While delivering the Friday sermon at the University of Ibadan central mosque, The chief Imam- Professor Abdul Rahman Oloyede explicitly conveyed the last message of prophet Muhammad (SAW). He emphasized on the importance of trust (Amanah) and identified its absence as the sire of the major problems in the society. He gave instances of those who are entrusted with the Qur'an and Sunnah (Muslim scholars) but because of their own selfish interest and the fear of some people, fail to deliver the true message.
He furthered by highlighting the evils of usury (interest) as an act which Allah (SWT) forbids and frowns at. He therefore encouraged the ummah to shun such act.
He talked on the protection of women, their right to care and protection as long as they protect their private part and adhere to the words of their husbands. He then condemned men's recent act of threatening their wives with 'mathna' , he said "Mathna shouldn't be used as cane for women"
The Imam went further to talk about the five pillars of Islam and enjoined the Ummah to adhere to it. He also emphasized the need for mankind to abhor any form of segregation and discrimination as they only weaken the bond of brotherhood. Substantiating his sermon, he sighted the hadith of the prophet (S A W) which says:
All mankind is from Adam and Eve, an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab, nor does a non-Arab have any superiority over an Arab; a white has no superiority over a black, nor does a black have any superiority over a white except by piety and good action. Learn that every Muslim is a brother to every Muslim and that the Muslims constitute one brotherhood
The Imam concluded the sermon with the final message of the Prophet (saw) to his followers:
O People, no prophet or apostle will come after me, and no new faith will be born. Reason well, therefore, O people, and understand words which I convey to you. I leave behind me two things, the Quran and my example- the Sunnah- and if you follow these you will never go astray
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