WRITTEN ON THE 8TH OF AUGUST, 2011
Disregard the grammatical construction of the header and the parting shot for that’s the best way it can come out for easy reference….
Brother X: I don’t like the way our sisters are behaving, each time I say the tesleem, they don’t respond and you know what scares me most; I’ll be leaving this campus soon.
Brother Y: Maybe you should settle for someone on the other fold, they seem to be more approachable, moreover the package is there for you to marvel at.
Brother X: I’ve been thinking about that also but my heart disagrees.
Brother Y: My Guy…. You’re dulling yourself gan…ann! You wan play ?-0, abi na until you graduate you wan to dey find wife?
Quite lucid,a frustrated brother sampling the opinion of a seemingly ignorant friend. Ever wondered why you guide something you worked and sweated for jealously, whereas on the other hand, when it comes on a platter of gold, you treat such with levity? The poser has it’s answer embedded in itself. You worked for it!
Last semester, one of our brothers, at the central masjid, shared the new methodology the other fold now apply in luring Muslims into denouncing their faith. The case of a Christian lady who hoodwinked his Muslim husband into sweeping aside Islam for Christianity because they’ve being childless for some years only to uncover her plot at the end of the day that she had been going through a family planning programme all awhile, thank God he had not gotten that far of being baptized into “Mathew Moosterpher”.
Going by my mode of doing things, I so appreciate practicality, which is definitely one of the avalanche of reasons why I adore this deen. Let’s compare a plate of pounded yam not “poundo-yam” coupled with a well prepared efo soup;garnished with enough shrimps, crayfish, spices, snail and the likes served hot and sizzling with a chilled bottle of malt to step it down to that that have been exposed to the cold, no doubt, the value of the latter must have depreciated considerably. It’s akin to you managing what is not up to standard.
“Tell me, why should I settle for less when I can roll with the best? Moreover, a Gold wristwatch ain’t same with a Gold-plated one; for overtime, the difference is sure going to manifest…”
It’s actually pointless you saying since “some sisters” have not been giving you any look-in, then you’ll take to the other path. If you make do with such plan, I can assure that you would have made the gravest mistake of your life! For at the end, the true picture is sure to reveal itself. It’s a proven fact overtime that there’s nothing ye will do to satisfy them that they would appreciate, for you are sure to be choked and pushed to the wall.
The bottom line is that, we keep searching for things that are not lost, “why travel all the way to Jerusalem for something obtainable at Iyana-Poly?” When the brother who narrated the story of the Muslim brother and the Christian wife was going to round up, he did it with a nice phrasal poser that have kept on ringing at the back of my head. To those who claim the sisters on campus aren’t giving them a look-in…
“…have you checked the polytechnic?”
Now that’s a good point, to the brother and all other brothers who seem to be fed up with their plight, can you answer that question? Ever thought of taking a walk down to The Polytechnic, Ibadan? Or if that hunting ground is too close, why not take a trip down to Lead City. Because for once, I think am sick and tired of hearing a conversation in the mode of the opener.It’s not as if the world of the muslimah ends in the University of Ibadan, for crying out loud, there are enough of them waiting on you outside these walls. For example, the footballer, Tijani Babangida married a Muslim and she ain’t definitely a Nigerian (you can google it if you are the doubting type)
At this juncture, I recall my JAMB tutorial coordinator (in my ‘hood), admonishing us one night after our last class, that for a great number of us then, our wives were still in Form 6, so why are we in a rush? If my Mathematics are quite O.K; then I guess my “dream wife” should be in S.S 1 or 2 now but you know the norm with humans, we’re so impatient.
If you ask me, I don’t think I also can wait that long considering the vices present in the world as of today, especially not after understanding that in this remarkable deen; if I have the wherewithal and all things being equal, I can set mind to purpose as soon as possible.
Conclusively, remember to put Allah first in all your dealings, quit the sulking and grumblings for …
…IT’S TIME WE TAKE THE QUEST TO POLY!!!
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