*IT IS BETTER TO BE INFORMED THAN TO BE DEFORMED (PART 1).*
FROM MSSNOAU TO ALL OAU STALITES, FRIENDS AND WELL-WISHERS.
Do you know a lot has been happening brother/sister? It is the few here that has been bearing the brunt. A dark storm is gathering over the Muslim students populace of Obafemi Awolowo University! It is time for everyone to join in building us a cover!
Know that while you are at home, the enemies of the call to Allah and His Messenger have gone to work again. While you slumber and innocently dream of white cloudy lanes, some souls have set themselves upon the task of feverishly stoking the fire of disunity: and they want us all consumed!
We have given them leeway, treat them like our brothers so far, but they have proved incalcitrant, obstinate, they have vowed they won’t rest until the enviable unity existing among the Muslim students populace on OAU becomes a thing of the past. They want us to become like the christians at last: uncountable fellowships, divided heart, divided concept of the Almighty, weak, diluted, impotent! They want us to worship on the grass, in corners, in twos and twos, threes and threes, they want us to see a fellow Muslim brother or sister and refuse to smile.
We know you have been privy to the developments so far in our (MSSNOAU) relationship with the Muslim Community (MC), and even to a greater extent, the MSSN local regional body. It is now worse. It is now an open secret that the Muslim Community is prepared to mow us (the generality of OAU Muslim students) down by any way if it is the way to achieve their aim of controlling every single aspect of our religion.
It is our joy that you are aware of the fierce antagonism we have been facing from the MC so far, including their most recent move, in connivance with the MSSN local regional body, in constituting and recognizing a parralel set of executives separate from the students-recognized one! (Haven’t you heard that?).
These their boys have started prowling around campus, few in number but reckless in ambition. They have begun doing heinous acts awaiting you (us) all, ignoring what is being recorded in their book of deeds. They have started running at the blow of the Muslim Community’s whistle, a race of shame to endanger our collective future!
They were set loose. They have been emboldened. They have been showing the few Muslims currently present here that with the men at the Central Mosque and outside our campus behind their backs, nothing to overthrow and replace our sole belief in Allah and his Messenger as our only legislator in all our affairs is not worth attempting. You will be appalled at what they have been doing so far to destabilize the rank of the Muslim on campus, wallahi, you will be appalled:
*Parallel Welcoming programmes*
Naturally, no new student will expect to come down to campus for resumption and find him/herself being fought over by two Muslim “brothers”. However, that was precisely what happened at predegeree campus Moro at the beginning of this saga. Sincere brothers from among the stalites went down to Moro with no other objective than to help the arriving Muslim predites settle down logistically first, and later academically, into their new lives.
Imagine everybody’s surprise that day as these MC’s parallel exco boys appeared all over and started snatching luggage bags of the arriving predites out of the hands of our brothers who have come down from campus to help. The owner of the bags (predites) looked on aghast as these MSSN local regional body/Muslim Community’s parallel exco boys wrestled their bags out of the hands of our stalite brothers who have come to help – confused new students that were unprepared to face another set of parralel, unknown and confrontational sort of help.
That event have been repeated in a grander way.
Here on May 28 and 29 (Fresh students resumption days) , they came out again to organize a parallel Muslim welcoming programme for the resuming fresh students against the well-known and long running single MSSNOAU programme. With a bogus MSSNOAU tags pinned to their chests and misleading banners hung on trees, they prowled around the area designated for the Freshers’ arrival, which is also where we were conducting our welcoming activities. Their affront that day was provocative enough to provoke a physical reprimand from us if we had a mind to do that (we were far larger in number). But to not confirm the suspicions of onlookers, and especially to avoid welcoming the fresh students into confusion, we decided to look the other way while they distributed pamphlets and lure unsuspecting fresh students to their base to part with their personal data in the name of “MSSNOAU”.
*Impersonations on the social media and the bank account impostor fiasco.*
The dust this event raised had not fully cleared before the social media was awashed with messages advertising a new bank account number for MSSNOAU.
Of course, you are already likely aware of the details surrounding this effrontery as outlined in the widely circulated disclaimer we released then.
The implication of this was great as our financial donors were alarmed. While these boys made no attempt to hide the fact that they are behind the opening of this account, they also included in their online posts, chest-thumping rants that they have now overcome MSSNOAU. It took us days and the release of that disclaimer through various online outlets before the perplexed online community was assured it was really impostors at work.
*Poster pasting attacks*
We had not yet gone far in familiarizing ourselves with our newly settled fresh Muslim brothers and sisters before these Muslim Community’s stooges took a step that was abominable to every sane and sincere mind for that point in time – to organize a bogus “MSSNOAU” freshers’ orientation programme – and to begin pasting posters to that effect.
Brothers and Sisters, these highly DISGRACEFUL posters are BETTER SEEN than imagined. We won’t say much on this until when the time is ripe.
The pathetic drama attached to the pasting (enacted just outside Awo mosque) of these provocative posters (they are organizing the “Freshers Orientation” in the name of MSSNOAU!) is a matter of curious interest, for it calls to mind the selfish motivation, probably unknown to them, the Muslim Community and to some extent, the MSSN local regional body has adopted in using them as a willing tool:
These Brother(s) (Yes, Brother(s)!) went ahead to paste these miserable posters on the path to the entrance of the sisters’ side of Awo Hall mosque! Then stomped arrogantly to the Brothers’ side and proceeded to do the same on the glass door at the entrance. The paster then waited to dare anybody verbally to remove the poster he has just pasted. Ha! It was a pathetic sight! Brothers and Sisters, you will almost cry! It make one wonder how much he had been paid, and if he had been reminded during or after payment that he will eventually stand before Allah to account for his efforts masterminding disruption among the Muslims on campus.
*The story didn’t end*
The above incidents summarize what the journey ahead is likely to be for all of us. The Muslim Community has recruited some boys (and girls) to create as much problem among us as possible, and to use every weapon at their disposal to enforce on us their aims. It is now left to us to never let the unity wane. To remember to hold onto the single non-divergent rope of Allah jointly and strongly.
We may be persecuted, but that will ONLY last as long we say anything or act in anyway contrary to what Allah and his Prophet have revealed. The path of treading the straight path of the Rasul is never smooth, and that is why each and everyone of us should be a better brother to the other, a better sister to the other, and help each other against the divergent calls of Shaytan to sectarianism and disunity. Our disunity is our fall. The day we stop enjoining good and forbidding evil is the day of our ultimate irrelevace on the face of the earth.
وَاعْتَصِمُوا بِحَبْلِ اللَّهِ جَمِيعًا وَلَا تَفَرَّقُوا وَاذْكُرُوا نِعْمَتَ اللَّهِ عَلَيْكُمْ إِذْ كُنتُمْ أَعْدَاءً فَأَلَّفَ بَيْنَ قُلُوبِكُمْ فَأَصْبَحْتُم بِنِعْمَتِهِ إِخْوَانًا وَكُنتُمْ عَلَىٰ شَفَا حُفْرَةٍ مِّنَ النَّارِ فَأَنقَذَكُم مِّنْهَا كَذَٰلِكَ يُبَيِّنُ اللَّهُ لَكُمْ آيَاتِهِ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَهْتَدُونَ
_*And hold fast, all of you together, to the Rope of Allah (i.e. this Quran), and be not divided among yourselves, and remember Allah’s Favour on you, for you were enemies one to another but He joined your hearts together, so that, by His Grace, you became brethren (in Islamic Faith), and you were on the brink of a pit of Fire, and He saved you from it. Thus Allah makes His Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.,) clear to you, that you may be guided. Surah Aal-e-Imran, Verse 103*_
*We must hold on to the rope of Allah as one!*
*We must hold on to the rope of Allah as one!!*
*We must now more than ever hold on to the rope of Allah as one!!!*
*PLEASE WATCH OUT FOR PART 2.*
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