Tuesday, November 27, 2012

REALLY! EVEN ON THE USE OF "LOL"? Wow, What A Comprehensive Religion Islam Is!

The use of the acronym LOL which is suppose to mean "Laugh Out Loud", "Lots Of Love", "Lord of Lords" etc to the ordinary netizen has just been revealed to mean something else. LOL for some, at least the Luciferians i.e. Devil worshippers or the Illuminati, stands for LUCIFER OUR LORD.

Subsequent to this spotlighting, many Muslims on social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Flickr, Tumblr, 2go, etc) were alerted and thus advised to avoid using the abbreviation in order to foil any attempt to associate their usage of the three letter acronym with devil worship, most especially by those who celebrate Satan as their lord.

Many, who do not understand the implications of engaging in such actions to their "Imaan" i.e. Declaration of Faith, find that admonition a violation of their rights of expression as they ignorantly query why Islam seems to block every opportunity available for them to belong to main stream in today's society.

Some just dismiss the call by saying that Islamically "Innamal a'amalu binniyat" that is, all 'Actions are judged according to intentions'. So what a person means with what he says or does is what God will judge him with. And that it is issues like this that brings the impression to many non-Muslim minds that Islam means terrorism.

Others argue that using LOL is universally accepted to mean "Laff Out Loud", well at least on the internet. So some Muslims should stop turning Islam into a difficult religion, whereas Allaah Has made it quite a simple one for its adherents. Then there are those who say it is a brainwashing move in order to attract unnecessary attention, as is usual with Muslims about several modern things.

Some even complain that to them the devil doesn't exit nor do they worship him, so it is the problem of those who bow down to Satan to twist the meaning of LOL to suit their thinking, but as far as they are concern their usage of LOL any where on social media means "Laugh Out Loud", period!

All the above opinions and observations could be true in their own rights, but one must understand that to everything there is the apparent meaning, as well as the hidden meaning. To the ordinary people on the street, the obvious meaning is what they see, what they hear, what they think, what they perceive. But to the enlightened, the inspired, the thoughtful, the wise and the prudent, they see hidden meanings in all things.

Muslims have been fore warned of this development in the Qur'an, yes... in the Qur'an! In Surah Nisa (Women), Q4:46 Allaah SWT Says:
Among the Jews are those who distort words from their [proper] usages and say, "We hear and disobey" and "Hear but be not heard" and "Ra'ina," twisting their tongues and defaming the religion. And if they had said [instead], "We hear and obey" and "Wait for us [to understand]," it would have been better for them and more suitable. But Allah has cursed them for their disbelief, so they believe not, except for a few.

Again in Surah Baqara (Cow), Q2:104 God Almighty Says:
O you who have believed, say not [to Allah 's Messenger], "Ra'ina" (i.e. words of ambiguous import),  but say, "Unthurna" (words of respect) and listen (to him). And for the disbelievers is a painful punishment.

For some this has nothing to do with using LOL, which has no existence 14 centuries plus ago when the Qur'an was being revealed, so is not applicable here at least to their way of thinking. But for others, whom Allaah SWT Refers to in His Challenging appeals in several ayats of the 'Mother of all Books' as in "...afala Ta'aqilun", "...afala Tazakkarun" etc, they see clearly the relationship between the two and so its applicability. They then prevent their heart from inclining, accepting or even engaging in it.

Someone would ask why do Muslims  use abbreviations such SWT, SAWS, RA etc in their Islamic writings if they feel so uncomfortable or finds it unacceptable to use LOL and stuffs like that on the internet?

Firstly, writing Subhanahu wa Ta'alah (High above all is Allaah) as SWT, Salallahu alaihi wa sallam (Peace and Blessing of Allaah Be  Upon Him i.e. PBUH) as SAWS or Radiyallahu anhum(Allaah Accept His Deeds) as RA etc is out of personal choice and has no implications whatsover because their meaning are clear and fully established over all ages in the Islamic world. Besides, if you do read the arabic text of it, it is always written in full calligraphically, never abbreviated. Check and see for yourself pls. So it is not suitable for any to use that as example against using the lowly LOL.

Secondly, do you know Islamically it is ill-manners, uncivilized to Laugh Out Loud (LOL)? Why? The Prophet SAWS never Laugh Out Loud, but usually smile when pleased. It was reported that if highly pleased, then his smile revealed his teeth, without the sound of laughter, whatsoever Then his companions would know our Nabiy (the Prophet) was thrilled with whatever was happening at that particular moment in time.

Thirdly, have you heard about the issue of Obama first tenure campaign slogan "Yes We Can"? Do you know if that phrase is played backward, it says "Thank you Satan"? Very true, anyone can verify that if you can meet a DJ with a CD turntable, pls tell him to roll the "Yes We Can" backward, you'll surely hear it loud and clear. Take the time and watch The Arrivals, a documentary series and other similar revealing videos on YouTube for proofs to such subliminal messages encoded in many entertainment consummables (music, movies, writings etc)

Similarly, this LOL could have several meanings, one of which could definitely be LUCIFER OUR LORD. Now, nobody is saying anyone should not exercise his fundamental human right and freedom of expression, but as a True Muslim, whose sincere declaration of worship is to ALLAAH Subhanahu Wa Ta'alah ALONE, how would it look like, if something you say or do has some inclinations toward the worship of the accursed devil? Wouldn't that amount to complexity of a sort if one should insist he or she must continue using it?

It is simple, really. As Muslims each adherent is an ambassador of the religion anywhere they find themselves and must remember that non-Muslims usually accept Islam from observing the way we conduct ourselves. It is what made many a convert of others during the Islamic conquest and not the sword as it was being propagated before now and still being claimed by ignorant people. So, acting right according to Islamic culture is what Muslims should do at all times. It win hearts, no matter how stone-cold  or hard such hearts could be.

And on the other side of the coin, the bad image being spread about Islam is sourced by any who wishes to demonize the religion, from the behaviours of an individual or a small group who profess to be Muslims, but act completely contrary to the injunctions of Allaah SWT as contained in the Qur'an and the exemplary teachings and Sunnah of Muhammad SAWS.

There are many instances one often hear non-Muslims citing a compromising Muslim brother, sister or sect (liberalists) as an example of Muslims who engage in certain vices (illicit sexuality, alcohol consumption, pork eating etc) that is strictly forbidden or not permissible in Islam as a justification for challenging Islamic injunctions that other much more sincere followers seem so serious about observing. The liberalists are considered "good" Muslims and those who choose to obey Allaah and His Rasool are labelled with tarnishing names.

Any way, the matter has been settled since in Allaah's Qur'an and by the Sunnah and aHadith of the Prophet. The choice is ours, "Imma shakiran, wa imma kafura" may Allaah Help in being guided and doing right, amin thumma amin.

Tijjani Muhammad Musa is a media consultant with SoundWord &Sight Communications Ltd based in Kano, Nigeria.

Sunday, November 25, 2012


Right or wrong. These two words are often argued as being relative terms according to those who choose to play it smart and intelligent. They explain that what might be right for someone, may entirely be wrong for another and vice varsa. This could be true to some extent. So, does it mean there is no right i.e. approved and accepted ways of behaviour in a society and there is no wrong i.e. acts that are found to be unacceptable in our day to day mutual interactions?

Fortunately for many, the two words are distinct and clear. What is right is right and is not defined by what someone feels happy about, is satisfied with or enjoy doing. Since someone could find satisfaction in raping women and would want to claim it is alright for him. But, is it right for the victim and the society? Clearly, No! Yet anyone who saves a life from drowning is appreciated by most, if not all people for his kind act. The latter by comparison with the former should be right.

Similarly, what is wrong is indeed wrong and is also not necessarily that which is unpleasant or displeasing when embarked upon. Someone may work as an Executioner, carrying out death sentences on convicted murderers. It might not necessarily be a fun job or appealing to many, but it is a job that has to be done by someone for the safety of civil society. Now, if he decides to tear out the heart of the executed after his or her death and sell it to some cultists for rituals, that is clearly crossing the line, that would mostly be taken as doing wrong.

For those with faith in God and His Day of Recompense, there is indeed what is right and what is wrong. And it is not based on individual perceptions or opinions on the two opposing words. Rather it is based on a source that is far beyond human knowledge and understanding. The criteria for knowing whether something is right or wrong for those in the Islamic creed is the twain divine sources, the holy Qur'an and the Sunnah of the Prophet (aHadith)

Thus in reponse to the above mind recurring question, which often corculates among many Muslims and non-Muslims alike, especially advocates of secularism, one must understand how faith is defined in Islam.

Faith  i.e. "Imaan" in Islam is made of six fundamental components. And for any to be truly a sincere Muslim, he or she must accept these 6 components of imaan as binding upon him or her. The lack of any single part among them renders one's professing of Islam weak, if not uncomplete.

 i) Belief in Allaah SWT as the One and Only True God worthy of all worship and in Muhammad SAWS as Allaah's Messenger and the Seal of all prophets.

ii) Belief in all the other prophets of Allaah (Jesus, Moses, Abraham, Noah etc), none of which is less important in his mission to his generation than the other.

iii) Belief in all Books of Allaah (Qur'an, Injil, Zabur, Attaur, book of Abraham etc), each original divine revelation being the truth from God.

iv) Belief in all the Angels of Allaah (Gabriel, Micheal, Azrafil, Raqib etc), who are all in absolute subservience to their Lord, executing His Commands without questions or delay.

v) Belief in Judgment Day, the Last day in which every soul shall be judged and recompensed for their good or bad actions, reactions and interactions in this worldly life.

vi) Belief in the Divine Decree i.e. "Qadr". All things that happen to a soul, be it good or bad, are from Allaah. Good as His Grace upon souls. Bad as a consequence of man's ill choices, thus with it, testing his true faith in Him AWJ. Will they bear the pains and anguish of the trial successfully or will they abandon their reported mettle, their belief in Allaah?

Now, looking closely at all the above, it should be easy for anyone to come to terms with why Islam is so demanding of its followers. It is all for the purpose of purifying individual monotheism, that is believing in Allaah Alone and devoting one's acts of worship to the One True Lord (Allaah), completely, totally, devoid of any corruption, free from any association with false gods, and preventing any devotional steal.

Allaah SWT has said that Muslims are the best generation to be raised among all of mankind, because of a unique quality He Has instilled in them. God Almighty Said, Muslims are the ONLY people who encourage the doing of good and disapproves the doing of evil. They stand against injustice, against anyone or anything that is evil and support sound, fair and just actions.

Thus, some Muslims are inspired by Allaah to be in constant vigil, watching, scrutinizing, screening, analyzing, anticipating every move, utterances, intentions etc from both within and outside the religion and instantly react by alerting the Muslim world, in extention the whole humanity about such developments.

Now, there those who would say, why do Muslims bother about certain things that is none of their business? For example, why do Muslims care about gays and lesbians, afterall such persons only do their acts with others in their league. Yet Islam stands staunchly against them, why is that so?

The reason is basically simple. Apart from all the spiritual, moral and physical detriments associated with such deviant acts, it is based on the fact that humans tend to get fed up easily with their means of amusement e.g. gadgets, toys, places, partners and so on. Now, lets take for example someone who is into homosexuality or lesbianism.  Usually, they have a consenting partner, with whom they engage in their unnatural sexual act, right?

As in all sexual relationships, within a short time the euphoria of freshness, the excitement of a new mate, the ecstacy of discovery begins to wear out and routine sets in with its attending consequenses. Partners become predictable and thus the pleasure in the act keeps diminishing and eventually disappears. Soon, one of them, the less emotionally attached in the relationship starts to loose interest and gradually withdraws from the union until they can barely stand each others presence. So they end the relationship.

Now, having gone through a sad, bad, sour, nasty or a heartbreak experience, many may decide they would never allow themselves get entangled emotionally or sexually with any one ever again. What subsequently follows is they would start looking for someone new to continue their pleasure seeking. Naturally, they would avoid familiar terrains and seek for virgin lands. And this is where innocent persons come into the scene.

Such young people who are completely inexperienced, not just about intimate or casual sexual relationships but about life in general, would be introduced into the game without fully comprehending what is happening. Thus these naive youthful souls, both males and females are tricked and intiated into such emotional engagements without knowing the actual consequences of such disastrous adventures.

And by the time the victims realise what has happened to them, it is too late, they have gone way too deep to come back out and the damage done to their minds, bodies and souls can never ever be rectified. They can only pretend everything is "alright". And because their natural sexuality have been re-oriented towards the unnatural, they tend to want to advocate and justify it as a version of the norm and should be accepted by the rest of society.

For Muslims, it has already been categorically cited in the Qur'an that such a sexual preference is abhored by Allaah, the Lord of mankind and therefore unacceptable as a means of sexual satisfaction. Not knowing this injunction or out of personal choice due to unsatisfactory heterosexual relationship, many out of frustrations, or to slight someone or to rebel against society norm or even to disrespect God and His prophets would opt for same sex relationship and insist on having it that way.

So when they want to have a fling or are out of a previous homosexual or lesbian encounter, they seek for new recruits who may be your otherwise normal heterosexual son or daughter, brother or sister, wife or husband and seduce them into it without their knowing, sometimes they are drugged, raped, recorded and threatened with exposure to the rest of their loved and cherished ones unless they keep quite about it. And so by the time the emotional and societal prices of such interactions start to be demanded of the victims, families are left with a crisis situation.

Now, rather than subject innocent individuals, families, households, the community and society at large to such menace, such disgraceful and painful experience, Islam has chosen to prevent it from happening in the first place. Afterall the universal truth about the adage "Prevention is better than cure" still holds sway. Thus the Qur'anic revelations against it and the Prophetic warning in rejection of it.

This is a simple reason among many other ills why Muslims are often concerned about many things in life that other groups of mankind do not care about. They lack the foresight or comprehension to grasp fully the implications of many seemingly "innocent" things surrounding them. It is the ability of the Muslims to morally see ahead, to discern the consequences of many of human acts that inform their reactions to so many harmless "none of your business" situations.

As all can see, if the evil consequenses of such an act comes to befall the society, it will not choose those who cause it to become manifest, but will envelop the whole city. Devastating all and sundry. Now, if Muslims have only this earth as a home to share with every other groups of humananity while going back to their final destination, their original home i.e. paradise, then they should not just sit down and watch some persons bring anguish and calamity upon them through their unethical behaviours.

We may also all know that, when our neighbour's house catches fire and starts to burn down, other neighbours are suppose to gather together and put it out as soon as possible, or else if allowed, such little fire would soon grow into an inferno, escalating rapidly to consume the whole neighborhood.

Or if a group of people are travelling together to a certain destination, in a boat, in the open sea, each person without a life jacket and little resources to last them the trip and someone from amongst them tries to punch a hole in the boat, which will surely see them all dead, it would be most unwise on the part of the others to sit down and watch the person do that or even recruit assistants to help him or her ensure their doom. And so many of the "trivial things" humanity thinks nothing of, is of utmost concern to Islam. For it has the tendency of corrupting the very essence of mankind beyond repairs. And ultimately lead to our destruction.

A single homosexual or lesbian, if ignored and allowed to quitely conduct his or her sick solicitations for partners in a sound and moral society may likely end up converting most, if not the whole community into gays. It is just like the case of "One bad apple, spoils the bunch". Reasons for such a possibility may be tied to human weak resolve against the flesh, sexual adventurism, the devil's whispers, desire to get rich syndrome as some are brainwashed to erroneously believe that if they should practice it, they will end up with the Midas touch etc.

So to arrest such a development and save the human family structure in particular, which some people hate to see exist and the society in general, Islam says "No!" to such devilish sexual interactions by frowning against it in its slightest disguise or its full blown exposition.

However, what many do not know is that such deviant preferences are designed to do just that by the...wait for it....Devil (Satan). There are those who belong to the party of Satan, who have sold their souls to the devil for worldly affluence, who worship the Devil as their god, they are the ones who usually want to propagate things like this. They help and defend the spread of this and other similar deviations from the norm. But for what?

Remember Iblis (Satan)'s envy against Adam and his refusal to honour, bow down to the first man for his being superior in knowledge than Satan in the heavenly realm, after being commanded by God to do so? This made Allaah curse the Devil, who then beg for respite to be left alive till Judgment Day?

Granted that request (How merciful is Allaah SWT), Iblis boasted to Allaah that he will see to it that he takes all of mankind with him as companions in his final abode (Hell Fire), his destination on the Final Day as promised him by Allaah SWT, just like his Qur'anic mentioned respite till Judgment Day.

But, God Almighty Said Satan should go ahead and try, though he may succeed in misleading many, there are those whom Allaah AWJ Has blessed with sound imaan and so will never fall prey to Satan's numerous disguised traps. They will escape them all and will have a joyous destination after death as a reward.

Satan subsequently claimed his first victims. He deceived Adam and his wife into disobeying God, which made mankind fall from grace to earth. As it was then, so it is today and so it will be till resurrection day! The Devil is still on that mission and his devices are many indeed for taking mankind down to the bottom of hell with him. What an evil abode the Devil invites mankind to share with him. May we and our loved ones not be among those who will accept that evil invitation.

May we be among those who will be successful in attaining the ultimate of bliss, al-Jannah (Paradise), amin.

Tijjani Muhammad Musa is a media consultant with SoundWord &Sight Communications Ltd based in Kano, Nigeria.

***Not proof read pls.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


by Poetic Tee "Here, take a sip"

A Decon-wanna-be?
Hear the first fraternity rules
Assume what your whims
Whisper to your ears
Albeit erroneously
Then aggrandizingly, arrogantly
Ride on that beast

Decons don't ask questions
They assume an answer
And work with that
For, the moment you post
A writing, you must
Of a necessity

Recons are the very best
Of critiques, yes the very best
They can demolish a piece
To pieces a poet
Point out faults
Mistakes of a persona
Beyond wildest imaginations

To absolute discouragement
Total abandonment of a writer's quest
But, having gone through
The whole mile and back
Recons realise that to "Kill!"
Ain't the only pleasure
A beast derives off its prey

Decons can't write
Most scribble lack-luster pieces
Yes, it's discovered strict critiques
Ain't good writers, poets
Afterall it is a fact
It's easy to DECON (destroy)
Than to RECON (Create)

But as Decons "must" shine
To gain fame
Prominence in literary circles
"Kill, kill, kill"the writer's spirit
They chant "metaphorically!"
Else, on the medals podium
No place for last to last

Tijjani M. M.
(c)(r) 22102012

Thursday, November 15, 2012


1431...1432...1433...1434AH Is Here!!!

We are blessed with another good reason to thank Allaah Subhanahu wa Ta'alah for His Infinite Grace and Mercy to us all. There are a 1000 and 1 reasons why we should thank Allaah SWT and among His many Blessings upon us, remember that their opposites He Keeps at bay... :)

Now, let us count a few of them pls:

O Allaah
Alhamdulillaah for YOU, YA ALLAAH Azza wa Jallaah
Alhamdulillaah for Life
Alhamdulillaah for Muhammad SAWS
Alhamdulillaah for Islam
Alhamdulillaah for Qur'an
Alhamdulillaah for another Blessed Hijra Year
Alhamdulillaah for Witnessing it
Alhamdulillaah for Health
Alhamdulillaah for Hearing
Alhamdulillaah for Sight
Alhamdulillaah for Nose to smell
Alhamdulillaah for Taste
Alhamdulillaah for Feeling sense
Alhamdulillaah for Name
Alhamdulillaah for Legitimacy
Alhamdulillaah for Truth
Alhamdulillaah for Walk
Alhamdulillaah for Speak
Alhamdulillaah for Ability
Alhamdulillaah for Knowledge
Alhamdulillaah for Read and Write, the ability to
Alhamdulillaah for Allaah's Guidance
Alhamdulillaah for Protection
Alhamdulillaah for Safety
Alhamdulillaah for Security
Alhamdulillaah for Sanity
Alhamdulillaah for Reasoning
Alhamdulillaah for Smile
Alhamdulillaah for Joy
Alhamdulillaah for Laughter
Alhamdulillaah for Happiness
Alhamdulillaah for Sleep
Alhamdulillaah for Waking Up
Alhamdulillaah for Realization
Alhamdulillaah for Strenght
Alhamdulillaah for Charisma
Alhamdulillaah for Means
Alhamdulillaah for Wealth
Alhamdulillaah for Work
Alhamdulillaah for Classmates, colleagues
Alhamdulillaah for Friends
Alhamdulillaah for Family
Alhamdulillaah for Mums
Alhamdulillaah for Dads
Alhamdulillaah for Children
Alhamdulillaah for Wives
Alhamdulillaah for Husbands
Alhamdulillaah for Opportunities
Alhamdulillaah for Air
Alhamdulillaah for Sun
Alhamdulillaah for Light
Alhamdulillaah for Love
Alhamdulillaah for Peace
Alhamdulillaah for You
Alhamdulillaah for The End
Alhamdulillaah for EVERYTHING!



When I first saw this on the tabloids, I said to myself "O so finally, they (our elites) are beginning to incite it subtly by casually announcing it, subconsciously suggesting it to the people. I guess they have concluded preparations to see it happen, so they are opening up with it, to be vindicated when it actually comes to pass." They remind one so much of the illuminati that gives hidden signs and messages e.g. date, year, time, place etc, about what is being planned to happen via forces or schemes they are fully aware and in control of.

For Obasanjo to publicly say this, “I’m afraid, and you know I am a General. When a General says he is afraid, that means the danger ahead is real and potent”, I want to believe the time for this plot to hatch is almost at hand. We must not be deceived, all the others in his league are fully aware of what he is saying, but innocent and gullible people are meant to think it is just the ranting of an old man seeking the much missed public attention after basking in it for the duration of his 8 years presidency.

But no, the man is telling Nigerians something he knows, they know, will soon happen because they are the ones who are planning for it to happen as a means to an end. Probably, he has been assigned the task of town-crying it, thus his public declaration of it. Disguising it under the pretext that the youths are getting impatient and restless. The youths in Nigeria have always been restless whether they were of the pre-independence era, post-independence or of his three categorization of youths currently as Area Boys, Yahoo Boys and Blackberry Boys.

And looking at it closely, Obj is one of the chief architects of Nigeria's current dilemma. In fact not just a planner, but rather one of the prominent executioners of the project. Many of those who know what is happening are surprised that Project Nigeria is still standing as against their Project de-Nigeria. But like all other plots to deconstruct this country, I'll quote the late Bob Marley who sang "Have no fear for atomic energy, for none of them can stop the time". This "warning" will come to pass as just another warning and like many of those who have betrayed, are betraying and will keep betraying this country, Obj will pass on to become one of our not so appreciated ancestors.

Afterall, he of all our past leaders was the one most favoured, given the circumstances that led to his emerging first as our Head of State and secondly as a President. He was the man who was given the proverbial second chance. But, what did he do with his second chance? In describing it, one would probably end up like a scratched or broken record playing the same tune over and over again.

I personally believe his first opportunity earned him a statesmanship status, where his tenure as a political leader stripped him of all decorum as a man worthy of leading a nation like ours. His second coming was a vengeance and vandetta mission, history has it on record for all to see. The hopes of many Nigerians were shattered, even his very own people the Yorubas, who witnessed an unpresidented encroachment upon their territorial political terrain by the ruling PDP. They have since taken back what is theirs as they seem capable of.

But the region that suffered the harshest attacks of Obj's Presidency was the region that made him what he was and is in terms of his proud and glowing credentials, the north. This divide has been made to pay the heaviest price of all, a price it could barely afford, its trust. During his tenure, many of the projects that would have positively impacted upon the youths of the country and in particular of the northern region were either sabotaged, denied or outrightly cancelled. Many of its rising profiles in the federal schemes of things were either sacked, retired or witch-hunted out of circulation.

Commercial activities that employ many people in the north, most especially youths were either curtailed, paralysed or stopped from coming into fruition using apparatus at the disposal of his government. There was abuse and manipulations of all opportunities that could have turned things around in the country during his era. Education was all but comatosed, existing refineries were non-functional, electricity was a luxury only the desperate could afford, corruption was the norm in all sectors of the government, tussle for personal benefits from the federal treasury between the executive and legislative was the major occupation of his government.

Yet, here he stands to quote his left-over figures to discredit a lack-luster goverment he played the most important role to put in place. It is common knowledge that Obj is the "Kabeyisi" of the "Chief Makers Council" of the emergence of Goodluck Jonathan as the current ruler of this nation. Yet, he has the audacity to criticise it now! And for what? Unemployment among the youths? That is why I believe, it is all a smoke screen to cover up what is actually being planned to happen.

Goodluck Jonathan inherited the unemployment problem among many others bedeviling this our beloved nation and frankly speaking it would take a man of vision on a mission, who is fearless and courageous to take this country out of the murky waters it has found itself. That messiah has yet to emerge, but emerge he will and will then commence the revolution Obansanjo is predicting, though not the way he is foreseeing it. His approach (revolution) would be an aggressive, purposeful, but a bloodless revolution, using the youths and tools none of the prophets of doom in this country ever imagined.

So, Obj can stop putting himself on the sacrificial alter by saying he knows he will be one those the revolution would consume. It would not consume him God Willing. He will die peacefully and quietly, of golden old age and not be matryed to be remembered on a special day after all his and other elders betrayal of the youths of this nation.

Sunday, November 4, 2012


GOD DOES NOT LEAVE THE GOOD ONES - Another Tribute to Dr. Ibrahim Waziri*** ... Written by Tijjani Muhammad Musa (Inspired by Dr. Fatima B. Damagum)

This is a Hausa idiom  usually uttered in times of mourning and grief by people who are lamenting the death of a kind, loving and benevolent soul. To the listening ears, though by intention it is not meant as such, it does sounds as if it is a criticism of God for allowing good, innocent people to die, whereas there are many bad and evil persons, whose instant death would bring joy, succour and relief, not just to individuals, but to whole communities, society and even the whole world. Being mostly Muslims, Hausas put their trust in Allaah, so it is unthink of for any to criticize their Lord and Maker. He SWT is all Compassionate, all Merciful and all His Decisions over their lives are perfect for their absolute soundness  and are accepted whole heartedly by those who truly profess His Lordship.

It is related in a prophetic hadith that as the world gradually moves closer and closer to its terminal end, death would become widespread, taking souls of people the best ones among them first, then followed by the next best, then by the next best and so on until there are no more good people left walking the surface of the earth. When that eventually comes to pass i.e. only bad and evil humans are the only ones living in the world, then that is when doom's day would happen.

On a lighter note, this readily brings to mind the story of a man whom it is jokingly related hates to die. In his determination to keep death at bay, when he heard this prophetic saying being told in a gathering, quickly declared for all to hear "Kun san dama shan ni mugu ne" meaning 'You all know me, for quite a while now I am a wicked and evil person', to which many bursted out laughing.

The Prophet, sallahu alaihi wa salam (saws) has indeed spoken the truth. For when one observes carefully, one sees that it is usually the good ones in our midst that happen to die first. In a family, close or extended, it is often the good son or daughter with a caring heart, subtle character, sound personality and best potential whom death comes for first, leaving the black sheep of the family to live on, to the annoyance, embarrassment, distress, pains and anguish of their parents and relatives. An evil and terrorizing uncle or aunt could leave on forever, where everybody's favourite of such relatives would die early of cancer, car accident or in an attempt to rescue another life from despire or destruction. Several examples could be cited in the larger society.

Allaah SWT Permits for such souls to be taken and brought back to Him AWJ, because there is no need for them to remain on earth anymore. We must remember that we (humans) were once inhabitants of paradise as occupied by our ancestor Adam, alaihi salam (as) before he and his wife Hauwa (Eve) were expelled to come and dwell here on earth for violating God's Injunction, after being deceived by Satan. Our earthly life is for a term ordained, subsequent to which we must each die and go back to our Maker for judgment, then on to our original home (if we are successful), from whence we first came, through Adam.

In another prophetic hadith, our Prophet (saws) has informed us that our stay here on earth is as that of a traveller who dismounts off his ride under a tree, to take a brief break, rest his horse and then mount it back to continue his journey to his final destination. He (saws) also told us this world is like a prison to the believer and death eventually sets us free. Now, taking that into account, what more would someone be doing in a penetentiary once he or she has served his "prison" term? We have found ourselves here on earth through birth one after another from the times of Adam till date. We are promise death as the only passage back to that heavenly realm.

Each of us subconsciously desires to go back to our original home, but are "serving" a term, with which we would be qualified and so judged to be admitted back into that paradisical bliss. As it was then, so it is now! Satan deceived Adam into disobedience, causing him to loose his lofty status and tranquil abode. He is still at it, utilizing his God Given respite to take down as many other Adams as he can. Now, we all know it is being good of mind and character that give prison inmates a good chance of parole, thus cutting short their long stay in prison. Similarly the good humans among us, are usually set free (die) from this lifely "prison" earlier than the die-hard non-repentant inmates, due to their exemplary behaviours.

Such bad and evil persons are given long life here on earth out of Allaah's Infinite Grace, perchance they may get to a stage in their worldly sojourn to repent and become good enough to gain admission back to paradise. They are allowed to dwell longer as failures, repeating classes, courses and lessons again and again before they are finally withdrawn via death. For some, they are able to realise what is required of them and eventually do it just at the nick of time to earn the pass mark. Others unfortunately die unrepentant.

So, one can imagine what a brilliant, qualitative and well behaved medical student who has passed all his tests, examinations and practicals with flying colours, ready to graduate, start his housemanship and then move on to a ready employment will still be doing in the Faculty of Medicine as a student? Now, wouldn't that amount to gross injustice? Thus, the good souls among us are able to pass the trials early on, earning the al-Jannah ticket quicker and so get to graduate from this life and move on to a better, more fulfilling and rewarding life.

We, their family, relatives, loved ones, friends and colleagues in our misunderstanding of the mysteries of life, usually question the rational behind why they were taken so soon, too soon. We think that such people should remain on earth and make it a better place, for you and for me. But, on a serious note, wouldn't that be holding them back from achieving the ultimate goal? Wouldn't that be denying them an early graduation even though they have earned it beyond all expectations? Wouldn't that be refusing to set a slave free from further servitude after he has served his master faithfully and worthy of his promised freedom?

So, for such brilliant souls exiting this life early, sad as we may be about it, we must understand that they are superior beings and do not deserve living in this catastrophic, rotten and troubled place with the rest of us. Their level is higher and they should accend to it, pleased with their Lord's Grace upon them as He AWJ is Pleased with their soundness of mind, body and soul. May their soul rest in perfect peace and harmony. Amen.

"Allaah Ba Ya Barin Nagari" kam and HE Shouldn't, for they deserve much better than this life.

Tijjani Muhammad Musa
SoundWord & Sight Communications Ltd

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Friday, November 2, 2012


From my Facebook Wall (www.facebook.com/mmtijjani)

A friend's inbox: 
To say someone calls him/her names just to slight and sought for advice on how to react. 

My response, shared:
"Should what every Tom, Dick & Harry say about you give you restless moments? Ok then, you are Queen Elizabeth of England. Does that make you the mother of Prince Charles? Definitely not. 

Another says you are Dangote, the richest guy in Africa, whereas you don't even have enough to buy a pair of shoes. Are you Aliko? Lolzzz

Now, let's be sober a bit, someone says you are Salman Rushdie, the guy who authored the blasphemous Satanic Verses. Does that make you the man who is making all efforts to survive, only to die and eventually meet His Lord and Maker for what he truly deserves, good or bad, as a recompense? Of course you are neither the first, second nor the trinity...

So brace yourself. You'll hear much worse, see much worse, feel much worse, it really doesn't matters.
What should matter then?

Well, how pleased is your Lord Allaah SWT with you, and how pleased are you with yourself towards your Lord Allaah? Now that, that's what should really matter.

Everything else, leave it to time. It makes into nothing what was once the most important of a mind's occupation! And remember, Allaah Owns Time!"

With the hope that these few words would suffice...

In Comments:

Musa Baba Jibril Wrote:

JazakAllahu khairan for the share. As long as you shine, give, produce, and have an effect upon others, then disapproval and condemnation will be your lot in life. Until you escape from people by finding a tunnel in the ground or a ladder leading to the sky, they will not desist from censuring you, from finding fault in your character. For that reason, as long as you are from the denizens of earth, expect to be hurt, to be insulted, and to be criticized.

And here is something you should contemplate: a person who is sitting on the ground does not fall, and people do not kick a dead dog. Therefore people's falsehood toward you can be attributed to you surpassing them in righteousness, knowledge, manners, or wealth. In their eyes you are a transgressor whose wrongs cannot be atoned for unless you abandon your talents and strip yourself of all praiseworthy qualities, so that you become stupid, worthless, and to them, innocuous. This result is exactly what they want for you.

So remain firm and patient when facing people's falsehood and criticism. If you are wounded by their words and let them have an influence over you, you will have realized their hopes for them. Instead, forgive them by showing them the most beautiful of manners. Turn away from them and do not feel distressed by their schemes. Their disapproval of you only increases you in worth and merit.

Verily, you will not be able to silence them, but you will be able to bury their criticisms by turning away from them and dismissing what they have to say.
"Say: 'Perish in your rage". (Qur 'an 3: 119)

In fact, you will be able to increase them in their rage by increasing your merits and developing your talents. 

If you desire to be accepted by all and loved by all, you desire the unattainable.

It's absolutely true, Names calling does not change the person. 

A small girl in a school in UK was the centre of stigmatization by her colleagues, calling her mother 'a prostitute'. But the girl just laugh and reply, "She's not a prostitue, she's my mother"

So whatever name a person calls you, it's like pouring water on a person in the swimming pool!

That's the point!!!


From my Facebook Wall (www.facebook.com/mmtijjani)

A Youthful Status Update:
“I'm not gonna change for anyone, I don't care what people think, because I am me, and proud of it” - Anonymous

My Comment, shared:
"O really?

Remember, you were once a baby who couldn't even talk among many other things, right?

Then you were also an illiterate, who couldn't read or write once.

Again you were a small child, with no focus, maturity, dreams, aspirations or swagga in life, true?

Yet again, you were not so many other things that you are so proud of being now.

Yet you changed from all that to become your current you, right?

Now, you are saying what...what is that again?

“I'm not gonna change for anyone. I don't care what people think...."

So, are you telling us this (your current status, age, wealth, qualification, position, kindness, soundness etc)  is the limit of your hope and ambition in life?

No more positive changes for good or changes from bad or the negative?

You mean you've reached the very apex of what you wanna be in life?

You are gonna remain static, stagnant, expired, outdated for the rest of your 80 or more years of your life on earth?


Anyway,  if you still think it's cooooool, then go ahead and enjoy it :)

Just know that the only thing that is constant and progressive is CHANGE. And it is beyond your CONTROL!"

***End of Quote

So if we can't control Change and it must come to pass, why don't we take advantage of it and make it work for our own good?

Find some time, sit down and take a good look at your life.  What and what are you doing right and what are you doing wrong? Write down all the good things you like about yourself that are in accordance with what Allaah and His Messenger (pbuh) ordain. Keep doing them. Study how to develop yourself to make life better. In fact, strive unrelentingly until you are at your very best. But, waste not your time in seeking for perfection in your expectations. It's beyond human realm.

Similarly, list out what you are not happy about in your life. Ask yourself why you find them unsatisfactory. Think carefully what you need to do towards changing the status quo. Be truthful to yourself, for nothing retards progress more than self deceit. Face your fears squarely and seek help from Allaah SWT about vanquishing them, so as to become a better you, thus changing the bad.