Waiting for Aradu By Walid Moukarim

So much trouble in the land, so much pain and despair. In a last ditch the Godly are becoming saints and the un-Godly seeking God.

Our own dear native land, where tribes and tongues may differ but in brotherhood we stood is burning and there is no water in sight.

Its time we sink in prayer asking The God of all creation to Grant this our one request and Help us to build a nation where no man is oppressed, And so with peace and plenty Nigeria may be blessed.

Do they not know, these men and women who lead us?

Do they not tell them and warn, those who claim to be servants of God who hang around our leaders?

Can they not see this fire will consume all of us?

Can they and are they ready to meet Aradu head on? As the Hausa proverb goes za su iya taran aradu da ka?

It is time those who have been saddled with the responsibility of ruling us, from all levels realize that when the rain falls it don’t fall on one man’s house, we all are suffering directly or indirectly and will be called to pay for the transgressions in our land.

It is time we come to terms with the fact that “Kulli Nafsin zalikal maut”, Ever Soul Shall Taste Death, the where, how and when has been kept by Allah to Himself, but for sure sooner or later death will come!

Doses the Bible not say “‘Do not pollute the land where you are. Bloodshed pollutes the land, and atonement cannot be made for the land on which blood has been shed, except by the blood of the one who shed it. [Numbers 35:33 New International version]

Or is it not said in Genesis 4:10 The LORD said, “What have you done? Listen! Your brother’s blood cries out to me from the ground.

Have they not heard that Allah (SWT) said in the Qur’an Sura 6 verse 151

Say (O Muhammad) “Come I will recite what your Lord has prohibited you from: join not anything in worship with him; be good and dutiful to your parents; kill not your children because of poverty”- We provide sustenance for you and for them-“come not near to Al-Fawahish whether committed openly or secretly; and kill not anyone whom Allah has forbidden, except for a just cause (according to Islamic law). This he has commanded you that may understand.” 

Imam Al-Qasimi (V4/P536) in his Tafsir:

It is prohibited to kill a Believers soul and a protected Disbelieving Soul.
These interpretations of the verses in Surah Al-An’am and Surah Al-Furqan by the Ulama of Tafsir is Ijma’a. And we can see without any shadow of doubt that the unlawful killing of:
1. Muslim either is male, female, young, old, and pious or sinner is Haram.
2. Disbeliever either be Mu’ahid, Dhimmi or Muatamin, and either be male, female, young, or old is Haram too.

Allah also said

“Whoever kills a believer intentionally, his recompense (in the Hereafter) is Hell, therein to abide; and God has utterly condemned him, excluded him from His mercy, and prepared for him a tremendous punishment.” (Nisa 4:93)


Narrated Anas: The Prophet was asked about the great sins, he said, they are:
a) To join others in worship with Allah
b) To be undutiful to one’s parents
c) To kill a person ( which Allah has forbidden to be killed)
d) And to give false witness. [Sahih Al-Bukhari 2653]

It is indeed a time for deep sober thoughts within and between our religious and political leaders, to tell each other the truth and find peace in our country, before GOD forces peace on us.

Know that the prayers and curse of the oppressed and transgressed is answered and responded to by GOD – vengeance is mine says the LORD of Hosts, is it not?

Too many live being killed with such disregard for the value of life, all over the country from villages in Borno, Zamfara, Katsina, Beunue, to forests in Oyo, from the Niger Delta to the Plateau.

The leadership should know ‘GOD E DEY SEE UNA and E DEY HEAR DE CRY OF DEM WEN DIE’ – What will you truly tell GOD when you meet HIM and HE asks Why did they die under your watch?

It does not matter whether you are a Local Government Chairman, a Reverend, an Imam, a Senator, a Soldier, a Rescue Personnel, a Terrorist, a Militant, a Police Officer or the President, we all will die some day and we will be asked about what we did and didn’t do, when we should have and shouldn’t have, are you ready for Aradu?

When God sends thunder on them and us, there shall be no protector from HIM, HIS anger shall consume so many as we have read in the Bible and Qur’an.

What use is power without peace?

What use is money you can’t spend?

What use is blood on our hands?


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