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Timeless lessons from Qu’ran for public office holders


Lagos State Commissioner for Home Affairs, Dr. Abdul-Hakeem Abdul-Lateef has urged Nigerians, politicians and public office holders to seek Qur’an knowledge, saying it is indispensable to understanding what Allah requires of us as His creatures.

Abdul-Hakeem, who was special guest lecturer at the passing out ceremony organised for graduating students of the Right Path Arabic Institute, Lagos at the weekend stated that just as there is no age limit to seeking Qur’an knowledge, it is of utmost important as it instils fear of Allah in the seeker and bring him in worship closer to his creator.

While congratulating the graduating students on the successful completion of their course of study, he said: “the country is bedevilled with socio-economic and political challenges because we have relegated the words of Allah in both our individual and national lives. Many Muslims of today are Muslims without knowledge whereas it is only through knowledge that we can discover the true meaning of the essence of Allah.

“Allah (swt) is not interested in the worship of the ignorant. I therefore want to implore all Nigerians particularly those in government to go in search of knowledge that would improve their relationship with Allah and not one that would bring the wrath of Allah upon them.”

Also speaking at the event, Mudir, Dar’ul Naim Islamic Centre, Sheikh Abdul Majeed Imran Eleha said that with increasing rate of adult male and female enrolling for Qur’an classes, the future of Islam in Yorubaland is bright.

Sheikh Abdul Majeed stated this while commending the graduanting students on their steadfastness and dedication to learning in spite of the burden of responsibilities and economic challenges in the country.

He thereafter gave a word of advice as he said: “I want to advice you all to put to practice what you have learnt at the institute. Let it be known to you that any knowledge that one possesses and it is not of benefit to others is a waste. So, I want to charge you all to make a mark and strive for more knowledge as the completion of this stage should be the beginning of another.

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