By AbdulSalam Ismail (UniOsun)
Ahmadi Muslim Students’ Association (AMSA), Osun State Chapter held its maiden Ramadan lecture on 2nd June, 2018 held at Ahmadiyya Central Mosque, Osogbo to educate people how best they can become in this month spiritually.
The lecturer, Hafiz Ismail Afolabi who spoke on “The Fasting in Ramadan: A Time for Thought, Action and Everlasting Change”, explained emphasized that the true believers are those who exercise patience when they are tried and spend from what God has provided for them. He admonished further that Muslims should fast efficiently in the month of Ramadan and after, for fasting saves one’s soul from evil acts while urging Muslims to avoid limiting their acts of kindness and goodness only to the month of Ramadan.
In his own words, Oshogbo Circuit Missionary, Alhaji Abdul Ganiyy Oladipupo, urged the Muslims to protect their souls from worldly desires.
Ustadh AbdulAzeez Daud frowned at the alarming rate and time at which Muslims students watch and spend on movies, especially foreign movies.
Maulvi Mubarak Bello stressed that Muslims should believe in Allah, the Prophets and follow the messengers (Khalifah), saying this will guide all sorts of human activities to be channeled towards the best.
In his own remarks, Oshogbo District Qaid, Bro. Nurudeen Abdul Lateef, said the most dangerous and useful time one has is when one is a student. He said that students can choose to be successful or otherwise at this stage. He, however, enjoined members to serve the Jama’at and the institution of Khalifah wholeheartedly as it helps the students to go a long way as far as Ahmadi Students are concerned.
The Sadr, Lajna District IV, Alhaja Badmus, commended the organisers of the programme and urged AMSA members to carry the Lajna and other auxiliary bodies along in their various programmes, just as Osun State AMSA President, Bro. Haneef Oladejo, appreciated everyone who made it to the programme – Osun Jama’at, AMSA members, among others.
Over 150 people attended the event as 42 AMSA Members (24 males and 18 females) were on ground from different institutions in Osun State.