L-R: Khalifat Sheikh Tijani Salahudeen Emakirun (Oyo), Spiritual Leader from Senegal, Sheikh Surajudeen Ibraheem Niyas, Founder/Spiritual Leader of Shababul-Faedhotil-Ibrahimiyyah, Khadimu-Sheikh Muhammadu Mudathir Sulayman Niyass Ciesse, and Spiritual Son of the Founder, Aremo Abdur-Razaq Bamidele at the 35th Mouludin Nabiyi grand finale of Shababul-Faedhotil- Ibrahimiyyah, Igbaye, Odo-Otin LGA, Osun State last weekend.
Leaders in Nigeria, both political and religious, have been tasked to use their esteemed positions in the community to bequeath a legacy that would aid the development of the society during and after their life time.
Throwing the challenge was an Islamic scholar and Chief Imam of Afanta Central Mosque, Oshogbo, Sheikh Abdul-Wahab Banni while delivering a lecture at this year’s grand finale of the Mouludi Nabiyyi of the Shababul Faydatul Ibrahimiyyah Society of Nigeria at Igbaye, Odo-Otin Local Government, Osun State,
According to the cleric, the attitudes, behaviour and body languages of leaders must be the type that lead to positive attitudinal change that would make the society better that they met it, saying, posterity would only be kind to the political and religious leaders whose preaching and behaviours guarantee progress and development of the society.
Quoting from glorious Qur’an and prophetic traditions, Sheikh Banni reminded that the almighty Allah Himself is always pleased with whoever strive in a course that would benefit the society positively adding that, “Allah will come to the aid of who so ever comes to the aid of other fellow beings.”
In his welcome speech, the Founder and Spiritual Leader of the organisation, Khadimi Sheikh Muhammadu Mudathiru Sulayman Niyas Ciesse, said the theme of this year’s 35thanniversary event tagged “Igbaye 2019” was positive behavioural change for the progress of the community.
According to him, if the leaders, who are to serve as role models, mentors and mirrors to the society lead with the fear of God, the society would graduate from good to better and best rather than moving from bad to worst.
The event was attended by dignitaries across the globe like South Africa, United Kingdom, United State, Senegal, The Republic of Benin among other nations of the world.