Ade Kunle, Osun

THE new executives of the Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria, Obafemi Awolowo University branch were officially inaugurated on Friday, August 12.

The inauguration took place at the Central Mosque of the institution after Jumaat prayer.

The iWitness NG gathered that MSSN in OAU have been operated by alleged Salafiyah group who refused to align with the higher hierarchy of MSSN both at central branch, Area council, Area Unit and national level for over 10 years.

It was learnt that the Salafiyah group said they could not operate with the Bye-Law of MSSN, arguing that the law was against the Qur’an and Sunnah.

“They said the bye-law of MSSN is against Sunnah and kitaab and we told them to create their own group with their preferred law but they refused. I advised them to reconcile first and then make case for amendment but they rather said we are saying ‘nonsense’,” the Imam of OAU Central Mosque said.

According to reports, such inauguration held last in OAU around year 2000.

“The Salafiyah group who protested and fought inside the central mosque with the aim of disrupting the inauguration has been stampeding such moves,” an official told the students.

The inaugurated executives have been operating for over two months and have participated in major activities of Zonal MSSN.

Among the programmes was the National Higher Institutions Conference of Muslim Students (NHICOMS).

Giving his acceptance speech, the MSSN OAU Amir, Abdulhakeem Idowu, prayed to Allah to guide the new executives.

He assured the students that they would be carried along in all activities of the MSSN OAU.

Among the notable individuals and associations present or represented were: National Amir of MSSN, Chairman of the University of Ife Muslim Graduates Association (UINFEMGA) muslim students across Nigeria and the generality of OAU.

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