By Sherifdeen Opeyemi
Ahmadi Muslim Students’ Association (AMSA), University of Ilorin Chapter has held its Annual Propagation Week between 1st and 7th July, 2018 to disseminate the message of Islam to nooks and crannies of the town.
The week long event, tagged “Looking Back, Moving Forward”, comprised educational competitions, sporting competitions, welfare visitation and the symposium.
The programme had the participation of 80 members who participated and devoted themselves religiously to the success of the program. Members were divided into four groups, Amaanah, Dianah, Rofaqqah and Sodaqqah for easy participation and healthy competition.
On sporting events, male members played football and table tennis while female members played volleyball.
Meanwhile on welfare outreach, the chapter paid a visit to Mandala Prison in Ilorin where various gift items were presented, while admonishing the inmates on the essence of being a better citizen upon their release from detention.
The inmates, appreciating the visitation, demanded that the visit should be frequent and copies of Qur’an, Hadith and other religious books be brought along.
The high point of the APW was the grand finale (symposium) held on the school main campus. The event was graced by eminent personalities within the Jama’at including: Amir AMJN ably represented by Dr Saheed Timehin; Sadr MKAN, Engr. Aina Saheed; AMSA National President, Hafiz Abdur Rofeeq Alaka; Ilorin Circuit President, Alh. Olarewaju; Circuit Missionary, Maulvi Rana Akram, AMSA Unilorin Patron, Mr. King Yusuf and Staff Adviser, Dr. A.A Owoade.
The guest lecturer, Barrister Badr Bashir, delivered a lecture on the topic ‘Rethinking or Reaffirming Youth in Politics for Sustainable National Development’. He did justice to the matter in a most scholarly and scintillating manner. Questions and answers followed afterwards as prices were also distributed to winners of various competition held