A baby Muhammad Mustapha was born with a white Muslim rosary, tesbah, round his neck in Ganjuwa Local Government Area of Bauchi State.
According to his 40-year-old father, Isa Umar, the baby was born at home on Friday, February 28, 2014 at about 11a.m and that's his 9th child as he already had 3 boys and five girls.
Isa said, "Interestingly, none of my children was born with any miraculous sign like this baby. He was born normally like the other children but the difference was that he came to this world with a white tesbah round his neck."
Umar revealed that his wife had a dream during her pregnancy which he advised they keep to themselves and be prayerful about.
Her dream eventually became a reality as people, including the village head (Sarki) of Wailo, Alhaji Iliya Musa, have kept coming to the settlement and his house has turned into a Mecca of sort as people keep trooping in to take a look at the baby.
According to Umar, revered Islamic scholar, Sheikh Usman Dahiru Bauchi on hearing of the birth of the baby sent a vehicle to the settlement to convey the family and the baby to Bauchi, where the cleric prayed for the baby and the family and showered the baby with material and cash gift.
Also speaking, the mother of the baby, Balki, who said she was 27-year-old said, "when I first saw the Tesbah round his neck, I was initially afraid and was asking what type of baby is this. Despite the fear, I was still very much sure that he is a human being. People around kept telling me that I should not fear anything that what I gave birth to is a miracle baby."
Reacting to the incident, the National Secretary of Dawa’ah Coordinating Council of Nigeria (DCCN), Ustaz Ahmad Gumba, said it was not something to be celebrated but calls for sober reflection by all.