By Rasheed Animasaun
Majlis Khuddamul-Ahmadiyya (Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Organization), Oyo State has donated, in the last quarter of 2020, 163 pints of blood to the University College Hospital (UCH) Blood Bank and the National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS) respectively at Ibadan, according to the State President, Bro. Hussein Muftau.
He, however, advised other youths and youth organisations to emulate such culture of service to humanity and channel their energy to activities that can enhance their development rather than immoralities.
He added: “We have cultivated the habit of serving humanity in different ways and blood donation is also one of the ways we fulfil the rights of other creations as enjoined by Allah in the glorious Qur’an and teachings of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw). By this, we have counted service to humanity an integral part of our faith.”
Muallim Nadeem Ahmad, in his speech, stated that Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is known for selfless and humanitarian service worldwide with the establishment of hospitals, schools and construction of boreholes across the globe with the core motive of spreading the pristine teachings of Islam.
He also established the fact that Ahmadiyyat has impacted positively in the lives of many despite religious affiliations, ethnic and educational backgrounds since its establishment in 1916 in Nigeria.
At UCH and NBTS, the blood donation exercise has spanned actively for more than 4 decades. The youth group, elders forum and the female wing have also been donating every 3 months to save lives.