Dr Abdullahi Eleyinla, lecturer at the Department of Mass Communication, University of Ilorin, has called on Muslims to embrace the spirit of team work, rather than individualism, to gain Allah’s mercy.
Eleyinla made the call recently in Ilorin, while delivering a lecture at the Special Dawah symposium organised by the Muslim Congress, Kwara state chapter.
The don, who is also an Islamic scholar, presented a lecture, entitled, “Team work: Solution to modern challenges”.
He said working together as a team was more rewarding than working alone.
The lecturer identified such activities expected to be done collectively in Islam to include, observing the five daily prayers in congregation, commencement of fasting in the month of Ramadan, and performance of Hajj operation. He said that the reward for collective works were greater than those of individual works. Eleyinla also said that there were many verses in the Holy Quran that encouraged Muslims to hold fast onto the rope of Allah and see themselves as one to avoid disintegration.
Speaking earlier, the Chairman of the occasion, Prof. Badmus Yusuf, Dean, Postgraduate School, University of Ilorin, stressed the importance of cordial relationship among Muslims.
The professor called on the Muslims to unite, irrespective of the group they belonged and be ready to be supportive of one another.
Hundreds of Muslim faithful attended the lecture.