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Let no Syrian child remain without an education

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The Religious Affairs (Diyanet) Foundation of Turkey organized a special program for the Syrian orphan students in Turkey.

President of Religious Affairs (Diyanet) Prof. Dr. Mehmet Görmez attended the “Yearend Graduation Program” which was a ceremony for the newly graduated students within the scope of the “Project for the Education of Syrian Orphan Children” organized by the Women, Family and Youth Center (KAGEM).

President of Diyanet Görmez presented the graduation certificates of 110 Syrian students who had to continue their education in Turkey because of the war in Syria saying after migration and hegira said there are hard chores and easy tasks and stressed that what is important and challenging is to give the children a good education and prepare them to the future.

President of Diyanet Görmez said it is extremely important for the children who are victims of the war to have an education “after migration and hegira there are hard chores and easy tasks. The easiest tasks are to provide food and accommodation for them. The hardest task is to provide them with education and secure their future. The hardest task is to provide services that will appeal to their hearts and souls.

President of Diyanet Görmez said watching the children perform at the graduation ceremony gives him the satisfaction of undertaking a good and blessed mission and went on saying;

“Hardest task after migration and hegira is the education of children and preparing thgem for the future…”

Tonight when we looked at the children performing here we felt deep in our souls what a great source of happiness it is to do good deeds and perform blessed actions. I also congratulate our children. I salute them. They are the holy light of our eyes, they are the joy of our souls and they are the children of our martyrs. Of course there are hard chores and easy tasks after migration and hegira. The easiest task is to provide food and accommodation. The hardest tasks are to educate the children and prepare them for the future. The services that address the hearts and souls are the hardest tasks.

“The education of the Syrian children living outside the tent cities is extremely important…”

We are all aware of the state of our Syrian brothers and sisters living in the tent cities. However during our visits we saw the tough problems facing our Syrian brothers and sisters living outside the tent cities. We are jointly handling the education of the Syrians in tent cities according to the agreement we signed with the Syrian Scholars Union. Praise be to Allah that about 30 thousand children living in the tent cities learnt the Quran. Many are continuing their education to learn the Quran. However, what is important is the education of the Syrian children living outside the tent cities. That is why we put this project into practice. A major portion of our children are Syrian orphans. The serve their hearts and souls and shoulder the task of educating them is an important issue.

“The Almighty has entrusted the Syrian children to us…”

I am making an appeal here to all the nongovernmental organizations. We should prepare these children for the future along with all the nongovernmental organizations that do charity in all the provinces. Just as the children in Turkey have been entrusted to our safekeeping by the Almighty the children of the Syrians who sought refuge in Turkey are also entrusted to our safekeeping by Allah. We should safeguard those who have been entrusted to us all together. We are obliged to be involved in a joint effort so that the children of the Syrians who came to our country and who are living with us will all be educated.

“It is an obligation to help our Syrian brothers and sisters…”

Our Syrian brothers and sisters are thanking us. They do not need to thank about something that is our main duty. It is our main duty to help as Muslim believers. It is a humanitarian duty and a duty bestowed on us by the Almighty. We thank you for helping us help you and for reminding us of our humanitarian duties and obligations and allowing us to do good deeds.

“You will return to your country victorious and will continue to fulfill your tasks as pioneers in the nation of Islam…”

Just as Damascus, Aleppo and Syria have acted as pioneers of Islamic science, wisdom and scholarship you will return to your country victorious and will continue to fulfill your tasks as pioneers in the nation of Islam. I am not saying this to boost your morale. When I put aside the fact that Islam forbids hopelessness I also see that the commands of the Almighty for the oppressed and cruel inevitably will secure this outcome. I pray to the Almighty that we are victorious in building peace and fraternal ties not only in Syria but in all the Islamic geography that is facing hardships, problems and pains. We can do this by mobilizing the feelings of honor and dignity of the nation of Islam and spread peace and justice to the whole of humanity.

Resource: Presidency of Religious AffairsJune 11, 2015

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