As Moslems celebrate the Eid El Maulud, the birth of Prophet Mohammed, the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife branch of the Muslim Students’ Society of Nigerian (MSSN) has called on good spirited individuals, groups and corporate bodies to visit hospitals and orphanages to provide support for the needy in order to make the society better.
The group said showing love to the less privileged will make them happy and have sense of belonging.
The Muslim students made the call while donating food items and household materials to FOMWAN Orphanage Home in Osogbo, the Osun State capital.
The group said the donation was part of the activities to mark 1441AH/2019 Jihad Week.
The chairman, Jihad Week Committee, Mr. Monsur Owoade, wbo spoke at the event, said the group under the leadership of Qamoru Sodeeq donated the items to complement the effort of FOMWAN and government in making things easy for the needy in the society.
He said: “Prophet Muhammad (SAW) told to us to strech out our hands of giving to other people, especially the less privileged in the society. Doing so, he said we should expect reward from God on earth and the hearafter.
“We are observing this year Jihad Week with the them Falling Rectitude; Muslim Youth On Call. Our visitation to FOMWAN Orphanage Home is part of the week activities. We believe this will also be of advantage to the lives of these orphanages. We have an unstable society due to the failure to give out to the less privileged.”
Also, Ameera of the Muslim body in OAU, Basirah Bashir, charged the people to inculcate habit of giving, no matter how small to the poor.
Similarly, the chairperson, FOMWAN in Osun State, Alhaja Amudalahi Adewoyin, implored the Muslims not to neglect orphanages in the society, saying they should see them as important people who can contribute to the nation.