NASS pledges to support activities of FOMWAN

NASS pledges to support activities of FOMWAN

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Saraki, represented by the Chairman, Senate Committee on Marine Transport, Sen. Ahmed Yarima made the pledge at the official commissioning of Juma’at Mosque constructed by FOMWAN at Utako, Abuja.

He also expressed readiness of the NASS to support religious organisations like FOMWAN that was committed to promoting tolerance and mutual respect among adherent of different religions in the country.

Saraki said that FOMWAN as an umbrella body of all Muslim women organisations should continue to use its structures to instill moral virtues in women and children in the country.

He commended FOMWAN for erecting such a multi million naira mosque that would not only serve as a place of worship, but also a centre for propagating the teaching of Islam.

“The 8th National Assembly will continue to support the activities of FOMWAN as a mother organisation that is championing the course of Muslim women in Nigeria.

“ Feel free to come to the National Assembly to seek for official assistance as our mothers and I want to assure you that we will do our best to assist you,’’ Saraki said.

In his remarks, the former Vice President, Namadi Sambo described FOMWAN as the most progressive Islamic organisation in Nigeria, adding that the association had been impacting Muslim communities positively through its activities.

Sambo, represented by Alhaji Tahir Umar, the former Senior Assistant on Religious Affairs to President Goodluck Jonathan, applauded the association for constructing the mosque and uniting Muslim women in Nigeria.

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“Allah stated in the Holy Qur’an that whoever built a house for Allah, He will build a house for him in the garden of paradise.’’

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, advised FOMWAN to continue to create awareness among Muslim women on the true teaching of Islam in the Qur’an and the tradition of Prophet Muhammad.

The National Amirah of FOMWAN, Mrs Halimat Jibril assured that the association would strive to make the mosque a beehive of activities that would impact on the lives of Muslim communities.

She said the mosque would not only serve as a centre for connecting with Allah spiritually, but also as a platform for learning, spiritual development, community bonding and cultural awareness.

Jibril, therefore, urged wealthy Muslims to sacrifice their wealth to the course of propagating the teaching of Islam through construction of schools, mosques and assisting orphans.

“Beyond this life, our wealth does not benefit us except we channel it to worthy causes in our lifetime,’’ Jibril said.

The mosque project started in 2012, with an estimated completion cost of N58 million.

FOMWAN also built a hotel and restaurant at the premises of the mosque to enable Muslims enjoy conducive environment while performing prayers.

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