The acting Ameer and Missionary in charge of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission, Ghana, Alhaji Maulvi Muhammed Yusuf Yawson, has urged parents to take the moral training and civic education of their children seriously, since it is indispensable in national development.
He explained that moral training helped the youth to be patriotic, respectful and law-abiding so that they can uphold human dignity and traditional values, as well as preserve national assets.
Alhaji Yawson made the observation at the 23rd Greater Accra Regional Conference of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission in Accra on the theme: “The Importance of Moral Eduction.’’
Alhaji Yawson also urged parents to instil moral training in their children and continue to teach them the righteous way of life. He said constant practice, perseverance and guidance, especially for the youth, produced perfection.
He also admonished parents to respect their children and encourage them instead of hurling insults at them.
Alhaji Yawson noted that the delinquent behaviour of the youth stemmed from some parents’ neglect of their responsibilities such as over-pampering, where the child always wanted attentionfrom parents.
He, therefore, urged parents to be steadfast and prayerful as they “entered the month of Ramadan,” adding that Muslims must live righteously for others to emulate them.
Alhaji Alhassan Ghansah, Greater Accra Regional President of Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission, said moral education imparted into children, a sense of politeness and lawfulness. He also said people with a solid internal sense of right and wrong were less easily coerced by others, especially in school where peer pressure could be intense.
Alhaji Ghansah urged parents to exhibit true love, understanding and tolerance for one another to enable them live peacefully and harmoniously, and follow the virtues of Prophet Muhammad.
Mr Ahmad Nasir Bonsu, Regional President of Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Organisation, said it behoved every Muslim to believe in the work of Allah since disobedience would make them incur the wrath of the Creator.
Story: Abdul Aziz / Daily Graphic / Ghana
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