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The inaugural Islamic Modeling Forum (IMF) of Pure Heart Islamic Foundation, Ojo Chapter was held today, November 14 with many students feeling fulfilled.
This event marked the beginning of a well-structured programme aimed at exposing secondary students to needed Islamic and modern trainings which will increase their chances of succeeding in this current challenging world.
This edition was themed: Academic Excellence: A Step Towards Great Height and had in attendance over 128 students from secondary schools within Ojo and its environ. The discussants of the day were Dr Mutiu Qassim of LASU and Mr Abdullahi Davies.
Dr Mutiu Qassim explained the importance of academic excellence to the students. He further listed ten factors that would enhance the students’ chances of success in their studies. He said: “you have to pay the price for you to get the prize.”
Dr Qassim also explained that Islam does not hinder Muslims from attaining academic excellence. He backed this assertion with a verse of the Quran. Examples of the efforts of the Prophet (s.a.w) and his companions in seeking knowledge and striving towards perfection in their dealings were also cited.
Mr Abdullahi Davies; an educator and motivational speaker, inspired students on being unique and special one. Mr Davies explained that knowing that special feature is a determinant to attaining success. He explained that this feature enables an individual to have focused on his/her career in life.
In driving home his point, me Davies explained that all students must achieve “STIR” ( search, train, invest and relationship with God ).
A scholar from Nasarawa State University; Dr Bunyamin Ajayi also advised the students on how to internalized the lectures and achieve their desired goals.