Religious group, Fityanul Islam constructs orphanage home in Katsina
Governor Aminu Bello Masari has pledged to donate generously towards the construction of an orphanage home by the state chapter of Fityanul Islam.
Alhaji Aminu Masari made this pledge when he received the national leadership of the Group led by sheikh Mainasara Zaria accompanied by the state chairman, Alhaji Lawalli Kwashabawa Jibiya at government house, Katsina.
The Governor expressed happiness that the group had took it upon itself to construct the orphanage in resettling children left behind by people killed during banditry attacks and others born out of the action of Rapists in the state.
He assured that a close door meeting will be organized by government and the group to ensure success of the orphanage project.
Alhaji Aminu Masari requested ulamas to extend preaching sessions as well as to open lslamic schools and classes to Fulani communities in the forests.
He said that the fulanis needed to be educated on the implications of killing the innocent souls as ordained in the religion of Islam.
The Governor also asked ulamas to intensify prayers for the eluded peaceful coexistence to return to the land, adding that peace could only be restored if killings of innocent souls are curtailed in the State.
Alhaji Aminu Masari emphasized the need for unity among the leadership of Fityanul Islam and other sects in the State.
Earlier, in a remark, the national president of the Group, Sheikh Abul Arabi represented by sheikh Mainasara Zaria explained that they were in Katsina to register their sympathy on the activities of bandits in the state, which he said had led to lost of lives and property.
Sheikh Abul Arabi told Governor Masari that the Group is the most peaceful organization and always champion and preached for peaceful coexistence in the state and the country at large.
He announced the appointment of Governor Aminu Bello Masari as a Grand Patron of the Group based on his contribution to the progress of the organization.
In a message, the life Grand Patron of Fityanul Islam in Nigeria, Sheikh Dahiru Usman Bauchi represented by his son, Sayyadi Nasiru Dahiru Usman Bauchi lamented over the activities of bandits in the State.
Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi expressed concern over the rising cases of Rape in communities predominantly inhabited by Muslims.
He reminded the Muslim ummah that Islam ordained that a follower should not be near acts that could make him commits adultery and fornication.
Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi opined that in about 25 years to come, the North will have to grapple with the emergence of youths borne out of wedlock, specifically through rape and banditry.
It was in the light of this, he said Fityanul Islam had started construction of a national orphanage in Zaria to absorb the children from rape and banditry activities in the north for moral upbringing.
He announced that similar orphanages are to be replaced in the North by the Group.
He commended the Governor for donating a land and providing nine million Naira to the group for the orphanage project in Katsina State.
In his address, the state chairman of the Group, Alhaji Lawalli Kwashabawa Jibiya expressed gratitude to Governor Aminu Masari for the support extended to Fityanul Islam since his assumption into office in 2015 to date.
Alhaji Lawalli Kwashabawa explained that the moral and financial support had led to the Group achieving success, especially organizing gatherings such maulud el Nabiy and maulud Inyass among others.
Hassan Muhammad Tukur
Katsina Gazette/ Fitilar Katsina
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