Amir, Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at, Nigeria, Dr Mashhud Adenrele Fashola, has charged the Islamic Society to take the welfare of the Muslims as priority, saying that any society who fail to be service-minded, promote good welfare of society cannot boast of the superiority of Islam and the Muslim Ummah.
Speaking at the free medical camp organized by Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya, Okerube Muqami held at Okerube Healthcare Centre on 24th February, 2018, Amir said a society which is insensitive to the suffering of other human beings and is not always inclined to serve the cause of humanity cannot be described as an Islamic society, no matter how much it adheres to other aspects of Islamic teachings.
The former University Associate Professor further declared that the fundamental qualities that we must all acquire to serve mankind or to develop a passion to serve mankind are: love for humanity, kindness in our hearts for others, a charitable disposition, humility, honesty, a thirst for knowledge, a desire to share knowledge with others and a constant desire to strive in the cause of Allah by doing good like the free medical camp that one of the five auxiliary organizations within the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at organized to people living in Okerube and its environment.
On significance of the event, Dr Fashola explained that “it was the need of the hour to organize such free medical camp for the underprivileged and the poor. In line with this, we don’t expect you to praise us, give glory to us or appreciate us. Instead, you should turn to Almighty God because He alone can help someone to live healthy life.”
In his speech, the Qaid, Okerube Locality, Bro Saheed Adeleye, said the camp is to provide better health to the people of Okerube and its environment as part of the teachings of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at.
However, he also emphasized on numerous activities rendered to the community like donation of benches and toiletries to Okerube Health Centre, clearing of gutters on Abaranje Road and Ogunfunmi Street, planting of trees and free medical checkup, among others.
Meanwhile, 194 people were screened and treated on various diseases ranging from hypertension, diabetes, obesity to other ailments such as fever, respiratory tract infection, rheumatism, etc.
Besides, the patients were informed on how blood pressure and sugar level can be detected, how it can be prevented and what measures to be taken after detection.
Blood Pressure was estimated in 90% patients out of whom 54 were males while 85 were females. Blood Sugar was found high in 7 male and 5 female patients. Body Mass Index (BMI) was evaluated in 25 patients.
The health workers at the event include: three Ahmadi doctors, an Ahmadi student-doctor, four non-Ahmadi, one pharmacists, two laboratory technicians and a nurse. 12 Majlis members were also in attendance.
Mr Uzuchukwu, a 63-year old benefactor, appreciating the gesture from MKAN, said: “It is very hard to meet medical doctors one on one for counselling in any general hospital in this state. We really appreciate Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at for this noble service.”
Mrs Umoru Adijat, 58years, said: “We often have to spend much to get medicines when we get sick. But today we got a great opportunity to get free treatment in our own area. I am very happy and grateful to Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at.”