WOMEN’S WEEK: NASFAT Women Of Al-Janah Clean Mosques Within Host Communities
October 22, 2022
On Thursday, the 5th day of the weeklong NASFAT women’s week for the year 2022 and as part of the activities lined up for the celebration of the 23rd edition of the annual National women affairs management committee programme, the women of Al-Janah of Nasrul-Lahi-L-Fatih Society, NASFAT gathered at different Ratibi mosques (mosque where the daily five prayers are observed) all over NASFAT locations for cleaning exercises of these mosques.
The essence of the act is to keep the masjid tidier and cleaner for the obligatory duties they are built for, because it was discovered that some of these mosques are most times unkempt. Most importantly to remind Muslim women especially those in the community, that it’s the responsibility of everyone to ensure that the mosque is kept clean always as this part of acts of worship also attract enormous rewards from Allah SWT.
This was the words of the National Women Affairs management committee Secretary, Alhaja Suwebat Bolakale Aduke Kupolati at the Lagos State Workers’ Central mosque located within the Alausa Community, where NASFAT headquarters is situated in Ikeja, Lagos.
“NASFAT women of Al-Janah have been mandated to clean the mosque in all Nasfat locations in their communities in commemorating the women’s week”.
“This activity started since January this year when the society obliged the Nasfat women of Al-Janah to use the 5th Sunday of every month to clean the mosque, this is like NASFAT Charity day, so we have been doing this right from January, so we deem fit to include it the activities of the women’s week as well. So, this is the first time that we will be cleaning mosques in our communities, though in the past we’ve always been going to the markets to observe environmental sanitation, but we thought it’s more thoughtful to bring mosque into it, as it’s more rewarding, besides we realised that many of our mosques are always dirty and this is not good enough.”
“So today we’ve been able to re-awaken the consciousness of the the women in the community where we visited that keeping the mosques clean is of great significance, we hope that by the time we come back, the women in these communities would have been doing the needful.”
According to Alhaja Kupolati “This cleaning exercise has it done here in Alausa community, is also done across all the communities where Nasfat Zones, branches or groups are domicilled. The women of Al-Janah grouped themselves into two groups of twelve women each. One group cleaned the Lagos State Workers’ Central Mosque Alausa while the second group also visited and cleaned the Alausa community central mosque still within the Alausa community central where NASFAT Headquarters is located.”
“We spent our two hours to do a very thorough cleaning job in the mosque from the top floor which is the male section to the down floor which is the female section, with six women of Aljanah taking care of the top floor while the other six women of aljanah took care of the down floor.”
Earlier on the arrival of the Nasfat women of Al-Janah entourage, the Iya Adeeni of the mosque and the management team of the mosque were on ground to receive the women of Al-Janah. They were warmly received and prayers were offered for the women, Nasfat, Lagos state and Nigeria for peace and tranquility to reign.
Fausiat Salako-Sanni who was there for KIIN MEDIA reported that all the fans and ceilings were cleaned and washed while the floors of the mosque swept and mopped including the toilets not forgetting the removal of the cobwebs. The cleaning materials brought were divided into two and half of it donated to the mosque for onward cleaning exercise and they were very appreciative of this gestures.”