By Ado Hassan, Sokoto
No fewer than 21 students were at the weekend graduated by Darul Salam school of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Sokoto.
The graduands had successfully completed their islamic education pursuit after mastering Qur’anic recitation knowledge at different categories to obtain certificates at a colourful event performed at the
Yahaya Gusau Primary School, Sokoto.
While speaking, the proprietor of the school and veteran journalist, Alhaji Abdulfatai Abdulsalami disclosed that the school established in 2011 was operating a tuition-free system.
He explained that the essence of running promote morals and academic excellence as well impact islamic knowledge on especially children in their tender stage.
Abdulsalami however, charged the graduands to make use of the knowledge acquired to positively guide their conduct as well keep to the practice of reciting the Holy Qur’an to guide their faith.
The veteran journalist also advised them to be obedient, respectful and dutiful to their parents with the fear of God to whom they worship.
” I call on parents to also be in tune with and monitor their children so they can be righteous on the path of God and in seeking knowledge.
“I will charged you to be respectful and dutiful and obedient to your parents who gave you the opportunity to follow the path of Allah. Let the memorisation of the Holy Qur’an that you have acquired should an everlasting legacy.” He advised.
He further donated a copy each of the Holy Qur’an to the graduands while thanking those who had contributed immensely to the success of the graduation ceremony.
Making his remarks, Chairman of the occasion and a deputy Bursar at Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Alhaji Murtala Ajadi commended the proprietor for dedicating his resources toward the uplifting of God’s knowledge.
Ajadi also admonished the graduands to cherish the knowledge acquired and not relent in seeking God’s knowledge at all time.
He stressed that ” the best way to achieve this is to cherish the knowledge of the Holy Qur’an at all time, especially when you are still young and you would be blessed in return.”
Also speaking, an Islamic scholar, Alhaji Atiq Abdulra’uf Alawiye described the graduation as a foundation of Islam which every parent is expected to encourage their wards to pass through.
He urged Muslim parents to always send their wards for early Qur’anic knowledge. “Parents are advised to let their children learn these spiritual rites, because the gains will moderate them on how to love a meaningful life.
The climax of the event were among others, recitation from the Holy Qur’an, presentation of certificates of attendance and a lecture entitled: ”The importance of Holy Qur’an”.