NO fewer than 20 couples were joined in marriage at the 65th annual convention of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at Nigeria, held in Ilaro, Ogun State. Nigeria
At the ceremony, which took place at the convention and attended by over 35,000 participants from different parts of the country, prayers were offered by clerics that the unions be blessed and the newlyweds granted love and understanding.
Speakers at the event urged Muslims and other Nigerians to always stand for peace in order to promote social order as enjoined by the Holy Qur’an.
The Amir, Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at Nigeria, Dr Mashhud Fashola, admonished religious and political leaders across the world to obey God’s commandments in governance and justice administration.
He enjoined the leaders and followers to adhere to divine teachings, commandments and laws with a view to building peaceful and just societies.
On the theme of the conference, “Social, Political and Economic Emancipation through Moral Re-Orientation,” he said until humans reform themselves, Allah’s blessings and mercy would continue to elude them.
The lecturer, Alhaji Abdul Azeez Alatoye, advised Muslims to ensure justice and compassion in their interactions with other people so that some negative perceptions about Islam could change.
Alatoye, who is the Naib Amir, South West, added that the world was structurally retarding in social, political and economic ideological values owing to people’s failure to adhere to justice, which he described as crucial to the survival of mankind.
He said “for our social, economic and political lives to be enhanced and experience peace, we have to retrace our steps back and follow the footsteps of
Participants at the event praised the Ahmadiyya for its contributions to the growth and development of education and health services in Nigeria.