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By Sulaimon Salau
25 December 2020   |   3:59 am
This year, due to the pandemic ravaging the world, Muslim organizations have decided to hold their yearly camping event virtually.

This year, due to the pandemic ravaging the world, Muslim organizations have decided to hold their yearly camping event virtually.

The yearly gathering usually brings Muslim families and individuals of diverse backgrounds together for a fun-filled week of Islamic living, motivation, learning and inspirational experiences.

Organisers of the two-day online convention, Guild of Muslim Professionals (GMP) would lead professionals in the field of media, medicine, agriculture, education and religious propagation to dissect the new normal due to COVID-19 pandemic.

The much-talked-about yearly gathering of Muslim professionals in Nigeria, has the theme, ‘Navigating through Times of Crisis: Health, Governance, Economy and Opportunities’. Which will feature panel discussions on different topics such as: Demanding Change: Global Experiences, The Future of Work: Embracing the New Normal, Opportunities and Challenges.

Some of the guest lecturers and discussants who will grace the 2020 convention are: Prof. Kamil Zakariyyah Omoteso, Professor Ibrahim Oreagba, Hon. Abdul Lateef Abdul Hakeem and Ass. Professor and Dr. Tajudeen Yusuf.

Nigeria’s leading faith-based organisations, The Muslim Congress (TMC) also announced that its 27th National Islamic Training Programme (NITP) would commence from today Friday, December 25 to Sunday, December 27 on a virtual platform.

This year’s camping programme is the first ever virtual camp to be organised by the Islamic group, following the advent of the second wave of the deadly coronavirus.

The event which is themed, “Mankind at the Crossroads: Islam to the Rescue” will feature scholars who will provoke religious cum intellectual discussions on the theme and sub themes.

Renowned scholars that would facilitate various sessions of the programme are Sheikh AbdulFatah Thanni, Sheikh Dhikrullah Shafii’, Imam (Dr) Abdullahi Shuaib, Dr Zafaran Adeniyi, the outgoing Amir of TMC, Dr Luqman AbdulRaheem.

In a statement, TMC said the three-day virtual ITP “is a camping event organised annually to mobilise Muslims’ innate resources- the spiritual, intellectual and physical inclination for the common good.

“For nearly three decades, hundreds of thousands of young and elderly Muslims have been propelled to productive heights buoyed by spiritual fortifications and sound mind to be well-aware of their mundane obligations. The enriching impact of the NITP has kept people coming in droves every year!”

Also, Al-Mu’minaat (The Believing Women Organisation) annual women gathering, which usually witnesses thousands in attendance, will be holding virtually, in strict adherence to the COVID-19 protocols.

This year’s forum has as theme; ‘The Menace in the World: Muslim Sisters on Call’, will feature soul-inspiring lectures, fiqh session, guidance and counselling session, health talk and numerous side attractions.

The inspiring event will have in attendance Islamic and academic scholars and professionals from different fields of human endeavour. It will hold between 13th to 17th Jumadal Awwal, 1442 A.H (Monday, December 28, 2020 to Friday, January 1, 2021).