ADDRESS BY SIR. (DR.) MUFTAU OYEGUNLE PRESIDENT/CHAIRMAN IN COUNCIL CHARTERED INSURANCE INSTITUTE OF NIGERIA AT THE 2022 RAMADHAN TAFSIR HELD ON WEDNESDAY 20TH APRIL AT THE LAGOS SECRETARIAT CENTRAL MOSQUE, ALAUSA, IKEJA, LAGOS.
In the name of ALLAH, The Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful, I appreciate you all for attending this year Ramadhan of 1443 Hijri Calendar Tafsir lecture which is also known in the Gregorian Calendar as 20th April 2022.
The Tafsir is derived from the Arabic word FASARA which literally means to lift the curtain, to make clear, to show the objective and hence by analogy Tafsir is the body of knowledge which aims to make clear the true meaning of Quran, its injunctions and the occasion of its revelations.
I will like to remind us that we are in a season where we reflect upon the wisdom and guidance that comes with the Islam faith, and the responsibility that human beings have to one another, and to God. It is also a time of intense devotion to ALLAH.
With these reasons, I urge us all here today to continue to use the Holy month of Ramadhan to stay close to Allah by seeking for forgiveness of our sins, praying for our Country, family and humanity in general.
At this point, I really want to appreciate our guest speaker Imam Ridwan Jamiu, the Chief Imam, Lekki Central Mosque for accepting to lecture us this Tafsir on the topic ‘Nurturing the Soul of a Family: A Panacea to Societal Ills and Youth Restiveness’. This is apt and very timely considering a lot of societal issues we are encountering today.
To address this menace starts from the family as it is said “Charity begins at home”. Every one of us here is first primarily influenced and shaped into characters from the family we were born into and we take such features into the society. So, I will say again that the family plays a very significant role in have a peaceful society. I am very confident that Our Imam will do justice to the topic.
Once again, I welcome you all specially to this lecture and I enjoin us to pay attention as we will learn a lot today as we continue to observe Ramadhan.
Thank you all for your attention and may ALLAH bless and answer our prayers.
Sir. (Dr.) Muftau Oyegunle, ACII, FIIN
President/Chairman in Council
CHARTERED INSURANCE INSTITUTE OF NIGERIA (CIIN)