Nasfat Iju/Oko-Oba Branch holds 2nd Walimat-ul-Quran graduation
May 13, 2023 Fausiat Salako-Sanni
The eighteen graduating Qur’anic students of Nasfat Iju/Oko-Oba Branch have been urged not to relent in knowledge acquisition, both Islamic and western education.
This piece of advice was given at the second edition of the Qur’anic graduation of Nasrul-Lahi-L-Fatih Society, NASFAT, Iju/Oko-Oba Branch on Saturday 13th May, 2023 by the society Dawah officer/ Secretary Mission Board, Imam Abdul-Ganiyy Raji while delivering the Chief Missioner of the society, Imam Morufu AbdulAzeez Onike’s message at the event.
Imam Abdul-Ganiyy Raji who was impressed by the interest and efforts put into the studies by the graduating students couldn’t hide his joy,
In his words, “we are very much impressed with what has happened here today, among the graduands are Six married women, women who have done well in different areas of life and they’ve also taken their time to learn the Qur’an. I see them as a source of inspiration to other women. Also about twelve young boys and girls that were part of the graduands and they are read very well.”
“They’ve all impressed us and I commend the efforts of the team that are managing the Branch, the Mission Board, Executive and everyone seeing to the affairs of the Qur’anic education in the Branch while they’re urged not to relent rather continue what they’re doing. May Allah SWT ease their affairs and put barakah in the certificates that have been offered to the graduands and bless their knowledge.”
The Branch Missioner, Imam Musbaudeen Olagunju, gave kudos to the students for being courageous to enrol for the classes despite all odds which translated to their graduation today, because the best of knowledge is the knowledge of the Holy Qu’ran. He prayed that the knowledge acquired shall be a beneficial one to them and the society as my large.
He added that others too should join in the path of learning and understanding the knowledge of Qur’an especially the adult males. As the knowledge of Qur’an will be useful for the learners in this world and in the Hereafter.
According to the Branch Chairman, Alh. AbdulFatai Ayodeji Balogun, this is the second edition of the graduation ceremony, since inception of the Branch, about fifteen years now, and the Walimat graduation has been growing from strength to strength. As the number of students continue to increase every year both for adult class and the youth class.
“What this means to us is that our people are making themselves available to acquire the Qur’anic knowledge and by extension to know and understand Islam better through the Fiqh classes; Alhamdullillah Rabilliallamin.”
He however, acknowledged and appreciated their zeal while he offered prayers for the graduands both adult and youth.
The Branch education Secretary, Mrs. Atiku Rasheedat who gave a brief historical background of the programme said, the Qur’anic education started last year while the first Walimat-ul-Quran graduation was held on March 31, 2022. The total number of eighteen students were graduated this year, 2023 which doubled the number of graduands for last year. 12 young and 6 adults. The classes are physical weekend classes, which runs on Saturday between 10:00am – salat Zurh time and on Sunday it starts immediately after Asalatu session.
“It’s a wonderful thing in Iju/Oko-Oba as more interested people keep coming in to enrol and today smiles and happiness are seen on people’s faces of those who are today. We promise to keep doing more of this, to move Islam forward, and to make our people realise the fact that it’s a must to acquire the knowledge of how to read the Qu’ran because it makes us better and takes us closer to our Creator, Allah SWT. So we are very grateful and we are happy for what is happening all around Nasfat.”
One of the instructors, Ustaz MohammadBashir AbdulFatai, said the ceremony holding today is very significant because this is point to exhibit the completion of the learning of the Qur’an and at same time it is being held to give thanks to Almighty Allah for His favour upon the learners of His words, for making it easy to acquire the knowledge. So, it’s a day for the appreciation and celebration of Allah SWT’s mercy upon the graduands and their families including the team in charge of the learning activities.
Some of the parents of the graduands expressed their joy in an interview conducted by KIIN MEDIA correspondent, AbdulRahman Adegeye.
According to one of the parents, Alh. AbdulKareem Adesina, who is the pioneer Chairman of Iju/Oko-Oba Branch and the incumbent Chairman of Nasfat Lagos zone 2, he said the importance of learning how to read and understand the Qur’an can never be underestimated because when one acquires Western education without Qur’anic education, everything will be made useless but when one possess the two knowledge, it will help one’s life in all aspects, socially, politically, economically and even in the development of the society.
“Acquiring the Qur’anic and western education will make you to be helpful to yourself and of course to the entire family.”
“I want to congratulate everybody because of the pivotal roles that Qur’an play in our day to day activities, may Almighty Allah guide, protect and lead us to the right path.” We look forward to organising as many programmes of this nature In Sha’a Allah.”
The Branch Chairman, Nasfat Ajasa, Lagos Zone 2, Engr. Sadiq Ajao Olaitan, also lend his voice to the campaign on acquiring Qur’anic knowledge.
“The event for today is a milestone that a lot of people need to emulate. This lovely and fine. It’s to also put our Children into the way of Allah, catching them young from young age, so when they grow, they won’t be decieved neither will they be misled by fraudulent sheik outside because when they learn about Islam now, they will do good and do great.”
” We appreciate the Branch and the leadership of the Branch for a successful programme held today.”
Few of the graduands also spoke with KIIN MEDIA.
Abolade Hadiza, a young female graduands said, “Since I was small, I’ve been wanting to learn how to read the Qu’ran because I believe there are blessings and rewards in acquiring the knowledge. So I feel very happy and feel good to have achieved this, Alhamdullillah Alhamdullillah Alhamdullillah Rabilliallamin!!!”.
AbdulQowiyy Adeshina Olamiposi said what inspired him to learn and understand the Qur’an is that, he felt bad when he couldn’t take part in the last Walimat-ul-Quran graduation done, since then he hadn’t been himself, so he decided and was determined to acquire the knowledge and be part of the students that will graduate this year, so he enrolled and today he’s very happy that he’s able to achieve that.