INFORMATION ABOUT NIGERIAN MUSLIM SHURAH ASSEMBLY (NMSA)


Assalaamu Alaikum, this is an inportant info I have for the muslim ummah.. While browsing the Net I came across a post made by the famous islamic scholar Dr Ahmad mahmud Gumi A Son to the Late Abubakar Gumi. Which is very intresting, and I really appreciate there effort because they do it at the right time when the muslim ummah need an association like this… May Allah Reward Sheikh and His supporters on this Great work. Check-out His Post Below.

Nigerian Muslim Shurah Assembly
(NMSA)
To all Nigerian Muslims of different
extractions and inclinations,
Assalamu Alaikum Wa
Rahamatullahi Taala Wa
Barakatuh
Allah –subhanahu Wa taala- has
enjoined us to work together in
righteousness. Allah said: “help ye
one another in righteousness and
piety, but help ye not one another
in sin and rancor: fear Allah, for
Allah is strict in punishment.”
Despite the fact that there are
numerous Islamic organizations
that are doing great works in
educating Muslims and non-
Muslims about Islam, yet the
principle of Shurah and mutual
consultation on mundane issues
between the Muslims at individual
and communal level has remained
minimal.
Owing to this fact, and the recent
trend of this modern times we live
in, whenever people remained
unconnected and abased, their
rights are easily sacrilege,
sacrificed and abused. It thus
became necessary that Muslims
interconnect directly using the
modern means of communications
and maximize the use of the
religious institution of the mosque
as a platform so as to consult each
other over their fairs and contribute
individually to foster their mutual
interest.
The problems of good leadership
or rather the lack of has been
perennial to the Muslim World time
immemorial since the basic
prerequisite of Shurah was
sidetracked generations after
generation. As a result Muslims fell
into vicious circles of tyranny,
suppression and sometimes naked
anarchy. This pathetic situation has
greatly contributed to the
retrogression and ultimate downfall
of the Ummah.
Nigerian Muslims are not an
exception. The lack of cohesive
and truly representative leadership
has led to forfeiture of many rights
that would have otherwise been
prerogative to the Ummah. There is
great under representation in all
facets of human endeavor,
educationally, politically,
economically, militarily and
socially. Human right abuses,
killings, torture, or even genocide
has been committed against
Muslims without any effective voice
raised to seek redress.
In an effort to address these
issues, many Muslims groups and
individuals having proposing
solutions and ways out of this
quagmire. After various
discussions and deliberations from
different groups and personalities,
the creation of Nigerian Muslim
Shurah Council from members
elected meticulously from the
unitary level i.e. the five daily
prayer mosques across the country
came up as necessity, seemingly
being the most effective and
realistic approach to the issue of
leadership. Such a council could
only be the true representation of
the Muslims as it concurs well with
the Quranic and Sunnah
requirements of referring back to
people to run their affairs. Allah
said in Surat ash-Shura:
38. Those who hearken to their
Lord, and establish regular prayer;
who (conduct) their affairs by
mutual Consultation; who spend
out of what we bestow on them for
sustenance;
ﻓﻤﻦ ﺑﺎﻳﻊ ﺭﺟﻼ ﻋﻠﻰ ﻏﻴﺮ ﻣﺸﻮﺭﺓ ﻣﻦ ﺍﻟﻤﺴﻠﻤﻴﻦ
ﻓﻼ ﻳﺘﺎﺑﻊ ﻫﻮ ، ﻭﻻ ﺍﻟﺬﻱ ﺑﺎﻳﻌﻪ ﺗﻐﺮﺓ ﺃﻥ ﻳﻘﺘﻼ
)ﺻﺤﻴﺢ ﺍﻟﺒﺨﺎﺭﻱ ـ 211 /8
Omar the second Caliph (May
Allah be pleased with him)
captured the essence of the divine
command when he said: “who so
ever will appoint a man without due
consultations with the Muslims
should not be obliged nor the man
appointed, on caution the two may
be killed” Al-Bukhari.
Nevertheless there are a lot of
traditional Muslim institutions and
organizations, only that, the
ordinary Muslim on the street is not
represented and his voice is not
heard through them. This is the
part the NMSA sets out to address.
The ordinary Muslims should have
a part in decision making and
nation building by contributing his
say and dues. NMSA is one
hundred percent made of elected
members spread wide across the
nation. It appoints its leaders
through the ballot.
THE METHOD
Without any complicity, the mosque
being the rallying point of Muslims,
an institution established early in
Islam, can be interconnected using
the tools of modern
communications. Once this is
achieved, the common Muslims will
be directly in contact with each
other and therefore, are apt to
control their own destiny as ordain
by Allah. It is critical also that the
mosque should be the field that
leaders are chosen and elected as
any person ashamed to me
associated with a mosque does not
merit to represent the Muslims, as
the case may be now in many
instances.
Let us remember…
• That in any strong society (c.f.
China, USA, Russia etc.) it a few of
the intelligent and educated
individuals that stir its ship. It only
takes courage, dedication and
sacrifice.
• That any individual that is not
ready to contribute in nation
building would be dreaming if he/
she thinks others will do it for them.
If you see bad roads, bad schools,
bad hospitals and high crimes, it is
because every individual is waiting
for others to do it. That
misconception has to STOP. Every
individual must contribute
financially and physically as the
case may require in building a
strong nation.
• People that are unconnected are
liable to be manipulated and
exploited; it would therefore be an
abomination on us if we chose to
be divided and not connected in
this era of inter connectivity.
• People only respect leaders that
are duly elected by them in a free
and fair electoral process. The
imposition, nomination or
appointment of leaders by few is
the cause of our demise and
underdevelopment since such
leaders do
If we are able to come together on
these four building blocks i.e.
courage, interconnectivity,
individual contribution and elective
representations no force on earth
can prevent us from achieving our
goals.
This process is voluntary, non-
governmental, non-sectarian, non-
ethnic non regional and non-
partisan. It is intended to expand
all over the national to form the
biggest coalition of willing Muslims
ready to directly handle their affairs
and chart the course of their
destiny as decreed by Allah.
If you are supportive of this project,
it is simple, just send SMS text
message to +2348168361885
indicating your name, state, LGA,
Town and Jumu’at Mosque.
Example: Salisu Sani, Kaduna,
Kaduna South, T/Wada, Masallacin
‘Yarkasuwa
(Pls write it exactly as the example
and don’t send twice)
May Allah Be our Guide and
Supporter.

9 thoughts on “INFORMATION ABOUT NIGERIAN MUSLIM SHURAH ASSEMBLY (NMSA)

  1. As-salamu Alaykum. I pray to ALMIGHTY ALLAH to crown you in all your endevour and bless you to victory, and may HE unite us under HIS word “LAA ilaaha ILLAL-LAH, Muhammadar-rasuwluL-LAH”. From: Imrana Hayatuddeen, Kaduna, Zaria, Zaria city, Kaura, Sheikh Abubakar Gummi jumu’at mosque, Low coast, zaria. 08024196482; 08189260949; 08059884861.

  2. As-salamu Alaykum. I pray to ALMIGHTY ALLAH to crown you in all your endevour and bless you to victory, and may HE unite us under HIS word “LAA ilaaha ILLAL-LAH, Muhammadar-rasuwluL-LAH”. From: Imrana Hayatuddeen, Kaduna, Zaria, Zaria city, Kaura, Sheikh Abubakar Gummi jumu’at mosque, Low coast, zaria.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s