Jan. 6, 2014
by Abiodun Badejo; DailyPost
When the little Mahmud Kosija was delivered by his mother, Hajia Abibat Kosija two months ago, he came to this world with mysteries which had been attracting several residents of Ondo Kingdom and its neighbouring communities to their family house at Igbomoba Street, beside a central mosque.
Mahmud, a son of an Islamic cleric was said to have been born with a strange ear-shape, with an Islamic inscription. He was said to have shouted “Allah” “Allah”’ immediately he was delivered at the Mother and Child Hospital in Ondo Town.
The baby that was born at about 12 noon in the State owned hospital was discharged on the same day.
Their house consequently turned to some sort of mecca following a large crowd that made to see the miraculous ear with Islamic inscription meaning, “Allahu” in Islamic parlance.
When DailyPost visited their residence, the father of the baby, who gave his name as Alfa Ibrahim Kosija, described the birth of the child as the handiwork of Allah.
He explained that the shape of the ear which appeared like an Islamic inscription of “Allah” in the holy Quran was an indication of the message of God that the end of the world was gradually coming close.
The Islamic cleric noted that, apart from the shape of the ear, the birth of the baby was a sign that the world was gradually coming to an end, saying that apart from being born on Muslim holy day, Friday, the time the baby was born was also apt in Islam.
He added that the baby’s cry of “Allah, Allah” after birth attracted the attention of people at the hospital to the labour room before the shape of the ear was later discovered by the nurses, after which the baby used his left hand side to cover the ear.
The Islamic cleric who described the birth of the baby and the shape of the ear as great sign to all Muslim faithful, however called on them not to relent on their faith in God as he noted that the world was coming to an end soon.
Corroborating Kosija’s comment, an Ondo town based Islamic cleric, Sheik Abdulakeem Abeeblah, attributed the shape of the ear which he said means Allah in Islamic parlance. He called on all Muslims to fear God and refrain from committing sins that could prevent them from entering the kingdom of God.
The cleric, while quoting several verses from the Holy Quran to support his claims, noted that, it was written that whenever the world is coming to an end. several mysterious things would be happening.
Also speaking, the mother of the child, Hajia Abibat Kosija thanked Almighty Allah for her safe delivery. However, she stated that the little baby, Mahmud was born like every other child.
She however noted that his behaviour since coming to earth revealed that he possesses some strange behaviour, quite unusual of babies of his age.
According to her, apart from his regular cry during specific period of the day especially during the early Morning Prayer, popularly called “Tajuud” in Islamic religion, he was also found of covering the strange ear with his left hand all the time.
Also speaking on the development, an Ondo based Medical Doctor, Olu Ojo described the shape of the ear which has an Islamic inscription as unusual. He noted that it was formed as a result of deformity in the congenital process in the embryo.
Dr Olu Ojo, while ruling out any other meaning in the shape of the ear which he said appeared so strange,added that it could occur to non-Muslim or even Christian.