A week after unveiling its N200m ultra-modern hostel and classrooms for the Lekki Qur’an Memorisation College, the Lekki Muslim Ummah, an umbrella organisation of all Muslims in Lekki Peninsula of Lagos State, has graduated seven teenage Qur’an memorisers amidst pomp and pageantry.
The graduands, who have been certified for successfully memorising the entire chapters of the Holy Qur’an are also said to be grounded in the knowledge of Hadith, Fiqh, Arabic and other aspects of Islamic theology as part of the college curriculum.
Speaking at the well-attended convocation ceremony held at the Lekki Central Mosque Hall, the Founder of ZamZam Academy and lecturer at the Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Dr. Salaudeen Munirudeen Ar-Riyaadhy congratulated the parents of the graduands for the feat, saying they have successfully secured a better future for their children.
According to Ar-Riyaadhy, Allah (SWT) refers to Qur’an memorisers as His own people, saying that there is need for everyone to celebrate the Qur’an memorisers, especially their parents.
“After memorising the Qur’an, the next thing is that we need to celebrate and pamper them to retain the knowledge, because Allah and Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) also congratulate the memorisers of the Holy Qur’an. The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) has His own people and they are the memorisers of the Qur’an.
“Secondly the Prophet (PBUH) said, on the Day of Resurrection, the Qura’an memorisers will be invited and Allah will decorate them with a golden crown and their parents will also be decorated as well. The parents will be surprised and ask why they are distinguished and honoured, and they will be told that it is because they sponsored their children to memorise the Holy Qur’an.”
The scholar, however, urged the parents to ensure that the knowledge of the Qur’an is preserved by protecting the graduands from societal distractions, even as he advised the graduands to always consider the knowledge of the Holy Qur’an in any appointment they want to take in the nearest future.
“Majority of them will not be Imam in future. We have some of them who want to be engineers, doctors, lecturers, which are different from an Imam who is always reading the Holy Qur’an”
On his part, the College Director, Imam Ridwan Jamiu said that it had been rightly observed that science without religion is blind and religion without science is lame. He described science as the methodological and analytical study of the signs of Allah in nature and creature, with a view to benefiting human here and in the hereafter.
Imam Jamiu, who is also the Chief Imam of Lekki Central Mosque, said that if Muslims must claim their lost glory, they must turn to the Qur’an, its memorisation and study the application.
Other speakers at the colourful event urged parents of the graduands to endeavor to take necessary precautions to ensure the graduands don’t forget what they memorised.
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