As part of activities marking its 40th anniversary, Ansarul-Deen Youth Association of Nigeria, ADYAN, in Kaduna has donated food items and other daily needs to inmates of Kaduna Prison.
Leading a visit to the prison at the weekend, chairman of the Ansarul-Deen youths, Malam Sheriff Olutusin promised to engage in constant visit to the prison and secure release of inmates with minor offences by paying their fines.
He called on other Muslims and Islamic organisations to always remember their brothers and sisters in the prisons by visiting them regularly.
Heequally assured of Ansarul-Deen’s commitment to assisting prison inmates through provision of food items and drugs, saying “what we have brought here today is a token to assist the inmates and we will come back to do more, if God permits.”
Speaking to the inmates, lecturer of the association, Malam Inuwa Sabo asked the inmates to accept their fate as destiny and not allow it to deter them from being believers.
According to him, “Your being in the prison rather than being a curse should be a blessing. You should use this opportunity to be closer to God by worshipping Him regularly.”
Earlier, the imam in charge of the prison mosque, Malam Mohammed Dan-Ibo called on other Islamic organisations like to cultivate the habit of constantly visiting the inmates as a way of showing them love.
Against the widespread belief that everyone in the prison is a criminal, Dan-Ibo said some were ducked for minor and bailable offences, hence the need for organisations like Ansarul-Deen to come to their aid and secure release of such inmates.
The Ansarul-Deen youths equally visited patients at Barau Dikko Specialist Hospital and orphanage homes in Kaduna, where they presented beverages and other essential materials.