Sunday, March 7, 2021, remains notable in Lagos Island as a prominent Islamic organization, NADWAT-UL-AHLI SOCIETY OF NIGERIA hosted thousands of devotees to an annual special prayer session at the historic Tafawa Balewa Square.
At the gathering titled Lateeful-Akbar, it is believed that all prayer requests brought are answered. This is why many troop into the TBS main bowl all dressed in their white attires to be part of the event to seek uncommon grace.
The event which has been held for nine consecutive years saw members and lovers of the society from many parts of the world traveled down to Lagos to join the prayer session while some who could not make the trip actively participated online at the epoch event.
The annual prayer session was anchored by Chief Missioner of Nadwat UL Ahli Society Worldwide, Dr. Abdur Rahman Lawal popularly called “the Sheikh of Lagos”. Prominent celebrities who graced the event include the executive Chairman of Lagos Island East Local Government, Mr. Olawale Salau-Bashua, former Lagos State Commissioner for Home Affairs and Culture; Alh. Oyinlomo Danmole, Nollywood Celebs; Fathia Balogun Williams and Mustapha Sholagbade.
Entertaining the large congregation was top Islamic singer and ‘Sheikha of Music’, Rukayat Gawat as she trilled them with her spiritually loaded Islamic melodies.