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‘Get involved in conducting beneficial activities for Muslim Ummah’” UNYPAD-Gensan Chair

By: Gandhi Kinjiyo

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – “We at the UNYPAD (United Youth for Peace and Development) encourage you to participate or get involved in conducting beneficial activities for the Muslim Ummah,” Sani Ansa, UNYPAD-Gensan Chairman, told to fellow Muslim youth in his message during the Istiqbal Ramadhan activity organized by One Gensan Ummah on Thursday held at the Oval Gymnasium in this town.

“Being youth, we can do more beneficial things, we might have not enough resources, but I believe that we have the energy that we can use in a most productive manner,” Ansa underscored.

UNYPAD-Gensan is part of One Gensan Ummah, a consortium of Muslim organizations in this city that was formed to facilitate the conduct Istiqbal Ramadhan 2022.

The full force of UNYPAD – Gensan together with the Women’s Affairs Committee were present in the event.

Ustadz Nurrodin Monding, UNYPAD-Gensan’s Da’wah and Education Committee Chairman, gave the rationale of the activity. Ustadz Mohammad Borhan Emam, UNYPAD-Gensan Secretary, was the master of ceremony.

More than 1,700 attendees coming from the different barangays of Gensan joined the event.

It was anchored on the theme “Ramadhan and Humanity. Amplifying, Kindness and Forgiveness.”

The prominent Ulama of the city gave lectures on the preparations, benefits, rules on fasting and sustaining values or virtues of Ramadhan throughout the year.

Aside from UNYPAD-Gensan, other Muslim youth organizations of the city who shared their time and efforts for the activity were the Gensan Madaris SBO Federation, Salam Bangsamoro Youth and Federation of Muslim Students Association (FEMSA).

They actively engaged in the food distribution and venue preparation and restoration.

Copies of Holy Qur’an, perfumes and garments were given away as gifts. Those were provided by partners and benevolent individuals.

UNYPAD-Gensan also hosted Istiqbal Ramadhan 2021 at Barangay Tambler in this city.

The City Mayor’s Office – Integrated Cultural Communities Affairs Division and the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos – General Santos City Provincial Office were among the organizers.