National President of Nasrul-lahi-l-Fatih Society, NASFAT, Engr Kamil Bolarinwa has reaffirmed the society’s position on zero-level of corruption, urging all Muslims to desist from all acts of corruption while also supporting the anti-graft crusade of the Buhari-led administration.
Engr Bolarinwa made this known during a press conference to unviel the Society’s programmes and activities during the glorious month of Ramadan. Bolarinwa said: “Islam has zero-tolerance for corruption and we tell our members that every Muslim whether as a trader, businessman or civil servant, we must shun on corrupt tendencies. Islam has zero tolerance for corruption.
The holy month of Ramadan is a period to preach to Nigerians that there is only one God, who can ensure progress in the nation. “It is an opportunity for us to re-unite Muslims to the ways of Allah,” he said. Unveiling the Ramadan programmes, NASFAT Ramadan Committee Chairman, Alhaji Taofeeq Adeseun, said fasting period was a time to give back to society.
Adeseun said the association would continue its welfare programmes of feeding the less-privileged and other charities throughout the month. “Ramadan Lecture: Our annual Ramadan lecture In-shaa Allah will take place on Ramadan 6 (June 11) at Lagos Airport Hotel, Ikeja.
We have gotten the confirmation of Professor Muslih Tayo Yahya, Dept. Religion and Philosophy, University of Jos as our Guest Speaker while Brothers Mustapha Bello (Secretary, Nasfat National Mission Board and Imaam Sarafdeen Ali-Agan are discussants at the event. The topic according to him is ‘Zakat, Sadaqah and the Salary earner in a challenging economic Situation.’
Tafsir: According to Adeseun, the exegesis, commentaries, teachings and lessons of various chapters of the Quran will take place at Alausa and Zonal Headquarters of the society commencing from after Asr till Magrib time. He stated that Tahajjud (night prayers will also commence on the Ramadan 5, while everyday Tahajjud starts on Ramadan 19 to 30 at Alausa and in all the zones.
The society also unveiled its annual Lailatul Qadr, Night of Majesty celebration. Adeseun added that arrangements have been concluded to ensure convenience of all attendees with spiritual and soul lifting prayers during the night. As part of the Ramadan activities, a daily da’wah programme has been planned during Sahur (pre-dawn meal) on MITV from the beginning of the month to the end.
“This is to inform the public more on the importance of Ramadan, our duties to Allah, our Creator, during and even after the month. “As part of the required Ibaadah in the glorious month, we will also organize and make adequate provision for Itkaf.
We request any intending Muslim for the programme to contact the comittee in charge.” Iftar with the Press: “You will agree with me that NASFAT has the tradition of organizing the annual iftar with the press.
We shall maintain this rendezvous not only because it provides a platform for further interaction with the media but also because it attracts blessings for both parties during the glorious month of Ramadan.
This insha Allah, we shall continue and possibly enlarge to further enhance the existing relationship with the media. This year Iftar will be special as we are hoping to have important dignitaries at the event. The Iftar will hold on July 2,” he said.