Winners Emerge At the Nasfat Women’s Week Quran and Quiz Competition
October 22, 2022
Train a woman and you train a nation. Seek knowledge even if it’s available in a place as far as China. Knowledge is power. An informed mind is a well guided soul.
These are words of motivation and courage that deliberately keep prompting the Nasfat women affairs management team to do more in ensuring that our female Muslims, our women learn to the words of Allah SWT in the Holy Qur’an/hadith of the Prophet (may the peace and blessings of Allah continue to shower upon him) to memorise it and transfer the knowledge to others by way of teaching it, it is very more rewarding.
The National women affairs management committee Secretary, Alhaja Suwebat Bolakale Aduke Kupolati said this in her speech at this year Qur’anic and Quiz competition to mark the 23rd women’s week held at Town planning building, Alausa, Ikeja.
“It’s even more rewarding when we women continue to grow in dawah because women are the home builders, nation builders, the more knowledge they are able to acquire especially knowledge about the Creator will go a long way in helping to shape and reshape our society because a woman, a mother is a vital member of the family and a family is a unit of the components that make up the larger society, hence, NASFAT continue to encourage women to grow in dawah.”
This is why the NASFAT society has introduced the HELD policy touching the four areas of need of every individual and the society at large. There’s monthly dawah training where NASFAT wants to ensure that at least about 1,000 women are trained and equipped very well in dawah, so as to disseminate and enlighten the public more explicitly in simple terms and languages the words of Allah SWT among the women folk.
The essence of the competition is to make more women to embrace learning and understanding the correct ways of Qur’an recitation and memorization. She also used the opportunity to roll out the remaining activities of the women’s week programme which include raising fund to have a mother & child hospital.
About 30 contestants from virtually all NASFAT Zones participated in the competition both young and old. The competition was coordinated by Imam Saheed Adekunle (Missioner Nasfat Ikoyi-Falomo Outreach), Imam AbdulGany Raji (Dawah officer), Alh. Ajiroba (HQ) and Alhaja Faozat Oladoja(HQ) on both physical and virtual platforms.
Among the zones that participated are NASFAT Kwara Zone represented by Balikis Mohammed, HQ represented by Rukayat Ojedele, Lagos Zone 1 represented by Raliat Ojibara and Rahmat Alaran, Zone 2 represented by Faozat Fadeyi & Zone 3 represented by Khadijah Balogun, Ekiti Zone represented by Fatimah Zakariyah, North West Zones represented by Zubaidat Adeola Ibrahim and Aishat Ahmad AbdulSalam, Kaduna zone represented by Adiat Shuaib who replaced Maryam Idris due to child birth, Niger zone represented by Sarat Murtala, Ogun zone 1, Zone 2 represented by Fawziyyah Onayiga & Zone 3 represented by Latifat, Osun zone represented by Olasupo Sukurah & Ridwat Usman, Oyo zone1 represented by Lawal Kudirat & Zone 2 represented by Liadi Nafisat, and FCT Abuja Zone represented by Khadijah Yusuf & Nafisat Audu.
The Qur’an and quiz competition was categorised into two: Category 1 for ages 20-40 years and category 2 for ages 40 and above respectively.
According to the Qur’an competition results as announced by Imam Saheed Adekunle, for the category ages 20-40, there were 14 contestants registered but 13 participated both on physical and virtual platforms. The winners are as follows:
3rd position RIDWAT USMAN OSUN ZONE with 16points out of 20 marks.
2nd position RAHMAT ALARAN LAGOS ZONE 1 with 16 and half points out of 20 marks.
1st position NAFISAT AUDU FCT with 17 and half points out of 20 marks.
For the category ages 40 and above: 15 contestants registered, 9 participated. Winners:
3rd position OJIBARA RALIAT LAGOS ZONE 1 with 13 and half points out 20 marks.
2nd position ADIAT SHUAIB KADUNA ZONE with 14 points out of 20 marks.
1st position BALIKIS MOHAMMED KWARA ZONE with 15 points out of 20 marks.
According to Alh. Ajiroba, one of the co-ordinators of the Quiz competition while rolling out the instructions for contestants earlier, he said and I quote, “the questions for the Quiz competition for contestants to pick from are 25 in number. The mock was done for 2 days to keep the contestants abreast of the modus operandi of the technicalities involve because the platform they are using is information technology based.”
NASFAT as a pacesetting organisation is leaving no stone unturned and she is evolving as technology is improving as well to be in compliance and be relevant in today’s global village, hence, the introduction and usage of the APP software operations to be used for this competition, said the Quiz Coordinator, Alh. Ajiroba.
Just like the Qur’an competition category used, the quiz competition was also categorised into two, namely the ages 20-40 years and 40 and above years.
Winners for the Quiz competition are stated below:
Category 20-40 years
3rd position AISHAT AHMAD ABDULSALAM with 16 points out of 25 marks and used 5:05seconds to answer all the quiz questions.
2nd position ZUBAIDAT ADEOLA IBRAHIM with 17 points out of 25 marks and used 4:26seconds to answer all the quiz questions.
1st position HADIYAH ZUBAIR with 18 points out of 25 marks and used 4:00minutes to answer all the quiz questions.
Category ages 40 and above
3rd position KUBURAT AKINPELU with 17 points out of 28 marks and used 16:34seconds to answer all the quiz questions.
2nd position RASHIDAT SALISU TIAMIYU with 19 points out of 28 marks and used 14:12seconds to answer all the quiz questions.
1st position HAFSAH SHEU with 21 points out of 28 marks and used 5:44seconds to answer all the quiz questions.
The high point of the competitive event was the appreciation and presentation of material and cash gifts to the winners by guests at the occasion.
Among the dignitaries at event were Alhaja Nofisat Arogundade, past women affairs secretary, Alhaja Onifade, National Children’s affairs secretary represented the NEC, Alhaja Sidiqah Otunbade Lagos Zone 1 WAS, Alhaja Hafsah Aralepo, chairperson 2022 women’s week, Alhaja Kudrat Awwal Ibraheem, the chairperson of the occasion, Alhaja Alaraba, Quran and quiz competition committee chairperson, Alhaja Quadri NAZZOC including representatives from Kaduna Zone, Lagos Zone 2, HQ and other Zones.