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Use religion for national development – clergy (Amir Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at, Nigeria)

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Lagos – , the Amir, Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at Nigeria, has urged Nigerians to make religion a positive agent for the attainment of national development.

Adenrele gave the advice on Saturday at the Religious Founders Day entitled: “Social Security, National Peace and Sustainable Development’’, at the main Auditorium of University of Lagos.

He said Christians and Muslims should enlighten the masses on the need for peaceful co-existence, noting that this would strengthen the acceptance of their collective prayers for the nation.

“God accepts the prayers of brothers who are at peace with one another. We should realise the imperative of mutual cooperation to promote social justice and equity.

“We should fight against injustice, wickedness, violence, insecurity, persecution, whether hidden or open corruption, oppression and abuse of authority,” he said.

In his keynote address, Alhaji Bola Agboola, the Director of Lagos Operations, Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), said that religion is undisputable vehicle of national peace, security and sustainable development.

According to him, in view of our peculiarities as a nation, harmonious co-existence is essential to the realisation of the dreams of the nation’s founding fathers.

“It is high time Nigerians truthfully practise the principles of love, peace, sacrifice, honesty, selflessness as preached by the two religions.

“Nigeria is a gift from God; every Nigerian has an obligation to treasure the gift.

“This is perhaps what the founders of inter-faith group thought when they initiated inter-faith dialogue,” he added.

Rev. Yinka Adeoye of the New Life Baptist Church Ijebu-Ife, Ogun, said that every Nigerian had the birthright to live a life of dignity and access to the basic necessities of life.

“Genuine peace is recognition of the fact that your neighbour is an image of God,’’ he said.

- NAN

Posted by on November 19, 2012. Filed under Africa,Ahmadiyyat: True Islam,ISLAM,Islam: A Religion of Peace,Islamic Institutions,Islamic Preaching,Nigeria,Peace Conference. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

4 Responses to Use religion for national development – clergy (Amir Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at, Nigeria)

  1. Zubair Khan

    November 19, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    It is repeat post.

  2. Raziya Mohamedali

    November 20, 2012 at 1:57 am

    I think he meant ‘selflessness’ NOT ‘selfishness’. Please correct it, above.

  3. Ataul Wahid

    November 21, 2012 at 9:06 am

    I toured Nigeria in 2008 and spent time with the Amir Fashola and Missionary in charge, Khalak Nayar. They are true champions of Islam and work selflessly for the betterment of all Nigerians. The hard work and dedication of all the missionairies was truely inspiring, as they are working under very difficult circumstances. It was obvious that the Nigerians had great respect for them as they are men of integrity. The only hope for Nigeria is the system of Khalafit and Jamat. Please remember them in your prayers.

  4. Bro Kareem Azeez

    July 24, 2013 at 9:46 am

    Islam is a religion of peace. It is when there is peace that a meaningful development can take place. When there is no peace then a war will be taking place. This is not what the Almighty Allah want for us. Then the establishment of Islam as the only religion before Him.

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