Lagos Mosque honours Muslim philanthropists
In an effort to encourage Muslim who spends generously to the course of Almighty Allah (SWT), Olomu Community Central Mosque Ajah has recognised individuals who have contributed to the growth and propagation of Islam in Ajah community.
The Muslim philanthropists whom Allah used for the good work of the community were giving Islamic chieftaincy titles and awards.Speaking during the 20th anniversary, award and turbaning ceremony of the mosque, the Chief Imam of Olomu Community Central Mosque Ajah, Ustadh AbdulBari Afinni said the turbanning and ceremony is a mark of gratitude to eminent Muslim who has contributed to the building and development of the mosque in cash and kind.
“The event is expected to recognise individuals who have contributed to the mosque and propagation of Islam in Ajah community. Thanks to those whom Allah is using for the good work of erecting mosques, may Allah continue to enrich you all, as I solicit to others to join the train of mosques builders”.He noted that Eti-Osa is predominantly a Muslim community except few who are non-Muslim.
“A million miles started with a step, Olomu Community Central Mosque is 20 years in existence while I am 27 years on Minbar as Chief Imam. Since it emergence, the mosque have been maintaining cordial relationship with other mosque in the community by promoting peaceful coexistence in the society”. He urged Muslims to promote peace wherever they find their self by ensuring that the value of Islam is nurtured. He added the awardees were recognising due to their commitment and contribution in ensuring the religion of Islam flourish.
“The award was given to those who stood upright in the jihad of Islam. Among the awardees are people from the upper class while some are from the middle class”
He urged the awardees to intensify more in the propagation of Islam.
The Chairman of the Occasion, Baba Adini Olumu central Mosque, Chief AbdulRasak Alabi Folami urged Muslims to imbibe the sacrifice of giving one’s possessions, no matter how small for the sake of almighty Allah.
‘Giving out in Charity or helping those in need is a blessing and means purifying ones souls and wealth”.Aare Adinni Eti-Osa, Omo Oba murphy Adetoro urged Muslims to endeavor to build more mosques for moral and spiritual uplift.
“From assessment, we need to build more Mosque in the country due to high percentage of Muslims and the fact that it is expected of Muslim to pray in the Mosque which is more rewarding”.
The Executive Chairman, Eti-Osa East LCDA, Hon. Rafiu Olatunji Olufunmi charged muslim clerics to leave exemplary life of prophet Muhammad (SAW).
According to him, Muslim clerics are meant to be pacesetter to non-Muslim clerics.
The Executive Chairman, Iru Victoria Island Local Council Development Area, Princess Rashidat Abiodun Adu, urged Muslim women to participate in shouldering the responsibilities of Islamic propagation and the transmission of Allah’s righteous religion
“Muslim women should endeavor to come out of their comfort zone and work for the cause of Allah. It is rewarding in this world and hereafter”.
Sariki Adini Eti Osa Muslim Community, Alhaji Tajudeen Fowewe Eshinlokun commended those who contribute in cash and kind to complete the Mosque.
He urged Muslim to continue to propagate Islam by donating to the course of Almighty Allah.“Making life easy for others is an act of charity as enjoined by Allah and his Messenger (SAW) which is for your own good because you will surely reap the rewards”.
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