By Salisu Sani-Idris
The Nigeria Islamic Advancement Initiative, in collaboration with the Nigeria Muslim Women Initiative, honored the wife of the former Vice President, Amina Sambo, with a prestigious Islamic Excellence Award.
The groups presented the award to the recipient at the closing ceremony of the Quranic Recitation Competition for Non-Arab Girls Secondary Schools at FCT, held at the National Mosque on Sunday in Abuja.
Muslim Women’s National Ameerah, Ms. Rabi’ah Ahmad, while decorating Ms. Amina Sambo, said the award was in recognition of her immense contributions to promoting Islamic spread in the country.
Ahmad said the award winner was a source of aspirations and a pillar for Muslim women in the country.
“Despite her level in society, she still identifies with Islam and the issues of promoting the ideals and teaching of religion, even when her husband was serving the country as vice president, she does not decline. never our invitation.
“I want to call on other high profile Muslim women in Nigeria to emulate the virtues of Hajiya Amina Sambo and her commitment to promoting Islamic education in the country.”
In response, Amina Sambo said the award would motivate her to redouble her efforts to defend the course of Islam in the country.
At the ceremony, a 15-year-old high school student Halimatus-Sadiyya Abubakar from the Kuje Regional Council was also honored.
The President of the Nigeria Islamic Promotion Initiative, Dr Muhammad Adam, said the winner will represent the CTF in the upcoming schedule of the National Quran Recitation Competition to be held in Adamawa State.
Adam, also imam at the Abuja National Mosque, urged parents to instill moral virtues in their children by acquiring knowledge of the Holy Quran.
He said Fatima Ahmad of Gwagwalada Regional Council also emerged as a winner in the Under 40 Hizbs category, while Halima Abdullahi of Kwali took first place in the Under 20 Hizbs category.
Likewise, the cleric said that Asma’u Awwal, from Abuja City Council, emerged victorious in Category 10 Hizbs and Umaimah Abdullahi, from Gwagwalada, took first position in Category 5 Hizbs.
In response, the grand winner Halimatus-Sadiyya Abubakar, dedicated her success to her teachers, parents and all who supported her educational pursuit.
“The secret behind my knowledge of the Holy Quran is that I don’t sleep at night. I have used the night to recite and commemorate the Quran while others are sleeping.
The Nigerian News Agency reports that the highlight of the ceremony was the presentation of gifts to all the winners in the different categories.
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