The Amir Sahib (National President) of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at Nigeria, Dr. Masshu’ud Aderenle Fashola has advised members of the Majlis Khuddam-ul- Ahmadiyya Nigeria (Youth Wing) to shun temptation of worldly things.
Fashola in his remark during 46th Annual National Ijtema (Youth Convention) of MKAN held at Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH) Lagos State said youth must live a simple, modest and selfless life.
The Amir Sahib clarified further that youth today faces a lot of challenges ranging from joblessness, temptation, drug abuse, social media distraction which they should summon their courage and demonstrate practically by their wealth and deeds.
MKAN Members during a walk
“You must be wary of hypocrites in the course of discharging your duties. Do not associate with the disbelievers and hypocrites because you will share from the calamities when the time comes.”
“We should not keep mute about the evils going on around us. If you are sincere with Allah, your prayers would be answered. Put your trust only in God.”
“All youths need to come together to fight corruption and save humanity. Maintain your integrity in the face of poverty and temptation.”
In his welcome address, the Sadr (National President) MKAN, Engr. Aina Sa’eed, said the body engages its members in a lot of humanitarian projects.
“Some of these projects include: training of our members on physical and spiritual development, training of young ones (members of Majlis Atfa-ul Ahmadiyya, age 715 years) and also carrying out numerous Community Development Services (CDS), constant voluntary blood donations, free medical outreach, Stop The Crime (STC) campaign, Tree planting, Donation of gift items to the inmates of Prisons, donation of gift items to the kids at the motherless babies’ homes, and a host of others.”
Guest lecturer at the event, Barr. Muhammadu Rabiu Uthman delivered his speech on the topic: ‘Islam and Humanity’ where he said Mankind is service to God.
Uthman explained that the follows of the Promised Messiah, Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, is collective responsibility into this world to exhibit and propagate all the beautiful teachings of Islam.
L-R: Sadr MKAN, Engr. Aina Sa’eed and Dr. Masshu’ud Aderenle Fashola during 46th Annual National
Ijtema (Youth Convention) of MKAN held at Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH) Lagos State
In his closing address, the Missionary-in-Charge, Maulvi Afzal Rauf, urged youth to be righteous and follow the teachings of Islam.
Maulvi Rauf likewise advised the youth body to always follow the patch of truthfulness and to study the books of the Promised Messiah in order to increase their knowledge.
More than 2, 000 Ahmadiyya youth across the country attended the event.
Highlight of the event include awards for participants in the various sporting competitions. Those who won national competition also received awards.