Da'wah Enlightenment: The Second Reverend

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Jimoh Lateef
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The Da’awah Enlightenment programme organised by the MSSN University of Ibadan took place at the Central Mosque open ground on Tuesday,  29th of November 2022 extending Islamic morals and teachings to students on the topic, “The Second Reverend”
 
“Upon all affairs of man, Allah is the Sole Controller. As such, Muslims are encouraged to accompany their wishful talks In sha Allah (if Allah ). However, after the obedience of Allah and strict adherence to the Prophet’s dictates, a believer is expected to treat his parents with respect. Not just because they have given birth to him, but because it’s Allah’s commandment”, said Ameer Ali Abdul-Salam
 
Ameer Ali cited Hadith narrated by Ibn Masud: A man asked the Prophet (peace be upon him) “What deeds are the best?” The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: (1) To perform the (daily compulsory) prayers at their (early) stated fixed times, (2) To be good and dutiful to one’s parents. (3) and to participate in Jihad in Allah’s Cause.” Sahih Al-Bukhari – Book 93 Hadith 625 
 
He also strongly admonished the students to be dutiful to their parents, emphasizing the type of relationship Allah wants to exist between an individual and his parents.
 
He also advised the students to pray for their parents, and check on them. He cited a verse in the Quran where Allah says
 
“My Lord, have mercy upon them as they brought me up when I was small " (Q17:24)
 
Ameer Ali noted that, unlike some practices where a child gains freedom from his or her parents when he or she attains a certain age, Islam doesn’t align with this. Regardless of one’s status or age, one must regard one’s parent as commanded.
 
Towards the end, he implored everyone present to endeavor to pray for their parents and let them pray for them as well.  This ensures longevity for the children. Likewise, the guest lecturer strongly advised that whenever a misunderstanding comes up, it should be settled amicably, with hikmah.

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