Monday, November 23, 2015

I'VE LEARNED THAT... Tijjani Muhammad Musa

Someone once sent it to me via email. I think that was about 10 years ago. Then, though I was tripped by its content, all I could do was share it further through more email contacts. Social media as we know it now was not so readily available to all and sundry. In fact many didn't even know what email was, talkless of an interactive medium that could converge all media and place it at our disposal. Well, at least on this side of the global village divide.

I was recently in a hotel reception to see a friend who came from out of town and while waiting to be announced, I let my eyes wander from one wall to another, appreciating the artworks strategically displayed to enhance the interior of the double-volume hall. T2dJay architecturally appraising the within off the beautiful, landscaped exterior.

A colourful sitting lounge and another across the hall, an artificial mini waterfall here, right above it, hanging from the custom-made unique ceiling are 5 wild geese, looking so alive, many are amaze they are made of plastic. A sculpured abstract, some more stuffed wild animals looking so real, one might be taken aback by their jungle presence.

Suddenly, I saw this wonderfully framed written lessons, expressed by many persons at various stages of their journeys in this life. Then I remembered my first encounter  with them. I read the first few ones with nostalgia and couldn't help, but want to share them with you. The interesting question is how did I manage to get them off the wall, while many others who have seen and admired them could not?

Well, first I was tempted to and even started writing them down using pen and paper. But then it occurred to me that we are in the internet age and I could snap the framed sayings and then get it typesetted at the office or at home. I could also used a scan-text app which readily convert the snapped image to a words doc.

Good idea I said and smiled to myself as I whisk out my smartphone from my shirt pocket and focused the 13mega-pixel back lens at the glazed wisdom. So snaap...snaap...snaap, I clicked away. Below is the result of my efforts. Hope you find it enriching to your lives.

It's titled I"VE LEARNED THAT - sharing is one of the best things one can do with knowledge... :)

(c) 2015 Tijjani M. M.
All Rights Reserved

Here they are:

I’ve learned that most of the things I worry about never happen – age 64

I’ve learned that every great achievement was once considered impossible – age 47

I’ve learned that you can’t hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk – age 7

I’ve learned that if there were no problems, there would be no opportunities – age 19

I’ve learned that it doesn’t cost anything to be nice – age 66

I’ve learned that the most important thing is not what others think of me but what I think of me – age 38

I’ve learned that even the simplest task can be meaningful if I do it in the right spirit – age 72

I’ve learned that in every face-to-face encounter, regardless of how brief, we leave something behind – age

I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with kindness, I usually make the right decision – age 66

I’ve learned that if you spread the peas out on your plate, it looks like you ate more – age 6

I’ve learned that regardless of color or age, we all need about the same amount of love – age 37

I’ve learned that education, experience and memories are three things that no one can take away from you –
age 67

I’ve learned that we are all struggling to survive, only to die – age 35

I’ve learned that motel mattresses are better on the side away from the phone – age 50

I’ve learned that the simple things are often the most satisfying – age 63

I’ve learned that if you want to cheer yourself up, you should try cheering up someone else – age 13

I’ve learned that successful living is like playing a violin – it must be practiced daily – age 70

I’ve learned that if you laugh and drink soda pop at the same time, it will come out of your nose – age 7

I’ve learned that a sunroof is worth the extra cost – age 29

I’ve learned that optimists live longer than pessimists. That’s why I’m an optimist – age 84

I’ve learned that happiness is like perfume: you can’t give it away without getting a little on yourself – age 59

I’ve learned that when someone hurts your feelings, it’s unimportant unless you persist in remembering it –
age 68

I’ve learned that there’s no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs – age 48

I’ve learned that if you smile at people, they will almost always smile back – age 81

I’ve learned that homemade Toll House cookies should be eaten while still warm – age 29

I’ve learned that we grow only when we push ourselves beyond what we already know – age 53

I’ve learned that never to underestimate the potential and power of the human spirit – age 82

I’ve learned that everyone has something to teach – age 51

The copyright above only affects the prose part pls.
The "I've Learnt That..." part can be found in 'The Complete Live and Learn and Pass It On book authored by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.


THE MEANING OF LIFE (Sharing) Anonymous4Now

What are we doing here?
And where are we gonna go?
It’s like we just woke up one morning,
And then it’s welcome to the SHOW.
Don’t ask any questions,
Just go with the FLOW.
Make as much money as you can,
And try your best not to get BROKE.
Copy everything you see on the TV
From the hairstyles to the CLOTHES,
And don’t think too often,
Just do exactly as you are TOLD.
And if you ever get confused,
You just turn towards the ALCO’HOL
You still hear your thoughts?
Then just turn up the RADI’O
As you learn to live a lifestyle of drugs, sex, And ROCK n ROLL.
But in all honesty, I just need to KNOW,
Is there more to the cycle than growing and getting OLD?
Living and dying just to leave behind a happy home
And a whole lot of property that somebody else is going to OWN
I just really need to KNOW, before the caskets CLOSE.
Coz am not willing to gamble with my SOUL
Nor am I ready to take any chances.
These are just simple life questions,
And am just searching for some answers,
Like what are we doing here?
And what is our purpose?
How did we get here?
And who made us so perfect?
Or what happens once we GO
Or is it all really worth it
Questions we don’t answer
Because apparently we don’t have TO
There’s no purpose to this life
And our existence is merely NATURAL
Then in that case please let me ask you
Did you create yourself?
Or was it somebody else who had fashioned YOU?
Coz you are a being that’s IMPECABLE,
You are a product to supreme intelligence,
And merely being irrational
For there isn’t in this world a camera,
That can come close to the human eye,
Nor a computer that can compete alongside the human mind,
And if the whole world was to come together we wouldn’t be able to create a single FLY.
So many signs,
Yet we still DENY.
Is Science trying to justify that All this could come from NONE?
When it’s a simple sum
0 + 0 + 0 cannot possibly ever give you 1
So from where did all this order come?
For everything has its origin,
A maker, a creator of its OWN,
I mean the only reason why you are watching this VIDE’O, Is because somebody had to press UPLOAD.
So we can believe in the BIG BANG
But not rather believe in HE WHO caused it to EXPLODE
The Creator of everything, Along with every SINGLE SOUL.
The Ever Living, the Master, The One WHO is in CONTROL.
Unlike HIS creation,
Beyond our imagination and NO,
HE’S NOT a man, nor does HE have ANY partners in association,
HE’s on HIS OWN.
And NO HE did NOT EVER leave us ALONE,
Just like every manufacturer,
He left us with an INSTRUCTION MANU’AL.
The QURAN & ISLAM and I’m sorry to jump to conclusions,
But it’s the ONLY one POSSI’BLE.
The Only definition of GOD is THE ONE AND ONLY,
SUPREME BEING that’s logi’CAL,
A book with ZERO contradictions,
With miracles that are both scientific and historical,
All revealed over 14hunderd Years AGO.
Like the detailed description of the human embr’YO
To the mountains as pegs holding firm the earth BELOW,
And the two seas that don’t mix in a complete separate FLOW
To the planets in orbit alternating night and day as they stay in FLOW.
The expansion of the universe and the creation of everything from H2’O
To the stories of the past and the preservation of PHAROAH,
To identifying the lowest point in the land where Persia defeated ROME,
The gushing fluid that created man in the glands between the ribs and the backbone.
And not a word is changed,
It’s still the same, so please explain how all this was KNOWN
Over 14hundred years A’GO.
To a man who couldn’t read or write,
As he would recite whatever the angels spoke,
And if you still don’t believe please try to come up with something that’s EVEN CLOSE.
But you can’t so we took God as a mockery,
And HIS messenger as a JOKE,
Dismissed his scriptures, his legends, and tales of the ancient FOLK,
As we live life according to our whims, desires and hopes,
Saying this life is the only home we will ever KNOW.
We will LIVE then DIE then simply turn to BONES, YO’LO (You Only Live Once)
After the grass dies, the rain arrives and then it REGROWS.
And Allah promises to do the same thing to your very soul,
And bring you back from your very fingertips to your TOES.
As the All-Seeing Supreme being watches so close,
And we are surely being tested,
In our wealth, our health, and our self,
And with everything that we’ve been blessed with.
So believe, for we will surely be resurrected
And be brought back to our LORD and account for every single deed,
As He hands us our books and He orders us to READ!
From the bad to the good and everything in between.
You yourself are sufficient for your own ACCOUNT’ABILITee,
So don’t be mad at me,
You are the one, who thought he wouldn’t come back to ME,
I gave you a whole life long to SEARCH after ME,
But you were busy in all that was temporary SO,
READ! And glad tidings to all those who believe and,
If you disbelieve,
READ! And don’t let that day be the first day you find out what your life really means.
READ! – Talk-Islaaam (the meaning of life)


Tijjani Muhammad Musa's photo.…by Poetic Tee “Here, take a sip”

Just coming back from Juma’at prayer
Hot, scotching heat, layer upon layer.

Someone asked where I stood to pray
As one of the congregational, I say'.

Inside, outside or away from the masjid?
Within it, for I am what I am, indeed.

A Muslim who believes, trusting in Allah
Is forever contented, in a state of sallah.

Most of us did not grow up, it seems
Knowing who we truly are, as Muslims.

Each, a fearless one in his heart
Full of knowledge, from the start.

If you see a Muslim, running away
Stain not his faith, nor put it in disarray.

Except it’s a war, so strategic or tactics
Count him not among the theatrics.

Again check his faith closely, it’s weak
Who so ever lets his fears speak.

For the heart strives, always to be one
With whom it loves, ask the swan.

Any who truly loves Allah and His Rasool
Will find peace in His Remembrance, a tool.

©2015 Tijjani M. M.
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Sunday, November 22, 2015


Tijjani Muhammad Musa says:

Tijjani Muhammad Musa's photo.

I believe and trust in Buhari's leadership, even though his journey mates are untrustworthy to me.
Then there is the problem of the way this so-called democracy works. It protects the corrupt with its demand for undue process, which is being exploited by the legal system and its operating personalities, helping in protecting the clearly corrupt, permitting them room to swim naked in open waters, thus clogging the progress that could be registered.

In other places where it (democracy) is practiced, whenever and whoever is found in a compromising situation, would usually step down, step aside or would honorably resign his position, pending his or her name being cleared by an investigation panel. Here in Nigeria, I heard in a few other places too, the person sits put in his position and directs or conducts the investigative process itself, never resigning with honor.

Mr. President is afraid of being labeled a dictator, following his antecedents as a military general and former Head of State. Now, a democratically elected president, though he knows what to do and how to do it simply, efficiently, on schedule, yet he can not go about it as it should be handled, because he has to lobby to be allowed to do anything.

Mind you, the lobbying is with those who will directly be affected by the consequences of his actions and reactions. Will they ever agree to permit him do what it takes to put things in their proper order, so that we make the progress we deserve? I'm afraid not!

It is simply that simple.



Tijjani Muhammad Musa's photo.
Sitting next to Islamila Garba Bala at American Corner of Murala  Muhammad Library, Kano.
They sat both on the high
But it's not what it seems
As one strives, on the climb
Others reach down, pulling up
In every field, tillers are classed
As with men that build 'em boys
Brigitte Poirson comes to mind
A case of Ismaila Bala and Poetic Tee.

(c)2015 Tijjani M. M.


Tijjani Muhammad Musa's photo. Standing shoulder to shoulder literaly with Associate Professor Faruk Sarkinfada of Bayero University Kano who is a sound and invigorating poet and a partner in the wordsmith trade at Murtala Muhammad Library Complex, Ahmadu Bello Way, Kano after our ANA Monthly Literary Session that held on Saturday 31st October, 2015.

He present an intoxicating piece titled RUDE, CRUDE which really excited the house, first by its title which had many tongues twisting to get it right, then by his mesmerizing rendition, which had us wishing for more.

And I, the Poetic Tee served it fresh, hot and steaming, a brand new poem, never before presented either online or offline titled BE YOU CLAY, MOLDABLE.

Prof. Sarkinfada said it is a deep poem by the mere sight of it when he was giving his copy of it and when I finished reading to the house, he excitedly affirmed to his earlier testimony.

There's more to come in this regard, in sha Allaah.


Tijjani Muhammad Musa's photo.

BM Dzukogi, the erudite literary icon, aiming to become the next Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) President at the next International Authors and writers convention which will be holding in Kaduna in a week or two.


Tijjani Muhammad Musa's photo.
Adamu Aliyu Kiyawa, one of my most respected senior colleague, a veteran journalist, an educationist, former Jigawa State commissioner, a truly distinguished personality posed for a pic. holding a copy of my maiden poetry anthology - The First Cup, while I humbly stood by his side, feeling highly honored.

LET US TELL OURSELVES THE TRUTH" INDEED. - A Response To Father Mbaka's Question.

  - Tijjani Muhammad Musa

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"There are some Igbo people who have no hut in their father’s house here (in the South East), but they have ten-storey building in the North and Lagos. Have you ever seen any storey-building built by a Hausa man in Igboland? Yet we say we are one Nigeria. Not even a hut. What is happening? Let us tell ourselves the truth.” - Rev. Father Mbaka

Well, if we must "tell ourselves the truth" to quote Rev. Father Ejike Mbaka and answer his question, it is pertinent that we ask another very important question thus; Could it be possible that in Hausa, Yoruba and other lands, the Igbos are encouraged and allowed to own and even develop properties, whereas such a gesture is not reciprocated in Igbo land?

Stories abound of how the Igbos treat whoever is not of their ethnic extraction in their region, states and localities. They are reported to be very hostile to whoever indicates any interest in acquiring landed property within Igbo dominated land and so make it virtually impossible for any to own a piece of land, talkless of building a one bedroom flat there.

Again, reports has it that the Igbos refuse to rent out shops to non-Igbos in their markets and such areas of commercial interactions, no matter how hard those non-Igbos try to do so. But all are aware of how easily Igbos are given shops to conduct their businesses in areas outside their region.

Again eye witness reports has it that the Igbos would not even let a business partner of their fellow tribesman park, stand or sit in front of their own shop, so long as that customer is not there to transact business with them. They will insist he or she should move away from their shop front to the person they are there to do business with.

Again many are witnesses to the fact that the Igbos in most instances are niggardly with his language. Where other people will readily teach an Igbo man their language for easier and more accommodating interaction and transactions, the Igbos would mostly refuse to teach a single Igbo word to a non-Igbo for reasons best known to them. They are that non-giving.

These and other negative attitudes of the Igbos are some of the essential reasons why many 10 storey buildings can never be found built by non-Igbos in Igbo land. Until this psychological problem is squarely addressed by leaders and religious personalities of Igbo extraction, other people, not just Nigerians would not find it possible to invest in Igbo land.

I hope this brief response answers Rev. Father Ejike Mbaka's question. "Let us tell ourselves the truth" indeed.

(c)2015 Tijjani M. M.
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Black gigged, capped and bearded... Black is beautiful... Indeed :D


Image result for sodomy - Tijjani Muhammad Musa

Maude Gwadabe ya rubuta:

Ya zama wajibi gwamnatin jihar Kano ta rufe makarantar Hasan Ibrahim Gwarzo Secondary School bayanda rahoto ya bayyana cewa wasu manyan dalibai na yiwa kananan yara maza fyade.

Auwal Muhd Fslp shima ya rubuta:

Wani Labari Mai Rikita Zuciya
Ya zama wajibi gwamnatin jihar Kano ta rufe makarantar Secondary School din nan, bayanda rahoto ya bayyana cewa wasu na yiwa kananan yara maza fyade. Wanda yanzu haka anyi wa dalibai da dama wani ma da kyar yake tafiya, wani kuma da iyayen sa suka kaishi asibiti yana samun kulawa a halin yanzu,
DON haka ya zama WAJIBI duk dalibin da aka taba yiwa wannan aika aika a duba lafiyar sa, kuma hukuma ta dau matakin gaggawa Akan lamarin, haka kuma iyaye su dinga tuntubar yayan su dake makarantu akai akai, don jin halin da suke ciki, Sannan muna addua Allah ya kare yara masu zuwa makaranta daga irin wannan aika aika mara Dadin ji a rayuwa.


Ga sharhi na (Tijjani M. M.) akan al'amarin....

Image result for sodomy Shi ya sa fa ni ban lamunci tura yara makarantar kwana (boarding) karatu ba. Don ni a nawa tsatstsauran ra'ayin duk tafiyar su daya da iyaye ma su tura yara "gabas" karatun allo da masu tura yara marantun kwana. Alhali kuwa yara za su iya karatu, kowane iri ne a gaban iyayensu.

Masu ilimin boko da ke tura yara boarding ni a ganina, sun zamanantar da tura yara "gabas" ne. Wato sun kauracewa daukar dawainiya da kuma nauyin tarbiyantar da yaransu da kuma sa ido akan 'ya'yansu na su walau maza ko mata. Alhali kuma kowa ya san irin kato6arar da ake tafkawa a makarantun kwana ba tun yanzu ba, tun fa duniya na kwance. Ca ake za ta sauya zani ne?

Da yawa-yawan 'yan luwadi da mad'igo, wannan al'amari kan samo asalin ne a garesu daga makarantun kwana da akan tura su tun su na yara 'kanana, wato tun ba su san me duniya ta ke ciki ba. Makarantun kuwa ko na gwamnati ne ko kuma na ma su zaman kansu, wato furaibet ke nan. Kuma a daidai wannan lokacin da akan kai yara irin wadannan makarantu na kwana, yanayi jikin yaran ya soma shiga rukunin balaga. Su na kuma jin abubuwa daban-daban na sinadarai ma su motsa sha'awar saduwa a jikin dan Adam na kai-kawo a jikin nasu.

Ga shi a daidai wannan lokacin, son sanin me ke faruwa ne a jikinsu, da su kan ji dad'i in an ta6a, shafa ko sosa mu su wasu bangarori na jikin na su ke kai qololuwa. Kuma ga shi ba su san wadannan al'amura ma su rudarwa ba, balle su san yadda za su kame kawunansu. Sai ka ga cikin rashin sani an shigar da wani yaro ko yarinya layin da baya 6ullewa. Wallahi da yawa wasu sanadin lalacewar rayuwarsu ke nan. Wasu har ta kasance dalilin rasa rayukansu. 

Labarai birjik za ka ji dalibai na dawowa da su in anyi hutu, na yadda aka yi da wata yarinya ko wani yaro, wanda dan taqiy kad'an kawai daga abinda ya wakana su kan bayyana. Mafi akasarin abubuwan da ke gudana, ba kasafai za ka ji bayaninsu filla-filla ba. Amma duk da haka, daga hukumomin makarantu har izuwa iyaye, babu wanda za ka ga sun dau wasu matakai kwarara don daqile ci gaba ko magance wannan aika-aika. 

Ire-iren wadanda aka shigar da su wannan layi kan yi sha'awar jinsinsu maza ko mata. In kuwa su ka kammala karatunsu su ka shiga cikin jama'ar gari, toh fa in ba sa'a aka ci ba, su ka tuba su ka daina, sai ka same su da wasu halayen na tir da ashsha. Don ma fi akasari sai ka ji ana danasanin dukkan wata mu'amala da su.

Wasunsu za a samu sau da yawa ba su gudanar da rayuwa yadda sauran al'umma kan yi. Za ka samu da yawansu ba su son yin aure, ba su son haihuwa, ba su son kwa6a ko tunatarwa don su gyara dukkan wani shaqiyanci ko shedanci. Za kuma ka same su ba su jin kunyar kowa.

Za ka ga suna son jan yara maza ko mata su zam da su abokai ko 'kawaye, masamman ma su tashen balaga wadanda ba su san ciwon kansu ba, kuma ba su gama fahimtar rayuwa ba. Sai su bi ta. Kowane fani su gurbata su tun kafin su mallaki hankulansu. Sau da dama kuma za ka same su ma su biris ne da al'qmarin addininsu ko ma wanne su ke yi. Sannan tabbas za ka samu ba su jin tsoron Allah.

Maganin wannan matsala a matakin farko shi ne iyaye kowa ya kula da amanar da Allaah Ya dora masa na kula da ahlinsa wato matansa, 'ya'yansa da dai makamantansu. Da dai 'ya'ya mata aka fi damuwa da su wajen gurbacewar rayuwa, amma yanzu da harkar shaye-shayen nan ya zamo ruwan dare, ga kuma luwadinnan, toh 'ya'ya maza ma ba su tsira ba.

Sannan ala kulli halin ya kamata iyaye da hukuma su karfafa, su kuma dabbaka samar da ilimin addini da son manzon Allah, koyi da rayuwarsa ta kowane fanni da kuma bin umarnin Allaah Ta'ala da jin tsoronSa a rayuwar al'umma. Wannan ba qaramin tasiri zai yi ba wajen karkato da akalar kyawawan dabi'ummu da yanzu haka su ke nema su sha kwana. Allah dai Ya sa mu dace, amin.

(c)2015 Tijjani M. M.
A Kiyayi Dukkan Haqqin Mallaka


Nasir Jatau Yauri's photo.
...By Poetic Tee "Here, take a sip"

 Though 'Inna mal amali bin niiyyat'*
still we must not be seen publicly
doing things contradictory

to our iman (faith), no matter what.

Yes, Allaah will judge you
according to your intentions,
but people will judge you
according to your actions

So with Allaah,
be sincere.
And with people
be wary

Though no one can say
with certainty,
his or her intention is pure
enough to be accepted by Allaah

Be rest assured
everyone will find it
a herculean task to erase
a bad label tag by humans

What is success
in this life essentially,
If not good
or bad diplomacy?

(c)2015 Tijjani M. M.
All Rights Reserved

*Actions are judged according to intentions



Our colonial momma is going Shari'a compliant :) Ma sha Allaah.

I know some will say "Dream on Mr. Dreamer", but I await the day and pray for it too, when Britain as a nation will declare the Kalimat as-Shahada... :)

Yes, my dream are big and tall indeed. I am not after the individuals, but nations as a whole for my Islam. Though I might not be alive to see them come true

But I surely do believe that "Dreams can come true"

Islamic law is to be effectively enshrined in the British legal system for the first time under guidelines for solicitors on drawing up “Sharia compliant” wills.

THE PROSE & THE POETRY ‪#‎FoundPoetry‬

Tijjani Muhammad Musa's photo....As Found by Poetic Tee, "Here, take a sip"

First, we present...



(Very Deep!!!) In a brief conversation, a man asked a woman he was pursuing the question: 'What kind of man are you looking for?'
She sat quietly for a moment before looking him in the eye & asking, 'Do you really want to know?' Reluctantly, he said, 'Yes. She began to expound, 'As a woman in this day & age, I am in a position to ask a man what can you do for me that I can't do for myself? I pay my own bills. I take care of my household without the help of any man... or woman for that matter. I am in the position to ask, 'What can you bring to the table?' The man looked at her. Clearly he thought that she was referring to money. She quickly corrected his thought & stated, 'I am not referring to money.
I need something more. I need a man who is striving for excellence in every aspect of life. He sat back in his chair, folded his arms, & asked her to explain. She said, 'I need someone who is striving for excellence mentally because I need conversation & mental stimulation. I don't need a simple-minded man. I need someone who is striving for excellence spiritually because I don't need to be unequally yoked...believers mixed with unbelievers is a recipe for disaster. I need a man who is striving for excellence financially because I don't need a financial burden. I need someone who is sensitive enough to understand what I go through as a woman, but strong enough to keep me grounded. I need someone who has integrity in dealing with relationships. Lies and game-playing are not my idea of a strong man. I need a man who is family-oriented. One who can be the leader, priest and provider to the lives entrusted to him by God. I need someone whom I can respect. In order to be submissive, I must respect him. I cannot be submissive to a man who isn't taking care of his business. I have no problem being submissive...he just has to be worthy. And by the way, I am not looking for him...He will find me. He will recognize himself in me. Hey may not be able to explain the connection, but he will always be drawn to me. God made woman to be a help-mate for man. I can't help a man if he can't help himself. When she finished her spill, she looked at him. He sat there with a puzzled look on his face. He said, 'You are asking a lot. She replied, "I'm worth a lot". Send this to every woman who's worth a lot.... and every man who has the brains to understand!! ***

And now...



"What kind of a man
are you looking for?"
'Do you really want to know?'

'As a woman in this day & age
I am in a position to ask a man
what can you do for me
I can't do for myself?

I pay my own bills.
I take care of my household
without help of any man
or woman for that matter.

I am in the position to ask,
"What can you bring to the table?"
I am not referring to money.
I need something more.

I need a man
who is striving for excellence
in every aspect of life.
Who breaths, purpose.*

I need someone
who is striving for excellence
mentally, because I need
conversation & mental stimulation.

I need someone
who is striving for excellence
spiritually, because I don't need
to be unequally yoked.

mixed with unbelievers
is a recipe for
pure* disaster.

I need a man
who is striving for excellence
financially, because I don't need
a financial burden.

I need someone
who is sensitive enough
to understand what I go through
as a woman.

I don't need
a simple-minded man.
but someone strong enough
to keep me grounded.

I need someone
who has integrity
in dealing with relationships.
mine feeding on his, his on mine.*

I need a man
who is family-oriented.
Lies and game-playing
not my idea of a strong man.

One who can be the leader,
priest and provider
to the lives
entrusted to him by God.

I need someone
whom I can respect.
In order to be submissive,
I must respect him.

I cannot be submissive
to a man
who isn't taking care
of his business.

I have no problem
being submissive...
he just has to be worthy.
Once he is, I'm "Submission."*

And by the way,
I am not looking for him...
He will find me.
He will recognize himself, in me.

He may not be able
to explain the connection,
but he will always be drawn
to me.

God made woman
to be a help-mate for man.
I can't help a man
if he can't help himself.

When she finished her spill,
He said, 'You are asking a lot."
She replied, "I'm worth a lot
And He is worthy of me"*

(c)2015 Tijjani M. M./Anonymous
All Rights Reserved

*Additional words by Poetic Tee...


Tijjani Muhammad Musa's photo. …by Poetic Tee, “Here, take a sip”

You are complaining.
Too many people come,
Asking you for assistance.

Tijjani Muhammad Musa's photo. Well then.
How would you like
To trade places?
Do a role swap.

You, be one in distress.
Doing the help seeking.
They, be in affluence,
“Harassed” by your begging.
Tijjani Muhammad Musa's photo.
*Silence, sober reflections*
Ok, I guess not.
So, do think about it.
Remember, it could be you.

©2015 Tijjani M. M.
All Right Reserved


Black or White? Hehehehehehehehe!


Haiku :D
Tijjani Muhammad Musa's photo.
One of my favorite poetic styles. It's been a while since I last wrote one. But challenged by Creative Talents Unleashed's image here, I felt inspired to pen this down.

White spiky fingers
Framing unified vista
Chilly spells beauty.

(c)2015 Tijjani M. M.


Tijjani Muhammad Musa's photo.NTA should thank God, someone I heard is not PMBuhari.

He said with the way they treated him during the 2015 Elections Campaign, once he emerged as President of Nigeria, he'd have sacked the management, sparing none among them and then sue them for damages in a competent court of law for the defamatory misadventure they indulge against his political image and personality.

Even if he'll be labelled as unforgiving and an anti-press president. He was of the belief that such a move would deter any over-zealous, over-confident, over-ambitious media persons as well as prevent a re-occurrence against another underdog in the future. 

As for what he'd do to AIT and its Raymond Dokpesi, hmmm I reserve my comment kawai...  :D

Let lessons be learnt from all these, O you, watch dog of the society.

All I said to him was "If only wishes were horses..."
Tijjani Muhammad Musa's photo.


I was conducting an interview for one of our DWi magazine articles when as part of the questions I asked the respondent: "Which is your favorite music?" And she answered with a sudden soberness "Ai Teejay, I've stopped listening to music!"

And she quickly continued "You know why? Because lately when I dare listen to any music, I find it ringing repeatedly in my head like a never ending flowing river. When I keep quite for a moment, instead of allowing my thoughts to occupy my mind, the music, the lyrics, the rhythms keep coming back, insisting on playing in me!"

I smiled and knew exactly what she was talking about. Are you experiencingbthe same thing? Bother to ask yourself why that happens to you, most especially with MUSIC and SONGS?

Also, why does a music or song that is not nice or appealing gets to be liked when listened to repeatedly or long enough? Or is this just happening to persons like I and the lady in focus?


A ninety years old woman wins the second place in a competition for memorizing Quran. Masha Allah!!!
Please VIsit




We keep telling them to believe in Allah SWT and submit their wills totally to His Will and accept Muhammad SAWS as truly sent from God Almighty, but many are hindered from the right path by pride, ego, the devil and men who have lost all hopes in the morrow... :(

Pray, do not be one of them...
October 9 · 
Allaah says about our Rule Model Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him..

“Nor does he speak of (his own) desire.
  It is only a Revelation revealed”- [al-Najm 53:3-4]

How did he know this scientific fact 1400 years ago?


Here's the actual hadith...

“He who kills a non-Muslim who keeps a peace treaty with the Muslims will not smell the scent of Heaven, though its scent can be traced to as far as a march of 40 years” (Imam Ahmad and Al-Bukhari in Al-Jizyah, among others).

So, the version in the image is edited to deliberately misinform and mislead  :)

Mateen Ahmed Khan - September 17 · 
I wonder why this never gets quoted.