The Nasrul-lahi-li Fathi Society of Nigeria (NASFAT) has directed all Missioners of it’s branches worldwide not to conduct any prayer session in commemoration of programmes marking the end of the year 2022 or the beginning of the year 2023.
This was contained in a circular issued on Tuesday, signed by the Organisation’s National Da’wah Officer/Mission Board Secretary; Abdul-Ganiyy Raji.
Titled, the ‘Prohibition of December 31st/January 1st Tahajjud/All Cross-Over Activities at NAṢFAT Locations Worldwide’; the circular said; “this is to inform all NAṢFAT Missioners that programmes marking the end of the year 2022 or the beginning of the year 2023 are banned in all branches and groups of NAṢFAT.
“Missioners who violate this order, by holding December 31st/January Tahajjud 1st or any Cross-over programme in their branches or groups will be subjected to stringent punitive measures.
“In the meantime, Missioners are urged to educate their members that holding special prayers or Tahajjud to mark the end or beginning of the year has no place in our religion.
“True Muslims do not need to wait for the year to end or start before asking Allah for His mercy, protection and blessings. True Muslims are in touch with Allah at all times.
“We are a Muslim Society. Therefore, we must at all times keep strictly to our Islamic identity. Any attempt to compromise our Islamic identity or portray us as a society imitating non-Muslims, by any member of the Mission Board will be met with serious consequences.
“We will be in touch with our informants across branches and groups to obtain information on possible breaches of this order.”