NASFAT hosts media, harps on fairness in reporting Islam
The Nasru-Lahi-l-Fatih Society (NASFAT) Worldwide has called on the media to give an accurate account of Islamic related activities without fear or favour.
The group made the call at its yearly Iftar with the media, a platform where media veterans and practitioners engage stakeholders in a stimulating discussion to use religion to foster peace, love and development in the country.
Gathering at the Iftar were the executive members of NASFAT worldwide.
The organisation called for fair, truthful and objective reportage of Islam and Muslims.
The Chief Imam of the Nasrul-lahi-li Fathi Society of Nigeria (NASFAT), Abdul Azeez Onike, urged people to reframe from the stereotype mindset about Islam.
“People need to be objective and sincere in their reportage because on the Day of Judgment, Allah will ask everybody to provide evidence of what you have said.”
The CEO of Aims Media, Hajia Aminat Muhammad, urged journalists and individuals to hold leaders accountable before they get into office.
“When they come with their manifesto, let us try as media practitioners to question the authenticity of what they intend to deliver to the people.”
Acting President NASFAT, Ayodeji AbdulRauf, said it is quite unfortunate that people were put in positions of authority without checking their parameters and that led the country where we are today. “Whoever wants to be a leader, we must be sure that such a person has such characteristics we have in the Prophet (SAW).”
Chief Press Secretary, Lagos State Government, Gboyega Akosile, emphasises the need for Muslims to be ambassadors of their faith, especially on social media.
“Practitioners should come into the social media space because that is where we have a lot of indecencies, propagation of immoralities and a lot of fake news. If we populate the social media space with professionals, we can correct or inform people adequately.”