Al- Mu’minaat tasks government on security of life, property
Al- Mu’minaat (The Believing Women) Organisation has urged the Federal Government to beef up security across the country and create an enabling environment for citizens in order to bring out the best in them.
The group urged government at all levels to intensify efforts in addressing challenges that is overwhelming women, most especially on different forms of molestation, use of hijab at public places, gender equality, kidnapping, poverty, health challenges, families, Carrier, home management and stress.
The Lagos State Amirah, Al-Mu’minaat Organisation, Khadijah Abdul Salam, who made this call during a media chat to herald the 1440 A.H Al-Mu’minaat Week, (20 to 28 of July) in Lagos said the theme for the week ‘Societal Challenges: Muslim Women To The Rescue’ is carefully chosen to ruminate over the present state of the world.
The week, according to her is a biennial programme which features humanitarian visitation, Unity Day/Health Day/Exhibition and Award Day.
She noted that people have neglected the purpose of creation; the society is in a state of crises here and there. “We have a lot of unrest within the world now ranging from family (marital crisis, girl/female abuse and rape), economical, environmental, socio-cultural and insecurity ravaging the globe.
AbdulSalam bemoaned the unconstitutional discrimination against Islam and Muslims the fates of girl child, lady and woman who has continue to face a lot of harassment from various quarters because she has chosen to obey her creator.
“Taking stock of the past year, our hijab has had its undue share of pains in Nigeria. We have come under attack like never before and this has increased in us the will and strength to fight on for our constitutional rights using all means devoid of violence,” she said.
She acknowledged the unity of Muslim organisations on the struggle for their rights across the country.
“We urge Nigerians to join hands with us to put a stop to this unconstitutional discrimination against Islam and Muslims. An injury to one is an injury to all. The Muslim girl-children will continue to go to school, attain success here and hereafter,” she said.
AbdulSalam implored the government at all levels to act fast and direct all its agencies, departments to stop unwarranted discrimination against Muslim girls in hijab.
She however called on the Lagos State Government to look into the menace of traffic and bad road networks in order to alleviate the sufferings of the citizenry.
The National President, Al-Mu’minaat (The Believing Women) Organization Hajia Nimatullah AbdulQadri bemoaned the alleged media stigma, which is having negative effect on Muslims and Islam.
“There have been various instances in the media about how the Muslim community are often misrepresented to society, mostly in a way that centers heavily on terrorism, and paints Islam with a very broad brush,” she said.