Tribute to mother of Magajin Garin Sokoto and daughter of Ahmadu Bello

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The seat of the Caliphate and other Nigerians are still in mourning over the death of a pillar, mother of the Caliphate and the daughter of Sir Ahmadu Bello Sardaunan Sokoto, Hajiya A’ishatu Ahmadu Bello.

Although, we finally summoned the courage to overcome the mind riddling and sad event that occurred on Friday, eleventh of Ramadan, equivalent to April 23, 2021, at Dubai Hospital, the demise of our beloved mother, the mother of Magajin Garin Sokoto, Alhaji Hassan Ahmad Danbaba and the Sardauna’s daughter Hajiya A’ishatu Ahmadu Bello, was very painful.

Certainly, death is inevitable! Every living soul has its death coupon already issued depending on when, where and how. But it is most certain that we will all embark on that eternal journey someday. In spite of this, we still grieve when we lose our beloved ones, particularly, our parents.

Indeed, the sorrow of losing parents, especially a mother, is to the extreme and an emotionally severe one.

Hajiya A’i or Gwaggo as popularly called by many, we are really saddened and grieving at your demise, it has made our siblings and us full-blown orphans with the loss of you and our lovely grand father Sir Ahmadu Bello Sardauna about 50 years ago. May Aljannah be your final abode.

We are just wondering where else we can get the heartfelt love, prayer and care you lavished on us? Anyway, we take solace in the fact that you lived a good life, left good legacies, died as Muslima and on Friday in the month of Ramadan; a life that we are all proud of.

Hajiya Aishatu, you’ve been the source of our progress, cheerfulness, courage, and a strong pillar upon which we rest. You taught us to be generous and God fearing, even when you were bed-bound and could not talk. You beckoned on us to do good to others, you always prayed for Magajin Garin Sokoto as a mother and us even when we could not comprehend what you were saying, but seeing you raising your hands up was explicitly and unambiguously clear to us that, you were praying for Magajin Garin Sokoto and us.

When you left us, we were comforted to some extent when we heard people around you emotionally proclaiming the same songs with us that they’ve lost a pillar, meaning, you’ve been a pillar to all and sundry not only to your biological children. Allah (SWT) said in the Holy Quran 31: 14 that, “And We have enjoined upon man, care for his parents. His mother carried him, increasing her in weakness upon weakness, and his weaning is in two years. Be grateful to Me and to your parents; to Me is the final destination.” the world had witnessed how  Magajin Garin Sokoto have taken good care of his mother from day one to the last day.

Hajiya Aishatu, we are indeed very grateful to you and we pray to Allah to accept all your good deeds and forgive your wrongs. May He also accept and reward you abundantly for all you’ve done to give comfort to our generation. 

It is important to mention at this point a Hadith which reads: “Anyone dies on Friday or on Thursday night, Allah will save them from the trial of the grave and the messenger of Allah, Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said, “Whoever professes La Ilaha Illah (there is no god besides Allah) seeking the pleasure of Allah and happens to pass away in that state, he will enter paradise. Whoever fasts a day seeking the pleasure of Allah and happens to pass away in that state, he will enter paradise.’ Thus, a person who dies whilst in a state of fasting will also enter Heaven.” Alhamdullah, Hajiya A’ishatu had pass away in all the states.

For about years, it has been one sickness or the other until you departed. According to a Hadith of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) who said; when a Muslim is sick, the sins falls away just as fire purifies gold. We pray may your protracted sickness wipe away every atom of your sins.

Tears drifts down our faces as we are writing this piece with our hearts fiery from the innermost, telling us that, from now on, we will spend

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