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The leadership of the Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria Lagos State University branch (MSSN LASU) on Wednesday kick starts the 34th Edition of its Annual Jihad Week.
The Amir of the students’ organization – Mahfuz Alabidun, in a press conference earlier today addressed media personalities to the 12 days long programme – Jihad Week focuses propagating Islam on campus and to change the contradictory general belief that Jihad means fighting.
He continued by saying the theme for this year’s edition; The Key was made out of the need to enlighten students that faith in Allah is the only key to paradise.
“Islam as a religion has provided guides and proffered solutions to problems Muslims may likely face.”
“It is on this pretext we narrow down our understanding to the attainment of Paradise. In order to attain or reach certain goals, there are certain things that must be done and all these are locked and unlocked by Keys.”
He also added that
“The Key to paradise is found in the declaration that there is nothing worthy of worship except Allah and Muhammad is the Messanger of Allah.”
“The testimony of faith is the key to paradise, but every key must have ridges which match the lock on the door else it will not open. Likewise, the testimony of faith has certain conditions which must be met in order to lead us to paradise.”
The Jihad Week is to house series of programmes which includes the special Jummah service, Amir’s Challenge, Lectures, Faculties Symposia, external campus tour, excursion amongst others.
The formal opening event to come up on Sunday will witness dignitaries like Mallam Sanusi Lafiagi; Lecturer Al-Hikmah University, Hon. Sanai Agunbiade; Majority Leader Lagos State House of Assembly, Prof Olanrewaju Abdulhakeem Adigun Fagbohun; Vice Chancellor Lagos State University amongst others.