MCLS inaugurates CWC, Media Committee, others
…Sheikh Abou tasks members to work diligently for Ummah’s progress
Sheikh AbdulHafeez Abou, Baba Adinni of Lagos, has called on members of the newly inaugurated Central Working Committee, CWC, of Muslim Community of Lagos State, MCLS, as well as other statutory committees to work diligently with the fear of Allah in order to ensure unity of purpose and progress of the Ummah.
He gave the advice at the swearing-in of the new CWC in Lagos on Thursday.
Sheikh Abou urged members to see their work as Jihad. “It’s Jihad you’re doing and it’s a great work of Allah. This must be done with unity of purpose. It’s unfortunate that the unity of purpose and progress of the Ummah is yet to be achieved and we must learn to love and tolerate one another.”
In his inaugural speech, MCLS’ President, Prof. Tajudeen Gbadamosi reminded members that Muslims in the state entrusted their common affairs to us. “Ours is therefore a clarion call to noble duty and sacred trust. We must justify the faith, confidence, belief and trust reposed in us.”
He implored all to re-dedicate themselves as their aim should be to give their very best as they set out to work immediately.
While appealing strongly again that they hit the ground running, the President informed them that a Task Force for the much anticipated Leadership Forum was inaugurated recently in the Lagos Central Mosque.
Speaking further, he condemned hate and inflammatory speeches, as well as consequent killings and other damnable actions in the religious and social spheres. “As a religious group,we are keenly concerned and know we have a duty to ensure peace and harmony in our society. There is a lesson the country can learn from the spirit and values of Lagos. This spirit and values were demonstrated afresh about a week ago when Bashorun J.K. Randle,on behalf of Alhaja Munirat Muhammad (nee Randle), handed over to the Lagos Central Mosque, a property she had bequeathed to the mosque. What is instructive here is that it was the Christian members of the Randle family that championed the case in court on behalf of the Muslim beneficiary, the Lagos Central Mosque. This demonstrated the deep love, fair play and mutual respect that Lagos Muslims and Christians have shared and cherished over the centuries. As Bashorun J.K Randle said on the occasion:”No. . . Lagosian needs to be preached to about the sanctity of tolerance, integrity, honesty and trustworthiness which are already embedded in their DNA.” What a message to our nation at this critical time.
“We would continue to exert ourselves in the service of our fellow Muslim men and women. We are aware that the most prominent handicaps of Africa have been identified to be diseases, ignorance and poverty.
According to him, they shall continue with various health programmes aimed at improving the quality of health services available to our members as well as the education programmes, empowerment, vocational schemes and social services for Muslims to suggest practical ways of dealing with social maladies in our society, including sexual abuse, same gender marriage, ritual killings and the trend in drug and substance misuse.
New CWC members of MCLS being sworn-in.
Other members of the CWC include Bashorun Alabi Macfoy, Alhaji F.O. Lawal, Alhaji R.O.Yusuf, Engr. Ajadi, Dr. Ekemode, Alhaja Okunnu, Engr. Gafar, Alhaji Tajudeen Uzamot, Alhaji Adenowo Raji, Alhaja Wonu Folami, Alhaja Muri Okunola, Alhaji Tajudeen Olusi, Alhaji Owolabi Amisu, Ustaz Qadri Muyideen and Justice A.F. Adeyinka.