The Women’s Wing of the Islamic Mission Secretariat has expressed concern about the increasing number of youth in prisons and is advising parents and guardians to take good care of their children to avoid them getting involved in criminal activities.
The group is worried about the high percentage of young people in prison and believes it is not a good sign for the nation’s future. The group’s organizer, Madam Shaibu Abban, made this statement when they donated items to inmates at the Maximum Prisons.
The donated items were purchased through contributions from members and included bags of gari, sugar, rice, boxes of soap and detergents, assorted soft drinks, toilet rolls, bags of sachet water, and other items. This act of charity is part of the group’s social responsibility to help the less privileged in society and show love and compassion to make them feel not neglected but part of society.
Madam Abban said almsgiving was one of the pillars of Islam, and it increased particularly during the period of Ramadan. She stated that the group will continue to pray for the officers and inmates and hoped that they would come out reformed. She also encouraged other religious institutions and individuals to support prisoners as they are more vulnerable.
The Deputy Director of Prisons (DDP) Abubakari Abdul Rahman Danf, the Imam, received the donated items on behalf of the inmates and expressed profound gratitude to the Ahmadis for their support and kind gesture. He said the support was overwhelming, particularly during this period when many people are having challenges in their businesses. He also assured the service would distribute the items to the beneficiaries.
In conclusion, the Women’s Wing of the Islamic Mission Secretariat is urging parents and guardians to take good care of their wards to avoid them engaging in criminal activities. They are also calling on other religious groups and individuals to support prisoners as they are more vulnerable.