Lekki Muslim Ummah Graduates New Qur’an Memorisers
The Lekki Qur’an Memorisation College has graduated a new set of six Quran memorisers with a charge on them to allow the teachings of the Qur’an manifest in their lives and reflect in their daily activities.
At the Haflah convocation held at Lekki Central Mosque, the Chief Imam, Imam Ridwan Jamiu, described the Qur’an as the light of the world which provides solutions to every social problem.
He stressed the need for Muslims to strive to memorise the Qur’an, understand its meaning and adapt it to their daily routines.
He said, “Quran is the light of the world. Without light the world would be in darkness. What we are doing today is one of the best things that can happen to anyone. Anyone that Allah has given the opportunity that his child has memorized the Quran, it is one of the best things that can happen to anyone because the reward for that is not only in this world but in the hereafter.
“And we believe that for those children who have memorised the Qur’an and they understand it, they are going to be better ambassadors for Islam and they are going to serve humanities and Islam better than those who do not have the knowledge of the Quran.
“The Quran is very practical, it is straightforward. It talks about everything that affects humanity. Anything that interests humanity in this world and the hereafter, Qur’an touches on it.
“How to apply the Quran to social problems starts with individuals. As individuals, do we understand the Quran? Majority of us can’t even read the Quran and maybe 95 percent of us who can read the Quran cannot read it perfectly and don’t even understand the meaning of the Qur’an.”
He admonished parents to allow their children to memorise Qur’an at a tender age especially when they have finished primary education. “It is easier for them to memorise when they are young,” he said.
President of Lekki Muslim Ummah, Dr. Abdulganiy Labinjo admonished the graduands not to leave the Qur’an so it does not leave them, charging them to reflect on the meaning and be good ambassadors of Islam.
Labinjo whose speech was read by Mallam Ibrahm Mansur said, “The memorisation of the Qur’an is a serious mental exercise which stimulates the memory centre in the brain and this would certainly reflect in your academic pursuits going forward, as you would no doubt excel in your future studies.”
Chairman of the occasion, Engr. Adeniji Raji, also urged the Huffadh “to never compromise our Islamic principles,” adding, “The principles of this essentially beautiful universe that we’ve been entrusted with. Our relationship with our Creator is not limited to ritual worship. It is in every choice we make and every path we take.”
Source: Daily Trust