By Mustapha AbdulHakeem
Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya, Oyo State has paid a courtesy visit to Space FM and sought partnership on 21st February, 2019.
The executive members led by the State Qaid, Bro Hussein Muftaudeen, met with a team of Space FM led by Mr Deji Osibojun, the General Manager of the radio station.
The visitation is aimed at promoting peaceful co-existence and unity among members of the community and creating awareness of the organization’s aim and objectives.
Following this was the introduction of Majlis members by State Isha’at Secretary, Bro. Animasaun AbdurRasheed while members of the radio station led by Deji Osibojun, the General Manager, Ibiwumi Ishola, Head of Operation, Muftau Rafiu, Account Department, Richard Abiola, Personal Assistant to the G.M.
Mr Osibojun, in his speech, commended the organization for the visitation, while assuring that he would support 90 per cent of our request by keying the Majlis in for Friday programmes (Ask PVC).
Earlier in his opening speech, Bro Hussein said that the community we are now is occupied mostly with news that are disheartening – a sign of the end-time as foretold by the Holy Prophet (saw) and whereas there still exists good, worthy, beneficiary and educative news in which each one of us can learn from.
He further reiterated that the community can benefit and learn a lot from the media as they bridge the gap between public and people.
Moreover, he continued that events that are beneficial to guide people aright on western education and faith matters can as well be included in our daily or weekly programmes so that masses can benefit from it.
The State Qaid discussed explained that our society is faced with myriads of problem which have given birth to economic instability, religious and tribal sentiments, political aggression, nepotism and other crimes. He said all these are surmountable if only we can revive our culture of sincerity, respect our good neighborliness and give the right orientation to our younger ones.
He further said that the society can as well manage these problems, by getting involved in changing our society to a better place through humanitarian services.
The Ahmadis, according to him, believe that prophecies of the Prophet revealed that God-sent man, the just-judge will appear in the latter days to re-unite the different sects of Islam as well as of all other religions through logical arguments and proofs but many have rejected him. His legacy (Ahmadiyya Muslim Community) preaches freedom of religion and religious tolerance, love for all and hatred for none, (our motto). Its adherents must live as civilized humans, while opposing public demonstrations against the government, which in obedience Ahmadis do not take part in.
Whereas in Nigeria, the Community serve the country in various ways: Blood Donation, Ride for Peace, Enrollment in the Police Force and Army. Worthy of mention is a recent campaign by the youth arm tagged “Stop the Crime Campaign” which entails education of Secondary School Students on the harm of all forms of crime and social vices.
The President presented some literatures written by the Founder of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as) and his successors.
Responding, the General Manager, having felt appreciated, encouraged the Majlis members to feel free and walk in anytime, saying ‘we’ll scale our support for you’.