From Muhammad Ibrahim, Kaduna
An Islamic scholar in Kaduna, Ustaz Mustapha Abdulraheem has tasked Muslim parents on the need to ensure their children acquire Islamic knowledge, saying it is the best legacy a parent can live for his child in this world.
According to him, Islamic and western education is important and Muslims are allowed to acquire both.
The scholar spoke to Peoples Daily shortly after the 13th AGOMBAS English Islamic Foundation of Nigeria Quranic Graduation Walimah, held in Kaduna.
“We thank Almighty Allah, because there are about 43 students that graduated successfully from the Islamiyya. Seeking Islamic knowledge is very important to human beings, particularly Muslims.
“This is because Islamic knowledge is the foundation of the religion and without that knowledge you cannot practice the religion well, or as it should be practiced. So it’s very important,” he said.
On the need for parents to ensure that their children seek Islamic knowledge, he said, “I will say, it’s compulsory for parents to ensure that their children acquire knowledge, both western and Islamic, if not their children, in the hereafter , will challenge them on that.”
The scholar, who doubles as the Financial Secretary of the school, said the school was established about 30 years ago.
He further urged Muslims to unite themselves for the benefit of the religion.
Earlier, Sheik Yahaya Muhammad Baba, of Abubakar Gumi College, Kaduna also emphasised on the need for Muslims to always assist the religion with their wealth as well as seeking Islamic knowledge.