ASHRAAF Islamic Foundation to Hold 7th Annual Ramadan Lecture, Prayers for the Nation Tomorrow, Saturday

“The theme of the event is “Balancing Religious Rites and Public Safety: The Intersection of Ramadan, Hajj, and National Security.” We believe this topic is especially relevant in today’s world, where it is crucial to find the balance between honoring our religious customs and ensuring the safety of our nation.”

By Abdulrahman Aliagan, Abuja,

The foremost Islamic organisation, ASHRAAF Islamic Foundation under the leadership of Imam Sharafudeen Abdulsalam Aliagan has set to hold her annual Ramadan Lecture Series and Prayers to the nation tomorrow, Saturday, 30th March, 2024.

This is contained in a statement signed by the Executive Director of the Foundation, Ustaz Mahmud Funsho Kasandubu and made available to Journalist, Friday.

According to the statement, “Join us at the 7th Annual National Ramadan Lecture and Prayers for the Nation, organized by the Ashraaf Islamic Foundation coming up tomorrow. This year’s event will be held at the prestigious National Centre for Women Development Auditorium, opposite the Central Bank of Nigeria.

“The theme of the event is “Balancing Religious Rites and Public Safety: The Intersection of Ramadan, Hajj, and National Security.” We believe this topic is especially relevant in today’s world, where it is crucial to find the balance between honoring our religious customs and ensuring the safety of our nation.

“We are honored to have Alhaji Jalal Ahmad Arabi, Chairman of the National Hajj Commission, as our esteemed guest speaker. His insights and expertise in managing the intersection of religious practices and national security will undoubtedly enrich our understanding of this topic.

“We are also pleased to announce that Air Vice Marshal Nurudeen Abiodun Balogun will serve as the Chairman of the Occasion. With his vast experience and knowledge, we are confident that he will provide invaluable guidance throughout the event.”

The statement further said that, “The significance of the occasion are our Special Guest of Honour, Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa, rtd. OFR, Chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), and our Guest of Honour, Prof. Adam Okene Ahmed, Provost of the National Defence College. Their esteemed presence truly reflects the importance of the topic and the impact it has on our nation.

“We are delighted to have Hajia Aisha Abubakar, CEO of Tarihaan Integrated Services, as the Chairperson of the event. Her leadership and expertise will ensure an engaging and thought-provoking experience for all attendees.

“In addition, we are honored to have Dr. Nurudeen T. H. Dindi as the Spiritual Father of the Day, and Maj. Gen. AbdulMalik Halidu-Giwa, rtd. Taimoko Nupe, as the Father of the Day. Their spiritual guidance and wisdom will undoubtedly enrich our event.”

The event has Hon. Dr. Asabe Vilita Bashir, the Director-General of the National Centre for Women Development, Abuja. Her commitment to fostering dialogue and understanding between different communities makes her the perfect host for this essential gathering.

According to Kasandubu, “We extend our warm invitation to the general public to join us on 30th March, 2024, at 10am Islamic time, at the National Centre for Women Development Auditorium. This is an opportunity to engage in meaningful discussions, gain knowledge, and promote unity and understanding among our diverse society.

“Do not miss out on this enlightening event that aims to strike a harmonious balance between our religious rites and public safety. Mark your calendars and join us for an enriching and thought-provoking experience. Together, let us build a safer and more inclusive nation.” The statement concluded.

About ASHRAAF Islamic Foundation

Ashraaf Islamic Foundation is an organization dedicated to fostering religious understanding and conducting humanitarian activities since its establishment in 2018. With a strong commitment to Islamic principles, the foundation has played a vital role in contributing to the nation’s social fabric.

Since its inception, the Ashraaf Islamic Foundation has been at the forefront of promoting dialogue and intellectual panels that address the challenges faced by our society from an Islamic point of view. The foundation believes in open, respectful discussions that foster understanding and mutual respect among diverse communities.

One of the key initiatives of the foundation has been the establishment of forums that serve as platforms for intellectual discussions and dialogue. These forums bring together scholars, experts, and community leaders to explore pressing issues that affect our society. By addressing these challenges from an Islamic perspective, the foundation seeks to provide valuable insights and solutions that promote a harmonious coexistence.

Through these intellectual panels, the Ashraaf Islamic Foundation has created a space for individuals from varying backgrounds to engage in meaningful conversations and share their perspectives. It is through these exchanges of ideas that true understanding and tolerance can flourish.

However, the Foundation’s engagement extends beyond intellectual pursuits. The organization is committed to undertaking various humanitarian activities that positively impact the lives of individuals in need. From providing assistance to orphanages and local schools to organizing medical camps, the foundation has demonstrated its dedication to helping those less fortunate.

With each initiative, the Ashraaf seeks to embody the teachings of Islam by promoting love, compassion, and charity. Their goal is to create a society where individuals not only understand their faith but also actively contribute to the well-being of their fellow human beings.

As the foundation continues to grow, it remains steadfast in its commitment to promoting religious understanding and implementing programs that address the nation’s challenges from an Islamic perspective. The Ashraaf Islamic Foundation’s unwavering dedication to fostering dialogue and engaging in humanitarian activities truly sets it apart as a beacon of hope and unity in our society.

Whether you are an advocate for religious understanding or have a strong passion for humanitarian work, the Ashraaf Islamic Foundation welcomes you to join their mission. Together, let us work towards creating a society founded on peace, empathy, and mutual respect.


Prime Times

Abdulrahman Aliagan is an Abuja-based seasoned Journalist with close to two decades of uninterrupted practice in Journalism, a PR Expert, a Development Coach and a Media Crisis Management Consultant.
A holder of Bachelor degree in History, a graduate of International Institute of Journalism, IIJ, Jahi, Abuja, he is well trained in various aspects of modern day Journalism including Digital Media and Solution Journalism.
Aliagan is a member of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) and is currently the National Secretary of the Nigerian Guild of Investigative Journalists (NGIJ).

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