Al-Jemeel urges parents to explore talents in children
Al-Jemeel Islamic Society of Nigeria has urged parents to expose their children to numerous religious and educational activities that would help to unlock the hidden potential in them.
The Founder and Chief Missioner of the society, Shaykh Abdullahi Adeniyi Arowolo, at the 12th yearly children picnic in Lagos, said giving children opportunity to play and be entertained is a crucial way to awaken their talents. Arowolo, said the picnic is one of the organisation’s way of catering for the younger generation.
“It is a yearly programme, which educate and show care and love to Muslim children. The purpose of the picnic is to ensure that our children do not get involve in haram (ungodly) activities during the festive period”, he said.He added that this year’s event has a lot of spiritual significant due to the fact that all the activities involved in the programme are based on Islamic teachings.
“There are lots of spiritual diets which the children will enjoy. They will have the opportunity to display their talents in the reading of the Holy Quran, Hadith and Modiu, pertaining to the teaching of Islam. He urged parents to ensure that children are well protected from any forms of harms during the coming elections, while urging adults go out and vote for credible candidates.
The Initiator of the Children Picnic and Vice Chairman of the society, Hajia Rahmat Ozoya, urged Nigeria women to ensure that their children are not used to incite violence during the forthcoming elections.“We must not allow our children to be use as thug because of N 5,000 giving to us. If we take care of our children they won’t have time to join bad gangs”
She encouraged Muslim organization to imbibe the initiative by changing the Muslim narratives. Ozoya advised Muslim women to take care of their home and bring out the talent in their children by giving them necessary exposure to reveal their potentials.
“Ensure you give birth to the number of children you can cater for in order not to give an excuse that it was because of poverty you could not give your children the best training required” she said.
The Treasurer of the Society, Adebayo Sulaimon Olarewaju, urged Muslims to imbibe the act of donating generously towards Islamic activities; it will go a long way to create lasting solutions to most of the problems face by the Muslim Ummah.
“If we have enough contribution in the nearest future we will cater for up to a thousand children free of charges”, he said.A participant at the picnic, Shorunke Awawu said the picnic is part of the culture of the society to make children happy. “I am always excited and looking forward for the picnic because it is only Al-Jemeel society that organizes such event in this area”.