Al-Mu’minaat urges women to maximise opportunity coming out of the pandemic
Al-Mu’minaat organisation (The believing women), has urged Muslim women not to allow the socio-economic bedevilling the society to affect their moral uprightness, as there is always opportunity in every situation.
The group also expressed displeasure over assaults against Muslim women who are exercising their inalienable rights.
“We use this medium to condemn various intolerance against Muslim women especially against the use of Hijab in secondary and tertiary institutions across the country, as the body will always take a stand against religious intolerance and Islamphobia.”
Speaking during the group’s 2021 National Convention, themed ‘Dynamics of Societal Reformation’, where the national executives gave the report of stewardship in the last one-year to stakeholders, the National Ameerah, Hajia Nimatallah Abdquadri, advised Muslim women to take advantage of opportunities the socio-economic reformation which the emergence of the pandemic brought to the world.
“ Muslim women should rely on Allah and be conscious of their religious duties. Reformation is dynamic, with the advent of COVID-19. This is a calling from Allah to Muslim women to take charge of their duty and responsibility in the society.
“I encourage Muslim women to live by it, find a way round it so that they will be able to discharge their duties and responsibilities as obedient servant of Allah.”
She urged Muslim women to be prayerful and desists from the acts of extravagancy as the economy is hitting hard on every household.
“ We should learn to adjust financially and structurally to the economic situation of the country and live according to our means. Stop comparing your family with that of your friends and relatives. Endeavour to cut your cloth according to the material available.”
She added that the primary role of women in the family is child upbringing and women should endeavour to pioritise it as deviation from the roles can result in collapse of the family structure.
The guest speaker, Director with the Lagos State Ministry of Education, Hajia Bushrah Shafi, urged Muslim women to adjust to the new normal as the world cannot go back to it formal self.
“ There is no gain saying, we are going through a lot of changes in our society today. Most especially the health challenge posed by COVID-19, it has brought both negative and positive changes to our life.”
She added that with the advent of the pandemic, there are various opportunities Muslim women can leverage, such as academics and skills acquisition with the aid of media tools.
“ The pandemic has opened up a lot of opportunities, right now you can obtain a diploma, degree online from even schools abroad right from the comfort of your homes. These are parts of opportunities the COVID-19 exposed us to.
“Even business wise, there are numerous opportunities. In those days our means of buying and selling were hawking, going to market to sell to customers. But now, we have online marts where you sell online and it will be delivered to the buyers in the comfort of their homes. This new technology has brought a lot of positive opportunities to us.”
She advised Muslim women to take adequate precaution to protect their family from COVID-19 has the pandemic as come to stay.