"Almajiri Is Our Pride, I Disagree With Emir Of Kano" – Ex Yobe Sentor, Adamu Garba

Date: 22-02-2020 7:14 pm (1 year ago) | Author: onuigbo felicia
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Almajiri is a system of Islamic education practiced in northern Nigeria. Almajiri derives from an Arabic word, rendered “al-Muhajirun” in English literal translation, meaning a person who leaves his home in search of Islamic knowledge.

Underaged children are mostly the victims they begged and cater for themselves at an early age
Some at age 5.

A former Yobe State Senator, Adamu Garba has however shared his thoughts on this after the Emir of Kano Sanusi Lamido called for its abolishment.

See what he tweeted below

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ALMAJIRANCI IS OUR PRIDE AND OUR HONOR. YES! WE AGREED THAT THE PROGRAM SHOULD BE REFORMED BUT IT SHOULD NOT BE CONDEMNED. NO SANE SOCIETY WILL DESTROY ITS CULTURE BUT SEEK TO REFORM. ALL ADVANCED COUNTRIES VALUE THEIR HERITAGE, WHY NOT US?

I DISAGREE WITH EMIR OF KANO ON THIS.

IT’S GOD’S DESTINY THAT CHILDREN ARE BIRTHED TO THEIR SPECIFIC PARENTS & IT’S THEIR RESPONSIBILITY TO SHAPE THE VISION OF WHO THEIR CHILD MIGHT GROW TO BE

THEY CHOSE ALMAJIRANCI. THE WANT THEIR CHILDREN TO PROFESS QURAN, HOW IS THAT A CRIME?

THEY’RE ALSO NIGERIANS WITH CHOICE.

IF NOT FOR HYPOCRISY, SOME OF YOU SEND THEIR CHILDREN TO NURSERY SCHOOL AS YOUNG AS A YEAR OLD, YET YOU CONDEMN THE PRACTICE OF ALMAJIRI. YOU SEND YOUR KIDS TO BOARDING SCHOOL, YET YOU ASKED PARENTS OF ALMAJIRI TO KEEP THEIR KIDS UNDER THEM. HOW DO YOU WANT THEM TO LEARN?

MOST OF YOU JUST DON’T GET IT.

YOU KEPT CONFUSING ALMAJIRANCI WITH STREET BEGGING. STREET BEGGING IS NOT REQUIREMENTS FOR GENUINE ALMAJIRANCI.

IF GOVT CAN PROVIDE FEEDING PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS OF OTHER SCHOOLS & ALLOW BOARDING, WHY NOT TO ALMAJIRI TOO? ARE THEY NOT NIGERIANS?

SOMETIMES WHEN I SEE THE FAKE NEWS PEDDLERS LIKE WORK BANK OR IMF CALLING SOME 10 MILLION OUT OF SCHOOL CHILDREN FROM THE NORTH, VERY FAKE NEWS.

MOST OF THESE KIDS ARE ALMAJIRAI & THEY GO TO ALMAJIRI SCHOOLS, IF THEY REALLY CARE ABOUT THEM, THEY SHOULD INVEST IN REFORMING THEM.

WHY WOULD SOMEONE CHOSE TO ASKED A FATHER OF CHILDREN WHO WISHED TO SEND THEIR WARDS TO LEARN QURAN TO BE ARRESTED? WASN’T THAT INSENSITIVE?

WE SHOULD BE GUIDED ACCORDINGLY.

ALMAJIRI IS WHO WE ARE, WHERE WE CAME FROM. WE SHOULD NOT BE ASHAMED OF ASSOCIATING WITH ALMAJIRI & CONDEMNING THEM TO OBSCURITY. ALMAJIRI’S ARE SONS & DAUGHTERS, THEY ARE HUMAN, THEY ARE, ABOVE ALL, NIGERIANS.

THEY ARE STUDENTS, UNLIKE YOU, THEY CHOSE THE QURAN, RESPECT THEM.

MY SON, BAPETEL, 7 PROUDLY STUDYING QURAN IN A TYPICAL ALMAJIRI WAY, USING HIS ALLO. THIS WAS IN MY HOUSE IN YOLA.

IN DOING SO, HE’S CONTINUING A TRADITION OF HIS FAMILY.

REAL ALMAJIRIS DON’T BEG. BEGGING WAS A BAD PRACTICE INTRODUCED IN ALMAJIRANCI. IT NEEDS REFORM NOT BAN.

Posted: at 22-02-2020 07:14 PM (1 year ago) | Hero
- maizaxx at 22-02-2020 07:48 PM (1 year ago)
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Bull shit. If it's your pride how come your children are not into it???
Its lunatics like you that makes the North not to develop.
Posted: at 22-02-2020 07:48 PM (1 year ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Deltaboy1 at 22-02-2020 08:17 PM (1 year ago)
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poor people
Posted: at 22-02-2020 08:17 PM (1 year ago) | Gistmaniac
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- kellyonly at 22-02-2020 08:48 PM (1 year ago)
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Why not allow ur children to join them to protect ur pride nd culture
Posted: at 22-02-2020 08:48 PM (1 year ago) | Upcoming
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- SweetDaddy1 at 22-02-2020 09:33 PM (1 year ago)
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Almajiri is your pride but your children didn't go through that to become Boko haram. People like you are the problems of Nigeria and Nigerians. I Agree With Emir of Kano.
Posted: at 22-02-2020 09:33 PM (1 year ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Fedchara at 22-02-2020 10:19 PM (1 year ago)
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Stupid idiot, did you people not abandon the almajiri schools JONATHAN BUILT cus it was not allowing you use almajiri for begging and paedophilia?
Posted: at 22-02-2020 10:19 PM (1 year ago) | Upcoming
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- crusita at 23-02-2020 12:02 AM (1 year ago)
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idot so why don,t he beg on the street idot man.
Posted: at 23-02-2020 12:02 AM (1 year ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Matthew29 at 23-02-2020 12:12 AM (1 year ago)
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bastard
Posted: at 23-02-2020 12:12 AM (1 year ago) | Newbie
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- kima77same at 23-02-2020 12:15 PM (1 year ago)
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PLEASE ASK THIS FIFTEEN CENTURY MAN, IF HIS CHILDREN ARE AMONG THE ALMAJIRIS.
   HIS CHILDREN ARE IN SOMEWHERE IN EUROPE OR AMERICA WASTING NIGERIA MONEY
Posted: at 23-02-2020 12:15 PM (1 year ago) | Gistmaniac
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- trecylarry at 23-02-2020 08:33 PM (1 year ago)
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vhsi see yr mouth
Posted: at 23-02-2020 08:33 PM (1 year ago) | Newbie
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- WillCowie at 9-07-2020 10:12 AM (7 months ago)
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Posted: at 9-07-2020 10:12 AM (7 months ago) | Newbie
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