By Abdur Roqib Akinyemi
Lagos State Ministry of Health has recognized Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Organization (Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya, Nigeria) for their humanitarian service across the state at the Annual Stakeholders’ Summit held in Lagos on 19th December, 2019.
The summit, which was Themed “Strategy For Reducing Maternal Mortality: Increasing The Blood Supply”, focused on reasons for donating blood i.e. prevention of maternal mortality throughout blood Transfusion, benefits of voluntary blood donations, handling of blood and prevention of blood collected.
The youth wing of Ahmadiyya are driven by the words of Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace and Blessing of Allah be upon him) which goes, “The Best of Man is he who is helpful to mankind.”
They believe that two things are key in human life. First, being dutiful to God and the second is service to humanity. For this reason, they serve other human being by donating blood to save lives, among others humanitarian services.
Meanwhile, the Majlis Khuddam is known for its selfless and ceaseless blood donation for the service to humanity for years.
Particularly, Lagos State Majlis has donated over 100 pints of blood during 2019 to save the lives of those who need blood to survive.
To mention a few of its blood donation exercises, the Muslim Youths (Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya) donated blood at Merci Hospital at Lagos Island after the recent building collapse that had many died and several injured.
Likewise, they also donated pints of blood at the Youth Convention held at Mahmud Ahmadiyya College, Ijede and the Federal Science and Technical College, Yaba respectively during the National Convention.