NASFAT buoys primary education with new facilities
As part of efforts to provide enabling environment for qualitative and functional education to Muslim ummah, Nasrul-Lahi-l-Fathi Society (NASFAT), Ipaja branch has commissioned a block of six classrooms to promote good morals through Western and Islamic education.
The Chief Missioner, NASFAT, Abdul Azeez Onike, who officially inaugurated the classrooms, assured that the society is committed to the spiritual well being of the people, especially its members.
He said, the basis for the establishment of NASFAT schools is for the enhancement of Islamic education, theology, culture and practices as stated by the Holy Qur’an and Hadith.
“Western education, culture and practices shall be restricted to only those aspects that are consistent with Islamic injunctions” he said.
He noted that the society had directed all its branches and zones to establish pre-nursery, Nursery and Primary schools within specific local government area.
“With these, we have contributed to the social services in Lagos State. We are not only an Islamic organisation, our mission statement is to develop an enlightened Muslim society, nurtured by true understanding of Islam for spiritual development and welfare of mankind”.
“We have disbursed over N130million in the last four or five years. We should alleviate the suffering of people who are in need no matter the religious inclination,” he said.
He urged Muslims to patronize Islamic-orientated schools. “If you take your child to Islamic-oriented school they will be vast in both western and Islamic education. They will be taught morals and they will pity you in your old age” he said.
The Branch Chairman, NASFAT Ipaja, Alhaji Monsurudeen Oloko, said the event is in three parts- the commissioning, empowerment and awards.
He said the empowerment was to cushion the effect of the economic hardship faced by the people.
According to him, “Some members would be empowered with cash and goods to upgrade their life”
Chairman of commissioning of blocks of classrooms, Alhaji Olatunji Muhammod, said it is common knowledge for any reasonable organization to have its own education system for both children and adult to uplift both western and Islamic education.
“So many of us benefited from the schools our fathers established, the likes of Ansarudeen, Anwarul Islam, among others, so we also have to build a solid foundation for our children to lay on” he said.