Thousands of the adherents of the Qadiriyyah Movement, on Saturday converged on Kano to celebrate the group’s 65th Annual Maukibi festival.
Commercial activities in the heart of the city were disrupted as the procession moved through Makwarari, Koki, Kofar Mazugal, IBB Road and Katsina Road, where the group’s sanctuary is located.
The festival, which is organised to commemorate the birthday of the group’s founder, Sheikh AbdulQadir Jilani, attracted adherents around the world, particularly Africa.
Wearing different shades of dresses, dancing to the tune of their drum (bandir) and chanting songs in Hausa and Arabic, the adherents moved from Darul Qadiriyyah, the base of the spiritual leader, Sheikh Qaribullah Nasiru kabara, to Wali Mai Giginya Mausoleum.
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