Nigeria Muslim


Whosoever does a good Sunnah will get the reward for it

Sunnah in this sense is mentioned in the hadith of the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) in which he said, “Whosoever does a good Sunnah will get the reward for it and the reward of others who followed him in doing the same thing until the Day of Judgment. And whosoever does a bad Sunnah will have the punishment of doing it and the punishment of others who followed him in practicing it.” (Muslim)

However, the definition of Sunnah differs depending on the area of Shari`ah. For example, a scholar in the area of Usul al-Fiqh (Arabic for: fundamental principles of Islamic jurisprudence) will define Sunnah as “whatever the Prophet was reported to have said, did, or permitted others to do.”

All Praise Be To ALLAH

*Three Fundamental Principles of Islaam. (Thalaathatul-Usool)*
*By Shaykh Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahhaab*

So if it is said to you: *‘Who is your Lord?’* Then say: ‘My Lord is Allaah, who has nurtured me and all of creation with His favors and blessings. He is the one whom I worship, and there is no other whom I worship besides Him.’ The proof is the Saying of Allaah, the Most High: *“All praise is for Allaah, the Lord of all creation.” [Soorat al Faatihah: 1].*
Everything besides Allaah is a created being and I am one of the creation.

So if it is said to you: *‘How did you arrive at this knowledge of your Lord?’* Then say: ‘Through His signs and those things which He has created; and from his signs are the night and the day, the sun and the moon; and from that which He has created are the seven heavens, and the seven earths, and all those within them, and whatever is between them.’ The proof is the Saying of Allaah, the Most High: *“And from His signs are the night and the day, and the sun and the moon. Do not prostrate to the sun, nor the moon, but prostrate to Allaah who created them, if you truly worship Him.” [Soorat Fussilat: 37]* and His, the Most High’s Saying: *“Your Lord is Allaah who created the heavens and the earth to six days, then ascended upon the Throne. He causes the night to cover the day which it follows with haste; and the sun, the moon and the stars are subservient and subject to His command. Certainly creation and commandment are His alone. Exalted is Allaah the Lord of all creation.” [Soorat al A’raaf; 54]*

*The Lord is the one who is worshipped,* and the proof is the Saying of Allaah, the Most High, *“O mankind! Worship your Lord, Who created you and those who were before you so that you may be of those who seek to avoid Allaah’s anger and punishment. Who has made the earth a resting place for you, and the sky as a canopy, and sent down water (rain) from the sky and brought forth therewith fruits as a provision for you. Then do not set up rivals unto Allaah (in worship) while you know.” [Soorat al Baqarah: 21-22]*
*Ibn Katheer, raheemullaah, said:* “The creator of these things is the One who deserves to be worshipped.” *All the types of worship which Allaah commanded like Islaam (submission and obedience to Allaah), Eemaan (true Belief comprising the belief of the heat, speech of the tongue and action of the limbs), and Ihsaan (perfection of worship), and from that is invocation/supplication (du’aa), reverential fear (khawf), hope and longing (rajaa), trust and reliance (tawakkul), fervent desire (raghbah), dread (rahbah), reverence and humility (khushoo’), awe (khashyah), turning repentantly (inaabah), appealing for aid and assistance (isti’aanah), seeking refuge (isti’aadhah), seeking deliverance and rescue (istighaathah), sacrificing (dhabh), vows (nadhr)* and the rest of the types of worship commanded but proof for this is the Saying of Him, the Most High: *“And the places of Prayer are for Allaah alone, so do not invoke anyone along with Allaah.” [Soorat al Jinn: 18].*

Anyone who directs any part of that to anything besides Allaah, then he is a mushrik (pagan/polytheist), an unbeliever (kaafir), and the proof is the Saying of Him: *“And whoever worships along with Allaah any other object of worship has no proof for that; his reckoning will be with his Lord. Indeed the unbelievers will never prosper.” [Soorat al Mu’minoon: 117].*

In the hadeeth there occurs: *“Invocation is the core of worship.”* And the evidence for this is the Saying of Allaah: *“And your Lord said: "Invoke Me, I will respond to your (invocation). Verily! Those who scorn My worship, they will surely enter Hell in humiliation!" [Soorat Ghaafir: 60]*

*The evidence for reverential fear (khawf)* is the Saying of Allaah: *“So do not fear them, but fear Me and beware of disobeying Me, if you are truly Believers.” [Soorat al ‘Imraan: 175].*

*The evidence for hope and longing (ar raja)* is the Saying of Allaah: *“So whoever hopes to see His Lord and be rewarded by Him, then let him make his worship correct and make it purely and sincerely for Him; and let him not make any share of it for anyone other than Him” [Soorat al Kahf: 110]*

*The evidence for trust and reliance (at tawakkul)* is the Saying of Allaah: *“And place your reliance and trust in Allaah if you are true Believers” [Soorat al Maa’idah: 23]* and He said: *“And whoever places his reliance and trust in Allaah then He will suffice him” [Soorat at Talaaq: 3].*

*The evidence for the fervent desire (ar raghbah), dread (ar rahbah) and reverence and humility (al khushoo’)* is the Saying of Allaah: *“They used to hasten to acts of devotion and obedience to Allaah, and they used to worship Allaah upon love and desire, and upon fear, and were reverent and humble before Allaah.” [Soorat al Ambiyaa: 90]*

*The evidence for aw/dread (al khashyah)* is the Saying of Allaah: *“So do not have awe of them, but have awe of Me” [Soorat al Maa’idah: 3]*

*The evidence for turning repentantly (al inaabah)* is the Saying of Allaah: *“So turn, O you people, repentantly and obediently to your Lord, and submit obediently to Him” [Soorat az Zumar: 54]*

*The evidence for appealing for aid and assistance (al isti’aanah)* is the Saying of Allaah: *“O Allaah You alone we worship, and to You alone we appeal for aid” [Soorat al Faatihah: 5]* and in the hadeeth there occurs: *“If you seek help, then seek the help of Allaah.” [Reported by at Tirmidhee and declared Saheeh by Shaykh al Albaanee in al Mishkaat # 5302]*
*The evidence for seeking refuge (al isti’aadhah)* is the Saying of Allaah: *“Say: I seek refuge with the Lord of dawn” [Soorat al Falaq: 1] and “Say: I seek refuge with the Lord of mankind” [Soorat an Naas: 1]*
*The evidence for seeking deliverance and rescue (al istighaathah)* is the Saying of Allaah: *“When you sought aid and deliverance of your Lord and He responded to you” [Soorat al Anfaal: 9]*

*The evidence for sacrificing (adh dhabh)* is the Saying of Allaah: *“Say: Indeed my prayers, my sacrifice, my living and my dying are all purely and solely of Allaah, Lord of all creation. There is no share of any of that for other than him” [Soorat al An’aam: 162-163].* Also the Prophet said *“Allaah has cursed anyone who sacrifices for other than Allaah.” [Reported by Muslim]*

*The evidence for vows (an nadhr)* is the Saying of Allaah: *“They fulfill their vows and they fear a day whose evil is widespread” [Soorat al Insaan: 7].*

YA ALLAH! I cry out to You

YA ALLAH! I cry out to You... because i am dirty
YA ALLAH! I cry out to You... because i am weak
YA ALLAH! I cry out to You... because i am alone
YA ALLAH! I cry out to You... because i am afraid
YA ALLAH! I cry out to You... because i am broken
YA ALLAH! I cry out to You... because i am desperate
YA ALLAH! You are my only hope. Please help us & forgive us. Ameen YA ALLAH!

Hausa Kingdoms Nigeria and Islam

The Hausa Kingdom, also known as Hausaland  [1] , was a collection of states started by the
Hausa people, situated between the Niger River and Lake Chad (modern day northern Nigeria). Hausaland lay between the Western Sudanic kingdoms of Ancient Ghana and Mali and the Eastern Sudanic kingdoms of Kanem-Bornu. Hausaland took shape as a political and cultural region during the first millennium CE as a result of the westward expansion of Hausa peoples.

They arrived to Hausaland when the terrain was converting from woodlands to savannah. They started cultivating grains, which led to a denser peasant population. They had a common language, laws, and customs. The Hausa were known for fishing, hunting, agriculture, salt-mining, and blacksmithing. By the 14th century

Kano had become the most powerful city-state. Kano had become the base for the trans-Saharan trade in salt, cloth, leather, and grain. The Hausa oral history is reflected in the

Bayajidda legend, which describes the adventures of the Baghdadi hero Bayajidda culmulating in the killing of the snake in the well of Daura and the marriage with the local queen Magajiya Daurama. According to the legend, the hero had a child with the queen, Bawo, and another child with the queen's maid-servant, Karbagari.[2]

Sarki mythology
According to the Bayajidda legend, the Hausa states were founded by the sons of Bayajidda, a prince whose origin differs by tradition. but official canon records him as the person who married the last Kabara of Daura and heralded the end of the matriarchal monarchs that had erstwhile ruled the Hausa people. Contemporary historical scholarship views this legend as an allegory similar to many in that region of Africa that probably referenced a major event, such as a shift in ruling dynasties.

Banza Bakwai
According to the Bayajidda legend, the Banza Bakwai states were founded by the seven sons of Karbagari ("Town-seizer"), the unique son of Bayajidda and the slave-maid, Bagwariya. They are called the Banza Bakwai meaning Bastard or Bogus Seven on account of their ancestress' slave status.
Zamfara (state inhabited by Hausa-speakers)
Kebbi (state inhabited by Hausa-speakers)
Yauri (also called Yawuri)
Gwari (also called Gwariland)
Kwararafa (the state of the Jukun people)
Nupe (state of the Nupe people)
Ilorin (was founded by the Yoruba)

Hausa Bakwai
The Hausa Kingdoms began as seven states founded according to the Bayajidda legend by the six sons of Bawo and himself, the unique son of the hero and the queen Magajiya Daurama in addition to the hero's son, Biram or Ibrahim, of an earlier marriage. The states included only kingdoms inhabited by Hausa-speakers:
Daura :
Kano :
Zaria (Zazzau)
Biram :(Hadejia)

Since the beginning of Hausa history, the seven states of Hausaland divided up production and labor activities in accordance with their location and natural resources. Kano and Rano were known as the "Chiefs of Indigo." Cotton grew readily in the great plains of these states, and they became the primary producers of cloth, weaving and dying it before sending it off in caravans to the other states within Hausaland and to extensive regions beyond. Biram was the original seat of government, while Zaria supplied labor and was known as the "Chief of Slaves." Katsina and Daura were the "Chiefs of the Market," as their geographical location accorded them direct access to the caravans coming across the desert from the north. Gobir, located in the west, was the "Chief of War" and was mainly responsible for protecting the empire from the invasive Kingdoms of Ghana and Songhai.

The Hausa Kingdoms were first mentioned by Ya'qubi in the 9th century[ citation needed ] and they were by the 15th century vibrant trading centers competing with Kanem-Bornu and the Mali Empire .[3] The primary exports were slaves, leather, gold , cloth , salt , kola nuts , animal hides, and henna . At various moments in their history, the Hausa managed to establish central control over their states, but such unity has always proven short. In the 11th century the conquests initiated by Gijimasu of Kano culminated in the birth of the first united Hausa Nation under Queen Amina , the Sultana of Zazzau but severe rivalries between the states led to periods of domination by major powers like the Songhai and Kanem. During the reign of King Yaji I (1349-85) Islam was first introduced to Kano. Many Muslim traders and clerics used to come from Mali, from the Volta region, and later from Songhay . King Yaji appointed a Qadi and Imam as part of the state administration.

Muhammad Rumfa (1463-99) built mosques and madrassahs. He also commissioned Muhammad al-Maghili to write a treatise on Muslim governance. Many other scholars were brought in from Egypt, Tunis, and Morocco. This turned Kano into a center of Muslim scholarship. Islamization facillitated the expansion of trade and was the basis of an enlarged marketing network.

The ' Ulama provided legal support, guarantees, safe conducts, introductions and many other services. By the end of the fifteenth century, Muhammad al-Korau, a cleric, took control of Katsina declaring himself king. 'Ulama were later brought in from North Africa and Egypt to reside in Katsina. An 'Ulama class emerged under royal patronage. The Hausa rulers fasted Ramadan, built mosques, kept up the five obligatory prayers, and gave alms ( zakat ) to the poor. Ibrahim Maje (1549-66) was an Islamic reformer and instituted Islamic marriage law in Katsina. Generally Hausaland remained divided between the Muslim cosmopolitan urban elite and the local animistic rural communities.
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