Al-Habibiyyah Islamic Society, a faith-based organisation, on Sunday in Abuja emphasised the need for women to take responsibility of moral upbringing of their children seriously.
National Chief Imam of the society, Sheik Fuad Adeyemi, gave the advice at a Ramadan series Lecture organised by the Women wings of Al-Habibiyyah, titled”Family, Ramadan, and Women.”
He said that it was good for women to pursue their career but it would be better if they are always at home taking care of their children.
Adeyemi said when Muslim women come together Islam and society would achieve many things, saying “all of us know the problem we have as Muslims, therefore, we must strive to address the challenges practically.
“The little one we are able to do we should do it rightly, correctly and with the fear of Allah in whatever we do. If you are sincere in what you are doing even if nobody recognizes what you are doing, the Almighty Allah will reward you.”
Earlier, an Islamic cleric, Mrs Amina Idris, in a lecture titled, “Family, Ramadan, and Women”, urged Muslim women to focus more on praying, Remembrance of Almighty Allah in this holy month Ramadan, instead of devoting their time more on cooking.
He said that a lot of rewards come from cooking in the months of Ramadan but that shouldn’t stop them from doing some of the necessary things in this Ramadan.
According to her, cooking is not bad but they should also put more efforts in their praying and during the cooking they can recite the Qur’an, in remembrance of Allah, and some other things that can purify their fasting.
“Because, we have many problems in our society today, but with the help of Almighty Allah, things would be better.
“Begging generally is prohibited in Islam. The menace of our people flooding the street begging is very annoying, instead of begging why can’t they look for something good and start doing it.
“When you want to look at the society, Prophet Muhammed SAW said, you should look at the women and I believe that the way they are answering our call, practising what they have been learning from here is quite impressive,” she said.
Also, the Guest lecturer, Mrs Halimah Sani, stressed the need for change of perception concerning children’s upbringing because of its negative consequences in the society.
“The whole things become sprayed of evils things in our society, obnoxious scenes, indecent dressing, morality is fading in our society, and this is as a result of killings and kidnappings we are facing today.
“Mothers have to do upbringing from the beginning and if it fails, you are going to breed a child that is a failure as a mother, what she also gives her children is what she has learned from the parents.
“Breeding a good child has nothing to do with religion because everybody in the society have their culture, and the culture is morality and is no longer there today. It has been overtaken by evils, money and others.
“We have to call on the parents to revisit the way they are training their children right now, especially the elites who don’t want anyone to talk to their children.” (NAN)