Teach your child way of Islam, Lagos Imam urges Muslim faithful
The Imam of the Alausa Secretariat Community Central Mosque, Ikeja, Dr. Isa AbdulMujeeb, has called on parents to bring their children up in line with Islamic tenets.
AbdulMujeeb who is also a medical practitioner made this call during the annual Ramadan lecture, organised by Nigeria Union of Journalists Lagos Information Chapel at Adeyemi Bero Auditorium, Ikeja.
He said, “Teach your children the way of Islam and let them obey and follow the rules and values of Allah. Education is a key that is missing in some children. It is what we teach them that they will do. As parents, you must watch what you do or say in the presence of our children.”
At the event, a lecturer at the Lagos State University, Ganiu Bamgbose, charged parents to encourage and support children who preferred craft to education.
He then gave an insight into ways parents can support their children to actualise their dreams.
The lecturer said, “Building one’s dreams starts immediately, one finishes from junior secondary school and an individual starts building their dreams immediately they get to the senior secondary school. It is from there you start ordering your steps towards getting your dreams. So, parents should let their children be guided by their natural ability.
“The role of parents in the lives of the children is very paramount because when they get depressed, it will lead to destruction. When they become desperate, they get involved in untoward things. Parents should relate with their children with love, kindness.”