•Ustaz, the Christian Centre did not have the presence of security men like your mosque because there are no Osama bin Ladens in the Christendom +2348086931063,
•Salam, Mal. Abubakar. You don’t worry about those thieves, as Walter Rodney said this act in itself will not delay their Day of Judgement. The Bellos and their gangsters will crash like pack of cards. I was also (denied) access (to the mosque) by those idiots. Dr. Bashir Kurfi +2348054904394,
•Salam Ustaz, please don’t be deterred; you have demonstrated that courage on the path of the truth is the surest sanctity to Allah’s Blessings. Ustaz don’t be deterred and remain forever Blessed. AbdulMalik +2348097358694.
•Salam, Ustaz, you should have known that the P.D.P acting Chairman (Dr Haliru) can denounce his faith to remain in office or for material benefits. He is an enemy and a devil in human skin. The mosque management are shenanigans to have ordered stopping the English sermon. We will resist that decision Insha Allah. (Ahmed) +2348122222280,
•Mal. Ahmed, thank you for your comment. However, the mosque management have not stopped the English khutbah, they only stopped me. They are in the process of getting another ‘malam’ who would not make the kind of comments I make. The Yoruba translator unwittingly doubled as the English translator the last Friday. Afterwards, he told me he had no idea there was any trouble and he vowed not to do the English translation henceforth.
•Brother, I share in your tribulations. It is so bad that these days our leaders have lost their minds. They no longer have fear of Allah. All they go for is affluence and POWER which they forget is vanity. The good thing is that we shall all be buried the same way, rich or poor. May Allah reward us accordingly. KEEP MUTE AND WATCH! Sanni Rabi email@example.com
•Allah will always protect His Religion; you have tried & Allah will reward you abundantly - amin. Just pass the message wherever need be & Allah will remain your GUIDE. Rahma Life Camp, Abuja +2348082708455,
•Salam ustaz, I’ve just finished reading your article titled “PDP AND THE NATIONAL MOSQUE” in the LEADERSHIP newspapers …. Allah (SWA) will certainly deal with those hypocrites among the Muslim ummah who think they can stop you from doing your job. However, how can you be sending me English pamphlets on Islam as am deficient in Arabic language? You are always my role model. HARUNA HABIB: GOMBE STATE. +2348081391195,
•Dr Bello and Namadi should think about what happen to their predecessors in the office they occupy now. Atiku harassed his Muslim brothers to the extent of claiming that Allah doesn’t listen to Muslims’ adu’a anymore in the aftermath of 9/11 attack on Americans. He does this to please Obasanjo but what happened at the end of the day between him and his boss? All the past PDP chairmen that I know were disgraced from office by their erstwhile godfathers. Dr Haliru only time could tell! Ustaz Jazakallahu bil Hyrr. MB Usman Kaduna +2348077201571,
•Inna lilah wa inna ilayh rajiun. Amin thumma Amin ya akhi. Allah Ta’ala will surely reward you abundantly. I just looked at my watch and was consoled by the fact that it is just a matter of time and it will be sooner than they would come to realise but will surely account for their acts of rubbish. You will not be surprised if you know the stuff that man is made up. Sad indeed. firstname.lastname@example.org
•Keep telling the truth my Ustaz, one with God is majority. From Abubukar Adamu Adamawa State. Mr Due Process... +2348072538239,
•Assallamu Allaikum! Ustaz Siddeeq on your column: Islamic Perspective this morning, may Allah (SWT) continue to protect, guide & give you the wisdom to find another means/way of enlightening the Ummah! As for our leaders, Allah said it all: it is His religion & He shall protect it. Massalam. Dalhatu. +2348065388558,
•Asalamu Alaikum Sir. You are a true hero for daring that rascal PDP chairman. Allah (swt) will continue to shower his blessings on you for your contribution to Islam. Continue to speak the truth and Allah (swt) will guide and protect you. Thanks its Abubakr Sadiq Muhammad Shabu. +2348059395186,
•Salam, Ya Ustaz, stopping you from translating sermon by the influence of the people in power cannot stop the truth to be told by other mallams; just as they cannot deny us breathing air because it belongs to Allah, Truth must always triumph over False. Allah Ya Kare Mu. M.Sajo Yola. +2348036221695,
•I just read in LEADERSHIP newspapers that you may have been barred from translating the kuthba in English because you told the truth as expected of you. Don’t be intimidated or discouraged by any being; Allah is greater than the whole world and heaven combined. Insha’Allahu you shall triumph and victory will be for Islam.
May Allah continue to strengthen your imani for standing on the path of truth, defending and saying it has directed by the dictates of our religion. To the temporary men of power, the grave is waiting for all of them who take pleasure in looting and humiliating the ummah because of their injustice and zalunchi...; let them remember that they can have all what they desire by stopping you from delivering the English kuthba but Allah will give them what they deserve in their graves and on the day of kiyama. May Allah continue to strengthen us on the path of standing for the truth. Suleiman Baba Kubwa Abuja +2348035886115,
•Salaam Alaykum Ustaz. I just read with dismay your article in today’s LEADERSHIP. Do not despair Ustaz. Allah is with the true believers. Those that have sold their souls to the devil will definitely not prosper and Allah will deal with them Insha Allah. We are praying for you and Allah will protect you from the evildoers Insha Allah. I am so upset by what I read - on the verge of tears. How much persecution do we have to endure? May Allah give us the fortitude to bear it - amin. May Allah bless you. Sister Samira Adam. +2348055121510,
•Salaam. I said to my congregation during my weekly Tafseer that were the inauguration to take place on Friday, the timing of Jummu’ah prayers would have been altered, either brought forward or be performed along with Subhi prayers or deferred to be combined along with Asr, Magrib and Isha’I - to be performed during the Isha’i prayers. That’s what security entails at the mercy and degradation of Muslims and Islam; in a nation boasting of multi-religious freedom!
The freedom is not extended to the docile multitude of the Nigerian Muslims! May Allah reward you and protect you. The fighting is not with you, Deedat; it’s between the weak mortal rulers and the Omnipresent and Omnipotent Allah! hseynXkria email@example.com
•May Allah deliver us from the fir’auns of our time. And may we have more fearless clerics. It’s really a beginning of a new era.. Hon. Umar M. B Zaria +2348053622161,
•I salute your courage both in telling those in authority the truth and in this publication. May Allah reward you with the best of His rewards. +2348034511543,
•USTAZ I stopped attending prayers at the National Mosque since because of the harassment. May Allah be with you and your family. (ABDUL KORAU) +2348034340790,
•Very well, brothers and sisters; Nigeria may be breathing finally (freshly?) away into the insanity and profanity of Secularism, an euphemism of Godlessness or Rebellion against true Faith in God Almighty the Creator of all.
There is no doubt that Nigeria is being hijacked by a collaborative bunch of arrogant idiots for their global blood-sucking monsters, and it is a matter of few years, if allowed, before the Country takes its expected place as a major Masonic outpost in Africa.
Problem: Ignorance and Poverty. What do people know?
The Task therefore and foremost is true and thorough education.
And how do we clean the mosque of the garbage of filth and rodents so as to return it to its classroom of life status for the required emancipation and transformation of man?
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Muslims and their likes are being scared, and schemed / forced out of economic and political offices/reckoning. Now, our mosques have been invaded by PDP/Democratic/Capitalist/Socialist faithfuls, forcing the Muslim faithfuls out of the mosque into …!
Mallam Abubakr Siddeeq has become truly successful, standing for just one noble and most sublime value; and I pray that Allaah strengthens him and his likes to embrace more, and sustain this type of success.
May Allaah rescue mankind.
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•Ustaz, your piece is clearly in bad taste. First, you try to rub the church into a purely National Mosque matter, which is not proper. You then go ahead to presume wrongly… Mu a eklisiya muna chewa zato zunubi ne! And finally you take on the PDP and the government aggressively. You could have made your point politely with the same effect like the Imam. How many fronts will you fight at by taking on your own colleague, the mosque secretary? You can’t be all knowing. Thanks. Jacob +2347060749815,
•Thank you for taking time to read the article, Mr Jacob, but you should have read the context in which the Christian Centre was mentioned. I reproduce verbatim what I wrote on the centre below:
“It is indeed ironic that, just a day after the incident at the National Mosque, during the Special Inauguration Inter-denominational Service, the National Christian Centre did not witness the heavy security presence visited upon the National Mosque in a similar ceremony. The Christian Centre was full to the brim; no vehicular hindrance; no worshiper was denied access. This is indeed the beginning of a new era!
Wallahi, by Allah, if what happened at the National Mosque that day were to be in a church the government would have formally apologised to the Christian community in Nigeria for the embarrassment meted on its faithful by security agencies around their places of worship. But with the Muslims, anything goes; and who cares?”
I was contrasting how the security agencies handled the mosque for the inauguration with how they handled the church. What leaves a bad taste in the mouth is for anyone to insinuate that I was attacking the church.
•Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar This is a message to whoever thinks he is power. Where is Fir’aun in terms of power, Qarun in terms of wealth? We shall all be where they are and then we shall account for our deeds. I am deeply pained, my heart bled, Wallahi Allah Ya Isa. Adam Idris. email@example.com,
•Salamun alaika. Ya Abubakr Siddeeq. May the Almighty who hold our breath, creator of the heavens and the earth protect you anywhere anytime. Amin +2347055792911,
•Just finished reading your piece… Bold, courageous, a bit angry but fine prose. I’m happy you wrote it the way you did. Don’t worry, Allah will recompense you, Salam. +2347038008282,
•Dear Ustaz, I told our brother, Abdulmumin Balogun, to convey to you that those who oppose you will seek you out and apologise, your column today confirms that: Dr Haliru Bello took the initiative to greet you first the following Friday. Those who tell the truth are, invariably, despised and harassed, but should you be discouraged? (Sam Asowata) +2347031661713,
•Salamau Alaikum, brother, I have been privileged to read your write up “PDP AND THE NATIONAL MOSQUE”. My eyes are filled with tears and I ask why do our Muslim leaders behave the way they do? It is disheartening. I only pray that Allah (SWT) lead them aright. May Allah (SWT) make it easy for us. Thank you. Aisha Sulaiman – Abuja.
•Salam, Inna lillahi, wa inna illahir rajiun! I just finished reading your column, Ustaz. You did the right thing, and surely it is your intimidator who is without posterity. Don’t persevere on telling the truth, whosoever ox is gored. And insha-Allah you’ll tomorrow be on a more important throne than that of the ruining (ruling) party. Allah bless you abundantly. Bissalam, Danladi Umar Garba firstname.lastname@example.org
THE COMMENTS BELOW ARE FROM MY BLOG (on the same article)
If only more scholars can be like you, then things may not be as bad as it is within this Ummah. Most of them have become hostage to naira. May Allah guide our scholars aright, and give them the courage to tell our leaders the truth. –Mustapha
•Ustaz, I share in your tribulations. May Allah strengthen your resolve and shame the power mongers. Amin –Muhammad
•The Nigerian Muslims should not take this from the PDP Acting National Chairman or whoever called himself Executive Sect of the National mosque, they should not import PDP’s dangerous behaviour to the management of our beloved mosque never..... We should not accept this. This same people are the very ones that mismanaged the mosque and thrown it to a horrible situation....An for you Ustaz keep the good work tell them the bitter truth it will be an evidence against them on the day when they can’t use this kind of power,,, may Allah reward you and give you more courage to protect our deen Ameen –Bature
•This is sad, indeed. It is more of using a gun to kill a fly, an innocent fly at that. If for this simple observation coming from you will attract such an ill-advised reaction from Dr Bello, then it is very unfortunate. It shows how much degenerated we Muslims have become. Muslims are such cowards now more than ever before. Muslims at the top (like Dr Bello) cannot stand for Islam even on the most basic issue such as this. This tells us how much more work the defenders of Islam have in Nigeria. More disdainful is the attitude of the National Mosque authorities. They, according to this write-up, on the day of the incident, showed no objection to Mallam Abubakr’s observations. Indeed, they even in a way commended him. But see how they swiftly turned their back against him, by allowing his sacking from the job. Well, it is not difficult to explain this. It is clear that their pre-occupation is not to serve and defend Islam, but to maintain some worldly positions, forgetting that these positions are frail and transient in themselves. Mall. Abubakr, take heart. Perhaps, your sacking strengthens your Iman – GIM