Over 2,000 Kaduna Pupils Visit Graveyards, Prisons, Orphanage Homes – In Quest To “Help The Less-privileged”
Over two thousand primary and secondary school pupils across Kaduna State, aged between 5 and 20 years, have visited orphanages, graveyards, prisons and hospitals, with the aim of helping the less-privileged and to learn lessons from the prisons.
The visitation was organized by the Muslim Students Society of Nigeria (MSSN) as part of Ramadan activities to ensure the students desist from evil and social vices that would bring them to prison or jail as they grow up, and to teach them the need to help the needy.
Speaking to journalists, one of the officials, who took the children on the tour, the former Amir of the Society, Mallam Suleiman Mohammad Umar, said the importance of the graveyard visitation, among other benefits, was for the students to ponder over the way and manner they live their lives.
He told the students not to attach too much interest to accumulation of wealth, material things and dirty politics that will lead them into sins, because, “when they die, the money will not go with them.”
The former Amir reminded the pupils that, “in the graveyard you are standing, lies the Governors of States, Senators and Presidents; but all their wealth and power is being taken by other people,” and advised them to use the period of Ramadan and reflect on the way they would leave their lives.
Also speaking, one of the teachers from the State Area Council, Mallam Tijjani Abdul-Mahmid, advised the student to be optimistic and devote their time in worship, and to do away with anything that would distract or bring about the wrath of God in their lives.
He added that westernization and civilization would not save them from grave like the others when God calls them, and prayed that God should open their minds to put into their daily activities what they learnt during the visitation so that this (experience) could save them from the ‘torment of the grave.’