Daily Trust (Abuja)

26 November 2012

Nigeria: Islamic School Graduates 12 Females in Abaji

Twelve female students of Madarasatu Ih'Yaudeenil-Islam-Wal-Arrabiya, behind Abaji Central Mosque, last Saturday graduated from the school after completing their Quranic recitation classes.

Among those who graduated were Zainab Adamu Rabiyu, Ruqayyat Abdullahi, Hajara Yunusa Mohammed, Fatima Suleiman Shuaibu, Fatima Suleiman Aliyu, Fatima Salihu, Aisha Abubakar, Ramatu Mohammed Badamasi, Ruqayyat Ibrahim, Salamatu Suleiman Kakamba and Hajara Adamu Yusuf.

The school's Head Teacher, Malama Fatima Mohammed Mundi, said despite the challenges she faces in ensuring that female, especially married women acquire Islamic education, Allah has supported.

She commended the graduates and urged them to spread the message of Islam.

According to her, about 84 female students, including married women have graduated successfully from the school since it was established by a former FCT Senator, Alhaji Adamu Sidi Ali.

The head teacher said that the school has 150 female undergoing Islamic studies, adding that lack of desks is a major challenge facing the school.

She appealed to wealthy individuals and stake-holders to provide more desks to the school, noting that whatever every Muslim contributes towards to the propagation of Islam must surely be rewarded hereafter.

The head teacher advised the graduands not to see their graduation as the end of it all but to always devote their time to reciting the Holy Qur'an in order to impart knowledge on others.

Speaking earlier, Ona of Abaji, Alhaji Adamu Baba Yunusa, represented by the Shettimma of Abaji, Alhaji Yunusa Shettima, urged the graduands to encourage other women, especially housewives to attend the Islamic school.

The monarch called on youths in the area to see the graduation ceremony as a challenge to enroll for such programme.

Highlights of the event were the recitations of the Holy Quran by each of the graduands and presentation of certificates/ Qur'ans to them.

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