Deposed Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi has welcomed an baby girl (Halimatu Saadiyya) along with his 4th wife Saadatu.
Sanusi’s son, Ashraf who confirmed the birth of his step-sister on Instagram said the deposed Emir’s second wife’s plea made Sanusi name the child after his first wife, who took care of Saadatu while she was pregnant.
Ashraf gave off the name of the child as Halimatu Saadiyya, and further stated that the spirit of family and peace within their household makes him happy.
“Whenever people asked me about my mothers, I’d say I have 3 (now 4) because all of my father’s wives are my mothers. In that spirit I want to share something that warmed my heart with you. My first mum, Yaya (Giwa) has basically taken care of the 4th especially through this trying period.
My second mum, (Goggo) Mamie, seeing this pleaded with my father to name the new baby after her (Yaya). And masha Allah the new baby is named Halimatu Saadiyya (Rafeeqah). This is the spirit of family and peace that makes me happy.
May that peace continue to reign. Here she is with her elder siblings that In Shaa Allah won’t bully her , MashaAllah. Please say allahumma barik, or MashaAllah Tabarakallah for my little sister”
When the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) was still an infant, a group of ladies visited Makkah to take the new born babies to the open desert environment as per custom of the town.
Halima Saadia, from Banu Saad tribe, was that fortunate lady who took Muhammad (peace be upon him), then just an-eight-day-old, for foster care.
The other ladies of the group could get babies of rich families, but Halima opted for this orphan as his father, Abdullah, had died before his birth. Her companions were apparently happy with their findings but nobody knew that Halima was carrying a baby that was to become arguably the greatest personality in human history.
He was gifted with blessings from Almighty Allah. And it occurred instantly. Her breast was filled with milk; her mount got strength and ran ahead of the caravan.