ANALYSIS OF THE IMPLICATION OF SEX EDUCATION IN MODERN SUBJECTS ON THE MORALITY OF THE MUSLIM UMMAH IN KADUNA STATE, NIGERIA

ABSTRACT
This study is to analyze the implication of Sex Education in Modern Subjects on the morality of the Muslim Ummah in Kaduna State, Nigeria. The research was motivated as a result of differences of opinion about the introduction of sex education into the curriculum of studies in secondary schools in Kaduna State. In view of this, Survey research design was used in this research and the research used three types of Questionnaires, first to the Islamic Scholars, the second to the Subject Teachers and the third to the Muslim Communities in order to collect their opinions which served as a data for analysis in this research. Simple percentage was used in analyzing the data collected. Consequently, the research revealed the major findings of this research as, teaching sex education will promote moral decadence of the students; instilling consciousness of God is what can mostly promote moral consciousness of the students, Philosophy of sex education does not conform to the cultural practices of the Muslim localities, religious education and guidance is the main way to promote moral values among the members of Muslim localities, and that attempt to pollute the societies is the main idea of introducing sex education. The researcher recommended that the teaching of sex education should be in line with Islam as the western sex education is not in line with the ethical teachings of Islam. Summary, conclusion and recommendations were made.


CHAPTER ONE:
INTRODUCTION
1.1 Background of the Study 
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful, All Praises are to Allah, the
Cherisher and Sustainer of the world. May the peace and benedictions of Allah be upon His
Servant and Messenger, Muhammad (S.A.W), his household, companions and to all those who
follow their footsteps to the Day of Judgment.

The basic aims of Islam are establishing a society guided by consciousness of Allah, which
upholds moral values that are geared in establishing justice and sanitization of the society from

all forms of corruptions. The following Qur‟anic verse reveals the basic mission of Islam:


Say: the things that my Lord Hath indeed forbidden are shameful deeds, whether open or secret; sins and trespasses against truth or reason; assigning of partner to God, for which He hath given no authority; and saying things about God of which ye have no knowledge. (Q7:33)

The advocators of sex education have agreed to the introduction of sex education as instruction
about sex and related issues. This is because, according to them, in our society, cultural practices
often prevent parents from introducing their children to sex education; the children are thus left
to obtain incorrect information about sex from their friends, magazines and novels. Anyakoha

(1991:66)


Certainly, to a Muslim Allah (S.W.T.) explained everything that man requires to know in this life through revelation to His Messenger, Muhammad (S.A.W.).The following Qur‟anic verse buttresses the statement:


And we have sent down to you the Book as an exposition for everything, guidance, a mercy, and glad tidings for Muslims. (Q16:89)

The above verse states that nothing is left untouched or unstated in the Qur‟an. However, the comprehensive knowledge about the Qur‟an was given to the Prophet (S.A.W.) who was equally commanded to explain and clarify to people the message of the Qur‟an. The Qur‟an stated:


And we have also sent down unto you the reminder that you may explain clearly to men what is sent to them, and that they may give thought. (Q16:44)

Thus, the Prophet (S.A.W.) explained every bit of the message of the Qur‟an and hence made the Islamic guidance perfect. The message of the Qur‟an and the explanation of the Prophet (S.A.W) formed the ultimate basis of Muslims‟ way of life. The two are aiming at instilling consciousness of Allah, which awards dignity to human status and moral values that upholds society‟s decorum and drives all the essentials that are responsible for development and peaceful coexistence of members of society. Therefore any utterances or activities that could lead to immorality or loss of consciousness of Allah are strongly prohibited in Islam. The Prophet (S.AW.) says:


The believer is not a defamer, nor a curser, nor a ribald
nor bawdy.

(Tirmidhi vol 3 p 393 no 1984)

Islam strongly frowns at zina (fornication / adultery) and every means that could lead to it. This brought about the prohibition of promiscuity and viewing it, naughty talks, free mingling of males and females, and nakedness or revealing sensitive parts of the body. However, guiding youths on ethical teachings that has to do with sexual affairs such as how to perform ritual baths at the point of maturity or discussion on modesty, prohibitions of fornications, homosexual and their likes are strongly enjoined in Islam.

The sex education advocates acclaimed that it has capacity of creating awareness about sexual matters to youth while it ignores the sensitive aspects of the contemporary activities that could lead to sexual harassment. However, their propaganda has influenced or is attracting people without proper knowledge of Islamic approach, and as a result of that, the issue remains a subject of interest among different people. Nonetheless, the agitation for the total implementation of Sex Education curriculum in Nigerian schools by some groups has continued to attract different views and comments from various Nigerian ethnics and religious groups. Islam, therefore, obliged Muslims to share and pick from ideas that are promoting a good life as long as it does not violate its basic aims and principles. The Prophet (S.A.W.) says:


“The word of Wisdom is the lost property of believer, and whenever he finds it, he deserves it more than anybody else,” ( Ibn Majah vol 4 p 1395 No 4169)


In this regard, this research is designed to carefully study the nature and evidence as well as the implications of the application of sex education in Muslim communities of Kaduna State in the light of Islamic guidance.

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