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A(8)So(An-Ul,IsL,Mo,Ni)(SaL):Anwar-Ul Islam Movement of Nigeria


A(8)So(An-Ul,IsL,Mo,Ni)(SaL),Anwar-Ul Islam Movement of Nigeria,The beginning-Government of the Movement and Constitution,3 p.,,Inglés.


The begining:

The Anwar- ul Islam Movement of Nigeria formerly
known as the Ahmadiyya Movement - In - Islam of Nigeria was
founded in the year 1916.

The Anwar - ul Islam Movement of Nigeria can aptly be described
as the pioneer Muslim Organisation - in the Southern parts
of the Country, if not indeed the whole of the Federation.
Pioneer, or the precursor, in the sense that before the advent
of the Movement, countrywide Islamic Societies or mission
as they cascade the firmament of religious organizations in
Nigeria, of today, were unknown.

In that sense, Anwar - ul Islam, which in its long and chequered
history had undergone many transformations and metamorphosis,
is the Path finder, the trail blaizer.

Founded in 1916, by members of the Muslim Literary Society
and Juvenile Muslim Society whose principal members included
- Messrs L.B. Augusto, A.T. Adele, B.A. Fanimokun, Alfa Mohammed
Bello Lawal and Ashafa Tijani of Martins Street, Lagos.

The aims and objects of the Movement can be summarized as
to "reform the Muslim world morally, intellectually,
socially, religiously and spiritually and to realize in all
walks of life the ideals of Islam as taught in the Holy Quran
and exemplified in the life, character and spirit of the Holy
Prophet Mohammed, (PBOH). The objects of the Movement are
to study, teach and spread Islam according to the holy Quran
throughout the World".

In the early part of this century, a conflictual situation
between Islamic education and Euro - Christian education arose.
The fear was and is still well grounded that the surest route
to forceful conversion to Christianity is via the so -called
"Western Education". The young men of the Muslim
elites of yester-years founded the Anwar-ul Islam - then known
as Ahmadiyya, saw this danger ands sought to remedy it and
ameliorate the situation. It was in this context that the
movement's pioneering role in Islamic education and the award
of scholarship to young Nigerian Muslims can be understood
and appreciated.

Thus the first Muslim Secondary School in Nigeria was set
up by the movement in Lagos in 1948 at 4-6 Olushi Street,
Lagos, properties of Aihaji Jibril Martin and Alhaji N.B Kenku.

Movement has come to be what it is today, Some might call
it schism, fissiparous tendencies or even worst still any
atomistic society with the seed of its own destruction. True,
the Movement has sailed through shark invested seas, it has
overcome many vicissitudes. Formerly, known at various times
as the Ahmadiyya Muslim Society of Nigeria in 1916, changed
to Ahrnadiyya Movement in Islam in Nigeria Branch, which had
its root in Quadian India. The break with Quadian came as
a result of basic difference in dogma and doctrine which was
also sequel to litigation in 1940. In all its episodic turmoil
and turbulence, the Movement reaches its watershed in 1974
when it decided to remove the name of Ahmadiyya from its nomenclature
and became the Anwar-ul Islam. It seemed that in spite of these
litigations and acrimonious squabbling of many years, the
Movement is waxing stronger in faith and conviction. One particular
spectacular achievement of Anwar-ul Islam - meaning the light
of the religion of Islam- is that all other reputable Islamic
bodies - Jamaat'ul Islamiyya, Ansar-ud-deen Society, etc can
trace their origin, inspiration and early membership to the

The Movement, with its history of weathering storms - which
has strengthened it as the cross current of storms and thunder
have toughened the Iroko tree and made it the diamond of the
forest. With its present leadership of Aihaji RO. Oyenubi
and his able executive, backed by the edifying body of ex-Presidents
and the faithful Ummah, the journey towards the last quarter
of the century of its existence, is well set and on course.

Anwar-ul-Islam -is the primus inter pares and Prima Donna -
in the body of Muslim organisations in this country -it's
history that of the movement's will form a copious in the
annals of Islam in our fatherland.

Last update on September 13, 1:53 am by Anissa Abu Basit'Abd Us-Samad.

Government of the Movement:

The Government, control
and management of the Movement shall vested in the National

Executive Council.

(i) The National Executive Council shall be composed of Representative
elected by the respective Missions whose numbers shall not
be less than 20.

(ii) Nominated Members

Eleven nominated members who shall be selected by the elected
representative after the general election which is held every
3 years from the time inception but which now takes place
every 4 years under the Constitution revised in 1992.

(iii) The head of the Movement is the President assisted
by other officers who shall be elected from amongst members
of the National Executive Council.

(iv) Officers of the Movement: Apart from the President,
there is a Vice President who by virtue of his office shall
perform the duties of the President in the absent of the latter.

There is a National General Secretary with two Assistant
Secretaries, National Treasurer, Finance Secretary, Legal
Adviser, Publicity Officer, Welfare Officer and an Education
Officer who is the Chairman of the Movement's Committee on


The Movement which has grown over the years have spread throughout
Nigeria from its base and Headquarters situate at Lagos at
53/57, Ojo - Giwa Street, Lagos.

The branches in other part of Nigeria are known as Missions
and there are at least 55 Missions in various parts of Nigeria.

(vi) List of Missions:

Lagos, Epe, Ijede, Kaduna, Zaria, Birnin Kebbi, Danbatta,
Ijebu - Ode, Ibadan,

Port Harcourt, Kano, Minna, Funtua, Tegina, Agbowa, Mainland,
Benin, Agege, Ikorodu, Oyo, Shagamu, Iwo, Sokoto, Ara, Ogbomosho,
Iseyin, Asa, Itire, Bode Osi, Oba Oke, Ile-Ogbo, Okeho, Oluponna Missions respectively.

All the Missions have their own Executive Councils headed
by a Chairman, Vice -Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and other
relevant officers for effective functioning of the


The Real properties, freehold or leasehold and other interests
in land for the use of the Movement in Nigeria for any purpose
whatsoever whether for building of the Mosque, Schools and
or for the setting up of the proposed Private University which
the Movement is planning to establish in the nearest future
shall be vested in the Trustees of the Movement.

Presently, there are Six Trustees of the Movement who are
as follows: -

(i) Alhaji Dr. Ismail Babatunde Jose, OFR

(ii) Alhaji Senator Hassan A. B. Fasinro, OFR

(iii) Alhaji Kafaru Oluwole Tinubu, LLM, CP (Retired)

(iv) Alhaji Rafiu Olayinka Oyenubi - Barrister - at - Law

(v) Alhaji Chief Imam Ahmed Babatunde Yusuff- B. A, Cairo

(vi) Alhaji Prince L. A. B. Katayeyanjue.



The first constitution of the Movement made in 1916 provided
for a Chairman as head of the


This was later amended in 1919 by which provision was made
for a President as head of the Movement.

Since then there had been other Amendments.

Before the Registration of the Movement under the Land (Perpetual
Succession) Act Cap 98 on the 8th October 1935 a new constitution
was made, adopted and passed on 31st July 1934.

The Constitution made in 1934 was revised on 24th March 1963
followed by a Second Revision

passed on l3th December 1992 which is the current Constitution
that guides the activities of the


Hereunder the first Eight Articles of the 111 Articles of
the present Constitution with the form of Application for

However, a copy of the Constitution cab be mailed to you
on request.

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<td width="20">1.</td>

<td width="40"> </td>
<td colspan="3">The Anwar - ul Islam Brotherhood shall
be known and called "AN WAR - UL ISLAM MOVEMENT
OF NIGERIA" hereafter called "The Movement".</td>
<td>2. </td>

<td> </td>
<td colspan="3">The Anwar - ul Islam Movement of Nigeria
as a spiritual revival in Islam is not the name
of a religion but of a body of Muslims who for the
moral, social, religious and spiritual reformation
of the Muslims in particular and the World in general,
banded themselves together at the behest of Allah,
the most high to order and live their in accordance
with the ideals of Islam the holy Qu'ran and the
Sunnat or practices of the Holy prophet Mohammed
(P. B. 0. H)</td>
<td>3. </td>

<td> </td>
<td colspan="3"> The aims and objects of the Movement

(a) To practice, teach and propagate
the religion of Islam as laid down in the Holy
Quran and the authentic Sunnat or practices of
Holy Prophet Mohammed (P. B. 0. H) and for that
purpose to establish Mosque and institutions from
time to time and in such places within and outside
Nigeria as the National Executive Council may

(b) To reform the Muslim world spiritual morally,
socially and intellectually

(c) To promote Islamic and secular education through
the establishment of Schools and educational institutions.

(d) To purchase, take, on - lease, or otherwise
acquire and develop property for the purpose of
the Movement and to sell, let on lease or otherwise
dispose of or grant rights over any property belonging
to the Movement.

(e) To do any other thing that may be necessary
towards the attainment of the above objectives.

<td>4. </td>

<td> </td>
<td colspan="3"> Membership of the Movement is open
to all Muslim, provide that any Muslim intending

become a member shall comply with the conditions
for membership as hereinafter stipulated.

(a) A prospective member shall apply
for membership in a prescribed form in Appendix
V of this Constitution, obtainable at the Headquarters
Secretariat or from the Secretariat of any Mission
or Division.

(b) An applicant must be sponsored by one financial
member of the Movement who shall endorse the application
form to that effect.

(c) An applicant who has complied with the above
requirement shall be admitted to the Movement
by swearing to a declaration or Bai'at (as in
Appendix I) to be *** stered by the National
Chief Imam/Missioner or the Chief Imam or Imam
of the Mission as the case may be.

(d) Notwithstanding, the provisions of article
4 a-c, all persons born into the Movement shall
automatically become eligible for membership provided
that if such person later renounces the Movement
he shall be required to sign a Bai'at if he decides
to return to the Movement

<td colspan="3">5. All
members of the Movement shall adhere to:</td>
<td colspan="3">

(a) Condition of Bai'at (Appendix I)

(b) Article of faith of the Movement (Appendix
II) and must submit themselves to and comply
with all decisions of and directives issues
by the National Executive Council.

<td>6. </td>

<td> </td>
<td colspan="3">The President shall be the Head of
the Movement.</td>
<td>7. </td>

<td> </td>
<td colspan="3">The Headquarters of the Movement shall
be at Lagos.</td>
<td>8. </td>

<td> </td>
<td colspan="3">The government, control and management
of the Movement shall be vested in the National
Executive Council.</td></tr></tbody></table>
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