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UNILORIN wins inter-university Qur’an recitation, memorisation competition


Ilorin – A student of University of Ilorin (UNILORIN), Sodiq Abdulfatai, has emerged winner at the second edition of the Inter-University Qur’an Recitation and Memorisation Competition organised by Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin.

The competition came to a close on Wednesday in Ilorin, with a closing ceremony chaired by Prof. Sulyman Adeniyi, the Vice Chancellor of Ladoke Akintola University, Osogbo.

The vice chancellor, represented by Prof. Abdulakeem Abdulraheem, appreciated the efforts of the organising committee of the competition, adding that it was time and energy consuming to sustain the programme despite challenges faced in the past.

Adeniyi said that one of the benefits of Qur’an recitation was that it made man at peace with Allah.

He added that “when you recite the Holy Qur’an, it makes you feel and be at peace with Allah and curtails youthful exuberance, as well as enhances general productivity.

“Engaging our youth in activities like this will prevent them from vices; I challenge the organisers to come up with similar programmes that will
enhance the understanding and application of the teachings of the Holy Qur’an.

“This is because it is not enough to recite and memorise the Qur’an, but we ought to check the understanding of its teachings.

“I, therefore, enjoin all youths to read the Holy Qur’an daily and not wait until the month of Ramadan before reading it and memorising it.”

In a closing remark, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ganiyu Badmus, who represented the vice chancello of Al-Hikmah University, assured better organisation of subsequent competitions and increased participation.

He appreciated the representatives of universities present at competition and expressed satisfaction with the conduct of the competition and prayed that Allah protect the participants as they return to their destinations.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that all the winners in category A, B and C were from UNILORIN, with Sodiq Abdulfatai, the overall winner
in Category A, going home with N125,000 cash.

Abdulrazaq Abdulwahab won Category B, while Rahamatul Abdulwahab won Category C, all of the same institution.

The overall winner, Sodiq Abdulfatai, thanked the organisers of the event and prayed Allah to reward them abundantly.

Those who attended the event were the Chief Imam of Igbaja land, Imam Yakub Akorede, Prof. Lanre Badmus, Dean Postgraduate Schools, UNILORIN,
among others. (NAN)

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