The Muslim Congress (TMC) has enjoined Muslims to embrace the spirit of love and brotherhood as enshrined in the culture of Islam, in order to obliterate disunity and hatred among people.
The Amir (President) of the Congress, Imam Lukman AbdurRaheem, gave the advice in a lecture titled: “Present State of Disunity in the Ummah and Its Effects – Cause for Concern’’ at the ongoing 23rd National Islamic Training Programme (NITP), at The Vanguard Academy, Odosengolu, Ogun State.
AbdurRaheem lamented that disunity, raging among the Muslim community called for concern as “it is affecting social and economic development of the Muslims.
“Disunity among Muslims range from organisational, ethnic regional and global levels.
“This lack of common front and condemnation of one organisation by another is retarding the development and spread of Islam as preached by Prophet Muhammad (SAW)”.
Quoting various portions of the Holy Quran and Hadiths of the prophet, the Amir, therefore, enjoined Muslims to disregard whatever differences existing among various groups and units for the common good of the Ummah.
He averred that there is need for Muslims to see one another as brothers and sisters irrespective of their diverse background and organisational affiliations.
The Amir also called on Muslims to work together for a common goal and unity, rather than condemning one another as he maintained that in unity lies the strength and ability for meaningful progress.
Meanwhile, organisers of the 23rd NITP have strengthened the security operation of the camp by introducing a new drone technology to carry out security surveilance of the entire college area.
The National ICT Officer (NICTO) of the TMC, Alhaji Mayowa Nurain, told The Renaissance that the new measure was taken to reassure delegates of adequate security during their four-day stay on camp.
Nurain said provision of the drones with surveillance camera was in line with the commandment of Allah that “every live is sacred and must be protected’’.
He further said that intercom service and wireless facility were provided on camp to aid communication and sharing of data without incurring any expenses.
The Renaissance also reports that delegates were fascinated by the new experience of seeing a flying object hovering around the camp site, for the first time in 23 years, to detect and prevent any incidence capable of threatening the security of delegates.
A delegate, Dr AbdulMalik Adewoyin, commended the organiser of the NITP for being pragmatic in providing the security gadgets on camp.
He said the provision of drone and other security gadgets would go a long way to protect people’s lives and property.
He recommends the deployment of similar facilities in subsequent programmes of the TMC.
Also reacting, another delegate, Mr Abdulhafiz Isiaq, commeneded the TMC for making registration of delegates seamless and improvement in provision of security gadgets and quality of food being served to the delegates.
Among sensitive units that made the training camp interesting were Information Unit, which disseminate information, and local, national and internation news to the delight of the delegates drawn from all local governmments in both Lagos and Ogun States.
Healthcare service was also provided by esstablishing a camp clinic where delegates with different ailment were attended to by medical personnel.