Not less than 2000 women have been implored to take up the duty of reforming the society from decay.
The charge was made at this year’s edition of the bi-annual Sisters’ Enlightenment Programme which was held at Main Auditorium, Lagos State Polytechnic, Isolo.
In her address, female president of the Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria, Lagos State Area Unit, Baseerah Majekodunmi-Bello, said that there was need to create awareness about key issues facing the Muslim woman in recent times.
She said, “The Muslim woman has a critical role to play in reforming the society and spreading the message of Islam. The early Muslims had several achievements credited to them due to their zeal and enthusiasm to impact the society positively so we need to rise up as reformists in the world.”
Former Women Leader of NasruLlahi-l Fathi Islamic Association
(NASFAT), Nafisat Arogundade also implored the women to be good ambassadors and to strive to be a righteous woman.
While speaking on the theme, ‘In Her World’, Proprietor of Pace
Setters Academy, Ibadan, Toyyibah Abdul Salam implored Muslim women to use the best methods for the upbringing of the children, stressing the importance of showing them the principles of Islaam and bringing them up in accordance to Islamic injunction.
She said that the ultimate struggle for a Muslim woman is this world is to work for the Hereafter.
“Being a Muslim woman is an all encompassing role. It demands that we uphold the correct tenets of Islam by our actions and in actions. We need to train ourselves to be unique individuals who do not conform to the absurd societal standards prevalent in our society,” she said.
On her part, Director of Succour Psychological Health and Services, Ibadan, Lazbah Aroyewun while speaking on the sub-theme, ‘The Self Concept’ explained the need for a Muslim woman to learn know and understand herself.
According to her, the ideal self of a Muslim woman is who she aspires to be, adding that the knowledge of the Qur’an would naturally boost her self esteem.
“Your self concept is a definition of our principles and standards.
High self esteem equals to high self worth. It is the value you place upon yourself,” Aroyewun said.