Proudly Nigerian pilgrim


From Ibrahim Muhammad in Misfalah Makkah, Saudi Arabia The fear of Almighty Allah culminate in honest deeds and merciful acts towards a fellow human beings; and this is the cardinal pillar in which five pillars of Islam stands upon.
Amidst supplications, prayers, worship and struggling to fulfill the spiritual retirements of hajj, Nigeria pilgrims in this year hajj has display honesty towards a fellow Muslim brothers and sisters.
The integrity of President Muhammadu Buhari might have sinks into the behaviours and attitudes of Nigeria Pilgrims that performed this year hajj.
As at the time of writing this piece, there is no crime related cases with any Nigeria pilgrims in the Holly land.
Rather, five Nigerian Pilgrims have founds various sums of money and return it to the owners.
First, a Nigerian pilgrim, Musa Muhammad Edotsu, from Gbago local government area of Niger State, found a bag containing an international passport, a key, and money in US dollar, Saudi Riyals and Dirham denominations.
He then took the bag to the officials of Niger State pilgrims board who identified the owner.
The money belonged to the Chairman of the Enugu State Pilgrims Board, Alhaji Zukalraini Saeed.
The Amirul Hajj of Niger State pilgrims, Alhaji Abubakar Magaji, who officially handed over the money to the owner, commended the gesture of Edotsu for returning the money at a time most pilgrims could be out of cash.
Thereafter, the Niger State pilgrims board rewards Edotsu with $200 (N72,530) for his honesty.
These honest acts have boosted the morale of our pilgrims in Saudi Arabia.
Likewise, a protocol staff in the office of Nasarawa state first lady, returned the sum of N500, 000 he found to Pakistan Pilgrim in Makkah.
Yahaya Omaki, a pilgrims of Nasarawa state and is one of the protocol officer in the office of the wife of the Governor, Hajiya Salamatu Tanko Almakura.
While performing Tawaf in Makkah, he founds a missing wallet during cycling of the Ka’ aba (Tawaf) containing some valuable items belonging to a Pakistani’ pilgrim Mr. Faisal Saleem.
After completing his TAWAF in the holy mosque of Makkah, Yahaya Omaki called the PRO of the Board Abdulrazaq Muhammad to intimate him with the news with a view to locating the owner of the items through his phone, found in the wallet.
After many efforts, Mr Faisel Salem was reached and he was asked to come for his missing wallet.
Within an hour Mr. FAISAL and his friend located Binladin Mosque where Yahaya Omaki and the PRO NSMPWB finally handed over his belongings.
Receiving his belongings, Mr.
Faisal Saleem of Pakistan said the gesture has further projected the image of Nigeria pilgrims in the eyes of international communities.
Mr. Faisal Saleem then offer Yahaya Omaki the sum of 50 riyal which he turned down saying he has done it for the sake of Allah.
Another Nigeria pilgrim from Plateau State, Salamatu Musa found the sum of $800 inside a toilet in Madinah and returned to the owner.
The 800 dollars basic travelling allowance (BTA) belongs to a female pilgrim Salamatu Musa, and was found in a toilet at King Muhammad Bin Abdul’azez, international airport – Madinah, Saudi Arabia.
The pilgrim, who found the money, Hajiya Kaltume Musa had reported that she has forgotten her e-passport inside Max Air on arrival at the airport before she had found some money concealed in a brown envelope wrapped inside one of the toilets.
Islam commands the Muslims to be honest to himself and to others.
This order recurrently comes in the Noble Qur’an and the hadith of Prophet Muhammad (SAWS). Islam orders the Muslim to tell the truth even if it is against the ones own interest. Islam orders him not to cheat or betray other people.
A Muslim is ordered by Allah to be truthful in his words and deeds, privately and publicly alike.
Honesty in words implies telling the truth in all situations and under all circumstances. Honesty also implies fulfilling the promises, whether written or given verbally, in text and spirit.
Honesty also implies giving an honest opinion and the right advice to the one who asks for it.
Honesty also implies doing one’s work as sincerely and as flawlessly as possible.
Honesty also implies carrying out the duties as fully and completely as possible whether the person under supervision or not.
Honesty means giving every person his due and deserved rights without his asking for these rights.
Honesty will be doing the right thing in the right way at the right time.
A short verse of the Quran says:“Oh ye who believe! Eat not up each other’s property by unfair and dishonest means.” (4:29) In the same way, the under mentioned verse exhorts Muslims to be very particular about their trusts and about other people’s rights.
“Allah doth command you to render back your trust, to those to whom they are due.”(4:58) At two places in the Quran a chief distinguishing feature of Muslims is said to be that they are: “Those who faithfully observe their trusts and their covenants.”(24:8) The Prophet often used to say in his sermons: “Remember, there is no faith in him who is not trustworthy; there is no place for him in religion who cares not for his pledged word or promise.”



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