It was a beehive of religious activities at the women centre of the federal capital territory (fct)Abuja,on Saturday 5th June 2021,as women from all walks of life particularly married Muslim women gathered for the inaugural lecture of the Abuja branch of the Al-didayah foundation an islamic non-governmental organization and the hosting of Alhaja Khadijja Olayowola Abdulsalam Ibn Imam the founder of the al-hidayah foundation.
The occasion also attracted the presence of dignitaries from far and near,some persons who graced the occasion amongst others included,Alhaji SB Abdulraheem,Alhaja Silifat Amodu,Hon.Justice Suleiman Belgore,Alhaja Bilkis Saidu Amosa the mothers of the day and Dr Mustapha Othman Kannike an Islamic scholar.
Delivering a lecture on a topic titled “Guide to a lasting marital love’Dr Mustapha Kannike lamented the absence of love,intimacy and commitment in the marriages of some Muslim couples, adding that there must be intimacy and commitment on the part of couple for lasting marital love.He called on Muslim couples to build their marriage on love, intimacy and commitment for a peaceful home that will guarantee a better society.
Also speaking, Alhaja Khadijjah Olayiwola Abdulsalam Ibn Imam the founder of the Al-hidayah foundation in an exclusive interview disclosed that, her desire to averts the disaster that would have be fall the homes of many Muslim couple necessitated the establishment of the foundation.
In her words,” as the anchor of a weekly radio program on Midland FM99.1 Ilorin, I received complaints and questions from many Muslim couple concerning Marital issues begging for answers and solution so, I decided to create a platform where answers and solution based on sound Islamic doctrine and teachings will be provided, hence the Al-hidayah foundation.According to her, the foundation has branches in many parts of the world,Europe America and some west african countries,since it establishment in 2000.
The Abuja branch president of the foundation, Alhaja Haleemat Nurudeen, Earlier in her speech,calls for the participation of all and sundry towards nation building, adding that the task of nation building cannot be left for government alone,the family which is the foundation of every society must grow and developed in the doctrines of Islam and strong faith enshrined by collaborative efforts of Muslim couple.
Alhaji S B Abdulraheem , described the aims of the foundation as worthwhile and commended the founder for her noble ideas, he praised the foundation for the inaugural lecture, saying that the topic discussed was thought provoking.