Anwar-ul Islam appoints Imam, rewards members
The Anwar-ul Islam Movement of Nigeria, Lagos Mission, has turbanned Alhaji Abdul Kareem Lawal as the Chief Imam of the organization.
The turbanning ceremony, held in Lagos featured the recognition of selfless services award to eminent Muslim personalities, who have made noteworthy contributions to the growth of the mission.
The National President of Anwar-ul-Islam, Barr. Mubashir Ojelade, said the official turbanning of Imam Lawal is coming up seven years after his appointment was ratified by the executive board and endorsed by the National Executive Council, for reasons beyond the control of the mission.
He noted that this late official turbanning ceremony does not make Imam Lawal lose his seniority within the community of Alfas in the movement.
Ojelade added that, this is the first time in the history of the Lagos Mission that some members (including the deceased), would be listed out for service recognition awards.
He stated that some of those who have previously received the National Award should take the award as a further recognition and endorsement of their continuous meritorious services to the Mission and also serves as impetus to do more.
The Iyalode of Lagos, Alhaja Bintu Tinubu, urged members of Anwar-ul Islam to unite in order to continue to propagate the activities of the organization.
“Anwar has been in the forefront, let’s come together and unite so that the organization will continue to progress”.
She advised parent to train their children on the path of Islam so that their contributions to the way of Allah will be appreciated.
“All those who receive the merit award today are honored due to their contributions to Islam. Parents should endeavor to train their children on the way of Islam so that by tomorrow they will also be remembered”.
Lagos Mission Chairman, Alhaji Muftau Salau, commended those who stood by the group during the period of challenges.
“We thank you for your concern and tangible financial contributions received when the central mosque went through major renovation following damages suffered during a serious fire and bomb blast in Oko Awo area,” he said.
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