Pretoria, 13 Dzulqa’dah 1436/28 August 2015 (MINA) – On Wednesday 19 August 2015, the Muslim Students Association (MSA) of Pretoria hosted an event, themed: “Prophets of Islam.”
The Islamic expo was held in aim of encouraging Muslims and non-Muslims on the Hatfield campus to familiarise themselves with the twenty five Prophets of Allah mentioned in the Holy Quran. The response was remarkable as students engaged in stimulating faith based dialogue.
Eight of the twenty five Prophets were explored in detail, including Prophets; Adam (AS), Nuh (AS), Ibrahim(AS), Ismaeel(AS), Dawood(AS), Sulaymaan(AS), Moosa(AS), Isa (A.S) and Muhammed (S.A.W), Cii News quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.
Posters, detailing information on the lives and historic events around these Prophets were created to inform the student community at large. Replica models were also designed to showcase the sacred structures. On display was; the historic version of a simple Masjid-un-Nabawee during the lifetime of Nabi Muhammed SAW, the Ka’bah in Masjid-al-Haram that Ebrahim (AS) had once built and the ‘Dome of the Rock’ of Masjidul Aqsa in a once peaceful Jerusalem; the land of the prophets.
Dates and nuts were distributed to those attending the expo, also to educate students that these were amongst the sunnah foods of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW). The virtues and benefits of these fruits were also shared. Whilst gestures with impact, such as, miniature bottles containing messages of ‘lessons to learn’ from these Prophets were handed out.
Ameera Moosa on the executive committee of MSA Tuks, commented, “Alhamdulillah, we had a great response from all on campus. It interested people in Islam and also served to create awareness on what Qur’an says of the Prophets whom others have heard of from their own scriptures. We also had a good response from Muslim students who enjoyed the initiative of interactive da’wah and InshaAllah we hope to expand in future events. “
Whilst some reservations on the behavior of Muslim students at universities still persist, students involvement in Islamic activities on campuses, break the stigma of universities being a place of complete religious ignorance.
Other Muslim students and lecturers alike, have been encouraged to assert their identity as well in order to bring a sense of awareness of Islam onto these campuses, especially in this climate of misinformation about the beautiful faith.(T/R05/R03)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)