Muslims admonished on marriage institution as Muslim teachers hold Ramadan Lecture
Muslims have been charged to pay attention to institution of marriage in order to avert incidence of broken homes and social problems associated with it.
This admonition was given by Dr Mustapha Ade Bello of the Department of Religion and Peace Studies of the Lagos State University (LASU) while delivering the Ramadan Lecture of the Muslim Teachers Association of Nigeria (MUTAN) in Lagos at the weekend.
According to Bello, the effect of broken homes is evident in the education system is obvious in recalcitrant students, unruly behaviours and anti-social attitudes on the part of the learner.
He, however, said it is easier to avoid broken home than to treat problems associated with it.
He condemned the levity with which institution of marriage is being treated by Muslim contrary to the teaching of Islam.
He charged Muslim organisations to formally establish marriage counselling as part of their operation.
He also charged women to accept leadership of their men while men should exercise patience and emulate behaviour of Prophet Mohammed peace be on him to keep their homes intact.
The MUTAN chairman, Alhaji Raheem Jimoh, attributed the choice of topic for the 20th Ramadan Lecture of the association to the pervasive nature of broken home in the society.
‘Broken home is like a war. No party goes uninjured. Each party goes with an injury they nurse for the rest of their lives. Whichever party claims unaffected is a chronic liar, pretender and unrepentant soul, mean and stone hearted’, he said.
In his own address, the chairman of the Board of Trustees of MUTAN, Alhaji Ahmed Ajiboye, implored Muslim teachers to shun immoral behaviours such as illegal collection, illegal admission and examination malpractices.
He also charged them to join withdraw from usury and embrace non-interest cooperative society in order to avert the wrath of Allah.
The 20th Ramadan lecture of MUTAN which was hosted by Lagos Island also witnessed presentation of certificates of recognition to deserving members of the society,
Recipients include winner of the Best Principal in Nigeria, Alhaja Bilikisu Oluderu, pioneer chairman of MUTAN, Alhaji Tiamiyu Bakare, Alhaja Adiat Kabiawu and Alhaji Taofeeq Amoo,