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Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at Nigeria Celebrates Religious founders Day

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Saturday 17th November, 2012 was a glorious day in Lagos Nigeria when leaders of the three major religions in Nigeria converged on the Main Auditorium of University of Lagos to discuss a common goal. Religion as it is personal to individual and being a major link between man and God Almighty, it remains sentimentally personal. However, On the day mentioned earlier, an African Traditional Religionist sat side by side with Muslims; Christians also mix and discuss freely with their Nigerian fellows who are Muslims It was all in the spirit of LOVE FOR ALL HATRED FOR NONE.

This Religious Founders’ Day was organized at the instance of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at Nigeria emphasizing the theme of SOCIAL SECURITY, NATIONAL PEACE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT- RELIGION AS A POSITIVE AGENT.

Alhaji Bola Agboola, the Director of Lagos Operations of Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria who is not an Ahmadi gave a keynote address. Otunba Lekan Ajirotutu, the Public Relation Officer of African Traditional Religion, Nigeria looked at the theme from African religion’s perspective. Rev. Sunday Adeyinka Adeoye, Pastor of the New Life Baptist Church, and a core Member of Christaian Association of Nigeria in Ijebu-Ife, Ogun State addressed the congregation from the Christian perspective. Dr. AbdulHafeez Oladosu of the Arabic and Islamic Studies Department at the University of Ibadan viewed the theme from  an orthodox Muslims’ angle. Socio-Politicians were also not kept back as Mr. Moshood AbdulWasi, a lecturer at the Department of Political Science of Lagos State University addressed the topic socio-politically.

Amir, Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at Nigeria, Dr. Mashhud Adenrele Fashola; Senior Lecturer, Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies, University of Ibadan, Dr. AbdulHafeez Oladosu and Rev. Sunday Adeyinka Adeoye of New Life Baptist Church Ijebu-Ife, Ogun State

Amir, Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at Nigeria, Dr. Mashhud Adenrele Fashola; Senior Lecturer, Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies, University of Ibadan, Dr. AbdulHafeez Oladosu and Rev. Sunday Adeyinka Adeoye of New Life Baptist Church Ijebu-Ife, Ogun State

Missionary Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at Nigeria, Mulana Abdul Khalique Nayyar; Public Relation Officer, Association of African Traditional Religious, Otunba Lekan Ajirotutu; National Treasurer of Ahmadiyya Jamma’at, Alhaji AbdulAzeze Alatoye and Director, Islamic Affairs Nigerian Army, Bonny Cantonment, Victoria Island, Lagos, Brig. Gen. Muhammed AbdulSalam.

Missionary Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at Nigeria, Mulana Abdul Khalique Nayyar; Public Relation Officer, Association of African Traditional Religious, Otunba Lekan Ajirotutu; National Treasurer of Ahmadiyya Jamma’at, Alhaji AbdulAzeze Alatoye and Director, Islamic Affairs Nigerian Army, Bonny Cantonment, Victoria Island, Lagos, Brig. Gen. Muhammed AbdulSalam.

The event which attracted guests from the Military Department of Nigeria, the State Security Services, journalists from both print and electronic media houses was graced by over a thousand participants that cut across the adherent of the three major religions of Nigeria.

Rev. Adeoye addressing a cross-section of the participants

Rev. Adeoye addressing a cross-section of the participants

Courtesy: Qasim Oyekola, Lagos

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4 Responses to Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at Nigeria Celebrates Religious founders Day

  1. Badr Embee

    November 21, 2012 at 9:32 am

    All Praise is due to Allah that such an important event is undertaken by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at in Nigeria. i want to posit that we hope this will become a regular feature as much is desired from this well educated and well organised Islamic organization. The leading torch in the 80′s on religious tolerance and need for peaceful co-existence until suddenly they went underground. more power to your elbow.
    Maa salaam.

  2. Bello Dhunoorain Bamidele

    November 22, 2012 at 1:44 am

    Alhamduliilahi Rabbil ‘Alamin that I took Part in the event that came up in Lagos last weekend (Religious Founder Day). It has given me the experience I need in terms of how I should relate with people of other faiths and appreciate Islam more. . The event was commendable. I wish the Jama’at may continue on such a laudable program like this. Jazakallahu Khayran

  3. Bello Dhunoorain Bamidele

    November 22, 2012 at 1:52 am

    Alhamdulillahi Rabbil ‘Alamin. I took part in the event that came up in lagos, Nigeria last weekend. It has given me the experience I need to know how to relate with people of other faiths to make them understand and appreciate Islam more. The event was quite commendable. I wish the Jama’at may continue on such a laudable program like this.
    Jazakallahu Khayran

  4. Qasim Oyekola

    November 23, 2012 at 2:00 am

    The spirit and soul of the Program was LOVE FOR ALL HATRED FOR NONE. The Prophet of Islam (saw) has instructed us to relate with all peoples with love and affection as we would want others to do to us. Hence, the spirit in the messages of the Promised Messiah (as) which is being spread today by the KHALIFAH OF PEACE, Mirza Masroor Ahmad, May Allah continue to strengthen him. We hope the spirit of the program will continue to soar higher and higher. Thank you all the participants for coming. We shall expect you, your family and friends at the next edition.