- Former speaker of Lagos, Sabit Ikuforiji, will on December 20, host the grand finale of the FUMCI competition
- The Amir of the organisation, Ustadh Abd-Muiz Zubayr, made this known in Lagos on Tuesday, December 15
- Zubayr noted that the competition was conceived in 2015 to sharpen the minds and broaden the understanding of Muslim children in Qur’an and Hadith recitation.
A foremost Islamic charity organisation, Faith Unites Muslims Charity Initiatives (FUMCI), in conjunction with former speaker of the Lagos state House of Assembly, Adeyemi Sabit Ikuforiji foundation has concluded an arrangement for the hosting of the sixth edition of its annual Quran competition.
Legit.ng reports that the age-grade competition was tagged, FUMCI children award for excellence in Qur’an recitation and Islamic practice, 2020.
The competition, according to Amir of the organisation, Amir AbdulMuiz Zubayr, was designed for children between ages 7 and 12, noting that it attracts participants from the 20 local government areas and 37 LCDAs across Lagos jostling for prizes in the five categories.
Speaking on the conduct of this year’s award, Amir Zubayr said this year's award is uniquely packaged to feature two prominent Islamic scholars who would deliver soul-lifting lectures to the audience.
The first lecture, according to FUMCI, would be held by Sheikh AbdulMajeed Imran Eleha with the topic “Recipe for the making of Godly children” while FUMCI spiritual father and patron, Sheikh AbdurRazak Mubasir Woleola, would speak on the topic, “Muslim children and Islamic education.
The Amir said that after the screening test for applicants from the five divisions in Lagos state on November 15, successful candidates were selected for the grand finale which is coming up on December 20.
“The interests of our children are germane to us especially those that have to do with Islamic morals and societal ills among Muslim children of school age and young adults and other vices that pervade our country.
"The themes for this year’s competition was carefully selected to address these issues affecting Muslim children because we believe if they are exposed to religious teachings and morals early in life, the impact of such exposure will be felt in the home, society and in governance.
"Allah SWT has spoken to us and given us solutions to all worldly challenges. Be it challenges relating to governance, society, our homes and all other spheres of human existence."
He said people are so much attached to the world at the expense of our hereafter while leaving their children to flow with the worldly rhythms.
Amir further stated:
"So how do we correct this? The solutions to these challenges lie in shifting the focus of our children away from the distractions of this world.
"We need to catch them early enough by exposing them to the moral teachings of the glorious Qur’an and the hadeeth of the prophet. And this we have been able to achieve in the last six years since we started this age-grade competition.
He added that FUMCI has been able to inculcate Islamic moral values in the children and also teach them Islamic jurisprudence, the etiquette of salat, Qur’an recitation with tajweed and hadeeth recitation and interpretations.
The organisation stressed:
"Under the spiritual guidance of our father, Sheikh AbdurRazak Mubasir Woleola and with the partnership and support of our highly revered father, Rt. Hon. Adeyemi Sabit Ikuforiji, we have concluded arrangement for the hosting of the sixth edition of the annual competition which will come upon December 20 at the multipurpose hall of Iponri Central Mosque at Bode Thomas, Surulere, Lagos.
"We have enjoyed tremendous supports from these our revered fathers and we pray Allah to preserve them for Islam.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that an 8-year-old girl, Nuroh Nasir, emerged the winner of the 2019 edition of the FUMCI’s Qur'an and Hadith competition.
It was reported that the young girl defeated the other nine contestants in the Qur'an category to emerge the best while she also beat four other contestants in the Hadith category during the grand finale of the competition held in Lagos Mainland on Sunday, December 22.
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