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Holy Qur’an Memorization Centers

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Of course, what has happened since the government’s resignation, its absence from attending the national assembly sessions, and leaving the parliament unsupervised is something that has not happened to Kuwait before because of the contradictions, renunciation of principles, exchange of roles, transfer, delegation, retraction, and leaks of documents that are supposed to be confidential, unless it is a policy of using you then exposing you after. The saddest thing is the unprecedented low level of discourse and rhetoric among some members of the national assembly as well as some influential citizens. A scene telling the Kuwaiti citizen "What comes around, goes around". The most dangerous thing is the loss of insight and logic. I will give an example of one of the clashes between our esteemed government and council during this period, which is the staff of the Holy Quran Memorization Centers. Frankly, this is the first time I know that some governmental employees work for only 3 hours a day while receiving a full salary. (Official working hours in Kuwait's government sector are 8 hours per day.) The employees' protest and discussion with His Excellency the Minister of Awqaf, and his response to them, stirred the appetite for social media and opened the "neglected matter." It is logical that working hours are determined by the Civil Service Bureau, and if the minister applies the law, then this is undoubtedly his duty, but I want to analyze the situation objectively and then give my personal opinion, especially with regard to the role and importance of the Holy Quran Memorization Centers. I was interrupted by a statement by one of the working sisters who said, "This work period has been in effect for 53 years." Another stated that "the work environment is not appropriate, as the number of female teachers reaches 90, they have only two classrooms, they are without air conditioning, and there are no places for teachers to sit." While another stated that "there are not enough students," another stated, "Provide me with students, and I am willing to work more hours." Of course, some members of the National Assembly are criticizing the decision and attempting to politicize it ideologically rather than administratively. Others decided to remain silent because the fear of annulling or dissolving the council still exists, there may be upcoming elections, and they do not want to arouse anyone's wrath against them. The question that arises here is: How many centers are the houses of the Holy Qur’an, Al Seraj Al Munieer, and the Qur’an circles? What is the difference between them? How many employees are there? Most importantly, we want statistics on the number of students enrolled. Is there a graph showing the increase or decrease in their numbers during the previous years? Only there we can know what the matter is, because the first lesson of those centers is to take care of the Holy Qur’an and not to employ the surplus of job seekers. If the performance of these centers achieves its objectives efficiently, then anything else becomes secondary, but the big question here is: is this the reality?

Dear people of Kuwait, we have a big problem, which is the loss of the Arabic language, the language of the Holy Qur’an, among students and young people, and this is a matter that no one can deny. How will the one who cannot read the Arabic language be able to read the Holy Qur’an? How I wish that these centers would be renamed "The Pillars of the Arabic Language and the Memorization of the Holy Qur’an", and their curricula and objectives would be developed to be concerned with the Arabic language, and they would have teaching programs through the centers and "online." How I wish that the school activity system would return as it was before and that the work of these centers would be through schools. Thus, the centers and their workers would have a dynamic character, and their performance would become the criterion. It is necessary to cooperate with the Ministry of Education, especially with regard to the Arabic language, to strengthen students' skills in reading, writing, and memorizing the Qur’an. Thus, this performance will bear fruit and achieve the desired goal of these centers. Let's not forget that those in charge of these centers are motivated, not only financially but also morally, for they have two rewards for their work, the first is the salary they receive, and the second and most important is the great reward with Allah Almighty. And vice versa, whoever takes a salary from them and does not work or falls short in his work, his sin is great, as is the sin of whoever mediated for him and for whoever allowed him to work but did not hold him accountable. Those are the centers of the Holy Qur’an. If they are not respected, then what about the rest of the state apparatus? That message, I hope, will be well understood by the nation's representatives and our rational government. The attack of westernization on our children does not require guardianship laws, restrictions on freedoms, and the culture of "the punishment," which won’t help; rather, it needs wisdom, good advice, effort, and persistence, and these results are long-term, but the result is certain. And I conclude by Allah Almighty words, “ Invite (mankind, O Muhammad SAW) to the Way of your Lord (ie Islam) with wisdom (ie with the Divine Inspiration and the Quran) and fair preaching, and argue with them in a way that is better. Truly, your Lord knows best who has gone astray from His Path, and He is the Best Aware of those who are guided. » - [Surat An-Nahl: 125]

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