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Talk the Talk!

Talk the Talk!

#IStandWithBuhari conduct pro Muhammadu Buhari rally in Kano to cement their support

#IStandWithBuhari conduct pro Muhammadu Buhari rally in Kano to cement their support

DID THE PROPHET OF ISLAM MARRIED YOUNG AISHA?

YES, AND HERE ARE THE LOGICAL REASONS:

Marrying a girl at the age of 9 did not start and will not end with Islam. It was never originated by Islam rather it was a tradition that existed since time immemorial. The consummation of Aisha’s marriage took place when she reached the age of puberty which was the customary period of marriage in many societies of that era. Those who mock Islam for condoning teenage marriage are the same people who encourage teenage sex with multiple partners by supporting them with condoms, contraceptives and abortion clinics. They consider teenage sex as freedom and liberation and when asked why the say “Puberty brings with it a lot of sexual feelings” CAN YOU IMAGINE SUCH IRONICAL HYPOCRISY

Early marriage was a global norm and was common even in the west before the industrial revolution and was never seen as improper as individuals were considered mature at an earlier age. In early Christian European societies, children were betrothed to each other as young as infants and would marry when they meet the age of consent 12 for girls and 14 for boys. Christian royal monarchs’ children were married as early as early as age 8-10 mostly to secure a political and/or financial tie. The betrothal is considered a binding contract upon the families and the children. The breaking of a betrothal can have serious consequences both for the families and for the betrothed individuals themselves.

Anne de mowbray 8th countess of norfolk died as a child bride at the age of nine. she was the bride of richard of shrewsbury

Richard II, aged 29, married 2nd wife Isabella of Valois in 1396 when she was 6, yes 6. They were married for 4 years until his death. The marriage was political, never consummated, and actually grew to like each other as friends if a 29 year old can be “friends” with a 6 year old.

Henry VIII, aged 49, married Catherine Howard when she was about 16 years old.

Lady Jane Grey was about 15 when she married her child groom who was about 16 or 17.

King James I, aged 23, married Anne of Denmark when she was 14.

Charles I, aged 25, married Henrietta Marie of France when she was 13.

William III and Mary II ruled jointly. Mary was 15 when she married her 27 year old 1st cousin.

Richard III, aged 19, married Anne Neville when she was 16.

Henry VI, aged 23, married Margaret of Anjou when she was 15.

Henry IV, aged 14, married 1st wife Mary de Bohun when she was 12.

Richard II, aged 14, married 1st wife Anne of Bohemia when she was 15.

Edward III, aged 13, married Philippa of Hainault when she was 13.

In the medievial jewish community of Ashkenazi, girls were married off as a ketannah. A ketannah (literally meaning little [one]) was any girl between the age of 3 years and that of 12 years plus one day; a ketannah was completely subject to her father’s authority, and her father could arrange a marriage for her without her agreement

In mexico they have what is called a “quinceanera (coming-of-age), parties for 15-year-old girls that send the signal that they are ripe for marriage. …

MAIN REASONS:

1-It was a divine inspiration:

Before describing the rationale behind this married relation, let it be known that the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) married Sayyida Aisha not of his own desire rather it was a Divine inspiration. Read the following Hadith;

Narrated ‘Aisha:
That the Prophet said to her, “You have been shown to me twice in my dream. I saw you pictured on a piece of silk and some-one said (to me). ‘This is your wife.’ When I uncovered the picture, I saw that it was yours. I said, ‘If this is from Allah, it will be done.”
{Bukhari :: Volume 5 :: Book 58 :: Hadith 235}

2-It was not out of his physical desires:

The Holy Prophet (Peace be upon him) did not marry Sayyidah Aisha out of his physical desires. One need to note that for first 54 years of his life he had only one wife. His only wife till 50th year of his life was Sayyida Khadija. He spent his entire youth with her and she was a two time widowed woman, 15 years elder to him. For next four years his only wife was Sayyidah Sa’uda.

3-Age of Marriage in Old Ages:

One must first understand that 1400 years ago was very different than now, times have changed and so have humans. 1400 years ago it was something very common to marry young girls, in fact they were not considered young girls, and rather they were considered young women back then. It is a historic fact that girls from the ages of 9 to 14 were being married in Europe, Asia, and Africa, in fact even in the United States girls at the age of 10 were also being married just more than a century ago.
Yet with these facts no historian claims that all these people were sick perverts, historians would call anyone who made such a claim to be arrogant and very stupid who has no grasp or understanding of history.
Even in Indo-Pak Sub-Continent girls used to be married at 12-13 even 50-60 years ago. And those ‘girls’ infact raised much better families. There were less family problems then. A simple analyses of the divorce rate then and know would certainly make it clear that maturity level earlier used to be different i.e. people used to come of age rather quickly.

4-Child Brides in Byzantine Empire:

http://www.roman-emperors.org/aggiefran.htm

Visit this link to see how common were the child brides in the Byzantine Empire.This article clearly states;”Child brides, whether Byzantines or foreign princesses, were the norm rather than the exception, especially from the late twelfth century”.

5-The Pagans of the Prophet’s time:

The fact that it was a completely acceptable thing can also be seen from the response of the pagans at that time. No Muslim or even pagan objected to the marriage because it was widely practiced. And even until today in 3rd world countries (Muslims and non-Muslims), little girls as young as 9 or 10 do get married. Anyway, the reason no one objected was to the Prophet’s marriage was:1-People used to have very short life-spans in Arabia. They used to live between 40 to 60 years maximum. So it was only normal and natural for girls to be married off at ages 9 or 10 or similar.2-Marriage for young girls was widely practiced among Arabs back then, and even today in many non-Muslim and Muslim countries

6-Engagement with Jubair bin Mutim:

It ought also be noted that Sayyidah Aisha ( RA) was engaged to Jubayr son of Mut’im before Prophet Muhammed (Peace be upon him. This indicates the age of marriage and engagement in Prophet’s time. However, the engagement was later nullified by Jubayr’s parents due to Abu Bakr (RA) embracing Islam.Doesn’t this indicate there was nothing bad in marrying a 9 year girl at that time?She must have been even younger when she was engaged to Jubair

7-Sayyidah Aisha was fit for marriage:

Furthermore as to the Holy Prophet’s marriage with Sayyidah Aisha, something people will notice is that the completion of the marriage was done when Sayyidah Aisha was 9 years old, not when she was 6, and there is a reason for that. The reason why this happened is because Sayyidah Aisha had been through puberty by the age of 9, and in Islam a female who under-goes puberty is considered a lady and is fit for marriage.
If we read the hadiths, we find that right before Sayyidah Aisha got married off to the Holy Prophet that she was sick and not feeling too well:

Narrated Sayyidah Aisha:”The Prophet engaged me when I was a girl of six (years). We went to Medina and stayed at the home of Bani-al-Harith bin Khazraj then I got ill and my hair fell down. Later on my hair grew (again) and my mother, Um Ruman, came to me while I was playing in a swing with some of my girl friends. She called me, and I went to her, not knowing what she wanted to do to me. She caught me by the hand and made me stand at the door of the house. I was breathless then, and when my breathing became all right, she took some water and rubbed my face and head with it. Then she took me into the house. There in the house I saw some Ansari women who said, “Best wishes and Allah’s Blessing and a good luck.” Then she entrusted me to them and they prepared me (for the marriage). Unexpectedly Allah’s Apostle came to me in the forenoon and my mother handed me over to him, and at that time I was a girl of nine years of age.”
{Sahih Bukhari Volume 5, Book 58, Number 234}

So as we can see, Sayyidah Aisha got ill and her body was going through some changes, indicating that she was going through her puberty.

8-Sayyida Aisha never showed her displeasure:

Another striking thing to observe is that among hundreds of her narrations there is not even a single one showing her displeasure about this marriage. Hence, she had no problem with this relation. Infect it is manifest from several traditions that she loved the Holy Prophet (Peace be upon him) too much and even felt some sort of jealousy when she found others around him. Does this not prove that she was extremely happy about this marriage? So, when she herself had no problem at all then what’s the matter of concern for others?

9-A 9-year old Thai girl gave birth:

A 9 old girl can become a mother. If you don’t believe me then see here is the proof;
The news item is from the New Straits Times, 10/3/2001.

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In our world today, we still have people who marry very young girls. Why should we object to someone who married a 9-year old girl 1400 years ago, when we still practice it today? The girl above even gave birth at the age of 9!

10-It was absolutely legal:

Prophet Muhammad’s marriage with Aisha was 100% legal and acceptable by all laws and Divine Religions. It is important to know that girls during the Biblical and Islamic days used to be married off at young ages when they either had their first periods, or their breasts start showing off. In other words, when they turn into “women”, then they get married off. It was quite different for men on the other hand, because physical power and the ability of living an independent life had always been and will always be a mandatory requirement for men to have in life. So men waited much longer than women in terms of getting married. The guy had to develop both his body and mind before he was ready for marriage. That is why you see girls as young as 9 or 10 were married to men as old as 30 or even older. The culture back then and in many of the world countries today (NON-MUSLIM ONES TOO) is quite different than what you live in today.And there is no divine law which is broken in marrying a girl of nine at any costs.
11-Her parents never objected:

Sayyidah Aisha’s mother and the Muslim women back then were O.K with her marriage. It was part of the Arab custom and still is in many of the Muslim and non-Muslim countries today for girls to marry at a very young age. When a girl’s body starts showing up (her breasts and her height and physical size), then she would be ready for marriage
The only reason why Sayyidah Aisha’s father, Abu Baker Al Sidique, broke her engagement with Jober is because he was a non-Muslim. Later, a woman named Kholeah Bint Hakeem suggested for Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him to marry Sayyidah Aisha, because the Prophet and Abu Baker became best friends. Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) engaged Sayyidah Aisha for 3 years before he married her.

12-Muslims never concealed it:

Had there been any bad thinking regarding this marriage in minds of the people at that time. Muslims would have tried there best to conceal at that time. But they didn’t.

13-Refuting unjust Pagan views:

There were many baseless traditions in practice among the Arabs in those days. So Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was usually ordered by the Almighty ALLAH to refute such traditions through personal examples. Similar is the case of Prophet Muhammad’s marriage with Umm al Momineen Aisha (R.A.)

1-For a bad omen, Arab considered Shawwal a month prohibited for marriage. Sayyidah A’isha’s betrothal and departure from her parent’s house took place in Shawwal. This changed the ridiculous custom.

2-Another bad custom was that the Arabs did not give the hands of their daughters to those who they “called” their brothers (though were not actual brothers). This was the objection raised by Abu Bakr himself, when the Prophet (peace be upon him) made the proposal. The Prophet (Peace be upon him) then told him that a brother in faith was not an actual blood brother to be placed in the prohibited category.

14-Great Wisdom behind this marriage:

Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) marriage with Sayyidah Aisha at that age was indeed a great blessings for all the Muslims ever since. Most of the matters related to cleanliness, married relationship and other household issues have been cleared due to her narrations. She lived a long time after the death of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) and continued to teach the Ummah about matters of daily routine and great importance.

15-What was Sayyidah Aisha famous for ??

Well what was her specialty? I ask the critics.

Was it beauty?

Was it wealth?

No it was religion!Thus proving the DIVINE LOGIC.

Arwa Bin Zubair says, “I did not find anyone more proficient (than Aisha ) in the knowledge of the Holy Quran, the Commandments of Halal (lawful) and Haram (prohibited), Ilmul-Ansab and Arabic poetry. That is why, even senior companions of the Prophet used to consult Aisha in resolving intricate issues”.
(Jala-ul-Afham by Ibn Qaiyem and Ibn Sa’ad, Vol.2, p.26)

Also see this;

Abu Musa al-Ashari says: “Never had we (the companions) any difficulty for the solution of which we approached Aisha and did not get some useful information from her”.
(Sirat-I-Aisha, on the authority of Trimidhi, pg. 163)

INDEED ALLAH KNOWS THE BEST!!! ”⁠

Refrence:
– http://m.facebook.com/groups/253768521310228?refid=18&http
– http://islamgreatreligion.wordpress.com/2011/04/11/

THE TAXI DRIVER’S DAUGHTER

Read it patiently to the end…

At the medical faculty of Alexandria University, a lady professor walks into Auditorium no 7 and greets her students, “Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatuLlahi wa barakatuh.”
The students reply in unison, “W alaykumus salam wa rahmatuLlahi wa barakatuh.”
The professor addresses the class, “How is everyone? Today is the first day of the second term, and it is my good fortune to be with you this term. Before I introduce myself to you there is something I want to tell you. If there is anyone whose circumstances do not allow him to purchase my textbook, he should simply write me a note after class and send it to my office. He will be excused from buying the book.”
A student asks, “How come, professor? All the professors before you made it clear that those who don’t buy the textbooks will fail the year.”
She replies, “That does not apply to me. I am speaking only of my own textbook.”
A student laughingly remarks, “In that case, professor, everyone is going to claim difficult circumstances and no one will buy the book.”
And the professor replies, also with a laugh, “No problem. I will allow it. This being my first day with you, let me tell you a little story.”
And she began…
———–
Twenty years ago, before most of you were even born, there was a microbus taxi driver named Ahmad Abdul Tawwab. He had a daughter just beginning her first year of medical school, more or less the same age as you. As he was taking her to university one morning he gave her sandwiches which he had prepared: “Fatima, take these sandwiches. You can have them for lunch.”
Fatima laughed and replied, “Daddy, ever since first term you have been giving me sandwiches, which I take with me to college and then just bring back home. Daddy, I’m not at school anymore. I am in first year med school!”
Uncle Ahmad said, “So what? You still have to eat, don’t you? Take the sandwiches and have them for lunch.”
Fatima: “Dearest dearest Daddy, it won’t help. The other students will laugh at me when they see me with sandwiches!”
Uncle Ahmad: “Ok, then take these fifty pounds and use it to buy yourself some lunch. And buy something to prepare for supper.”
Fatima: “You are truly the best father in the world. I know that from the day Mommy died you have only been eating from my cooking.”
Uncle Ahmad: “You cook just like your mother, although you were very young when she died. I didn’t have to teach you anything.”
Fatima: “But Daddy, didn’t you tell me you had to teach Mommy how to cook because she barely knew how? So you taught me too, and therefore my cooking has to be good.”
Uncle Ahmad, smiling sadly: “There was no one like your mother.”
Fatima: “Of course, of course. She has always been the love of your heart.”
Uncle Ahmad: “She was my heart itself, my dear… But where is the time going? We still have to get to university. Come, let’s go!”
Fatima: “Daddy, every year you have been dropping me off right at the school gate, and this year you’re dropping me at the university gates. I am so glad that I could realize the dreams you and Mommy had for me.”
Uncle Ahmad: “Allah have mercy on her soul. What time do you want me to come and get you?”
Fatima: “I am not sure what time lectures come out. So I’d rather come over to you at the terminus when I am done.”
Uncle Ahmad: “Ok, my dear, I will wait for you there, in sha Allah.”
———-
At the terminus.
Uncle Galal, another taxi driver: “How are you, father of the doctor?”
Uncle Ahmad: “Al-hamdu liLlah, Galal, you good man. What is my round number today?”
Uncle Galal: “You are on Round number 5 today. But the weather looks bad. Seems like it’s going to rain cats and dogs today.”
Uncle Ahmad: “Al-hamdu liLlah, rain is good. It gives me a chance to earn something this evening.”
Uncle Galal: “Allah be with you, Ahmad!”
———–
The hours pass and Fatima comes to her father at the terminus. He takes her home to their little house in Damanhour, together with a load of passengers. On the way they chat.
Fatima: “Daddy, I need 350 pounds tomorrow, to buy books, a stethoscope and a white lab coat.”
Uncle Ahmad: “Must it be tomorrow?”
Fatima: “Yes Daddy, that’s what the professors told us.”
Uncle Ahmad, with no idea how he was going to get this large sum of money: “Ok baby, you go home and study while I put in a bit of evening work.”
Fatima: “But the weather looks bad today, Daddy.”
Uncle Ahmad: “Its ok, baby. Allah protects.”
Dropping off the passengers at Damanhour terminus, and Fatima at home, he returned to the terminus once again.
———
There were no taxis at Damanhour terminus, but many passengers. Uncle Ahmad loaded up his taxi and headed back Alexandria. There were no taxis at Alexandria terminus as well, so he found plenty of work. From Asr till 2 in the morning he ferried passengers all over. Eventually there were no more passengers left who he could take back with him to Damanhour. With the 200 pounds which he earned for his daughter, he returned home.
On the way home he came across a well-dressed gentleman who flagged him down.
The man: “Would you please take me to Damanhour? I will pay whatever you ask.”
Uncle Ahmad: “Get in sir, Allah bless you! First get out of the rain, we can talk afterwards.”
The gentleman got in next to Uncle Ahmad and said, “I have no money with me right now, driver. If you would take me to my house I will pay you there.”
Uncle Ahmad, without as much as glance at the man’s refined appearance and elegant clothes: “What payment are you talking about, sir? As long as Allah protects you, that is enough. I’m going to take you to your doorstep, and then I don’t need anything else. There is still good in this world, sir!”
The man looked at Uncle Ahmad in amazement. He said: I was attacked by gangsters who robbed me of my car and my money and threw me out at the place you found me at.”
Uncle Ahmad: “Really? Then let’s go to the police station and file a case.”
The man: “I just need to go home to change my clothing and check on my family. Then I will go to the police station.”
Uncle Ahmad: “Never mind the stolen car or anything else. The important thing is that you are ok. Money comes and money goes.”
———-
As they were going along they came across a large group of people who flagged them down. Uncle Ahmad asked his passenger if it was ok for him to stop for them. He agreed. It turned out that they were abandoned in the rain when the taxi in which they were travelling, at exorbitant rates, broke down. There were more people than the taxi could carry, but Uncle Ahmad somehow or the other made some space for every man, woman and child. He took them all as far as their destination, Kafr al-Dawar, where he dropped them off, refusing to take a single cent. All he asked them was, “Please make du’a for my daughter, Dr Fatima.”
His remaining passenger, the distinguished looking gentleman, was intrigued. He looked at the photo which Uncle Ahmad kept on his dashboard: “Is this your daughter, Dr Fatima?”
Uncle Ahmad beamed with pride: “That’s her, my daughter the doctor.”
The man: “She looks a bit young to be a doctor.”
Uncle Ahmad: “Actually, she is not yet a doctor. She is still a first year med student.”
They passed one of those roadside cold water machines. Uncle Ahmad stopped to take a drink and got back in.
His passenger asked: “Why would you drink from that machine instead of keeping water in your taxi?”
Uncle Ahmad: “Oh that machine! Three years ago I put up that machine as a continuous charity for my late wife, Allah rest her soul. Whenever I pass it I must drink from it.”
The man looked at Uncle Ahmad with new respect: “May Allah have mercy on her.”
———
They reached Damanhour and made for the man’s house.
The man: “Please wait for me. I will just change and come with you to the police station.”
Uncle Ahmad: “No problem. I am waiting.”
The man had barely entered the house when Uncle Ahmad heard him calling in alarm. One of the gas pipes had sprung a leak into the house. The man’s wife and two children were lying unconscious from inhaling gas. Uncle Ahmad rushed in. They carried the man’s wife and children into the taxi and rushed them off to the hospital. Once there, the lady and her children were successfully revived and stabilized.
The man: “I owe you my life and the lives of my wife and children. Just a few minutes too late and they would have been…”
He put his hand in his pocket and offered Uncle Ahmad a sum of money… which Uncle Ahmad refused!
Uncle Ahmad: “Sir, I will not accept a cent. Even if you were not robbed, and if this calamity had not befallen your family, I would still not take anything from you.”
The man couldn’t understand: “But why…?
Uncle Ahmad: “Twenty years ago when I bought this microbus, my wife—Allah have mercy on her—was extremely happy. She made me promise something: the last passenger of the day must always be for free, for Allah’s sake, so that Allah should protect me on the road from bad people. When I asked her why the last passenger specifically she said, because the night can be frightening and difficult for a stranger.”
Uncle Ahmad went on: “Allah have mercy on her. You know, sir, people who see my microbus would think that no one would want to ride in it because it looks like it can barely make it off the terminus. But I tell you, sir, in twenty years I have only had two breakdowns.”
The man: “Ya Allah! What a good man you are! Please, you must tell me your full name. Even if you refuse to take any compensation, at the very least we are brothers now. Do please tell me your name.”
Uncle Ahmad: “The honour is all mine, sir. I am Ahmad Abdul Tawwab Ismail Ahmad.”
The man: “And your daughter on the photo, what is her name? Fatima, wasn’t it?”
Uncle Ahmad: “Yes.”
The man: “And do you have any other children?”
Uncle Ahmad: “None, sir.”
The man: “Now you know where I live, Ahmad. Yo and your daughter must come and visit us.”
Uncle Ahmad: “In sha Allah, we will come to see how your wife and children are doing.”
The man: “I will be waiting for you.”
————–
It was late when Uncle Ahmad got home and told his daughter of the night’s happenings.
Fatima: “Did you really manage to get only 200 of the 350 pounds, Daddy? Why did you refuse the payment? I might be thrown out of med school tomorrow!”
Uncle Ahmad: “My daughter, listen to me. What brought you all the way to medical school and protected all the way was the last load of the night which I do for Allah’s sake. I know for a factthat Allah will compensate me for it many times over. And then, Allah’s Messenger (may Allah’s peace and salutations be upon him) tells us: ‘Whoever hides the fault of others, Allah will hide his faults on the Day of Judgement. Whoever removes the worldly difficulty of his brother, Allah will remove his difficulty on the Day of Judgement. And Allah is at the service of the slave for as long as the slave is at the service of his brother.’”
Fatima, knowing that she was wrong: “Allah’s Messenger has spoken the truth, may Allah’s peace and salutations be upon him. Daddy, I just fear for tomorrow. I so much want to make you proud by becoming the best doctor I can.”
Uncle Ahmad: “In sha Allah, it is all good, my child. Just go to college tomorrow with the 200 pounds and leave the rest to Allah.”
Fatima: “Yes, Daddy, I will.”
———–
The next day when Fatima was in class, a messenger entered her class and asked for her by name: “Would Fatima Ahmad Abdul Tawwab Ismail Ahmad please come to the Dean’s office?”
Fatima stood up in consternation: “Me?”
The messenger: “Please come with me. The Dean wants to see you.”
With all sorts of fears rushing through her mind, Fatima went up to the Dean’s office. Why did Dean want to see her? Did she do something wrong? With a heart that was beating almost audibly against her ribs, she entered the Dean’s office.
The Dean: “Are you Fatima Ahmad Abdul Tawwab Ismail Ahmad?”
Fatima, unsure of herself: “Yes, sir.”
The Dean smiled broadly: “And your father works as a taxi driver on the Alexandria-Damanhour line?”
Fatima, astonished: “Yes…but how do you know that, sir? Has something happened to my father?”
The Dean: “No, nothing of that sort. But something bad would certainly have happened to my wife and children, and had I not met your father last night after my car was stolen.”
Fatima: “Then are you the gentleman who was my father’s passenger last night, whose wife and children almost fell victim to a leaking gas pipe?”
The Dean smiled: “Yes, that was I. So now you see. I will be waiting for you and your father to visit us today.”
Fatima, extremely excited: “Oh, we will come, in sha Allah, we will certainly come, sir!”
The Dean offered Fatima profuse thanks. She then asked him permission to rejoin her class. As she was leaving he called her back.
“These are your textbooks, your lab coat, and your stethoscope. Please accept them.”
Fatima modestly tried to refuse these gifts, but the Dean absolutely insisted and simply wouldn’t take no for an answer. So she accepted.
——–
With the story at an end, the professor addressed her students in the auditorium:
“And now it is time to introduce myself. I am Dr Fatima Ahmad Abdul Tawwab Ismail Ahmad, the taxi driver’s daughter.

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Allah says “Surah Al-Rahman, Verse 60:

هَلْ جَزَاءُ الْإِحْسَانِ إِلَّا الْإِحْسَانُ

Is there any Reward for Good – other than Good?”

Like GMB of 1983, like PMB of 2017

In 1983:
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$1 = N 1
£1 = N2
Volkswagen Beetle = N400
Foods were in abundance Kids were in school Businesses were booming with vibrant economy and people were gainfully employed. No illegal arrest or media trial. Rule of law was maintained.
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On 31 December, 1983, he and his criminal gang struck with the excuse of tackling widespread corruption and within few months,
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$1 = N15
£1 = N40
Volkswagen Beetle = N8, 000
Kids dropped out of school because their parents couldn’t afford their school fees anymore. Businesses closed down. Foods were rationed as people queued up for essential commodities. Many Nigerians lost their jobs because the economy collapsed. Innocent Nigerians were arrested for free speech and human rights violated with impunity. The Constitution was suspended.

He blamed Alh. Shagari’s govt for this mess. He blamed corruption, yet he jailed Dr. Alex Ekwueme (the Vice President) but left Shagari (the president) in his palace.

But when another gang threw him out, and within few months, Nigerians started smiling again. Our kids returned to school, food was in abundance again, Nigerians got their jobs back and the economy was revived etc.

In 2015:

$1 = N197-210
£1 = N289-320
Cars were affordable with local manufacturers smiling to the bank. Food was in abundance (at least a bag of rice was N7, 000) Kids were in school Businesses were booming with vibrant economy and people were gainfully employed. No illegal arrest or media trial. Protesters (esp BBOG) were not killed or teargassed.

On 29 May, 2015 when he was ‘jega-ed’ into power:

$1 = N215-498
£1 = N450-610
Local car manufactures shut down their plants due to harsh economic condition. Famine was unleashed on Nigerians and a bag of rice rose to N22, 000/27, 000 while minimum wage remains N18, 000. Kids dropped out of school. Businesses closed down, millions lost their jobs and inflation is in double digits. Illegal arrest, disregard of Rule of Law and media trial is the order of the day. Peaceful Protesters (esp IPOB) are being killed like chicken without provocation.

Just like in 1985, he’s blaming corruption and his predecessor for the same mess he created within few months of assumption of office.

“YOU CANNOT PUT A CROWN ON A CLOWN AND EXPECT A KING.”

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DONALD TRUMP’S FULL SPEECH ON WHY HE HATES AFRICANS & ARABS

We are not obliged,even for a second, to try to prove to anybody and especially to blacks and Arabs that we are superior people – we have demonstrated that to the black and Arabs in 1001 ways. The America we know today was not created by wishful thinking.We created it at the expenses of intelligence, sweat and blood…..we do not pretend like other whites that we like the blacks – We must admit,without any fear,that we don’t like them,and for so so may many valid reasons. The fact that blacks and Arabs look like human beings does not necessarily make them sensible human beings. Hedgehogs are not porcupines and lizards are not crocodiles because they look alike. if God had wanted us to be equal to blacks and Arabs, he would have created us all of a uniform colour and intellect. But he created us differently.Whites, blacks, yellow, the rulers and the ruled. intellectually we are superior to the blacks and Arabs.That has been proven beyond the reasonable doubt over the years. I believe that a white man is an honest, God fearing person who has demonstrated practically the right way of being a human.By now every one of us has seen it practically that blacks and Arabs cannot rule themselves. Give them guns and they will kill each other.They are good in nothing else but making noise, dancing, marrying many wives, alcoholism, witchcraft, indulging in sex, pretending in church, jealousy, fighting and complaining of nonsense. Their only main concern (which according to me is stupidity of the highest magnitude) is same – sex marriages.They keep pointing fingers to us,we the west,that we have legalised it in our countries,and that we always outspokenly support gay people around the world.And because they always foolishly want to demostrate their ignorance,hatred and fear about the subject,some of them have even enacted harsh laws to codemn their own gay citizens.This shows that beyond illusions and doubt,what people do with their own bodies is Africans main concern.I hear they even strip their women publicly. Let us all accept the fact that the black man is a symbol of poverty, mental inferiority, laziness and emotional incompetence.To make the matter worse,he can do everything possible to defend his stupidity.Give them money for development and they will fight and create hatred and enmity for themselves.Drill oil wells for them and they will not have peace all the days of their life.See,for instance,what’s happening in Nigeria,Southern Sudan,Malawi,DRC just to mention a few. this proves to anybody including a stupid fool that Africans do not know what they want. isn’t that plausible? Therefore that the white man is created to rule the black man, Africans will always have day dreams.And here is the creature (black man) that lacks foresight but only sees what is near him and still fails to know what to do. A black man is stupid to the extent that he cannot plan for his life beyond a year. Therefore how can they develop and live longer. Corruption in west (And China) is a big abomination but in africa,it’s so huge that it is slowly becoming an acceptable way of life.They sing and rejoice to their corrupt political leaders.They worship their scandal-ridden religious leaders like their gods.Lest you forget,these so called Africans are praising,dancing and praying for the people that have impoverished them,and who comes to hide their loot here. Then which fool argues that the black man is not born a beggar, grows a beggar, looks a beggar, falls sick as a beggar and dies a beggar. this has been proven beyond reasoning. I wonder why even up to now most Africans still go to school by force and those who are at school are are just drug addicts who don’t know what took them there.This is a pregnant stupidity in Africa that needs Jesus’s immediate second coming. the body of Africans is a very fertile ground for all diseases in the world because they don’t fear even HIV/AIDS. This leaves me with a question: are our eyes created the same with those Africans,,.? I hear there are still cultures in Africa that prohibit them from using latrines which is very annoying. They cried for independence but have failed to rule themselves. For sure being African is a very untreatable disease that even prayers are not enough. They have minerals but they cannot do anything with it.Therefore let us (whites) go to Africa and pick what we can pick and leave what is of no use.Poverty is a disease to the whites but to the blacks it is very normal. The worst tragedy in Africa is that if you dare stand up and speak up for what’s right,you may end up regretting.The few wise and open-minded Africans who have tried to educate these fools about civilization have met the worst.They have been pushed hard on the wall,they have been silenced and others have been killed. Before I finish,let me tell Africans that before you jump and call me a racist,an anti-blacks or whatever term you may wish to use against me,first tackle runaway corruption,dreadful terrorism,tribalism,poverty,unemployment, diseases, illiteracy ,ignorance and inequality that have put your whole continent on the verge of collapse.Hate me or love me I don’t care.I know this is the plain truth which will never see the light of the day to the cowards that are afraid to be told as it is. Jesus please hurry and save Africans and Arabs. A WORD IS ENOUGH FOR THE WISE. By, Donald .J. Trump. PLEASE SHARE WITH NOTABLE NIGERIANS AND POLITICAL LEADERS SO THAT NIGERIA IN OUR OWN TIME WILL EMERGE AN INDUSTRALISED NATION TO PUT THE TRUMPS AND WHITE SUPREMACIST TO SHAME. WE CAN MAKE IT! YES WE CAN!!!

HAUSA/FULANI AS NIGERIA SCAPEGOAT

Late Dr Yusuf Bala Usman, in his seminal book ‘the misrepresentation of Nigeria’, queries this ‘Hausa-Fulani’“This name cannot meaningfully define an ethnic group, or, a nationality, because Hausa is a language with its associated cultures and identities, distinct from Fulani, and its associated cultures and identities. Is this Hausa-Fulani a new group with a new language? Or does it mean that people of Fulbe, or, semi-Fulbe origin who now only speak Hausa and have taken on Hausa cultures and identities are the Hausa-Fulani? Or does it mean people of Hausa origin, who now only speak Fulfulde and have taken on Fulbe cultures and identities? The Hausa and Fulfulde languages do not even have the same origin. Fulbe is closely related genetically to Ibo and Yoruba and to Ijaw and the Bantu languages. It belong to the West Atlantic branch of the Niger-Congo family of languages; the family to which all these languages belong. But Hausa is a member of the completely different Chadic family of languages and is much closer to Sayawa, Angas, Margi, and Bachama for example, then it is to Fulfulde and its Niger-Congo relations.” …

The use of this terminology may have started erroneously in the colonial era, but has chiefly been given wide currency and nuance by the southern media for political and ideological reasons. When you lump two groups together, it is easy to visit the crime of one onto another or to refer to one as another or just to serve as a nebulous general reference of people who happen to share a geographical space. Politics of identity and ethnic reference carries serious freight in third world countries like Nigeria where ethnicity can be important for electoral victory. We have seen, for instance, how presidents from the North that have ruled Nigeria in the past are all ubiquitously referred to as ‘Hausa-Fulani’ denying them their distinctive ethnic identities and subtly indicting the Hausa and Fulani for their collective iniquities while in office. Based on this wrong notion, the ‘middle belt’, another highly arbitrary political creation, cries of political marginalization from the ‘Hausa-Fulani’ even though a sizeable number of presidents coming from the Northern part of Nigeria are from there. That’s if the ‘middle-belt’ is at all a purely geographical expression! This Hausa-Fulani aberrationist term has spurred many more distortions of realities and wrongful accusations in Nigeria. The term is again promoted (under another political context) to refer holistically to the overall Northern Nigeria, seaming hundreds of ethnic groups into one ethnic monolith. Southern youth corpers only recently begin to write in surprise that the north is multi-ethic, multi-cultural and multi-religious. Early last year, people were killed in Onitsha because a ‘Hausa’ policeman had killed a bus driver over some minor misunderstanding. But the ‘Hausa’ man turned out to be no other person than Corporal Samuel Ajana, an Idoma, from Benue state. The Vanguard newspaper of February 9th, 2012 referred to the policeman as ‘a Hausa man’ for which the Hausa residents suffered the violent consequences.

While the South-South, South-East and South-West have gained currency as geopolitical entities in their own rights, the North which divides constitutionally into North-West, North-East and North-Central has always been treated as one people or two (core north and the middle belt) depending on which context the analyzer wishes to exploit or manipulate. When politics of divide and rule is the context, the middle belt is separated from the north or the ‘Hausa-Fulani’. When it is that of jostling for economic advantages by the south all are lumped together as one. Senator Ita Enang recently announced to the senate chambers that the ‘North’ possesses over eighty percent of the oil wells in the South-South. Though this blatant misrepresentation of realities was quickly rebutted and clarified by people like Femi Falana, the truth remains that the North is treated as one whole in this context; while the same Itas and Enangs (under climes of divide-and-rule) may speak about a distinctive Middle-Belt with Southern political and even ancestral ties.

In the media, the Fulanis suffer a lot of alienation much more than their ‘twin’ brothers, the Hausas. Apart from being always in the news for the wrong reason, they are always treated in collectives. Headlines always modify them by their ethnicity and profession. In a random Google sample, such headlines appear: Fulani herdsmen, farmers clash in Delta , Tension as Fulani herdsmen kill two in Delta, Fulani herdsmen rob on Lagos-Ibadan highway, Fulani herdsmen, menace in Idomaland etc. By using their tribe and profession as their permanent modifiers, you are bringing their livelihood and ethnic affiliation into trial by the actions of a few individuals. In essence, you don’t only focus on their crime but on their ethnic identity and livelihood as if those are also faulty. This can be gauged if we ask (for instance) why are yet to have such expressions in our headlines like, Igbo kidnappers…, Yoruba armed robbers… or Igbo Cultists….Other ethnic groups have the fortunes of having their members treated based on their individual actions or crimes rather than overall ethnic indictment. A recent example also comes to mind. When the NSCDC Area Commandant of Lagos, Obafaiye Shems, went into Channels TV and messed himself up with his now popular ‘Oga at the top website’, everybody bemoans the sheer mediocrity of an individual or a system. What is curious is that the person’s ethnic identity or religion is not brought into the issue obviously because he doesn’t belong to the out-group. Could that have been the same if it was a Hausa or Fulani Muslim that misfired? Could their tribes or religions have been left out of the fray? See also the depiction of Hausa or Fulani people in the so-called Nigerian movies, they are the ‘Alhajis’, comical money-miss-roads, debauched loudmouths or ‘maigads’ who necessarily speak English with a funny accent while all the remaining cast are essentially the default, the unmarked usuals.

The ‘Boko Haram’ is yet another case of clear misrepresentation and blanket accusation. The ‘Hausa-Fulani’ is blamed even where the overall top hierarchy of the group, right from the late Muhammad Yusuf down to Shekau and others, there is neither Hausa nor Fulani. This group is a combination of different ethnic groups drawn from all the corners of Northern Nigeria and even the South West.. They are also the only ‘terrorists’ because the term ‘terrorism’ is only used for Muslims and not used for other terrorist activities that take place in the Southern part of Nigeria and even in the North involving other faiths. The violent activities of others are even rationalized and seen on their individual or positive group basis. The Niger Delta ‘militancy’ is an example. Parenti (1995) speaks of the ‘demonization of a whole by proxy’ in cases where the crimes of a few is visited on a whole religion, people or race as in this case. Issues that should merit deeper investigation of psychological, social and economic factors that may breed such attitudes are all brushed under the carpet in a prejudicial pursuit of only Islamic culprits. When you close all other potential leads to the real causes of crises like this, you simply make them defy viable solutions.

Moreover, many terrorist activities from Christians like the Gombe Deeper life massacre, the arrest of COCIN members with explosive devices in Miya Barkatai, the arrest of women like Lydia Joseph and Madam Ruth on attempted arson on churches etc all are treated and classified individually without charges of terrorism. Our use of terrorism exclusively for Muslims is copied from the so-called fight against terrorism in the western world (without regard to our peculiar society ). In his book TALKING TERRORISM, Phillip Herbst considers the term ‘terrorism’ as a word of protean meanings with far reaching political implications and semantic manipulations because groups that do real terrorist acts may be seen as freedom fighters and others, less dangerous and politically inconvenient, are called terrorist. Terrorists acts by the favored group are seen as legitimate militancy (as the one we have in the Niger-Delta), war, self defense, security (just like the terror unleashed by the JTF) etc. Deaths in this sense are ‘collateral damage’ of ‘surgical strikes’ even where the most precise weapons miss by almost half the cases. A Washington Post commentator likens such surgical strikes to performing a hernia surgery with a machete! But for those people tagged ‘terrorists’, theirs is mass massacre or murder.

In conclusion, Nigeria can go a lot forward if we try shed mutual stereotypes and open our minds to view people as individuals who should be responsible for their individual actions. Many a time grave security factors are simply sacrificed on the altar of blanket assumptions. When you create easy scapegoats and sacrificial lambs you naively overlook your own human faults and live in feelings of false superiority that can be self-destructive.

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