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Ahmadiyya set to preach Islam on social media

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Trains over 800 members on IT/Social Media skills

Over eight hundred Muslims have benefited from a special training organised by Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at Nigeria (AMJN) to horn their skills in the propagation of Islam.

The training tagged: IT/Social Media Workshop which was held at its headquarters, Ojokoro, Lagos last weekend will herald the new concept of Islamic preaching on the social media.

Speaking at the  the just concluded training, the Amir Sahib (National President) AMJN, Dr Mashu’ud Fashola, said the essence of the workshop was to familiarize members with the positive use of social media tools to propagate Islam.

Dr. Fashola explained that negative impacts of social media have caused to the world some pains especially in the area of religion. According to him, “some people use social media to cause chaos, promote terrorism, persecution, thereby sending the wrong ideas about Islam. So we need to counter this and we need to enlighten our members against this funny prey to this negative use of social media”,  Fashola noted.

“Again, we also want our members to contribute to positive application of social media, to use it to promote harmony, development through the teachings of Islam.

“The job of true teachings of Islam is enormous, so everybody has to participate, we can’t leave it for leaders or missionaries, all hands must be on deck so as to check those who are using it to spread false teachings of Islam.

In the same vein, IT specialist who is also member of the Jama’at, Missionary Abdul Azim Ahmad said the idea of organizing social media training for members was to use the tools to reach out to the world “we want to use social media to reach out to the world, as we all know Islam is not a conservative religion, Islam goes with modern trends. Modern man can learn what is relevance of Islam to him”, Ahmad stated.

According to Ahmad, he enjoined members of the Jama’at to be of good conduct in the use of social media, such as free from prejudice, anti-party, coercion, imposing own thoughts on people “yours is to give them message and leave the rest for people to decide whether is right or wrong. We believe you can only teach through peaceful mean, so we want to use the social media to reach the masses with peaceful approach that’s what have taught them today.

The Jama’at used the event to  unveil its web page and social media hash tag; #trueIslam; #messiahhascome.

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