The National Amirah, Al-Mu’minaat (The Believing Women) Organisation, Hajia Nimatullah Abdullateef has urged all Muslims not to relent in the pursuit of education to free themselves from the bondage of ignorance and primitiveness.
Hajia Abdullateef who stated this while speaking with journalists during the 22nd National Convention held at Vanguard Academy, Odosenlu, Ogun State said the convention was meant to enlighten Muslim sisters on their roles, make them more conscious and realise their potentials as muslim women.
A lecture hall in the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi,
“We thank Allah. Every year, we gather together like this and at the end of the day we go back home as better persons. If not for this programme, it would have been worse off.
“Actually, it shows that there is still some remnant of primitiveness and ignorance in our society and also the poor understanding of the religion. The first thing is for us to understand our religion and know where Islam places women. Islam as come to exonerate us as women but not to compete with men. Allah has spelt out our responsibilities.”
On the economic downturn, she urged the federal government to focus more on providing uninterrupted power supply as well as agriculture. “These two areas are crucial in our lives, if you have power, the artisans will be able to do more and the economy will be better. Again, agriculture will help to provide food and solve the poverty cycle substantially. Government should release money to the farmers so that they can produce more. Once the problem of food in solve, the nation will be at peace.”
The guest speaker at the event, Hajia Muslihat Ajala Shuaib also harped on the education of Muslims. Quoting from several hadiths, she dismissed the notion that women education ends in the kitchen, adding that every woman can reach her potentials.
While advising parents to inculcate the determination of seeking education in their children, Hajia Shuaib who is also an executive marketer at Jaiz Takaful added that education remains the only thing that will endure.
She lamented that the low level of girl-child education in the nothern part of the county adding that “Al-Mumeenat wil establsih tarbiya cicuits in various parts of the North and we will engage their parents and guardians on the need for girl child education, this we believe will improve the situation. We will equally write to their governors and lawmakers as well as agencies to improve the situation”.
The programe was held in three zones, Oyo, Abuja and Ogun simultaneously. Over 1600 believing women particpated in the Ogun zone.