‘Be good ambassadors of Islam’
The Proprietor of Morkaz Nuurul-Islam Arabic School, Shaykh Dau’d AlfaNla Abd’Majeed Eleha, has cautioned students of Arabic Studies against any form of indecent behaviour that can tarnish the image of Islam.
The scholar gave this advice during the school’s graduation ceremony for about 150 students both of junior class (ldaadiyah) and senior class (Thanawiyyah). He urged the graduating students to imbibe the teachings of the Holy Qur’an and Sunnah of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW).
“The knowledge you acquired on religion, writing, morals and social life is enough to make you upright in the worship and fear of Allah. Avoid any form of dubious act and do away with discriminations,” he said.He advised them to be good ambassadors of Islam in any field of their chosen career, urging them to portray good leadership role and endeavor to contribute meaningful to social and spiritual life of people in the society.
A Special Guest at the event, Abdullah Adam Abdullah advised the graduating students to be of good conduct and emulate their tutor whom he said, has maintained the good legacy of Shaykh Adam Abdullah Al-ilory (May Allah be pleased with him), which earned him both national and international recognition.
The National Chief Missioner of Al-Fathi-ul-Quareeb Muslim Ogranisation of Nigeria, Dr. Tijani Kehinde Fadhlurahman said the graduation ceremony was an achievement that shows the improvement in learning and teaching of Islamic knowledge in South Western Nigeria. He advised students, who want to forge ahead in their academic pursuit to combine western and Islamic education together due to the uniformity in both English and Islamic curriculum.
He condemned the mischievous act of some religious clerics, saying lack of adequate knowledge causes clerics ungodliness.“The term scholar is not a free word for anybody, the level of study of some people who claimed to be a religious scholar may not qualify them to be. Scholars are the people who have studied in depth and have the free mind to compare and contrast by bringing out the best for people to understand.He urged religious clerics to be very careful in their dealings and abstain from anything that could tarnish their image in the society.
“They should not be among those who will mislead others because they will be questioned by Almighty Allah on the Day of Judgment” he said.He added that if Nigeria youth should engage themselves in the study of the Holy Quran not mere reading of the Holy Quran it would reduce the rate of youthful crime in the society.
He appealed to parents to encourage their children to study the holy Quran and understand it very well. He urged religious leaders to sensitize their subjects and congregation to shun violence during the 2019 general elections and vote credible candidates.
“ Leaders should preach to their followers to be law abiding, peaceful and vote for credible candidates in the coming election.“We have to think carefully about whoever we want to vote for. I believe the Quran and the Bible teach the adherents of the two religions to seek for the truth in order to enjoy freedom of life,” he said.