By Sittie Saada S. Sampayan
COTABATO City (December 26, 2014) – The Maguindanao Cluster-1 chapter of the United Youth for Peace and Development (UNYPAD) organized a seminar-workshop on Islamic Leadership and Management, which was actively participated in by the 18 youth leaders of the UNYPAD coming from municipalities of Parang, Barira, Buldon, Matanog, Sultan Mastura of the province of Maguindnao, Kapatagan of Lanao del Sur. The 16 intern students of Cotabato City State Polytechnic College (CCSPC) were also able to participate.
Baisanie Macabuat, WAC national chairperson, disclosed that the activity was held at the UNYPAD National Office, Purok Pinen, Rosales Street, Cotabato City on November 30 – December 2, 2014.
“The UNYYPAD National Chapter and Women Affairs Committee of the organization prepared the venue and accommodation of the participants,” she said.
She explained that the main purpose of the activity is to empower the youth for them to become God-fearing, technologically empowered, and competitive leaders,” she said.
Abedin Tago, the Chairman of the Maguindanao Cluster-1, said, “We need to capacitate ourselves on everything to improve our leadership qualities.”
“This is not to aspire for any position but a preparation in case needed,” he added.
Abedin said that the resource speakers were the UNYPAD Secretary General Yusoph Lumambas, the National Vice President for Internal Affairs Tu Alfonso and the Provincial Secretary of the Maguindanao Cluster-2 Engr. Saidona A. Lawan.
“The said activity was graced by the Grand Mufti of the Bangsamoro in the Philippines, Sheik Abdulrahman “Abu Hurayra” Udasan, and he gave general inputs on the Leadership in Islam,” he disclosed.
Abedin quoted Shiek Udasan saying, “In Islamic perspective for this topic, it is necessary to note that it must be in line with the teaching of Qur’an and Sunnah.”
Adedin added, Shiek Udasan also cited the leadership attributes of Prophet Mohammad and his compassion shown at the height of conflicts in Makkah and Madinah that eventually turned some of his adverse critics and opponents to accept Islam as the true religion.
The said activity was successfully conducted with the close supervision of the UNYPAD National Committee on Da’wah and Education of UNYPAD.