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By Shakirah Adunola
28 October 2022   |   4:06 am
The founder of Jam’iyyatu Lutufullai International, Sheikh Mud Robiu Adebayo Abdul Malik, has urged Nigerians and political leaders to ponder on the exemplary lifestyle of Prophet Muhammad (SAW)...

Member, Lutufullai London Branch, Mr Musiliu Adeshina(left); President Lutufullai London Branch, AbdulHakeem Oladosu;Lutful-Lahi Vice President, Dr.AbdGaniy Agbaje; Founder and spiritual leader of Lutufullai International, Sheikh Mohd Robiu Adebayo Abdulmalik and Commissioner of Police, Bolaji Salami during the group’s 2022 Maulud Nabiyy celebration in Lagos PHOTO: SHAKIRAH ADUNOLA

The founder of Jam’iyyatu Lutufullai International, Sheikh Mud Robiu Adebayo Abdul Malik, has urged Nigerians and political leaders to ponder on the exemplary lifestyle of Prophet Muhammad (SAW), which emphasised care for the needy, weak and the less privilege.

To commemorate the birth of the Holy Prophet (SAW), thousands of Muslims gathered in Orofun Town, Ibeju Lekki, Lagos, to eulogise his exemplary lifestyle and pray for the nation.

According to the reputable scholar, the significance of Maulud Nabiyy is to ponder, praise the exemplary character of the holy prophet (SAW) and likewise pray for the nation.

“There are numerous blessings and rewards in gathering to celebrate the Holy Prophet (SAW). This increases one’s belief in the oneness of Allah and the saying of Prophet Muhammad (SAW).

He added: “Part of the celebration is also to give charity to the poor, by sharing food as Sadaqah and mingling with people to comfort the bereaved.”

Abdul Malik noted that Nigeria is a blessed nation, but its potentials are not fully harnessed when compared with other underdeveloped nation.

“We all know what other countries encountered when it comes to natural disasters, this is enough for us to be grateful. The prayer point for the nation is Allah to touch the heart of our leaders.” He urged Nigeria to intensify more in prayer, shun violence and promote peace as the 2023 general election is approaching.

“May peace reign in Nigeria, this election is not the first and it is not going to be the last election for our dear nation. Parents should endeavour to warn their children against violence. Lets be wary of our actions during the election.”

He urged the government to empower the youths as this will reduce youth restiveness. “ We want the youth to stay out of crime and they are Idle. How can that be possible? The government should empower them with skills and jobs as done in other countries.”

The Vice President of Jam’iyyatu Lutufullai International, Dr AbdulGaniy Agbaje, said the group is set up to propagate Islam through spiritual upbringing by reflecting on the virtue of Islam through actions, deeds and making sure humanity is safe from agony through various programmes.

He added that the group usually marks the birth of the Prophet (SAW) every year by coming together to reflect on the virtues of Rasulullah (SAW), the best of mankind, to whom the last message was given.

“The hope in Almighty Allah will help Nigerians overcome the economic hardship and insecurity that is affecting the country.”

The Special Duty Manager Jam’iyyatu Lutufullai International, Engr. Gbolahan Awonusi, said, “The Holy Prophet (SAW) has been an inspiration to humanity and because we want the message passed by the Holy Prophet (SAW) to resound in our memories in all our daily activities that is why activities like this are held on a yearly basis.

“We give thanks to our Sheikh who has been a source of inspiration to many of us, he has been the one who shows us the right path and the guidance towards the attainment of spirituality and we are proud of ourselves and we are proud to be part of this congregation.”

Lecturer, Yaba College of Technology and member Council of Elders Luthfullah International, Dr Maruf Adebakin, said, “If you don’t celebrate the Holy Prophet (SAW) who else do you want to celebrate? There is no Islam without the Prophet (SAW). You cannot do anything in Islam if you don’t know the Prophet.”