MSA-MSU chapter’s school to school da’wah PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 02 August 2016 14:53

The Muslim Students Association (Mindanao State University-Sulu chapter) with full guidance and supervision from MSA-Lupah Sug Inc/ (MSA-LSI) and with the substantial support of IDB Graduates Association-Team Philippines thru its National President Timothy Ijiran conducted a wide Ramadan school to school da’wah at various schools in Sulu for the duration of June 13-30, 2016.

There are around nine (9) schools visited by the MSA-MSU chapter and these are the following: MSU-Sulu Laboratory High School, Sulu National High School, Jolo National High School, Jolo School of Fisheries, Jolo Agricultural School, Sulu College of Technology, Southern Mindanao Islamic Intitute, Maimbung and Indanan National High School. These include both the junior high and senior high schools respectively. The topic of dawah is about the 5 Pillars of Islam, which was also anchored on its theme: “Ramadan is the season of Al-ibadah (Good deeds): Have you been doing it well? Let us make the words of Allah supreme.”
According to Zadiqueyah Hajihil, one of the senior officers of MSA-LSI, it is very important that we remind our fellow Muslims, whether they are young or not, about our religion. When asked who did the da’wah lectures, Mr. Hajihil said their members who are coming different MSA chapters in Sulu are the ones who facilitate and give da’wah to the students.
There were notable statements delivered by these lecturers that made the students enlightened and inspired. According to one lecturer, as Muslims, we should learn the words of Allah (SWT) and the teachings of Prophet Muhammad (SAW). “We are here because of Him. We are here in this world to follow whatever He wants us to do for Him and for His creations. Remember when our faith increases, the love of Allah (SWT) for us will also increase,” the lecturer said.
It was also clearly seen that these young lecturers had improved in terms of public engagement, as the da’wah had served as a training ground for them to develop inter and intrapersonal.
And on the part of students, most of them revealed that prior to the da’wah, their knowledge in Islam were in low percentage, and because they have learned something from the MSA, their knowledge is empowered. “I hope I could apply what the MSA people have told us. I hope that each of us will continue to learn and apply the teaching of Islam,” said one student.
The principals and head teachers of different schools are grateful that such da’wah were delivered to their students as they said it will highly develop their students’ behavior and consciousness in their religion.