gency) - The African Shia Islamic Movement in Nigeria under the leadership of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky commemorates the martyrdom anniversary of The Commander of the Faithfuls Imam Ali bin Abi Talib(AS) at Husainiyyah Baqiyyatullah Zaria. The commemoration started on the 19th of Ramadan 1433.
In a lecture he delivered on the event Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky spoke on the sufferings of the holy Imam and how he embraced martyrdom at the hand of Ibn Maljum(LA).
In another part of his speech Sheikh Zakzaky described the undisputed virtues and lofty status of Imam Ali (AS) as written in different books.
How the Ummah turned away from Imam Ali (AS) after the demise of the Prophet (SAWA) was also explained by the Leader.
Ziyarah of the Imam was recited after the lecture. The Programme was attended by thousands.
In another development the members of the Islamic Movement are converging at the Husainiyyah for devotion in the Night of Power starting from the 19th of Ramadan. The members in thousands will perform acts of devotion in the nights in order to have its blessings.