Nurul Bayan event harps on strategy of Hijrah
The 11th Muharram 1437 which is equivalent to the 25th of October, 2015 would remain memorable in the minds of the students of Nurul Bayan International Academy, as the school celebrated its Hijrah day with attractive and educative programmes aimed at conscientising the public on the importance of the migration of the Holy Prophet peace be upon him from Makkah to Madinah.
Highlights of the events included recitation from the Holy Qur’an, address by the executive director of the school, Hajiya Maryam Tahan, presentation of Islamic songs and poems, lectures and drama among others.
The Executive Director of Nurul Bayan International Academy and proprietor of the school, Hajiya Maryam Muhammad Tahan, harped on importance of Muslims knowing about Islamic migration.
She said the migration of the Prophet from Makkah to Madina has many lessons for Muslims to learn from and abide by.
She however said some Muslims take the Hijra lessons for granted and therefore didn’t even bother to teach their children the rationale behind it.
“It is very important to the Muslims to look at the history of Islam and see how the Prophet struggled to propagate the Islamic religion. We should also look at the political, socioeconomic and religious aspects of the migration. Unfortunately, the Muslim ummah take it for granted,” she said.
According to her, that is the major reason why some people were accusing Muslims for being illiterate about their religion.
She insisted that if Muslims could emulate the Prophet and practice his teaching accordingly they would resolve the challenges facing them in the world.
In his lecture titled ‘The Impact of Hijrah on Islamic History: Relevance and Lessons’, eminent Islamic scholar and university don, Dr. Gabardeen A. Wasiu, observed that lack unity among Muslims was the major challenge facing Muslim community in the country.
Dr. Wasiu a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Education in the University of Abuja, said that Hijra was not peculiar to Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, alone.
He added that many prophets of Allah like Ibrahim and Musa, peace be upon them, migrated to other places.
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