As part of events lined up to spice the Eid-el-Kabir celebration, a leading educational institute, Madinat’ul-Ilm Academy, Idi-Ape, Ilorin, held an open Pure Households link-fair and family get-together to help families spend fun time together, learn and stay away from unholy activities during the Salah celebration.
The Households link fair and family get together, held at the premises of Admiralty Villa Central Mosque, was well attended by Islamic scholars, academicians, professional experts, counselors, families to include the children.
Coordinator of the event and leader of Madinat’ul-Ilm Academy, Idi-Ape, Engineer Zubair Oloruntoyin, said the institution, apart from its primary academic role, also intends to help enlighten families on some of the societal challenges and practical solutions to them.
Oloruntoyin said the social event also helps people catch fun while they are distracted from celebrating Salah in worldly ways.
While expressing concern over the wayward manner by which many celebrate religious occasions, Oloruntoyin noted that there is need to observe the day’s funfare with moderation and in line with Allah’s wish in order to earn the blessings reserved for it.
He further advised schools to always be mindful of their academic curricula as the content will go a long way to affect the teachers, the pupils and the society at large.
While delivering a lecture, Dr M.O Azeez of the Department of Veterinary Physiology and Biochemistry, University of Ilorin, urged people to endeavour to eat good food, think less of situations around them, exercise and be prayerful.
She also advised men and women to go for periodic check-ups in order to monitor their wellness and heed medical personnels’ advise in order to remain physically, mentally and socially sound.
Also delivering a lecture on the topic, Puberty and Prevention of Sexual Transmitted Infection, (STDs), Hajia Halimah Iyabo Bola admonished all to practice love in accordance to the commandment of Allah.
While highlighting features of puberty, she admonished adolescents to always talk to trusted elderly ones whenever they feel strange or awkward due to the symptoms of puberty.
Iyabo-Bola, who noted that young people are at greater risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases, STDs, also counseled against pre-marital sex, multiple sex partners, secrecy about ones sexual life and failure to go for test.
The event, now to be an annual one, witnessed health talks, medical check-ups and counseling, family and adolescent interactive session, Islamic quiz competition, games, kiddies’ funfair, and other side attractions.