Leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem Yaqoub Zakzaky says, in the face of prevailing deep-rooted self-centeredness, corrupt practices and moral decadence, the society is in dire need of people who will sacrifice their lives and all that they have to salvage the society.
The Sheikh, who was speaking at this year’s Sallah feast, organized by the Resource Forum of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria held at the Hussainiyyah Baqiyyatullah, Zaria, said, the Eid sacrifice, as epitomized Prophet Ibraheem, was symbolic for humanity to sacrifice their all for the society to be upright. He said, Prophet Abraham passed God’s test for heeding to his command to sacrifice his son; “the son, Isma’il was not meant to be sacrificed, it was just a test, and he passed the test”, he added.
“Instead, Imam Hussain (AS), grandson of Prophet Muhammad was sacrificed. He was the highest example of sacrifice in human history, who sacrificed himself, his whole family and all that he had to salvage this religion. Without this sacrifice Muslims could not have distinguished between kings and men of God”, he said.
Sheikh Zakzaky also cited example of the supreme sacrifice of Prophet Isa (Jesus), according to the Christian version, in which he was said to have been crucified to save the world.
“This is the kind of sacrifice this society needs now. Every society has its hero, who has undertaken an action to champion its cause that is worthy of emulation.
The question is: who will bell the cat, to save the rats from the invasion of the cat? Every one of us wants to live while tyranny, oppression and injustice flourish, which is capable of devouring the whole society”. Speakers at the occasion included Pastor Yohanna Buru from Kaduna;
Pastor Ayuba Duchi, representing CAN Bauchi State; Evang. Musa Misal, CAN Youth leader, Gombe State; and Pastor Gaiyus Esomati, Balanag local government area, Gombe state.