Ahmadiyyah proffers solution to Nigeria’s problems
… Links challenges to unrighteous deeds
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at Nigeria has blamed Nigeria’s problems on flagrant disregard for the teachings of the Holy Quran.
The National Amir of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at, Alhaji Dr. Mashud Aderenle Fashola, said the obstacles of materialism, worldliness, ego, widespread immorality and the pursuit of self-interest as opposed to love of God and submission to His will, the pursuit of common interest and the welfare of all humanity is responsible for the calamity in the country.
Fashola said: “True teachings of religion have not significantly reflected in our conduct in Nigeria. We politicise religion, we remain unjust, we lack consideration for others, we are not peace loving. We are too materialistic or worldly in all our affairs, too many people are wicked and arrogant, too many are given to falsehood, honest man and woman are scarce, and integrity is hard to come by,”
He said that solutions to all problems in Nigeria and indeed the world have been provided in the true teachings of religion as presented comprehensively in the holy Quran. Noting that departure from it brings calamities and misery to the people, he said all these teachings are what Ahmadiyya Jama’at has been propagating for the past 100 years in Nigeria.
He enjoined Nigerians to desist from evil act and wrongdoing, even as it berated terrorism by some sect, saying, “Fighting in the name of religion is not Islam, God is not happy with such act. The basic teaching of a religion is identifying with God,”
Fashola mentioned that Muslims should exhibit the spirit of hospitality to fellow human, with grace, justice and fear of Allah to succeed in this life and hereafter.
In commemoration of post hundred years of Ahmadiyyah in Nigeria. The group holds its 64th yearly conference (Jalsa Salana 2016) themed: “Redefining Moral Revolution for sustainable Peace and Development”.
The convention, expected to be graced by dignitaries all over the country and delegate from different parts of the world takes off today, (Friday 16th December to Sunday18th 0f December) at Jamia Ahmadiyya, Illaro, Ogun State.