The World Leader of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Hazrat Masroor Ahmad has urged media practitioners, members of the Ahmadiyya Islamic Community and Muslims in general to spread peaceful message to the world.
He made this admonition while addressing participants at the grand finale of the international broadcast conference and workshop held at the Muslim Television Ahmadiyya, (MTA), headquarters in Merton, London.
Stressing further, Hazrat Masroor Ahmad said the message of peace is important as some group of Muslims had been engaging in acts inimical to the true teachings of Islam. He noted that the growing suicide attacks, killings and hate speeches by those who do not fully understand the teachings of Islam which emphasizes on caring for humanity, eliminating poverty, ignorance, diseases and other evil machinations by IS in the Middle East and Boko Haram in Nigeria have been a source of worry to devoted Muslims globally.
Adding that, “the Islamic community is fully committed to the spread of Islam through peaceful means and establishment of social economic facilities such as schools, hospitals and other community development projects.”
The international broadcast conference and training reviewed developments in international broadcasting and the latest skills needed for the broadcast industry in the 21st century. Key areas of international broadcasting discussed at the conference include: creation of value added contents for diverse people, understanding the challenges of social media tools for broadcast, quality assurance mechanism and media law.
In another vein, Nigerians and Africans residing in the United Kingdom have pleaded with Nigerians to vote for visionary leaders in the forthcoming general elections.
According to them, “the next general elections would offer Nigerians greatest opportunity to ensure that responsive and responsible leadership in the presidency, governorship, National and state assemblies are elected to manage the resources of a great African country. If Nigeria gets it right with good leadership, other African countries would follow suit.”
To underscore the importance of the Saturday election to Nigerian in the UK, prayers were held across mosques and Pentecostal churches in London for a peaceful elections going by reports of violence recorded in some parts of the country during the electioneering campaigns.
The March and April elections have been described as a watershed in the annals of Nigeria as two leading political parties have worked assiduously for the most coveted presidential, National Assembly, governorship and state assemblies’ polls.