Mothers’ Day: PHF tells future mothers to be up to the task


As the world celebrates the World Mothers’ Day, the Pure Heart Islamic Foundation of Nigeria (PHF) has urged future mothers to rededicate themselves to the task of motherhood.

Mrs Mutiat Orolu-Balogun, the Director, Hijab Right Advocacy Initiative (HRI) made this remarks in a keynote address delivered at the third edition of the “Pure Heart Annual Sisters’ Summit” (PASS), held recently at the House of Chiefs, Oyo State Secretariat, Ibadan.

Orolu-Balogun remarked the world “is looking up mothers to fill the social, moral, religious, professional and other vacuums in the society”.

She urged the teeming female youths to be resilient in pursuit of their dream.

“This is what Islam requires from you as Muslim sisters,” she said.

In her welcome address at the occasion, the female coordinator of PHF in Oyo State, Hajia Shakirat Bamigbade, reiterated the importance of protecting the right of Muslim girls to adorn hijab.

“Underneath the hijab lies the best brain that the nation needs presently and in the near future,” Bamigbetan said.

She urged the government, at all levels, to give equal opportunity to the education of the girl-child, regardless of ethnicity or religious background.

The Renaissance reports that this year’s edition of the Summit, tagged “The World Awaits You”, is aimed at sensitising female Muslim youths about the enormous task of nation-building.

The Summit was graced by personalities from all walks of life including schools, Muslim organisations and the media.

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