Ahmadiyya To Host National Exhibition In Ibadan
November 2, 2022
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at of Nigeria (AMJN) has concluded arrangements to hold its National Exhibition 2022 on Saturday November, 5th 2022, at the prestigious University of Ibadan, Ibadan Nigeria.
Themed:“Islam-ul-Ahmadiyya in Prints and Visuals”, the exhibition is expected to in various languages of the world, History of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at in Nigeria, the auxiliary organs of the Jama’at, the Jama’at Interventions in Education, Health and other Charitable Endeavours, the Muslim Television Ahmadiyya, Mosques and other publications by the Jama’at and the last addition; the Minaret International University.
The Jamaat is blessed with eminent personalities who have been part of the history of Ahmadiyya in Nigeria.”
Amir (National Head), Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at of Nigeria, Alhaji Alatoye Folorunsho Azeez, who disclosed this in Lagos today (Wednesday), said since its establishment in Nigeria in 1916 (106 years ago), Ahmadiyya Jama’at has spearheaded very important interventions, from pioneering education to giving health services to establishing the first Muslim newspaper in the whole of West Africa.
Alatoye however, stated that Ahmadiyya was the first to publish the Holy Quran in Igbo Language in 1989.
He said: “Let me use this opportunity to clarify on the correct timing of the publication of Holy Quran in Igbo Language. As a matter of fact, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat of Nigeria first published the first copy of the Holy Quran 1989.
The second publication through the efforts of Shaykh Chukwuemeka was launched on 1 July in 2022 (which was mistakenly believed to be the first Koran Nso). Yoruba translation (Alukuraani Mímó, was partly published in 1957 while the full text was published in 1976) and Igbo translation (Koran Nso, 1989). The Hausa translation (Al-Kurani Mai Tsarki) was completed and first published in 1992, coming after Shaykh Gumi’s translation which was published in 1979 in Lebanon. Works on Etsako language (spoken in Edo State of Nigeria) and few other Nigerian languages are ongoing,”
He discarded the insinuations that the Ahmadis do not believe in, or relegate the teachings of the holy Prophet Muhammad, saying “our pristine practice Islam is in line with the teachings of the Holy Qur’an and Sunna of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW)”
He said: “Ahmadis all over the world subscribe to 10 principal conditions of bait, which encompasses the beliefs, principles and ethics of Islam. These conditions centres around upholding the unity of Allah and conduction our affairs in godly manners with the fear of Allah.
It requires upholding the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW) as the Khataman Nabiyy or the seal of all prohets and upholding the Sunnat of the Holy Prophet (saw). It requires upholding the five pillars or Islam, six articles of faith and doing good always.
We are united under the hands of a global leader and Khalifa, Hazrat Mirza masroor Ahmad who is the 5th Khalifa of the Promised Messiah and Imam Mahdi (AS)”.