In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful
Press Release: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
7th May, 2015
(Lagos, 07/05/2015) From Thursday 7th to Wednesday 13th May 2015, the Muslim Public Affairs Center (MPAC) will be holding its inaugural Open Days event at its office at: 21 Salvation Road, Opebi, Ikeja, Lagos.
At this event, MPAC will play host to members of the public and stakeholders – our neighbours, volunteers, donors, sponsors, media, etc. The open days event is designed to get the public acquainted with the activities, programmes/projects of MPAC and act as one of the platforms to help us meet our reporting obligations.
On these days (from 11.00am to 3.00pm each day), MPAC trustees, directors and team leads will be on hand to welcome and take questions/suggestions and comments from members of the public who attend the event.
MPAC is also using this first event to encourage our neighbours, including many businesses and churches in the neighbourhood, to attend on any day of their choice to know about us, about the Muslims and about Islam. We are looking forward to very interactive and stimulating sessions, as it will be a good opportunity for our guests to extract information from us on any issues of interest and importance.
We desire to let them know of their right in Islam that we maintain good relationship with them, as the Prophet is reported to have stated that;
“The best friend in the sight of Allah is the one who is good to his companions; and the best neighbour in the sight of Allah is the one who is good to his neighbours.” [Reported by Tirmidhi]
“He will not enter paradise, the one whose neighbor is not safe of him.” [Reported by Muslim]
He, peace be upon him, was also reported to have commanded as follows:
“Whoever believes in Allah and the Day of Judgement, let him do good to his neighbour…” [Reported by Muslim]
For the Muslim Ummah, we are looking forward to specific discussions around the following:
– If there is ANYTHING you ever wanted to know about MPAC; here is the opportunity to have answers from the officials;
– If you have AN IDEA that when translated into reality will be for the COMMON GOOD of the Ummah and the nation at large, here is a chance to discuss with us;
– If you are passionate about AFFIRMATIVE ACTION(S) and to stand against injustice and discrimination, this is a forum for you to join forces with us in our work of over 14 years … representing the Ummah;
– If you have visualized a HUMAN DEVELOPMENT PROJECT for the Ummah that requires clinical execution; please be our guest;
– If you have a contribution to make or a critique on THE MPAC WAY, please sit down with us and offer approaches and solutions;
– If you intend to be led into the strategic thrust of MPAC and know about its next BIG IDEA, please stop by at our office;
– If you need a critical INSIGHT into how MPAC works, here is the opportunity.
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Abdulmani (Amani) Momodu
Director of Administration
Muslim Public Affairs Centre, MPAC