By Aderonke Adeyeri
The Multi purpose hall of the Lagos State Secretariat Mosque, Alausa recently played host to eminent Islamic personalities who converged for the 2016 Biennial Get-together and Investiture of the Olabisi Onabanjo University Muslim Alumni OOUMA with the theme “Global Terrorism: Unmasking the Conspiracy”.
The National President, Independent Hajj Operators of Nigeria and guest lecturer, Ustadth AdulFattah AbdulMojeed expressed that terrorism in any guise is not related to Islam and not to be allowed by Muslims, rather Muslims should fight against terror in all ramifications quoting Qur’an 2:190-191. “ He also stated that this verse was first revealed in connection with Jihad, but it was supplemented by another verse 9:36)].”.
He continued, “To unjustly take a life, the holy Qur’an suratul Maidah, 5:32 states, Because of that We ordained for the Children of Israel that if anyone killed a person not in retaliation of murder, or (and) to spread mischief in the land – it would be as if he killed all mankind, and if anyone saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of all mankind.
And indeed, there came to them Our Messengers with clear proofs, evidences, and signs, even then after that many of them continued to exceed the limits (e.g. by doing oppression unjustly and exceeding beyond the limits set by Allah by committing the major sins) in the land.”