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Muslim Students' Society of Nigeria,
Lagos State Area Unit.
The Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria, Lagos State Area Unit has appealed to government at all levels to ensure the employment of Arabic teachers in schools under their domain.This was contained in a statement by the MSSN Lagos Amir (President), Mallam Saheed Ashafa, to identify with the World Arabic Language Day (WALD) on Friday.
The WALD is observed annually on December 18, as established by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 2010.
All praise is due to Allah. May His peace and blessings continue to shower on Muhammad (SAW) and the generality of Muslim (Amen).
Let me start this interaction by extending to you on behalf of the Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria, Lagos State Area Unit, a most heartfelt welcome and our thanks for your devotion anytime we reach out to you on matters that bother on our collective well-being. We thank you for this and urge you not to stop giving us support when we call on you.
Without mincing words, we are here today to make you and the Muslims in Nigeria aware of our 2015 Islamic Vacation Course (IVC) camp coming up between December 21st 2015 and January 1st 2016, at the Human Capital Development Centre (HCDC), Epe. Again, our plan for this year is to have nothing less than 5000 delegates that will be impacted with Islamic teachings, which should aid the development of the nation at large. The camping programme is billed to convey Muslim youths and impart in them moral, spiritual and academic knowledge. This edition of the camp marks the 100th IVC of society and we are making a historical progress by holding it on our own permanent site, HCDC Epe, Lagos State (see details about HCDC below). Apart from that, we will be streaming activities on the camp site live through our Youtube Channel: https://goo.gl/cKHMGC.
To register, delegates are expected to purchase pin and then log on to camp.mssnlagos.net to complete their registration form.
The society, Muslim Students' Society of Nigeria, is the meeting point for all Muslim Students in all Higher Institutions, Secondary Schools, graduate and Post Graduates as well as Muslims, who attend technical institutions, like the craftsmen and women in Nigeria. The major objective is to be the forum for making every Muslim youth that is privileged to attend any school in the country, secondary or tertiary, to be conscious about Islam and being its ambassadors. The organisation has continued to adapt and respond to the challenges and needs of its members and the Nigeria Muslim community in general.
The contributions of MSSN to national development are enormous and these include serving as a potent tool of national unity and cohesion. Apart from its membership that cuts across all the geographical and ethnic barriers, MSSN is promoting national integration and building bridges through its programmes and activities that emphasize the brotherhood of Islam, in particular, and mankind in general. The society has remained a pressure group working for the advancement of the interests of Muslims and Islam. Indeed, past members of MSSN occupy leadership of virtually all leading Islamic organisations in Nigeria.
Gentlemen of the press, you will agree with us that we cannot witness a resurgence of our faith - Islam; we cannot even keep the flag flying without a well-structured arrangement, collective and continuous effort to make Muslim Students graduate from various fields of study in the various institutions with a sound and well-grounded understanding of Islam and its ethics. One of the ways in which we achieve that is through our camping programmes and others. The theme for this year’s camp is THE BASIS. The camp will be a unique camp being the 100th IVC, where we are determined to return to the Basis, thereby building a solid foundation of our Islam and become ideal Muslims. During the camping programme, delegates will be empowered with knowledge about the religion of Al-Islam.
Many problems being confronted by Nigeria today would have been a thing of the past if we had got our basis right. It surprises that we keep complaining about leadership and there seems not to be human solution to it. Now that everyone must be tired of the saying that "leadership is the problem", not followership, then we really need to return to the basis by applying the teachings of Al-Islam to solve our challenges. Yes, oil and poor leadership may have been some of the banes of our development as a nation, but what else are we not doing right? It is our relationship with God, both leaders and followers now act freely, forgetting that they will give account of their deeds to Allah. The injustice in the Nigeria system will always affect our growth, if not stopped. You can imagine a state like Lagos State asking students to pause exam to hold Christmas Carol but insisted that Muslim students cannot willingly wear Hijab.
One would have expected that with the prevalence of religious institutions everywhere, there should not be so much corruption and wickedness in the country, but the reverse is the case. Immorality is regrettably increasing; infidelity and corruption are gradually becoming acceptable values in Nigeria. If so, maybe we should stop deceiving ourselves and accept it, that there is an unpardonable need to return to the basis. The teachings of Allah are sufficient for this nation to grow at desired rate. Islam is encompassing, and already made clear what a nation or people require to experience growth. We should know clearly that the problems of Nigeria has gone beyond what human beings can solve, Allah remains the most reliable provider of the solutions that will lift Nigeria out of its current challenges.
During the 2015 December IVC camp, there will be soul inspiring lectures, motivational discussion on character building and memorisation of Quran among others. We hope that delegates will leave the camp with the fear of Allah, zeal for Ibadah, Dawah and better understanding of how to co-exist peacefully in a multi-facet country like Nigeria.