Saturday, 4 April 2015

Joke of the Day: Adopting a Muslim Name

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Igbo big boy Nwosu Abagana had lived all his life in Kano. He was actually born there shortly after the Nigerian Civil war ended. A few Years ago, Nwosu decided to get converted to Islam, for reasons best known to him.
He had to change his Christian name, Christopher to an Islamic (Arabic) name of his choice. His Chief Imam told him that he had several options to choose from the several names of prominent prophets such as Ibrahim (Abraham), Suleiman (Solomon), Musa (Moses), or even Yisa (Jesus). Nwosu then requested from the Chief Imam the basis of his Choice and what he stood to gain from his adopted name.
“Almighty Allah will bless you the same way He had given blessings to any of the earlier prophets of your choice”; the Chief Imam explained. You can trust a small Igbo guy whose motive was probably more secular and economic than spiritual; he came out with his choice name. “What about the name “Dangote?” Nwosu promptly asked.
“Hun…hun… hun…” grunted the Chief Imam: who in all probabilities knew that Dangote was not the name of any prophet in recorded history!

(Culled from the book “First 100 Jokes of Our time” by Olaleye Falore)

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