Zakah and Waqf Foundation Gombe (July 15-22, 2023) In a visionary initiative aimed at environmental stewardship and community engagement, the Zakah and Waqf Foundation Gombe organized a “Three Waqf Planting Week” from July 15 to 22, 2023. This week-long event featured a series of impactful activities, including enlightening lectures, inspiring khutbas, and pre-khutba discussions held in various masjids.
Educational Outreach: Throughout the week, the foundation conducted informative lectures, khutbas, and pre-khutba discussions, emphasizing the significance of waqf (endowment) and its role in environmental sustainability. These educational sessions aimed to raise awareness about the positive impact that waqf initiatives can have on both the community and the environment. Seedling Distribution: An integral part of the “Three Waqf Planting Week” was the distribution of seedlings. This took place at the foundation’s office and Jumu’at masjids, symbolizing the practical implementation of the principles discussed during the educational sessions. By distributing seedlings, the foundation encouraged active participation in environmental conservation and community beautification.
Alignment with Islamic Principles: The “Three Waqf Planting Week” demonstrated the foundation’s commitment to integrating Islamic principles with contemporary environmental concerns. By encouraging waqf as a means of sustainable development, the foundation showcased a harmonious blend of religious values and ecological responsibility.
Impact and Legacy: This week-long initiative left a lasting impact by sowing the seeds of environmental awareness and community involvement. The planted waqf trees, with their enduring symbolism, will stand as a testament to the foundation’s dedication to holistic well-being and sustainable practices. The “Three Waqf Planting Week” not only exemplified the foundation’s commitment to its mission but also highlighted the potential for positive change when the principles of waqf are applied to address pressing contemporary issues. As the planted trees grow, they symbolize the ongoing legacy of the foundation’s efforts in creating a greener, more conscientious community.
In a holistic expansion of the “Three Waqf Planting Week,” the Zakah and Waqf Foundation Gombe undertook a significant endeavor by establishing an educational waqf orchard in the village of Gawari. This transformative initiative, conducted from July 15 to 22, 2023, added a distinctive dimension to the foundation’s commitment to sustainable development and community welfare. Educational Waqf Orchard in Gawari: As part of the extended activities during the “Three Waqf Planting Week,” the foundation planted approximately 440 trees in Gawari, creating an educational waqf orchard. This orchard serves as a living testament to the foundation’s dedication to both environmental conservation and educational advancement within the community.
In a concerted effort to promote self-reliance, address issues of hunger, and foster community empowerment, the Zakah and Waqf Foundation Gombe organized the impactful program “MAKON TATTALIN ARZIKI” held between August 18 and 20, 2023. This enlightening initiative brought together renowned Islamic scholars from across Nigeria to deliver lectures on crucial topics related to self-reliance and providing for the less fortunate.
Diverse Expertise of Scholars: The program featured a distinguished panel of Islamic scholars, each renowned in their respective fields: Professor Mansur Ibrahim Sokoto. Dr. Muhammad Sani Umar Rijiyar Lemo, Professor Mansur Isah Yelwa, Sheikh Tijjani Yusuf Guruntum, Dr. Muhammad Sulaiman Adam, their collective expertise provided a comprehensive understanding of the issues at hand, enriching the program with valuable insights and guidance.
Lecture Topics: The scholars delved into various topics, with a particular focus on self-reliance and alleviating hunger. The lectures addressed practical strategies for individuals and communities to achieve financial independence, ultimately contributing to the well-being of society. The emphasis on feeding the needy underscored the foundation’s commitment to addressing immediate concerns within the community.
Massive Community Participation: “MAKON TATTALIN ARZIKI” drew an impressive audience, with over five thousand people actively participating in the series of enlightening lectures. This widespread community engagement highlights the resonance of the program’s themes and the eagerness of the community to embrace self-reliance as a means of societal improvement. Knowledge Dissemination and Community Upliftment: The program not only disseminated knowledge but also served as a catalyst for community upliftment. By equipping individuals with the tools and insights necessary for self-reliance, the foundation actively contributes to breaking the cycle of dependency and fostering a culture of empowerment.
As the teachings from the scholars resonate within the community, the impact of “MAKON TATTALIN ARZIKI” extends beyond the event dates, laying the groundwork for a more resilient and self-sufficient community empowered to address its challenges.