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Ansar-Ud-Deen celebrates 25th annivesary

In 1923, some Islamic scholars founded the Ansar-ud-deen society in Ibadan, with the sole aim of propagating Islam, promoting justice and an egalitarian society and…

In 1923, some Islamic scholars founded the Ansar-ud-deen society in Ibadan, with the sole aim of propagating Islam, promoting justice and an egalitarian society and improving the lives of all Muslims in Nigeria.

Five years later, which was in 1928, the Kano chapter also came into being with the founding member’s decision to come together and begin the propagation of the religion to the growing teeming Muslims from the south-western part of the country, which were then beginning to form large groups in the ancient city.

By 1985, the society’s growth led to the need for expansion for efficiency and mobilization, and then came the establishment of the division with the aim of achieving that.

It was this division that thousands of faithfuls gathered to celebrate its operations in the past 25 years and to also come together again to expand through the establishment of an Islamic development centre that will continue the propagation of the religion in the state.

Declaring the ceremony open, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of Media Trust Limited, Alhaji Isiaq Ajibola, who was represented by the Regional Manager of the company in Kano, Malam Hassan A. Karofi, described the event as timely, especially when the religion is facing so many challenges in recent time.

Alhaji Ajibola said the society has a responsibility to continue to propagate Islam and ensure the unity of the people of the country through serving as a source of spiritual development of the youths.

While commending the division three for pioneering several developments in the society, he called on all members to contribute to the new Islamic centre in fulfillment of the call by Allah (SWT) to faithfuls to loan and be rewarded with the sweetest of all gifts, the Aljannah Firdausi.

“The division was the first to introduce the door to door assalatu , (waking people to pray at dawn) the first to win a bus, and another 35 seater bus, the first to win the shukura cup and the first to also form auxiliary bodies. Today you are becoming the first to establish an Islamic centre,” he added.

Earlier in his speech, chairman of the division, Alhaji Ismail Salisu Olayiwola had said the event was meant to celebrate the contributions of the founding fathers, and to also come together to develop the Islamic centre in Kano State.

“It is necessary that today, we come together to celebrate 25 years of selfless service to our religion and to also launch the Islamic development centre which was borne out of the need to uplift the status of the society and all Muslims,” he added.

Alhaji Olayiwola added that Islam, more than ever, needed commitment of its followers especially at the time where so many faithfuls live in several parts of the country.

“The need for the expansion cannot be over emphasized, hence our motive to build a mosque where it is suitable to raise funds to support the branch projects and activities,” he added.

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