By Khalid Idris
It was on Monday 26th September, 2016 that Sisters Forum of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Bauchi Chapter welcomed it’s members, who returned from Iran after a successful completion of their studies, by organizing a spectacular dinner in their honor in Bauchi.
The sisters who were honored includes Ummulkhairi Muhammad and Zainab Abdullahi Khalifa, and they all belonged Bauchi chapter of the Sister Forum and the successful completion of their studies had generated a lot of commendations from sisters especially those who fervently advocate education for sisters.
The dinar was organized at Markaz hall and it had attracted hundreds of sisters who thronged the hall to felicitate with them, hoping in the same vein that the sisters would serve as role models to other aspiring sisters who want to pursue their education with vigor.
After Qur’anic recitation and opening prayers, panegyrics were read out in praise of Imam Ali (AS) by some youthl members of the Academic Forum before the graduates were invited to share their educational experiences during their six years’ stay in Iran.
Ummulkhairi shared her experiences by applauding the hospitality of the Iranians who were eager to serve them wherever they were, and that hospitality had enabled them to feel motivated and study hard in order to emulate their hosts.
Finally, some of the sisters and brothers alike were then allowed to ask questions about the challenges and the processes of studying in Iran, and their answers had generated ovations from the audience. The dinner was concluded with closing prayer from one of the sisters.