NASFAT LAGOS ZONE YOUTH WING ORGANISES ANNUAL SISTERS SEMINAR
September 26, 2022
Women have been implored to embrace Polygamy as the decree of Almighty rather than resorting to causing trouble.
Alhaja Ibrahim Munirat Adeola gave the charge at the Annual Sisters Seminar of Nasir-Lahi-L-Fatih Society, NASFAT youth wing Lagos Zone One held at Oworo Ifako Branch, Lagos.
She said women must understand that religion and culture placed responsibility on men to marry more than a woman hence, must not allow civilisation erode on their beliefs.
She quoted Quran (4:3) “… marry the women that seem good to you: two, or three, or four. If you fear that you will not be able to treat them justly, then marry (only) one, or marry from among those whom your right hands possess. This will make it more likely that you will avoid injustice.”
Alhaja Munirat further said marriage in Islam is a religious duty and is consequently a moral safeguard as well as a social necessity that established the families fundamental unit of the society.
She claimed that polygamy itself is not the issue; rather, it is the people who practice it. She listed financial hardships, hurtful comments, a lack of adequate preparation in terms of spiritual, emotional, material, and psychological needs, as well as economic incapacity as factors affecting the home front.
She counseled couples to be patient and tenacious in the face of financial challenges rather than letting little setbacks undermine their relationship and to refrain from insulting each other’s sense of accomplishment.
Alhaja Ibrahim Munirat Adeola urged women to assist their spouses spiritually, in fairness to attained their desires as Allah has set rules and regulations to ensure the attainment of marriage is possible for everyone that the real and natural way to gain peace and satisfaction in life is through a husband-wife relationship.
In her remarks the Amirah of NASFAT Youth Wing Lagos Zone One, Hajia Khafayat Adefowope said the seminar is an annual programme that they used to deal with issue(s) that are rampage in the society among the sisters.
She admonished couples to always be prayerful and patient in times of financial problems than collapsing their relationship for minor trials and also urged couples to go against hurtful utterances, encouraged them to be humble and appreciate each other’s sense of pride.
The Zonal Chairman, Alh. Engr. Mustapha Alabi in his speech tried to educate the participants at seminar on what Polygamy is, which according to him, “it is the practice of marrying multiple spouses. While polygyny is when a man is married to more than one wife at the same time and polyandry on the other hand is when a woman is married to more than one husband at a time.”
He used the opportunity to implored the sisters to take seriously the practice of worship towards Allah SWT as Allah SWT hasn’t created neither the jinn nor human beings and every creature for no other thing than to worship Him. “That’s the only reason we are here, hence, whatever Halal way you should worship Allah SWT, never hesitate to do so” after which prayers were offered for the sisters, other participants, NASFAT, Lagos and Nigeria as a whole.
The Chairperson of the Organising Committee, Hajia Baliqis Kudayisi Olayinka expressed her profound gratitude to all the sisters from all the 21 branches under Lagos Zone 1 who participated in the seminar while advised them to put into practice religiously and judiciously all the knowledge they’ve acquired at the seminar. She however prayed that “Allah SWT shall grant the heart desires and requests of all that sisters and our sisters all world round for a barakah-filled suitor, who will make us closer to Allah SWT and not distance us from our Creator, Azawajjal.”
Among dignitaries at the occasion were Branch women affairs Secretaries of Mushin, Itire-Ijesha, Agiliti-Mile 12, Oworo-Ifako, Lagos Mainland to mention but a few, including past women affairs secretaries, past Ameerahs, ZEC members, Branch Chairmen of Itire-Ijesha, Alh. Wasiu Adelere, Oworo-Ifako and the Branch Executives, Bro. Kamil Ipaye and others. The Youth Secretary, Bro. Quaam Olowu, youth zonal secretary, Bro. Ridwanullahi Amoo with other youth male members.
Mutiu Abdullahi who was there for Lasilkiin.com reports that, the theme for this year’s seminar is “Polygyny in Islam: Facts, fears, Myths and misconception” and health talk on the causes, symptoms and cure of cervical cancer.