Al-Mu’minaat tasks women on good deeds, prayers for spiritual uplift
Al-Mu’minaat, the believing women organization, has enjoined Muslim women to get themselves busy with religious deeds, especially prayers, describing it as an excellent means of defeating Satan.
The group, at its yearly camping programmes to stimulate Muslim women, morally and spiritually, said usage of hijab should go with righteous deed and good utterances which should portrait women as good ambassadors of Islam.
The Amirah (President) of the Mushin Local Council branch of Al-Muminaat, Hajia Sherifat Odekunle, among other who spoke at the formal opening of Al-Mu’minaat Training Forum (ATF) themed ‘Agenda for Muslim Women’, said the training forum is an annual camping program for spiritual uplifment of all Muslim women and their children.
She urged, Muslim mothers and sisters to act right and live with fear of Allah as well as stretching helping hand to others.
“Lets plan for our life because we may not see tomorrow, but if our life is well planned, we won’t be afraid of anything. Lets keep busy with religious deeds, especially prayers; it is an excellent means of defeating Satan,” she said.
Odekunle enjoined the Federal Government not to relent on the war on terror especially in the Northern part of the country.
“Our hearts are really gladdened when news broke on the 21st of March that one hundred and one abducted Dapchi girls have been released have been released by the Boko haram,” he said.
Odekunle noted that the security of lives and property of Nigerians in the primary responsibilities of any government.
“We are using this medium to call for the release of the remaining Chibok and Dapchi girls. The intelligence that led to the release should be kept and not breached so that the remaining girls can come back alive and safe. Our government cannot afford to relent on ensuring security for school,” she said.
Guest Speaker at the event, Mrs Alimat Folohunsho, during her lecture on benefit of Hijab said that modesty is key in a hijab’s dressing.
“No matter what style or color worn, it should be modest and based on the principles of Islam. Muslim women should try as much as possible to avoid colors that are extremely bright and revealing,” she said.
According to Folorunsho, the hijab is a dress that should cover the entire ‘awrah’ (nudity) of a woman, every part of her body except the face, palms should be covered.
“Muslim women should avoid transparent clothing and it is important to cover the entire body. Try as much as possible to wear long loose dresses.
Jewelry must not be displayed because in women’s jewelry may attract unwanted attention,” she said.
She added that, women veiling is a religious obligation and it should reflect in their utterances. Every word altered from a hijab’s mouth should be authentic and guided by Islamic principles.
“Hijab women veiling represents a woman’s submission to her Creator and her connection with the faith. Hijab is a symbol, but in reality, it is much more than that. Women veiling is a religious obligation, which a woman has to commence. When a Muslim woman wears Hijab she is obeying and submitting to Allah,” she said.