NAṢFAT GTB holds walk for life to mark 8th year anniversary
October 22, 2023
Nasrul-Lahi-L-Fatih Society, (NAṢFAT) Grays Thurrock, UK & Ireland, in commeration of her eight year anniversary of the existence as a Branch of the society, held an awareness walk for life in the United Kingdom on Saturday, October 21, 2023.
Participants for the awareness walk for life divided into two groups. While group A moved from Palmers College in Chadwell Heath, group B moved from St Clement‘s Health Center in West Thurrock.
According to NAṢFAT Grays Thurrock Branch (GTB) Chairman, Alh. Kehinde Yusuf, the essence of the walk, as it implies, awareness walk, is to further sensitise the Thurrock communities on the existence of Nasrul-Lahi-L-Fatih Society NAṢFAT and the enormous activities and programmes that the society is embarking on for the good and positive impacts on humanity which is the basis of the religion of Islam; peaceful coexistence, enlightening the public, enjoining what’s good and forbidding what’s bad.
“And of course in addition, it’s going to improve our health too, so the awareness walk is all-encompassing and very beneficial too.” Said GTB Chairman.
The special guest during the awareness walk programme was Deputy Mayor of Thurrock, Councillor Qaisar Abbas gave an extensive general speech on the need for harmony, love and peaceful co-existence among Muslims and Christians in the community. “It’s a necessity for Muslims and Christians to be United wherever they find themselves, for from the Almighty God we all come and to him we shall all return, therefore living in love and harmony is a responsibility of all, all hands must be on deck.”
The Branch Missioner, Alh. AbdulRasheed Ayoola disclosed that, series of activities and programmes have been slated for the NAṢFAT GTB 8th year anniversary, among these are three nights special prayer live session from Kaabah and Madinah from Wednesday 25th to Thursday 26th between 10:00pm to 11.30pm daily and on Friday 27th, October, 2023, Tahajud From Madina 11.30pm UK time, through Zoom link which the Branch will release in due cause.
He added, “The grand finale of the 14 days prayer the Branch has been observing with the completion of the whole Qur’an where the Qur’an pages would be shared among the congregation for individual recitation in celebrating the landmark event and the anniversary thanksgiving, with focus on ‘Nasfat GTB Journey so far’, also special presentation by Madarasa Students; Testimonials and presentation from the Youths shall come up on Sunday, November 5, 2023 at HATHAWAY ACADEMY, HATHAWAY ROAD, GRAYS, in Thurrock Essex, UK.”
In her own speech, the Branch Women Affairs Secretary, Alhaja Zulfa Adekunle thanked all the female participants and encouraged all women not to relent in showcasing the beauty of Islam to the world through their dealings, their attitude, actions, interaction because Islam is a beautiful religion that protects and provides comfort and dignity upon entire humanity.
She added that, “Nasfat Grays Thurrock Branch, GTB for short, as the acronym known with the Branch actually clocked 8 years on the 18th of October 2023. The Branch came into existence in the year 2015 precisely and Alhamdullillah Rabilliallamin, to Allah SWT be the glory as the Branch has been waxing stronger each year.”
The Chairperson of the planning committee, Hajjia Zainab Agboola said, “It is my belief that the anniversary programmes will touch lives positively and bring peace to the entire universe through the various special prayer sessions that have been outlined to mark this anniversary.” She added that dignitaries have been invited to grace the occasion.”
On Sunday 22 October 2023, a lecture to with the theme”Awareness of our Deen” was organised where the special guest Speakers, the Zonal Missioner NAṢFAT UK & IRELAND Zone, Sheikh Muyideen Ibuowo and the Ameer/Founder Al-Bush’rah International Prayer group UK, Sheik Bashir Taiwo Zubair did justice to the topic, “Health benefit of walking, Islamic perspective”.
Other activities lined up are lecture titled “Importance of Health in Islam: Attaining a Healthy Body, Mind & Soul” will on Sunday 29th October come up to further enlighten the public on their health status. The facilitators invited for this are
Ustaz AbduGaniu Afariogun & Ustaz Mahmud.
Alhaja Zainab Agboola however, acknowledges, appreciates and expresses her gratitude for the support given by the Branch BOT, BCOE, BEC, Mission Board and all the members of the Branch for all their support financially, spiritually, materially and for their presence and special thanks to the Branch Missioner, Imam AbdulRasheed Ayotunde Ayoola, who also doubles as the special adviser to the Planning Committee for all his efforts.
“To all the 8th year anniversary planning committee members, Alhaja Nimot -Raji, Alhaja Zulfa Adekunle, Sis. Rukayah – Onabadejo, Alhaji Wale Adeniyi, Alh. Banjo Bello, Alh. Yemi Alejo and the Special Adviser, Imam AbdulRasheed Ayoola, I say Jazakumllahu Khayran. May Allah SWT accept all efforts as acts of Ibadah with abundant rewards in this world and the Hereafter.” Hajjia Ayoola.
Some of the members of the Branch who were at the walk for life are Alhaji Kehinde Yusuf (GTB Chairman), Alhaji Wale Adeniyi (GTB Vice/Chairman), Alhaji Samsondeen Akande (GTB Empowerment Sec), Alhaji Jubril Yussuff (GTB Auditor Sec), Alhaji Saheed Taiwo (Nasfat Zonal Empowerment Sec), Alhaji Banjo Bello (GTB Security Sec), Bro. Ibrahim Olasupo, among the female participants were Alhaja Zulfa Adekunle (GTB Women Sec), Alhaja Nimot Raji (GTB Secretary), Alhaja Zainab Agboola (GTB Membership Sec), Alhaja Khadijat Lawal (GTB Business Sec), Alhaja Mujidat Adebayo( GTB Financial Sec), Alhaja Sherifat Bello GTB Blue House Leader), Alhaja Shukurat Ayoola, Alhaja Rasheedat Yussuf, Alhaja Shakeerat Adeniyi, Alhaja Zainab Hasimiyu, Alhaja Dhikratulai Shittu, Alhaja Qudrat Amao, Alhaja Ladipo Bola Saidat, Alhaja Amudalat Muraina, Alhaja Qudrat Taiwo, Alhaja Adeola Showunmi and Alhaja Monsurat Olanigan.