REPORT ON THE END OF THE YEAR AND AWARDS GIVING CELEBRATION
Alhamdulillah It was an eventful day, when Al-Mustafa Islamic Educational & Cultural Centre celebrated its annual end of the year and award giving ceremony.
This beautiful event took place on Sunday 18th December 2011.
The program started with one of the teachers, Sister Haswah Omar, mentioning the importance of acquiring sacred knowledge and inviting the Founder and Principal of Al-Mustafa IECC Sheikh Dr. Umar Al-Qadri to come on stage and deliver the welcome speech. The Sheikh welcomed the parents and the students and showed the audience a slideshow of the Centre from 2004. This was very inspiring indeed.
The Quran recitation competition then followed where students recited a Surah from the Holy Quran and its translation. The panel of judges that gave marks to each student consisted of Sheikh Al-Qadri, Sister Shahidah and Sister Manaal.
After the Quran recitation the students sang Nasheed and then some students played the drama on Islamic etiquettes.
Sidi Abdul Quadri then announced the Islamic quiz competition in which 8 boys contested against 8 girls. Sidi Quadri asked the questions to the 2 groups. This was very exciting and the feedback from parents was masha-Allah amazing. Many parents mentioned that they themselves did not know the answer to many questions in the Islamic Quiz. The girls group scored more marks and won the Quiz competition from the boys.
Sister Haswah then invited a Student, Nafeesat, to come on stage and deliver her speech. This 14-year-old student delivered a very inspiring and powerful speech on the Adaab of acquiring Sacred Knowledge.
Sidi Abdul Quadri then delivered a speech in Nigerian language.
The program progressed on with the announcement of the winners of the Quran competition and the announcements of the Students of the Year awards by Sister Haswah Omar.
The Chairman and Principal, Sheikh Umar Al-Qadri, presented the medals and awards to the fortunate students.
The Quran Recitation Competition result was:
1st : Sumayyah Hussain
2nd Fareed Kamal Ud Din
3rd. Mohammed Ismael
The Students of the Year Awards were presented to the following students:
Students came to receive the award along with their family members.
Certificates of Excellent were also given out to the 5 teachers of the school in recognition of their dedication and hard work.
One of the parents, Sister Tawakkal Bello, also received an award of excellence in recognition of her dedication to the Islamic Centre.
After the awards everyone was served refreshments. The whole program came to an end by observation of Salat Al-Asar and Duaa.
The parents, teachers as well as students had a fulfilled day as the whole celebration was a huge success.
Report : by Sidi Abdul Quadri