NASFAT WOMEN’S WEEK: Success Without Righteousness Is A Disaster While Righteousness With Success Is A Good Way To Go…NASFAT Women
October 16, 2022
This was the submission of women as the women affairs management committee of Nasrul-Lahi-L-Fatih society, NASFAT kicked start its 23rd annual women’s week for the year 2022 at the NASFAT Asalatu mosque, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos. The theme for this year is “Muslim Women In A Challenging World:Attaining success Here and Hereafter”.
The weeklong programme started today with special asalatu where special prayers were offered for all the women of Al-Janah on the occasion of the women’s week celebration and which was replicated in all NASFAT locations worldwide.
The second part of today’s programme was the women connect with the youth which drew youths and the women of Aljanah from all the zones, branches and groups of NASFAT.
In her welcome speech, the NASFAT women affairs secretary, Alhaja Suwebat Bolakale Aduke Kupolati while rolling out the activities for the week, emphasised that passion to serve people, spirit of patience, submissiveness, prayerfulness and endurance are germane factors that women need to keep to have a worthy lifestyle that will grant them success in this world and in the Hereafter, adding that these factors have been keeping the past and present NASFAT women Secretaries moving while she hopes these will continue to guide successive secretaries.
Alhaja Nimotallahi Kolaosho, the chairperson of the organising committee for the women connect with youth and women connect with Missioners session explained that, the essence of the initiative is to bridge the gap between the women committee and the youth and vice versa, as well as to have a sustainable line of succession plan.
In her opening address on the overview of the structure of women management in NASFAT. Alhaja Faozat Oladoja, the women’s week started in the year 1995 with the aim of addressing issues of concern to women in relation to their Deen, social-economic, finance and otherwise.
According to her “Dressing was one of the challenges discovered at the early stage of the asalatu, that’s how a uniform of white clothing was chosen to take over the different kind of dressing/colours.”
She further said, “the relationship between women and youth from inception since the tenure of Alhaja Babalola, has been a very cordial one. Women have always been in contact with the youth, that’s why in most of the women’s wing programmes, the youths are always involved.”
Zonal/Branch women affairs secretaries were implored to co-opt more youth in their committees/activities as success without a succession is a failure in its entirety, says Alhaja Oladoja.
And to the youth, “you need to be obedient to the elders while you can express your dissatisfaction or displeasure to the elderly in a pleasant and respectful manner, that’s why various mentoring clinics have been organised for the youth, particularly in the area of attitude/character building.”
The panelists for the session included: MD Hasdat and member of NASFAT BOT Alhaja Hafsah Bello, member NASFAT National council of elders Alhaja Faozat Oladoja, Past women affairs Sec./Sec. Council of elders Alhaja Nofisat Arogundade, the immediate past women affairs Sec/member council of elders Alhaja Samiat Omolara Mumini, HQ women management council/past chairperson of women’s week Alhaja Mahrufat Omowunmi George and Alhaja Faoziat Somade-Idowu, the past women affairs Sec. for Lagos Zone 1.
The national Ameerah for the NASFAT youth, Hajia Kafayat Oyelere-Oyewo who gave insight into the overview structure and activities of the youth wing said, “the essence of the women connect with youth, is to liaise with our mothers and share our problems/challenges with them so as to tap into their verse knowledge and experiences while I urge all the sisters here to take ample opportunity of this session to gather more experiences that will help us in every aspect of our lives.”
The high point of the programme is the appreciation and presentation of gifts to the panelists for sharing their wealth of knowledge and experiences with the youth.
The event drew large number women and youth wing sisters from different NASFAT zones, among the Zonal women affairs secretaries at event were Alhaja Sidiqah Otunbade of Zone 1, her counterpart from Zones 2 & 3 Alhaja Busari and Alhaja Onikoko Hawau respectively. Also Ogun Zone 3 wowen affairs Sec. Alhaja Fausat Owodunni, Co-ordinator 1, Alhaja Anibaba, co-ordinator 2 for Kaduna Zone Alhaja and co-ordinator 3 for America/Canada Zones Princess Jameelat Omolola MKO Abiola who was ably represented by Alhaja Mariam Dahiru Shuaib.
All past women affairs secretaries including Mama Alhaja Agbalajobi, the wife of NASFAT President, Alhaja Muinat Yusuf, Lasilkiin Communications Limited Co-ordinator, Alhaja Haleemah Ojediran and others were all present at the event.