Afsatu Kabba chairs Quran quiz competition
A politician and an Islamic scholar, Haja Afsatu Kabba (in photo) Sunday 21st chaired the Jamiatu Nurul Muminat annual Ramadan quiz competition held at the Aberdeen Community Center in the extreme west of Freetown.
The programme which was funded by the African Muslim Agency attracted several participants from respective schools in the Western Area.
It also attracted dignitaries who have passion for Islam, notably Sheik Abubakarr Conteh, who acted as one of the questionnaires.
The competition was designed to demonstrate the significance of education in Islam and to also motivate children on the issue of Islamic knowledge, principles and beliefs.
Prizes were mostly won by girl scholars in the Islamic faith.
In her path, the chairperson, Haja Afsatu Kabba said the event was all symbolic as such has brought to her memories how Sierra Leone has religiously progressed.
“Of course, the education of the girl child on issues of Islam has gradually progressed and parents have apparently benefited from the preaching and doctrines of Islamic organizations as to reasons having their children go to school,” she said.
“I see how hard mothers try to keep their girls in school. When I look at the children, I think so much about myself many years ago. I think about the many Islamic principles I was taught and how I was to keep each and every one of them.”
“I thought some of the doctrines of Islam were difficult to keep, but I faced the challenge with determination.”
Haja Afsatu urged Muslim children to focus on learning the doctrines of Islamic faith.
She said it will be wrong for kids to leap over any stage in life.
“Do not be in a hurry to grow up. Life itself is not a competition,” she said.
She maintained that the only vehicle to move their future at adulthood is education.
To the parents and teachers, she prayed that Allah continues to bless them with all that is necessary to enable them push their organization forward.
“I pray for you, Vice President Moshopeh Thomas and the other determined women, who in diverse ways have strongly and selflessly provided satisfactory services to the children.”
Adiatu Tejan explained that the main aim of their organization is to empower children and to propagate the message of Islam.
She added that the competition is usually organized 10 days to the end of fasting period.
Prizes were distributed by Haja Alima Abdullah and the Director of Africa Muslims Agency.
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