Tribute to a heroine of futuwwa (chilvary) - Hajjia Muhsinat Yusuf
Futuwwa can mean spiritual chivalry. This term embraces all forms of good manners (adab) or character traits, including generosity, humility, loyalty, courage, and turning a blind eye to others' sins. To perfect or attain a high rank in a spiritual state, one must try the possible best to denounce all blameworthy traits and adorn the soul with praiseworthy characteristics. These sets of commendable traits are decoded in Futuwwa. And I find it suitable to describe Hajjia Muhsinat Yusuf. Being in a state of futuwwa is a long-life practice that believers seeking to purify their souls engage in till their last breath. Seeking nothing but Allah's pleasure and hoping to rid off the baggage of dirt in the heart. 

Allah says in Suratul Inshiqaq ayat 6:
O humanity! Indeed, you are labouring restlessly towards your Lord and will ?eventually? meet the consequences.

Also, in Suratul Baqarah ayat 272:
It is not for you to put them on the right path. Rather, Allah puts on the right path whom He wills. Whatever good you spend is for your own selves, and you shall not spend but to seek the pleasure of Allah, and whatever good thing you spend shall be repaid to you in full, and you shall not be wronged.

We lost a heroine as she joined our predecessors in the Barzakh. We hope Allah places her in the best conditions and ease the trials. Hajjia Muhsinat Yusuf, alias Umm Ni'mah is full of positive vibes, very courageous, always active and ready to serve the good of the community. She motivated and mentored the youths and children around her. She detests immorality and cultural decadence. She thinks about nothing but goodness because it shows in all her actions. And I have personally been influenced by her positive aura, energy and personality. She is a woman of futuwwa.

Hajjia Muhsinat will always beat you to it when it comes to innovating good ideas. I realize age is a thing of the body; if the mind is sane, one will remain young. She paid particular attention to the young ones, teaching leadership and good morals evident in her actions and projects. About two months ago, she discussed a project she was planning to execute. To create a platform and training centre for youth development and leadership training and to provide social support on marital issues and interpersonal skills. In my mind, shey this mama no dey tire with all of these ideas ni. But, reflecting on it, we understand this life is a journey; even though the body will get tired, the soul will remain young and active as long as we entertain it with good traits. This explains the state of Umm Ni'mah.  She will be evergreen in our hearts, and we will not seize in sending our prayers and good deeds on her behalf. Insha Allaah. 

May Allah grant us all the fortitude to bear the reality. We surely miss her! 
May Allah forgive her sins, be merciful to her and grant her the honour of Prophet's company by the permission of Allah. Aameen

34 Comments

Shakirah

Date 12/19/2021

Allaahumma igfirlaha wa arhamha. Aameen. She was a pious and dedicated muslimah.

Adam Hauwa Idris

Date 12/22/2021 11:27:46 PM

Allahummahg firha warhamha may jannatul firdaus b her final abode her n all Muslims before her Ameen

Saadatu Abdulsalam

Date 12/19/2021

May Allah have mercy on ur soul ma indeed we lost a rare gem

Abdulwakeel Ajiboye

Date 12/19/2021

Amin!!!! My brief interaction with her brought out all what was stated above and more. I remember her contribution to the community vegetables garden. On an occasion, she called my attention to a boy whose dressing was not proper for prayer. That is Hajia for you, mother to all. May Allah overlook her shortcomings and grant her aljanah fridaous. Amin

Shafinaz Ahmed

Date 12/19/2021

Masha Allah Tabarakallah Our dear mummy May Allah SWT increase your wealth and iman we love you ???? May you always be happy above all May Allah SWT grant you Jannah (Amin ya rabbi) thank you for raising such a kind hearted and sweet soul my dearest friend Jamila Abdulsalam Esq.

Ameerah Sufyan

Date 12/19/2021

May Allah grant her jannatul firdaus and forgive her shortcomings

Fatima

Date 12/19/2021

May Allah forgive her shortcomings and grant her aljanna Firdausi

Taofiqah Abdulrauf

Date 12/19/2021

Allaahumma igfirlaha wa arhamha. Aameen.

Maryam Omisore-Bakare

Date 12/19/2021

May Allah accept her return, overlook her shortcomings and grant her Jannatul Firdaws

Zulaiha Yusuf

Date 12/19/2021

A Muhsinah indeed! From MSSN to MICA to AMF she made indelible contributions and made her mark!. She was a good role models to brothers and sisters in character Daawah. May Allah SWT grant her the highest stations in Jannah. Aameen.

Radiyyah Isa

Date 12/19/2021

Allahumma ighfirilaha warhamuha

Abdurrahman Nurat Olamide

Date 12/19/2021

May Allah have Mercy on Hajia. I knew her in University of Ilorin during my undergraduate days,I was inspired by all her words and actions and I actually resolved to start wearing Hijab after my interactions with her. May Allah make all these good count in her weight of good deeds. Allahumo igriflaha wa arhamha

Aisha Nura

Date 12/19/2021

May Allah Azzawajal forgive her shortcomings and grant her the highest rank in jannatul firdaus. She is in a better place inshaAllah.

Abiola Abdulrasheed owodunni

Date 12/19/2021

Jazakhillah khairan for this beautiful reminder. Her warmth and smile was it for me. I knew something deeper was projecting it. She had ease of connecting with people. Alhamdulilah rabilalamin for her beautiful life and May the rest of her journey be even better, Aameen.

FATIMAH Abubakar

Date 12/19/2021

May Allah forgive her sins and overlook her shortcomings. Aameen

Muizat Adejumoke Ibrahim

Date 12/19/2021

May Allah, Ar-Raheem be especially merciful with her soul. Yes, in fact already created a WhatsApp group for the mentoring project. I happen to be one of those she brought into the group. Just patiently waiting for the next line of action, alas, Allah has a better plan.

Aisha Ismail

Date 12/19/2021

May Allah forgive her shortcomings and Grant her aljanatul firdaus. Ameeeen.

Aisha Ismail

Date 12/19/2021

May Allah forgive her shortcomings and Grant her aljanatul firdaus. Ameeeen.

Fadimatu Aliyu Ardo

Date 12/19/2021

Innalillahi wa inna ilaihi raji'un. From Allah we are and unto him we shall return. May Allah have mercy on her wonderful and grant her the highest rank in Aljannahtul firdaus.Ameen ya hayyu ya qayyum

Hafsat Kutama

Date 12/19/2021

Innalillahi wa inna ilaihi rajiun. . A very kind hearted woman and Mother to all. May Allah grant her the highest rank in al-jannah. Gone but will not be forgotten.

Hafsat Kutama

Date 12/19/2021

Innalillahi wa inna ilaihi rajiun. . A very kind hearted woman and Mother to all. May Allah grant her the highest rank in al-jannah. Gone but will not be forgotten.

Surajudeen

Date 12/20/2021

Indeed! People have so many things to say about you. But you have to die first... May Allah accept her return

Surajudeen

Date 12/20/2021

Indeed! People have so many things to say about you. But you have to die first... May Allah accept her return

Khadeejah kuburat idris

Date 12/20/2021

May Allah forgive our mother and grant her the highest place in jannah... She impacted lives positively, I'm sure her legacy will forever live on

Khadeejah kuburat idris

Date 12/20/2021

May Allah forgive our mother and grant her the highest place in jannah... She impacted lives positively, I'm sure her legacy will forever live on

Rahma

Date 12/20/2021 7:54:08 AM

Insha Allah

Rahma

Date 12/20/2021

May Allah forgive hr shortcoming nd grant hr eternal rest in the highest rank of jannah????indeed we've got a massive lost on earrh but Allah knows the best for he is the best planner of everything may Allah grant hr comfort where ever she is may her good deeds on earth get to her may Allah grant her jannah without resurrection??

Nafisa Ahmed

Date 12/20/2021

She had a beautiful smile always. May Allah grant her jannah firdaus. ?

Abbas Abubakar

Date 12/20/2021

She's really a mentor to all, having impacted positively on young hearts is 'Sadaqatul Jariya'. Allahumma gafirha warhamha.

Nusaiba Ibrahim

Date 12/20/2021

May Allah accept of her good deeds and forgive all her shortcomings..... She was indeed a precious gem....

Nusaiba Ibrahim

Date 12/20/2021

May Allah accept of her good deeds and forgive all her shortcomings..... She was indeed a precious gem....

Khadijat

Date 12/20/2021

Inna Lillah wa inna ilaehi rajiun. Allah knows the best. With all the beautiful comments I read, Indeed, Death has no boundary and it's inevitable. May Allah in His Infinite Mercy, accept all her ibadah as an act of worship. May her soul be well received and be honoured with Aljannattul Firdaus. May her grave be spacious and comfortable, May her Solah and Quran always be there to comfort her always. Allahuma Aameen

Hajia Ibrahim Rizqoh

Date 12/20/2021

She was indeed an heroine, may Allah Grant her Al-Jannatu Fridauz.

Baffa Tee

Date 12/20/2021

Inna lilahi wa inna ilihi rajuun May Allah forgive her sins and overlook her shortcomings.

Kamila

Date 12/20/2021

She was indeed a wonderful person May Allah grant her janatul firdaus Amin!!

Habibah Bona

Date 12/21/2021

Inna lilahi waina ilaihi rajiun...may Allah forgive her shortcomings and grant her aljanah firdaus..amin

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