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June 16, 2024

Sacrifice personal aspirations for greater good of people – MSSN Lagos tells Nigerian leaders

Sacrifice personal aspirations for greater good of people – MSSN Lagos tells Nigerian leaders

The Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria, Lagos State Area Unit (MSSN Lagos), has urged Nigerians leaders to sacrifice personal aspirantions for the greater good of the people.

The Muslim students’body made this call in a statement signed by its Amir (President) Kamoldeen Abiona in commemoration of the Eid-ul-Adha occasion on Sunday.

Abiona noted that this sacred occasion commemorates the profound lesson of sacrifice demonstrated by Prophet Ibrahim (AS), as captured in the Qur’an: “And We ransomed him with a great sacrifice” (Qur’an 37:107).

“This story teaches us the essence of submitting our most cherished desires to Allah’s will,” he stated.

He said, in the spirit of this occasion, MSSNLagos urges the Nigerian government to mirror this selflessness, adding that, ” Only through such nobility can we achieve lasting peace and prosperity in our beloved nation.”

Abiona, however, called on Nigerians to draw lessons from the paramount love exemplified by Ibrahim (AS) towards his son, Ismail, and extend it to the entirety of humanity.

He stated, “Genuine love and compassion towards one another are the cornerstones of a harmonious society, as evident in the teachings of Prophet Muhammad (SAW), who said, “None of you will have faith until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself” (Sahih Bukhari).

Meanwhile, Abiona appealed to the world leaders and the Muslim nations to rise to the challenges facing the people of Palestine.

He said, “We cannot ignore the heart-wrenching plight of Palestine. The organisation urges global leaders to prioritise the Palestinian issue and unite to halt the ongoing massacre perpetrated by Israel. The Qur’an enjoins us to stand against oppression.”

According to Abiona, this call to action is a moral imperative for all who champion justice and human rights.

Abiona extends heartfelt Eid-ul-Adha greetings to all Nigerians and the global Ummah.

He said, “To our brethren performing Hajj, we ask you to remember our nation in your supplications. Pray for divine intervention in restoring our economy, improving our living standards, and guiding our leaders to act justly and righteously. Sincere prayers offered in the holy lands hold immense power, and we must leverage this opportunity for the betterment of Nigeria.

“As we celebrate Eid-ul-Adha, may our acts of devotion and sacrifice be accepted by Allah (SWT). May He shower His blessings upon us, our nation, and the world at large. Ameen.”