By Joy Odor
The Nasiru llahi l Fathi Society of Nigeria (NASFAT) has enjoined the Muslim elites to take up the duty of religious propagation.
The society made this call during the Webinar symposium to celebrate the 70th birthday of it’s pioneer president, who is now the Chairman, Board of Trustee, Alhaji Abdullateef Wale Olasupo.
The Guest Speaker at the event monitored by SlyNews, Former Lagos State Commissioner for Home Affairs, Abdulhakeem Abdullateef said: “Islamic propagation is not meant for the Alfas and Imams alone, but for everyone who intends to succeed”
He called on the Muslim elites to use their wisdom, riches, power, and intelligence to call people to the way of Allah.
“No matter your position in the society, let them know that you are a Muslim and you are a preacher,” he said.
He said it is Allah who gave the power, intelligence, the riches and others, hence the need to use the position, wealth and connections to invite people to the path of Allah.
Abdullateef said “You should command what is good and forbid what is bad. The best user of his tongue is he who uses it to invite people to the right path.
He enjoined the religious institutions and mosques to do more in dawah and explore the modern tools and mechanism in propagating Islam.
Challenging the role models to also engage in religious propagation as they gain better attention of the populace, Abdullateef said the preachers should always practice what they preach.
The Chief Missioner, NASFAT, Abdul Azeez Onike, described Olasupo as a paragon of humility, perseverance and contentment.
Chief Missioner NASFAT, Abdul Azeez Onike observed special prayer for the celebrant and applauded his contributions to the growth of NASFAT.
The Deputy Governor, Ogun State, Alhaja Noimot Salako-Oyedele lauded NASFAT for the initiative, urging them to further strengthen their horizon.
Second Guest Speaker, The Dean Faculty of Arts, University of Ibadan, Prof Afis Oladosu, stressed the need to celebrate the personalities who have contributed immensely to the development of Islam in Nigeria.
He also emphasised the need to incorporate the young generation in the religious propagation agenda.
According to him the young generation should be encouraged to read and realise that they have to give what they have in other to receive more from Allah.
Oladosu said Islam do not support forceful conversion, brutality and distraction of properties, he said Islam is attestation that Allah is one and cannot be duplicated: observing five daily solar; doing good and forbidden evil, among others.
Register, Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Ishaq Oloyede, expressed his happiness in celebrating the pleasure of Allah in the celebrant and enjoined more Muslim personalities to contribute immensely to Islam.
The Chairman of the occasion, Alhaji Yusuf Ali challenged NASFAT on reorientation of Muslim leaders who are in position of authority.
He stressed the need for standard moral uprightness that will fly the banner of Islam up high.