2016 NCMCC AGM

The 2016 Annual General Meeting of the NCMCC was held on May 08, 2016 (Shaaban 01, 1437 AH) at the Nigeria House (319, 3132-26th Street NE, Calgary, Alberta, T1Y 6Z1) . The AGM was well attended by members of the congregation and the reports were applauded. For more information on the reports and the audited account : 

Please click this link for the  2016 NCMCC ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING REPORT (2015 AUDITED ACCOUNT) 


Brief on the Communique issued on activities of Boko Haram by NCMCC 

The Nigerian Canadian Muslims Congregation Calgary,(NCMCC)   joined millions of Nigerians and the world by issuing a communique at the organisation Annual General Meeting on Sunday May 11, 2014 by solely condemning the activities of Boko Haram group led by Shekau on the killings and attacks on innocent Nigerians and the abduction of school girls from school on the night of Tuesday April 15. 2014. The communique was published in “The Punch “one of the Nigerian most widely read newspaper on May 20, 2014.  The NMCC also joined the Nigerian Canadian Association, Calgary (NCAC) in a rally organised to demand for the release of the abducted school girls in front of the Calgary city hall on Friday May 17, 2014 in the hours of 12:00 to 13:00. The rally was well attended my Nigerians and friends, this was part of the ongoing effort to secure the release of the abducted school girls. 
 
 
Communique issued at the end of the annual general meeting of the Nigerian Canadian Muslims Congregation Calgary held in Calgary, Alberta, Canada on May 11, 2014 (Rajab 12, 1435)
 

Preamble

The Nigerian Canadian Muslims Congregation Calgary (the "NCMCC") has watched recent activities of Boko Haram with grave concern, and is deeply appalled by its attacks on the security of lives and property of Nigerian citizens in the name of Islam and, in particular, in the name of establishing the Shari’ah in Nigeria.

The fundamental objective of Shari’ah is protection of lives, property, and dignity of everyone – Muslims and non-Muslims alike. It is, therefore, not justifiable for any person or group of persons to take the lives of innocent persons, or cause harm to fellow human beings in the name of Islam. Allah says in the Glorious Qur’an, “Invite to the way of your Lord with wisdom and good instruction, and argue with them in a way that is best.” Qur’an 16:125.

Abduction of School Girls

Press reports indicate that hundreds of school girls were abducted from their school on the night of April 15, 2014 and are yet to be found. Boko Haram has not only claimed responsibility for the abduction of these school girls, it is also threatening to sell them and/or forcibly marry them off. This negates what the Qur’an says that women should not be married by force, “…So marry them with the permission of their people…” (Quran 4:25). True Muslims know that Islam forbids forced marriage.

The NCMCC condemns the abduction of these innocent school girls and the threat to sell or forcibly marry them off in the strongest terms possible.

Attacks on Innocent People

A bomb blast at a bus station in Abuja a day before the school girls were abducted killed almost one hundred  innocent people and another bomb blast at the same bus station on May 1, 2014 claimed more lives. Several people were also injured in both attacks. All these acts negate what Islam stands for as He says, “…And do not kill the soul which Allah has forbidden to be killed…” (Quran 17:33)

Conclusion

We hereby strongly appeal to Shekau and his followers in the group called Boko Haram to immediately release all the school girls and stop all further attacks on innocent people. God does not permit us to force people into Islam when Allah says, “‘There shall be no compulsion in accepting religion” (Quran 2: 256). Islam is about tolerance, peace, and sanctity of human life, but Boko Haram has brought suffering and misery to the very Muslims they claim they are representing and to people of other faiths. We hereby implore World Muslim leaders and Muslims leaders in Nigeria to find a means of stopping  these atrocities being committed in the name of our religion.

We call on all levels of the Nigerian government, and especially the federal government, to rise up to their constitutional responsibility of protecting Nigerian citizens by taking all lawful measures to arrest the scourge of violence that is threatening to tear our beloved country apart. 

Signed:

Azeez Ola-Ojetola                                                                            Ismaheel Ajayi

President (Ameer)                                                                           Asst.  General Secretary

Dated May 11, 2014, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

 
 

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