It was another landmark achievement and reason for celebration on Saturday the 28, January 2023 when the Faozan Islamic Centre lead by its founder Fadeelat Sheikh Musbaudeen Fazazi Adeshina celebrated yet another graduation ceremony for six grandaunts of the intuition including five boys and a girl who had just concluded their Quranic studies at the centre. Fadeelat Sheikh Musbaudeen Fazazi Adeshina also used the occasion to honour deserving individuals with various categories of awards.
In this exclusive interview, Fadeelat Sheikh Musbaudeen Fazazi Adeshina expressed his appreciation and gave insight into his motivation that has led to the success of the institution.
SIR, I FIRST WANT TO CONGRATULATE YOU FOR THE SUCCESS OF THIS EVENT, WE CAN SEE THE CROWED AND PEOPLE ARE HERE TO HONOUR YOU CAN YOU INTRODUCE YOURSELF AND TELL US HOW YOU FEEL SIR
My name is Fadeelat Sheikh Musbaudeen Fazazi Adeshina. I am very happy and exalted today receiving this large number of people here to honour me and my programme from far and wide. Today is a family day. We are having a Quranic Graduation Ceremony. I am very happy and I thank God for the organisation. The organisation is known as Faozan Islamic Centre rand its acronym is Faicent. It is well known home and abroad and I thank God for that.
CAN YOU JUSTSHED MORE LIGHT ON THE ISLAMIC SIGNIFICANT OF HAVING AN EVENT LIKE THIS
It is very significant and highly cherished because the Quran is the book of Islam. To study and master it from the beginning to the end is no small achievement. By doing this, the child as obeyed an injunction and has become an obedient and holy child in the sight of Allah and also to the parents. The Quran graduation is important moment in the life of that child and even the adults. The Quran has helped a lot of people and that is what we are celebrating here today.
CAN YOU ADVISE PARENTS ON HOW TO NURTURE THEIR CHILDREN TO ACHIEVE THIS AND TELL US THE REASON WHY IT IS NECESSARY TO GO THROUGH IT?
My advice to parents is not to relent in making sure their children get proper upbringing. It is an axiom in Yoruba that it is from infancy you teach a child the ways of God. It is well known all over the world that Muslims teach their children the Al Quran. When such child leaves home and wherever he or she goes, you will find out that he will be an obedient child. Again it is written in the Hadith that when a child reads, recite and memorise the Quran and can interpret it during their lifetime, on the day of judgement such a child will have the privilege of saving seventy souls on the father’s side and also another seventy from the mother’s side. Just that child alone you see it’s profitable.
CAN YOU TELL US THE CRETERIA OF CHOSING THE INDIVIDAULS YOU ARE HONOURING WITH AWARDS TODAY?
The award is in three categories. One, we have the Women of Integrity. These are women who are diligent, stand for and support their husbands and ensure that their husbands are successful. Two, we have the youths. They are chosen by reason of their success in their chosen fields of endeavour and still ensure they perform all their Islamic rites and obligations. And lastly, we have the Men of Integrity. These are men who are well known for integrity in their communities. They are successful as individuals and also work, ensure and contribute to the betterment of the society.
THE NIGERIAN GENERAL ELECTION IS COMING UP IN BARELY TWO WEEKS TIME. WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO SAY TO THE CANDIDATES AND THE ELECTORATE?
I will advise both the candidates and the electorate to maintain peace. The electorate should come out and vote. They should not let anybody buy their votes. They must vote for people of their choice and should not sell their votes. Vote buying has happened in Nigeria in the past and recently happens in Osun has also made some impression. So let us ensure it does not happen this time around.