Group urges Muslims to maximise blessings of Ramadan
As Ramadan is known as a month of blessing, Muslims are urged to utilise the opportunities in the holy month judiciously in order to achieve glory and dignity in this world and in the next.
Speaking during the yearly Ramadan lecture of Taqwa Private School, the PTA Chairman, Alhaji Abdul Hafeez Lanre Hassan said Ramadan is chance of a lifetime for believing slaves with numerous opportunities that can be utilize to earn rewards from Allah.
“Ramadan is a month guarantee by Allah (SWT) that all our good deeds will be accepted. the hadeeth of prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said that ‘what we are expecting has come and what has come surly has gone’ meaning that we need to quickly and deliberately take the opportunities in the holy month serious, with all attention it deserves”.
He noted that, Parent Teacher Association of the school has been longing over the years for an event like this especially during this month of Ramadan but as Allah wills, Taqwa school commence this laudable event last year. The outcome of the maiden edition, which was well attended and very positive, has geared us towards this year’s event and in sha Allah, this programme has come to stay in Taqwa.
The guest speaker, the Chief Missioner, Ansar-Ud-deen Society Ikorodu, Lagos State, Barr. Abdul Wahab Agbomeji,
who spoke on ‘Attaining Marital Harmony: The Sacred Role of a Muslim’ advised Muslim to go back to the Quran which is the solution to the problem of our time. “There are many indications in the Qur‟an for solutions to problems. These solutions are applicable in the past and as well relevant now in the future life of all generations of people”.
He said, marriage is important in building healthy and protective relationships, families, and societies. “In order for an Islamic marriage to be valid, it has to meet certain criteria, which would ensures security and wellbeing of the couple, their families and their communities”.
Agbomeji noted that the family is the bedrock of any society.
“ Allah has given us a clear guidance on how to get the family right so we need to work on it and go back to the Quran, which is the basis. Islam is a religion that is ordained by Allah. Allah knows us; he knows what he has created, he knows how we want to live our life and he has given us a clear guidance on how to live our life to the fullest. If we get the family right the society will be better.”
He urged the Muslim Ummah to try everything humanly possible to make sure that the family is well positioned. “The best way to get the family right is by going back to the drawing board which is the Quran. The Quran has given us guidelines on the role of each member of the family”
He called on Muslim clerics, religious bodies and the government to rise to the occasion because everybody has a role to play in ensuring the family is well structured.