The cleric who gave the advice on Monday at the maiden graduation Madrasatu Nuril Islam school, Sabuwar-Abuja in Kankia, Katsina State, said there is boundless blessings from such support.
“It brings prosperity and tranquility to a country,” Mustapha-Daura said, adding that Allah has pledged to honor those who memorize the Holy Qur’an.
‘’We have Allah’s mercy because of these children who read and memorize His Book, but they are the category of people neglected.
‘’We must change our attitude and consider them as literates like it is done in some countries.
‘’Somebody who memorized Qur’an is never an illiterate; we should provide job or allowance to them to improve their lives.
‘’The Prophet peace be upon him said, the Best among you is one who learn Qur’an and teaches it.
‘’Yet, in another tradition, the Prophet is reported as saying, those who know Qur’an are His chosen ones,’’ he said.
The cleric advised the graduates to extend their knowledge to others in line with the commands of Allah.
Malam Muhammad Ibrahim, Headmaster of the school, said that the Islamic school has a total of 2,020 students and 28 teachers.
He explained that students of the school had represented Kankia Local Government in Qura’nic recitation competitions at state and national levels.
Ibrahim said the school has another section for memorizers, as well as classes for married women.
‘’The school provided over 70 per cent of teachers to ‘Zaid Ibn Thabit Litahfizil Quran School and other schools within the town’’ he said.
In his remarks, the Grand Patron of the school, Alhaji Umaru Bature, prayed Allah to reward all those who contributed to the development of the school.
He also urged wealthy individuals to construct additional classes, provide furniture and drill borehole in the school.
Alhaji Sani Ahmed, who spoke on behalf of the state Commissioner for Education, Dr Badamasi Lawal, said that the state government has made adequate provision in the 2018 budget to improve the education sector.
He congratulated the school for the successes it has recorded.
The District Head of Kankia, represented by Alhaji Abdullahi Hassan-Sada, assured of continuous support to promoting Islamic education in the area.
142 graduates of the school received certificates, while some pioneer teachers and individuals were recognised for their contribution to the development of the school.