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Foundation harps on good parenting to prevent immorality

By Shakirah Adunola
06 May 2022   |   2:40 am
Muslims have been urged to nurture their children to be God-fearing, as the future of society depends on how well parents nurture their wards.

A young girl carries prayer mat arrives to pray at Kara Mosque, Ibafo, Ogun State in southwest Nigeria, on May 2, 2022. – Muslims in Nigeria joined their counterparts across the globe to celebrate Eid al-Fitr festival to mark the end of holy fasting month of Ramadan (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

Muslims have been urged to nurture their children to be God-fearing, as the future of society depends on how well parents nurture their wards.

An Islamic scholar, Ustadh Abdulhakeem Muhammad Awwal attributed the love for money and worldly materials to the increasing moral decadence in the country.

He also said the absence of quality education led youths into drugs, ritual killings and other forms of vices.

Ustadh Awwal spoke during the 5th Ramadan Lecture organised by Prince Tajudeen Olusi Foundation.

He lamented that some parents now encourage their children to go after sudden wealth neglecting the consequences.

Chairperson of Iru-Victoria Island LCDA, Rasheedat Adu urged Muslims to continue to live with the teachings of the Holy month of Ramadan.

She urged parents to rededicate their time towards instilling morals and values in their wards so as to contribute their quota to society.

“Ramadan taught us to abstain from sin. If we can do that during the month of Ramadan, I think we should be able to do that after Ramadan,” she said.

Chairman, Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) said Ramadan is a wake-up call on Muslims to demonstrate leadership by example for the overall good of the nation.

He said the yearly Ramadan Lecture was designed to address and recommend viable solutions to various challenges facing society.

Former member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Oladele Adekanye, hailed the foundation members for sustaining the programme for five years.

“We are very much aware of the degeneration that has set-in in regards to bringing children up worldwide and it is very saddening and disheartening,” he said.

Adekanye, an aspirant for the House of Representatives, said the economic situation in the country should not be an excuse for a parent to neglect their responsibility.

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