Al-Qalam Schools to organize 7th Annual Islamic Public Lecture

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A leading Islamic School situated in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State, South West Nigeria is to organize her 7th annual Islamic public lecture with the theme Epidemiology of divorce: influence on child and upbringing, which will be delivered by Dr. Lere Ameen Ibraheem of Department of Arabic & Islamic Studies, University of Ibadan.

Ustadh Adeola Shakirulahi, Chairman of Al-Qalam School’s 7th Annual Islamic Public Lecture while chatting with our reporter on the School’s preparation for the event disclosed that: The lecture shall be held on Saturday, 10th Ramadan 1444AH (Sat. 1st of April, 2023) at the school premises located at B Zone, Olounde Estate, Ologuneru, Ibadan.

The Chairman’s chat with our correspondent goes thus:

Q: If I am right, I observed that Al-Qalam Schools has adopted organizing Annual Islamic Public Lecture as part of the school’s culture and this year’s edition shall be the 7th of it. Why did Al-Qalam Schools passionate about this event?

A: I’ll say the reason why Al-Qalam Schools is passionate about this event is that its management & staff understand the fact that school as an institution has a great role to play in societal reformation and organizing talks to address issues in the society is a one the school’s social responsibilities, teaching (guiding) the entire public as well, not only learners. There is no doubt that, a lot of things are going wrong in our present society in Nigeria and the world at large. So, it’s part of the schools’ calling to strive towards making a positive change in the society through any ideal means like organizing Annual Islamic Public Lecture adopted by our School.

Ustadh Adeola Shakirulahi, Chairman of Al-Qalam School’s 7th Annual Islamic Public Lecture

Q: As chairman of this year’s Annual Islamic Public Lecture of Al-Qalam Schools, could you please give reason for this year’s theme and the topic?

A: This year’s Annual Islamic public Lecture is aiming to address few problems many homes are facing nowadays. It’s never a gainsaying that the prevailing high rate of indecency, rituals, kidnapping among many others in our society these days are outcomes of abnormalities in homes. So, we want a change to start from Muslim homes, Muslim homes should be exceptional bi’ithnillah.

Q: What are your expectations being aftermath of this year’s Annual Islamic Public Lecture ?

A: Our expectations are numerous, yet we could express it simply by saying: we are praying and striving for attainment of better society, we are expecting better relationship in homes, peaceful and a God-fearing society.

Q: As the Chairman of 7th Annual Islamic Public Lecture of Al-Qalam Schools and also being one of the oldest staff of the school, what can you tell us about the school’s relationship with the entire Muslim communities in Ologuneru and its environs?

A: As for Al-Qalam School’s relationship with all Muslim communities in Ologuneru and its environs, I will say the school is doing best in maintaining healthy relationship with all as one Ummah. She keeps participating in all Islamic activities within Muslim communities and bringing everyone together with various impactful events. So, Al-Qalam School is holding everyone as Muslims nothing less, ALLAH says: “And hold firmly to the rope of Allah all together and do not become divided” [Aal ‘Imraan 3:103]. In Al-Qalam Schools, this is our concern because according to the prophet in one of his sayings “….the one who does not care about the Muslims is not one of them.”

Q: What’s your advice to Muslim Schools, should their responsibilities be limited to teaching learners without making effort to make positive impact to their immediate community?

A: By our understanding as a Muslims, Islam is a way of life. It’s a total way of living a righteous life. Importantly, Muslim schools should not relent their efforts in making positive impact in the society. ALLAH says:

إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يُغَيِّرُ مَا بِقَوْمٍ حَتَّىٰ يُغَيِّرُوا مَا بِأَنفُسِهِمْ

“…. surely Allah does not change the condition of a people until they change their own condition…”
Surah Ar-Rad, Verse 11.

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