An Islamic cleric in his jumat preachment today disagreed with the christian (keferi/infidel in his words) on the reason why a day like today is called “the good friday”, being the day which marks the day Jesus Christ (Anobi Isa/Prophet Isa PBM) was crucified.
In his argument, he made it clear that Anobi Isa was not killed, he is presently with God and will come back to the world. He based his premise on the quranic record that ‘Anaobi Isa is presently with God and preparing to come back to the earth to lead everyone to Mecca for pilgrimage’.
On several occasion, he faulted the belief of the christians who say he was crucified. He belief is that Anobi Isa is to powerful to be crucified. He said the christians are mistaking a terrorist for Anobi Isa. He said the christians show their confusion about the death of Jesus by regarding the day of his death as ‘GOOD’.
He further argued that, it is unwise to call the day you lost you smallest property as ‘Good’ not to talk of ‘The Lord’ christians take Anobi Isa to be. He was so bold in his preachment, he is indeed a courageous Islamic cleric.
What a good argument, built on his clearly stated premise which led to his conclusion. But before you confirm the validity of his argument…………..
A good mother will give her all (including her life) to her child. This is most expressed at childbirth. And the day a good man, who has achieved all he has to do dies will forever be regarded as ‘good’. Obafemi Awolowo’s birthday is still been celebrated yearly after over 30years of his death. Not that his death was desired but for the joy of his accomplishment and impact.
This led me to think about how I will like to die which I wrote some weeks ago as poem; “Die young” and “When I die”
“………..When I am dying
With my children and children’s children
wife and all gathering
On a sunny bright morning
And hymns of choir singing.
Give to my weak hands
a holy pen
So as to write the size
of my death,
and draw him in a pictuoetry.”
(from When I die)
Even me, I want the day I will die to be celebrated and regarded as ‘Good’ forever (for millions of years after my death) till Jesus comes. I want my name to be immortalised.
“When my stay in the womb is off
to be birth in a heaven home
Lying in my homely grave
For no man will need to grieve
No man to weep for me”
(from Die Young)
After living to a ripe full age, with all my dreams fulfilled, my children will need not to cry when I’m gone for the they would have been groomed to live without me and continue from where I will drop the sword; just like Jesus did to His disciples. Jesus got their tank filled with fuel, their bags filled with bread of life and their belly with rivers of flowing waters; and He also promised them of His companionship before bidding them fareway.
Why on earth will His disciples not call the day he died to give them life ‘Good’. If I have my way, I will rename this day from ‘Good Friday’ to ‘The Best Day’, for it marks the beginning of my turn around from hell to heaven, from death to life, from pain to joy. What is not good in the day a woman face death to birth a glorious child? Somebody ‘ronu’ (think)……………………………..
Happy Good Friday
Thank You Jesus