Thursday 16th May 2019 is the 4th day of the ongoing international Qur’an exhibition that is currently taking place at Mosalla Imam Khomeini, Tehran. It’s also a special day dedicated to the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Shaikh Ibraheem Zakzaky (H).
Special Nigerian dishes were served to the attendees as Iftar at the beginning of the event, display of some historical pictures of the Islamic Movement, including the Zaria Massacre was followed, and a couple of lectures on the brief biography of Shaikh Zakzaky, and his Movement were given at the end of the occasion. The event was chaired by Malam Yusuf Abdullahi.
After giving a brief biography of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky (H), the first speaker, Shaikh Abdullahi Zango described Zaria Massacre as a direct American, western imperialist and their ally’s agenda in their effort to prevent the emergence of another Islamic Republic in the world, because Islamic Movement in Nigeria is a movement that is awakening people towards the establishment of a just Islamic Government not only in Nigeria or Africa, rather in the entire world.
He added that, Shaikh Zakzaky (H)’s life is a perfect reflection of the life of the holy prophet Muhammad (S) just like the prophet Muhammad (S)’s life is a direct interpretation of the holy Qur’an, citing an example with the early stages of prophet’s life when the Quraish named him the Trustworthy because of his kind and generous lifestyle, but they hated him after the revelation. This is the same reflection of Shaikh Zakzaky (H)’s life.
Shaikh Zango also highlighted the current deteriorating health condition of Shaikh Zakzaky (H), saying that even after the outcome of the recent examination of Shaikh Zakzaky (H)’s health condition by the IHRC’s led foreign physicians, which clearly indicated that he needs an urgent medical attention abroad, the Nigerian Government have no intention of complying with the given results.
He finally expresses the need for the global demonstrations to demand for the demand of the release of the oppressed Shaikh Zakzaky (H) because his life is at risk.
And finally Prof. Shujaa Fard, who is the chairman of Shaikh Zakzaky (H)’s office in Iran also blessed the event with his speech.