Observe Salat, avoid praise singing and dancing at Asalatu- NASFAT
By Fausiat Salako-Sanni
December 14, 2022
As part of efforts to ensure that Salat (obligatory prayers) are observed at the appropriate time during all programmes, the Nasrul-Lahi-L-Fatih Society( NASFAT), has issued a directive to all its organs to adhere strictly to observing salat during all programmes of the society.
In a directive issued on Tuesday in Lagos by Alh. Abdulrahman Adogie, the Executive Secretary of the society on behalf of the National Executive Council ( NEC) “the requirement for all programmes is to provide for salat and avoid praise singing, dancing and use of music instruments.” at any occasion.
“Specifically the timing for salat must appear as an agenda item in the published programme or order of service for the event”.
In this regard “adequate provision must be made for praying mats, ablution and designated space for prayer.”
Furthermore, “the proceeding at the events must be suspended to allow for the observation of salat at its stipulated time and as listed in the programme agenda, be it a programme being organised by NASFAT society such as asalatu, conference, public lectures, training, workshop etc. or programmes that NASFAT missioners have been invited to conduct such as wedding or fidau for members and non-members of the society.” The statement concluded.
The NEC implores all zones, branches, groups and outreach of the society to take cognisance of this directive, implement it and comply with it as adherence to it is non-negotiable.
Hitherto, it has become the practice of programme organisers to either suspend or delay Salat to the end of programmes. Similarly, it was common in some gatherings to resort to dancing, praise singing etc that were not in the original practice of the society.