DATU ANGGAL MIDTIMBANG, Maguindanao (January 2, 2013) — The Nungga Clan Multipurpose Cooperative (NCMC) requested the leadership of the United Youth for Peace and Development (UNYPAD) to facilitate the Seminar-workshop on Islamic Leadership and Management held at Barangay Nunangan, Datu Anggal Midtimbang (DAM), Maguindanao on Dcember 29, 2013.
Barangay Nunangan was among the barangays of DAM heavily affected by the armed conflict between the Government armed forces and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in 2008.
“The UNYPAD responded positively to the request of the community since among the organization’s objectives is to empower the community especially in the far flung areas mostly affected by the armed conflict,” said Datuan Magon, Deputy Secretary General for Administration of the UNYPAD.
“This initiative of the above-mentioned clan should be lauded because it is part of their recovery from the impact of war,” he stressed.
The invitation letter of NCMC signed by their President Hadji Akilan A. Nungga was channeled to the office of UNYPAD Maguindanao Cluster 2 Provincial Chapter President Atty. Mahmod Tulino, and then, it was handed over to the UNYPAD National Chapter.
In his opening remarks, Hon. Dorrie Panalangin, Municipal Councilor of Datu Anggal Midtimbang, said, “We are very thankful to the UNYPAD leadership for granting our request in the realization of this seminar.”
“This is the first time that our cooperative undergoes a seminar, and this seminar is the very foundation of our operation as leaders,” he added.
Atty. Mahmod Tulino, President of the Maguindanao Cluster 2 Chapter, was the first facilitator who gave lecture on Islamic Leadership.
In his introduction to his input, he highlighted the darkness era of Arabian Peninsula before the advent of Islam.
“Before the coming of Prophet Mohammad (S.A.W.), the entire Arabian Peninsula had no central government, no prevailing constitution, tribalism was existing, chaos was the subject of every season, robbery and gangsterism were common, usury was the common ingredient of livelihood, modesty had no meaning and killing and oppression prevailed,” he explained.
“However, this abnormal situation was transformed into an ideal Islamic community when Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him) came. Arabia was transformed into United Nations believing in the oneness of Allah,” Tulino elaborated.
“They became worshipers, just warriors, good traders, and citizens promoted the principles of justice, equality, and universal brotherhood,” he stressed.
“Muslim scholars defined Islamic leadership as ‘a process of moving and motivating man to action and work through non-compulsion in a planned direction towards the achievement of common goals and interests, as such, the basis is that of the Qur-an and the Sunnah’,” he furthered.
In the afternoon session, Tu Alid Alfonso, the National Vice President for Internal Affairs of UNYPAD, presented the concept of Management in Islam while Ustadz Nasrodin Musa, National Staff of Committee on Da’wah and Education, shared how to become an effective leader and follower that would pleased the Almighty Allah, and how to strengthen the organization.
The UNYPAD Maguindanao Cluster 2 Provincial Chapter Officer Mohaguiar Mentok, disclosed that the participants are members of the Nungga clan, civil and political community leaders, youth leaders, barangay officials, and representatives of municipal local government unit of DAM.
“The Nungga Clan Multipurpose Cooperative was established in 2010 and has five programs,” said NCMC President Hadji Akilan.
“The activity is under the Capability Program,” he clarified.
Akilan explained that the cooperative’s other programs are Community Development, Disaster and Emergency Response, Environmental Protection and Health and Sanitation, and Economic and Livelihood program.
“Under our Economic and Livelihood program for NCMC members, we have started the processing of dried fish tilapia and banana chips but the problem is how we can reach the bigger market,” he disclosed. (UNYPAD news)