No fewer than 48 people have been preached to on the beautiful teachings of Islam and Ahmadiyya, the Renaissance of Islam by the Ahmadi Muslim Students’ Association, the Polytechnic, Ibadan Unit during the Tabligh Seminar held between 7th and 8th April, 2018.
The programme, held at Ahmadiyya Muslim Mosque, Sango-Barracks and environs, had the presence of Coca-Cola Circuit Missionary, Muallim Abdul Fattah Tijani and former unit president, Bro Abdul Jelil Yusuf. The team, which consists of 22 participants, was divided into three groups to reach the corners of the street with pamphlets and flyers to distribute to community people.
Also, a public lecture was held on the topic ‘Jihad in Islam: the Role of Western Education’, delivered by Muallim Tijani. In attendance were Coca-Cola Circuit President, Alh. F.O. Salam; Sango Jama’at President, Pa Isiaq Adeyemi and Coca-Cola Dil’a Qaid, Bro. Taoheed Raji, among others.
Muallim Tijani emphasized that Jihad means to strive in the cause of Allah, buttressing his point with a Qur’an verse [Q.22vs40]. He said that many a Muslim today is getting it wrong the basic teachings of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), which has brought serious agitation and confusion to the world today.
According to him, that’s why we could see terrorists today killing people unjustly in the name of Religion, which is contrary to the real teachings. He emphasized that Islam means peace, that the root of Islam is Silm, which means Peace.
He said the Holy Prophet(S.A.W.) was reported to have said, the best Jihad is Jihadul- Nafse(Jihad of the Soul), which he also brought in from the sayings of the Promised(as), He states, “The ink of a writer, is far rewarding than the blood of Martyr.”
The total number of participants is 28: 15 Male, 12 Female and one(1) Ansarullah.
The Association also held Waqar-e-Amal, tagged ‘Humanitarian Service’ on 8th April, 2018 at Ahmadiyya Mosque, Ijokodo, Ibadan.
The Association Also cleared the gridlock, making a way for the stagnant gutter beside the Mosque to flow through also filling of holes on the untiled road. People living in that area was so happy, and also people passing by gave an excellent remark for the determined effort of members.
They also prayed for members for the workdone, also in our amidst was the Ijokodo Jama’ah President, Alh. Mudashiru who gave us the materials used for the success of the exercise.
The participants for the division of labour are 9 while the materials used include shovels and pan.
by Abass A. Adebayo