Lekki Muslim Ummah, LEMU has graduated seven young Qur’an memorisers amidst pomp and pageantry.
The graduands who have been certified for successfully memorising the entire chapters of the Holy Qur’an are also said to be grounded in the knowledge of Hadith, Fiqh, Arabic and other areas of Islamic theology.
Just last week, the group commissioned its N200 million ultra-modern hostels and classrooms for the Qur’an Memorisation College.
Speaking at the event held at the Jubrila Ayinla Multipurpose Hall, Lekki Central Mosque last Sunday, the Founder of ZamZam Academy and lecturer at the Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Dr. Salaudeen Munirudeen Ar-Riyaadhy, congratulated the parents of the graduands for the feat, saying they have successfully secure a better future for their children.
According to Ar-Riyaadhy, Allah (SWT) refers Qur’an memorisers as His own people, saying that there is need for everyone to celebrate the Qur’an memorisers, especially their parents.
“After memorizing the Qur’an, the next, the next thing is that we need to celebrate and pamper them to retain the knowledge because Allah and Prophet Muhammad also congratulate the memoriser of the Holy Quran. The Prophet Muhammad has His own people and they are the memorisers of the Quran.
“Secondly the Prophet said on the day of Resurrection the Qura’an memorisers will be invited and Allah will decorate them with a golden crown and their parents will also be decorated as well. The parents will be surprised and asked why they are distinguished and honoured and they will be told that it is because they sponsored their children to memorise the Holy Quran.”
The scholar, however, urged the parents to ensure that the knowledge of Qur’an is preserved by protecting the graduands from societal distractions, even as he advised the graduands to always consider the knowledge of the holy Qur’an in any appointment they want to take in the nearest future.
“ Majority of them will not be Imam in future, we have some of them who would want to be engineers, doctors, lectures different from the Imam who is always reading the Holy Qur’an”
On his part, the chief Imam of LEMU, Sheikh Ridwan Jamiu, said that it had been rightly observed that science without religion is blind and religion without science is lame. He described science as methodological and analytical study of the signs of Allah in nature and creature with a view to benefiting human in the world and the Hereafter.
Shiekh Jamiu, who is also a member of the governing council of the college, said that if Muslim must claim the lost glory, they must turn to the Qur’an , its memorization and study the application.
Earlier, the Chairman, Board of Trustees, Vice Admiral Jubrila Ayinla (retd) also congratulated the Huffaz, adding that they now posses what most of the elders don’t have and prayed that through them Allah show mercy on their parents.