minute or second that terminal end will happen except Allaah Subhanahu wa Ta’alah. 

To Him Only belongs the knowledge of the unseen, the knowledge of the HOUR!

Monday, December 17, 2012

ON YAKOWA'S DEATH CELEBRATIONS... "Christians" Mistake, Muslims Follow-Follow! Tijjani Muhammad Musa

His Excellency Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa (Late)

I have often posted that most Christians of today are not true followers of Christ (AS), but just claimers of his faith. They always do what their hearts desire without the slightest knowledge of what Jesus said, uphold his stand on it or observe what he exemplified about it. Thus a lot of un-Christian acts and mannerism (pork-eating, fornications, gay relationship, women exposing hair, women pastors, topless and mini-skirts wearing to church, barbaric killing, roasting and eating of dead Muslims flesh, Aluu 4 etc) are seen demonstrated by such ignorant so-called Christians of nowadays, all under the banner of Christianity. But True Christianity as practiced by Jesus AS and his disciples has nothing whatsoever to do with such immoral behaviours.

Some might say why do some Muslims hold the above conviction? There are many reasons to present, the best of which should be based on knowledge and should come from Allaah SWT and His Prophet Muhammad SAWS.

From the Quran, Allaah (God Al-Mighty) Says in Quran 5:82... "You will surely find the most intense of the people in animosity toward the believers (to be) the Jews and those who associate others with Allaah; AND YOU WILL FIND THE NEAREST OF THEM IN AFFECTION TO THE BELIEVERS THOSE WHO SAY, "WE ARE CHRISTIANS." That is because among them are priests and monks and because they are not ignorant."

Looking closely at the above verse, any analytical mind can extract the following points:

i) Of all humanity, the Jews hate the Muslims the most. The world can clearly bear witness to this fact today, more than any other time in history.

ii) The next to show animosity to Muslims are those who associate others (in worship) with Allaah i.e. idol worshippers, worship other things, dieties, beings beside Allah or corrupt their worship of Allaah along side another false god or divinity.

iii} Of all mankind, those who say "We are Christians" are the ones who have the most compassion, affection and closeness to Muslims. This is what Allaah Has informed us in the verse above. And because God is the Knower of the past, present and future, as well as encompassing man in His Full Knowledge, He Has leaked this secret to the believers of His Oneness. So if any who profess to be a believer in Jesus Christ (i.e. a True Christian) and yet he demonstrates passionate hatred towards the Muslims, then something is seriously amiss with him or her. He is in actual fact, not a Christian. But a claimer of the Christian faith. Could he or she possibly be something else disguising as a Christian?

The Ill-Fated Helicopter
This is because there is a contradiction between what God Has revealed as one of the true characteristics of a believer in Christ Jesus, which is closeness in faith and affection in interaction to a Muslim and what that person is demonstrating. And we Muslims believe God is Perfect and so cannot be wrong. But man, man is full of lies, stupid, selfish whims and errors. So any real follower of Jesus Christ would be found to be an affectionate person to a follower of Muhammad the Trust-worthy.

iv) Allaah (God) did not just leave us to speculate or guess why true Christians are affectionate to Muslims. Knowing mankind and the various creeds they follow, HE Al-Alim Said it is because among true lovers of Isa AS, there are priests and monks and they are people endowed with knowledge, meaning they are not people who think or act based on ignorance or hearsay.

But can we in all honesty say that of the typical "Christian" of today? From the way they act and behave, can anyone with all sincerity say they act or react to situations based on knowledge? The answer is a simple "No". Most of them do not even know much about Jesus's Christianity, but act based on the sentiments and brainwash infused in them by the new crop of "Priests" and "Men of God".

Now, why are we saying all these? In all sincerity, this is not meant for the Christians, much more than it is meant for our brothers and sisters in Islam. Those who have chosen to celebrate the death of a human being, a soul whose true status they might not know, whether he was a Christian or a Muslim. Only Allaah SWT Knows that for sure. Though they might see him physically as a Non-Muslim, but it is what is contained in his heart that matter to Allaah. And there are instance when many become Muslims at the very point of death and so die as such.

If we recall the case of the Abbysinian King Najashi (Negus of Ethiopia), didn't the Prophet SAWS gathered his disciples and prayed the janazaah salat in absentia on him upon learning of his death? Can anyone say with conviction whether Negus ever declared his Shahada (Declaration of Islamic faith)? How about Hasiya, the wife of Pharoah of Egypt? She lived with the tyrannic ruler as a believer in Allaah till she was discovered and eventually killed by Fir'aun. Her last words were captured and enshrined in the Qur'an by Allaah for us to remember her till the last day.

The Crash Site
So, what are such death celebrating Muslims doing? Why are they behaving like the ignorant Christians, who hate Islam and Muslims? Is it a case of retaliation, a vendetta, a "Do me, I do you" thing? For any Muslim to stoop so low as to celebrate the death of another, he or she should know they are acting in their personal capacity and not under the umbrella of Islam.

The first time this terrible evil behaviour was publicly demonstrated in Nigeria was in 1998. I bore witness to it as a student in the university when Christians went agog with celebrations after the death of General Sani Abacha, then Head of State was announced. The joyful jubilations by the Christians students on campus and we later learnt nationwide was one of the most unfortunate thing to have happened to this country and it set the ball rolling for similar celebrations to follow. Yar'Adua's death was the most recent. It is just like the 1966 coup for the subsequent over-throws of governments that followed.

Now we hear and read in the media that the Muslims have joined the bandwagon and have decided to pay back the Christians in their own coins. Governor Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa's death in a helicopter crash has been met with celebrations by some ill-informed Muslims. What they fail to realize is that, though the non-Muslims can act as they wish, yes as their heart individually desires, of course none of them can claim or justify that it is religiously enshrined in the Bible for any Christian to celebrate the death of anyone, Muslim or Non-Muslim. It is not permissible for Muslims to act in such an uncivilized, jahiliyyah manner!

The hujjah (proof) for this is the Prophetic saying predicting this very sad development among others. Our noble Prophet SAWS related that there are a group among his Ummah who will behave exactly like the misguided nations of the Jews and Christians i.e. copy them, in their lifestyles, actions and reactions and even customs. Abu Hurairah (RA) narrated that An-Nabiy SAWS said:

"The Hour (of Judgement) will not come until my Ummah follows the way of those who came before it, hand span by hand span, cubit by cubit." It was said, "O Messenger of Allaah, like the Persians and Romans?" He SAWS said "Who are the people except those?" - Recorded by Al-Bukhaari

In another hadith, he (peace be upon him) said "You will follow the ways of those who came before you, hand span by hand span, cubit by cubit; even if they were to enter the hole of a lizard, you will follow them" We asked "Messenger of Allaah, (do you mean) the Jews and the Christians?" He (pbuh) said "Who else?"

 Nigeria's VP Namadi Sambo Condoles Mrs. Amina Yakowa
So what else should surprise us? The Christians, ignorant ones among them find joy and happiness in the death of people that are not adherents of their ways and so publicly celebrate the news of death of Muslims, then claim it is for Christianity. And sadly, though it is not approved by the religion of Islam, misguided and ignorant Muslims have chosen to follow-follow the so-called Christians by equally copying them "hand span by hand span, cubit by cubit"! And what more, they are also claiming they are doing it for Islam. This is un-Islamic and has nothing to do with the religion of Muhammad, the Deen of Allaah!

As it was for the people who came before us, so it is for any among us who act in similar fashion like the non-believers. We must remember once again the saying of our Prophet pbuh that whoever opens his mouth to speak, he should either say that which is good or remain silent. And there is no where it says except if it is against those who are non-Muslims.

If the ignorant among Christians choose to celebrate their ignorance by showing their pleasure for the death of any human soul unjustifiably, as the best set of people raised for mankind as stated in the Qur'an, true Muslims must not stoop that low.

May Allah Guide us aright and make us sound ambassadors of the Islamic Creed, amin.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

WASTED BEAUTY Comfortine Crown-Creed

A beautiful slim, tall and dark complexion young chic wearing a slightly tight fitting and revealing blue dress that leaves very little to the imagination walked briskly past his parked car. He admired her physique as she passed by, but quickly lowered his gaze to curtail any temptation or was it to reigned in his curiousity. He had to, to avoid disrespecting or annoying his wife who had just gone into a supermarket to buy something they needed at home. Shortly, he heard another female voice calling out to the first babe "Hey, wait for me! You are walking too fast!", but didn't bother to know who's voice it was.

His interest quickly disappeared as is usual with some men. With women, some they see and discard. Others, they see, notice and instantly forget. Then there are those who yhey see, admire, express themselves and pursue their fancy briefly or permanently. He seemed to belong to the initial category. His wife came back moments later with their 2 years old son clutching some confectionaries. She opened the back door and lifted him in, then got in the front seat beside her husband. He turned to check after the child who seem engrossed by his sweets pack. His wife having settled, turned to look at him with a forced smile. She was on the last lap of her third trimester. He smiled back at her pitifully.

The man was about to start the ride to take them home when the wife remembered something she forgot to buy. So she quickly alerted the husband who switched off the engine and prepared to wait further. As she opened the door to go back, the child in the back seat started crying, wanting to follow her. Much as they tried to make him keep quite and stay with his dad, he refused. So she opened the back door and took him along. While he waited, the man amused himself by indulging in the ice cream his pregnant spouse had bought for her consumption. Minutes later the wife came back and noticing her approach through the hind mirror of the vehicle, he quickly replaced the lid over the ice cream container and pretended not to have touched it.

The child was placed in his earlier back seat position and once again the woman manouvered herself back into her front side of the vehicle with heavy breathing and some difficulty. He teased her playfully in a smiling voice "Why are you breathing so heavily as if you are carrying a 50kg bag of rice?" She didn't answer him as she adjusted herself for comfort. And just as he was about to start the car for the second time, the dark in complexion chic that had earlier caught his attention came back and walked past his side of the car, catching his attention all over again. He could not help it and quickly said to the hearing of his companion "Wow, nice babe that one is. Yes, she's dark, but a fine dish any day, I think" with a smirk.

His wife turned and looked at him with a not so amused expression and replied "Hmm Baba Tolu. So even in front of me! You have the audacity to say things like that about another girl? Men! You guys are something else" She turned to check after the child and seeing he was ok, she turned to face her front, only for the two of them to see a young chap running after a half-cast babe with a cup containing some drink. He caught up with her right in front of their car and quickly placed the cup on her lips. She responded by amusingly taking a sip or two and then smiling he quickly withdrew the cup and ran back to a waiting vehicle. 

The wife smiled at the scene and didn't know when she said to her husband "Yeye girl, I know her. She use to be my friend, my course mate in the university" "Oh really?" the husband responded and as the babe was just about to pass by the wife's window side. He said "Excuse me pls, this lady said she knows you somewhere" She stopped abruptly, turned to see who was talking and immediately recognized the wife and exclaimed "Angela! Wow, is it really you?" His wife smiled back and "Yes o...stupid girl. What are you doing here?" The next words that came out of her was completely unexpected. Instead of answering the question asked, she just said "You see me ba! I am yet to get married o!" with a tinge of sadness and a very well carmouflaged regret.

"Is this your husband? Good evening sir" she blurted out. He answered back with a smile "Good evening". She barely heard him as she returned her attention at her friend and continued "So, how many children do you have now?" as she looked into the back seat to see the young boy licking on a lolipop sweet. The mother said "Just two" with a tinge of pride "...and there is the third on its way, right?" her friend concluded as she noticed the protrusion sitting on her friend's lap. Rush, rush, she brought out her phone, handed it over to her friend and asked her to enter in her phone number, while asking her at the same time "Where's your house located?" "At Nassarawa, near Medicus Clinic" she replied as she started inputing the number. "Aah, you are not even far from here. I might visit you some day soon, then?" 

The husband watched as the friend looked on to his wife admiringly and started to wonder, why should she be doing that? Afterall, she looks young, beautiful, light in complexioned, in her late 20s, a graduate, possibly employed or may be not, only God Knows that any way. Why would she be admiring her mate who is married with 2 children and heavily pregnant with a third? As she collected her phone, she apologised for being in such a hurry, that her friend, the dark babe the husband was teasing his wife about some moments earlier has gone off and was refusing to wait for her. His wife said there's no problem to it. So they separated.

As they drove off, he told his wife what he observed and his wondering. How could a free bird like that, that could choose a man from a line up of eligible bachelors any day, be caught lamenting her free and gay life? It was as if she wished she could switch places with his wife. Isn't that what most girls wanted, to be their own person without any attachment or responsibilty or under a man's control? "Why did she sound strangely sad or regretful?" he asked himself absent-mindedly. May be it's all in his mind, he thought.

The wife, who thought he was asking her turned and looked at him, then said "God has blessed me with what most women want in life, most especially when being young and youthful is beginning to vacate the surface of a beautiful body. She's 30 years plus and didn't you see what just happened? A boy was feeding her with God knows what, in public, right there on the street. Then she saw me, her classmate, her course mate in company of an exciting husband, no thanks to you, a child, in a ride and going to my own home. Very few women wouldn't sound the way she did. Sad as it may seem. There is a time for everything in this life. I do pray for her to find her own husband soon, before it gets too late", she concluded as they finally arrived home. 

One is left wondering, could her summation be true? And where could her friend be heading to at this time of the night, with her friend who seemed to be tired of tagging along? For so it seemed.

Wasted beauty!

(c) CCCreed 2013

Monday, December 10, 2012

Teejay's Pixels @ Nigerian Institute of Architects Annual General Meeting 2012

d'I in Me had a field day through out the Nigerian Institute of Architects Annual General Meeting 2012 which took place at Central Hotel, Kano from Wednesday 21st - Saturday 24th November, 2012.

  Enjoy m'Pixel Captures ... *smiles*

Standing by one of the artworks on display at the event. A fine piece in my favourite colors; blue and white...

In a relaxed pose under the Dome of the venue with my colleague and friend  Ibrahim  Shu'aibu Tukuntawa

With Arc. Sada (L) Arc. Nasiru (M) at the Emir's Palace after the Courtesy Call.

Tukuntawa engrossed in a phone conversation. Hmmm, so serious? I wonder with who? :)

Hahahahaha, mimicry! You can try, bobs!

Mc Banner's pose


Standing next to the man on top of it all. Mr. NIA President  Arc. Ibrahim  A. Haruna  (in white T-shirt)

Shanana! Haba, what could be so exciting?

Arc. Sham Saulawa after 14 years of no-see!

Looking good in front of Arc. M. T. Waziri House, the NIA Kano/Jigawa Chapter proposed Secretariat 

Folded hands pose.... I like :)

After the unveiling! Behold, the foundation  laying plague

Arc. Muhammad Garba did all the works here. Proud of him indeed!

(L-R) Arc. Tijjani Muhammad Musa, Arc. Dr. Abdullahi Abubakar (V. Chairman), Arc. Ali Mukhtar (Chairman), Arc Aliyu Sadau and Arc. Muhammad Garba  

Shoulder to shoulder with one of my favourite Architects in Nigeria Arc. Faworaja

Working closely together, making history.  Tee 2 d  left, Tee 2 d right... 

Capped & Domed


Ladies Charmer, the smile I mean... Hehehehehe

Arc. Nashe, Arc Usman & Yours Truly

In whites....Full Height, Full Length (With Arc. Faworaja)

Aaah! Yallabai, kai kadai na gani! Ina Tijjanin? (Arc. Bashir H. Adamu)

He was there live at the Emir's Palace. I couldn't but shake his hand and smile for the camera :)  Of course its H. E. Ibrahim Shekarau, Kano State former Governor and Sardauna of Kano

All smiles in a warm handshake with former Kano State Governor Mal. Dr. Ibrahim Shekarau, Sardaunan Kano at His Royal Highness Emir of Kano Alh. Dr. Ado Bayero's Palace during the Nigerian Institute of Architects Annual General Meeting 2012 Courtesy Call on 21st November, 2012.

Checking my papers to do the right thing...

Architects, guests, soil and canopy. M. T. Waziri's House Foundation Laying Ceremony

Intently learning from the best. "The Head Master", a Professor of Architecture  delivers the closing prayer

Tukuntawa wins this one pose. Nice one...

At the General Meeting Hall. New Architects were inducted, NIA  Constitutional  Review among other issues 

Tukuntawa, nothing for you! T2d'Jay Next Generation, Ismail of Ovation Magazine measuring up & who's this pls?

Wondering why they are all striking the same stance?  Arc. Tijjani, Arc. Sadau & Arc. (Dr. ) Abdullahi @ the NIA Diner

Turbaned, Hon. General Secretary of NIA Arc.
Is T'tawa statued  by any chance? This seemd the same pose he struck earlier, is it not? :)

Former Head of State Gen. AbdulSalam Abubakar was at he Diner, where he was conferred with an Honorary Fellowship of the Institute. Here I was giving former First Lady a copy of the Event's Newsletter as produced by our company SoundWord & Sight Communications Ltd. The ex-Head of State & the NIA President were engaged in a chat with Kano State Executive Governor Engr. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso (off camera)

Standing and waiting to hand-over copies of the NIA AGM 2012 Newsletter as proudly sponsored by Kano/Jigawa Architects to the 2 leaders of men as they exchanged banter at the Nigerian Institute of Architects Annual General Meeting 2012 Diner.

I told you guys His Excellency Executive Governor of Kano State Engr. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso  was at the Diner too. Here he was sitting next to Arc. Ibrahim Abubakar Haruna NIA President and General AbdulSalami Abubakar former Nigerian Head of State, now Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Architects. 

"Your Excellency, can we hear a word or  2 from you on the NIA AGM 2012 please?" Our Ibrahim Shu'aib Tukuntawa can be seen closely capturing each and every word for SWS.Comms Kano.

General AbdulSalami Abubakar former Nigerian Head of State, now Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Architects. delivering his acceptance speech, His wife Justice Fatima Abubakar, NIA President IbrahimHaruna & Gov. Rabiu Kwankwaso listening attentively.

Sitting in the midst of the Kano/Jigawa Chapter Exco. Arc. Najib Sec. Gen.) was to my right, Arc. Ali Mukhtar (Chairman) is standing next to him