- Cleric tasks Muslims on patience, unity
Chief Imam of Bode Olude Muslim Community, Sheikh Mohammed Thanni Abolade Somide, has tasked Muslims on unity as the Chief Missionary of Young Muslim Brothers and Sisters (YOUMBAS) in Ogun state and Republic of Benin, As-Sheikh Najeemdeen Adesina Yusuf Aduralongba, was turbaned as the first Mufti of Bode Olude, Abeokuta, Odeda local government area of Ogun state.
Somide said this at the turbarning ceremony graced by many important personalities including the Baale of Bode Olude as well as the ex-Chairman of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), Mosimi depot branch, Alhaji Surajudeen Adebisi Bada.
New Telegraph reports that about 36 Muslim clerics and leaders were also honoured with different titles.
Imam Somide tasked all the newly turned chiefs to promote unity of purpose among the Ummah.
“The promotion of peace and unity among men should be the pre-occupation of all of us as Muslims,” he said at the event.
Alhaji Bada, who doubles as the Baba Adinni of the Bode Olude community tasked the newly turbaned Mufti and all beneficiaries of the Islamic titles to work hard for the progress of Islam in the community and beyond.
In his acceptance speech, Sheikh Aduralongba promised to do his best for the promotion of Islam and Sunnah of Prophet Muhammed (SAW).
Meanwhile, an Islamic scholar, Prof. Taofeeq Abdulazeez, has tasked Muslims on how to achieve greatness.
The Don who also spoke on “Greatness was our past: When shall we regain it?” at a two-day National Seminar organised by the Organization of Tadhamunul Muslimeen (OTM) in Abuja, said Muslims must be ready to follow the best exemplary conduct of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) to achieve a peaceful society and reclaim the lost glory.
The scholar, who is the Imam of University of Abuja, said Islam achieved greatness in the past because the Muslim Ummah enjoined people to do good deeds and desist from evil acts as highlighted in the Holy Book.
“Islam is so great that Allah says we are the best of nations created for mankind. It is not greatness due to richness but due to value, integrity and creation of peace.
The prophet raised people on the platform of faith and justice. And they became the greatest community in Madina. Because of this, the Jews subjected themselves to the authority of our Prophet, especially the judicial authority,” he also said.