Papa-Ajao Muslim Assembly (PAMAS) has urged the Muslim Ummah to exhibit good manners of creativity, endurance and nurture a purified soul to be able to overcome the myriads of challenges that may hinder their progress in life.
The Guest Lecturer, Sheikh Abd Razaq Woleola, who gave this advise during the 11th Hijrah Celebration/ Turbaning Ceremony organized by PAMAS in Lagos, said lifetime of human being could be likened to that of a pencil that was created to make images and correct mistakes to bring out a perfection.
According to him, the creation of a pencil depicts good features of a lifetime, because it (pencil) should be held and directed by someone to be able to draw a meaningful image, just as human need networking to survive. Also, the process of sharpening the pencil depicts the challenges that would be faced by man in life, but endurance and perseverance would make him succeed.
Woleola stressed that Muslims should be creative in whatever idea they are pursuing to ensure that they generate new solutions to individual and societal problems.
The eraser in a pencil, he said indicated that people will continue to make mistakes, but it only when this is realized and corrected that such personality could get a brilliant outcome.
Noting that time is very crucial in life, he urged the faithful to always make good use of their time rather than pursuing unnecessary things that would jeopardise their future.
General Secretary of PAMAS, Abdullah Salahudeen (Allutify) urged all Muslims in Papa-Ajao community to align with the group in the quest for propagation of Islam.
"Let me categorically affirm that our effort at putting mosques, societies and Muslim Ummah on the right and vantage position are not far from the idea of our noble prophet Mohammad (SAW) exhibited by his hijrah. We therefore implore societies, asalatu groups, and mosques who count PAMAS as rival body to change their intention and realize that PAMAS stands for unity and welfare of all, not antagonist," he said.
Sheikh Ibrahim Ahmod Gbodofu, observed a prayer for the nation, urging all patriotic Nigerians to continue to pray for peace and prosperity of the country on daily basis.
Some personalities were however turbaned for their immense contribution to the growth of Islam in the community. They are: Alhaji Miftaudeen Abolaji Aare as the Baba Adinni of Papa-Ajao land; Alhaja Zuwaibat Iyabode Aare (Agesinga Adinni); Alhaja Risikat Balogun (Iya Adinni); Alhaji Waliu Saliu Arowooye (Asiwaju Adinni); Saheed Dada Awesu (Balogun Adinni); Alhaja Olalekan Serifat Farounbi (Otun Iya Adinni); and Alhaja Musiliat Oluwatoyin Abass-Olisa as Iya Sunna of Papa-Ajao land.