A renowned Islamic scholar and medical laboratory scientist, Ustadz Yahya AbdurRahman has challenged Muslim youths, particularly members of The Muslim Congress (TMC), to rejuvenate dawah evangelism (propagation of Islam) for which they were known over the years.
AbdurRahman, who is one of the founding fathers of the Congress, made the call when he featured on the Personality Profile programme of the Information Unit at the just concluded 25th National Islamic Training Programme (NITP) of TMC.
The annual NITP was held at the Vanguard Academy, Odosengolu near Ijebu-Ode in Ogun State.
AbdurRahman, who is also the Managing Director of one of the popular medical laboratory centres in Lagos, lamented that tempo of dawah work (Islamic propagation of calling people to the path of Allah) has gone down and needed to be revived.
He, therefore, appealed to delegates at the camping programme, to revive the practice of grass root Islamic propagation.
According to him, TMC is known for various propagation, ranging from Dawn Dawah, Market Dawah, Bus Dawah, Train Dawah, Boat Dawah and Mosque Dawah.
He noted that dawah is a viable tool for societal reformation and harvesting souls for Allah, which young Muslims must embrace.
AbdurRahman advised delegates, particularly young Muslims to embrace entrepreneurship, irrespective of their professional fields of study.
Sharing his personal experience from his humble beginning, AbdurRahman said he initially trained as a photographer, later went into an auto-mechanic apprenticeship for three years before going to secondary school and university for formal education.
All these, he said, prepared him to become self-reliant and self-sustaining life.
Speaking further, the first Waali (Chairman) of The Muslim Congress (TMC) in Lagos state, also advised delegates to participate actively in politics so as to guide and influence the status of Muslims in the political arena.
He added that the presence of Muslims in politics would help to protect the interest of Muslims and Islam in general.
The Islamic scholar also appealed to Muslim youths to strive to acquire knowledge by reading lots of books and try to manage their time judiciously by embracing time management.
From Oluwashina Iyanda, Odosengolu, Ijebu-Ode