Prominent Muslim media professionals recently trained youths at the maiden edition of Ansar-Ud-Deen of Nigeria National Publicity Workshop.
The workshop was organised in Lagos by the office of the National Publicity Secretary of the society.
Some media professionals who made presentations include Alhaji Tajudeen Adebanjo, a columnist and from the Nation Newspaper; the 2nd presentation was made by Alhaji AbdulHameed Danmole; Monsur Salam; Alhaji Jubril Folami of Lagos State Television (LTV) and Daud Olatunji of Vanguard Newspaper.
In attendance were a large contingent from Lagos State Council and member Branches, as well as some participants from Ogun, Oyo, Ondo, and Northern States Councils.
Speaking during the workshop, the National President, Alhaji AbduLateef Olufemi Okunnu, has reiterated that Islam as a religion forbids in its entirety, sectarianism, deliberate illiteracy, suicide bombing and killing of innocent souls.
Alhaji Okunnu said this at the recently held Maiden Edition of Ansar-Ud-Deen of Nigeria National Publicity Workshop organized in Lagos by the National Publicity Secretary of the society Alhaji Salaudeen.
The National President who lamented the poor image over the status of Islam in the media , urged Muslims to speak against these vices within the rank and file of the Islamic Ummah across board.
He however, said the core mandate of the Society from inception was to propagate Islam, and ensure that Muslim children are guaranteed sound holistic education like their counterparts of other faiths.
These, he considered were veritable drivers of publicity initiatives for the Society in the first two decades of its creation.
He said “emerging local, regional, and global issues have accorded Islam as being poorly represented, wrongly labelled, misunderstood, and deliberately maligned by the superpowers of the world, though the actions of a few extreme ‘Muslims’, and inactions of majority of Muslims.
“This notion has been systematically sustained by the sheer dominance, ownership, and abusive use of publicity tools (i.e. Media) by the enemies of Islam.
This is further aggravated by the incursion of sectarianism among Muslims on a global scale. The participants comprised Publicity Secretaries from ADS member Branches and State Councils, as well representatives of the Women Council and ADYAN.
Source: Facing the KA’ABA, Vanguard