Inter-School Qur’an Competition

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GEMS WESTMINSTER SCHOOL SHARJAH organised an Inter-School Qur’an Recitation and Memorization Competition on the 1st of May 2017 and it was a huge success by the grace of Allah.

13 schools took part in the competition, and the participating schools were:

  1. Al Amana Private School
  2. Al Ansar International School
  3. Al Zuhour Private school
  4. Australian International school
  5. Gems Millenium school
  6. Gems Westminster school Dubai
  7. Gems Westminster school Sharjah
  8. Gulf Asian school
  9. India International school
  10. Our own English boys school Sharjah
  11. Our own English girls school Sharjah
  12. Scholar International School
  13. Wesgreen International School Sharjah

Competition was for 4 categories: Primary, Secondary and Higher Secondary for the Qur’an Memorization Competition, and a separate  Nasheed competition which was open for all categories.

Eminent Judges were from Sharjah Awqaf and the competition was tough especially for the Secondary level.

Following is the result of the competition:

Winners List 🙂

Competition POSITION  SCHOOL
PRIMARY COMPETITION 1ST: ABDUL MUMEET

2ND: HADIYA BINT E FAISAL

3RD: LOJAIN

Gems Westminster School Sharjah

Gems Millenium School Sharjah

Gems Westminster School Sharjah

NASHEED COMPETITION: 1ST: ZAINAB MUHAMMAD

2ND: HAMDAN WALEED

3RD: MUHAMMAD ADIL

 

Our Own High School Girls branch

Al Ansar School

Gems Millenium School

 SECONDARY COMPETITION: 1ST: MAZIN MUHAMMAD

2ND: ZAHRA FAKHREY

3RD: RAIHAN HARIS

Gulf Asian School

Al Zuhour School

Al Amana Private School

HIGHER SECONDARY COMPETITION: 1ST: MUHAMMAD AHMAD

2nd :MUAWIYA GAUS

3rd :HAMMAD ABDULLAH

Al Zuhour School

Gulf Asian School

Al Ansar School

Glimpses of some shots taken on the occasion. Most of the pictures are supplied by Ms. Mukhsana, Head of the Department of Islamic Studies (Non-Arabic speakers), Gems Westminster, Sharjah.

🙂 CONGRATULATION TO THE PARTICIPANTS AND ALL THE WINNERS 🙂

Note: Not all photos of the participants are uploaded here. If any school or participant sends me the relevant pictures, I will upload and update this post, InshaaAllah.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TaQaB’Balal-Laahu-Minna-Wa-Minkum = E i D  M u B a a R a K  

Wishing all my students, fellow teachers and all readers a truly happy & fruitful Eid al Fitr.

TaQaB’Balal-Laahu-Minna-Wa-Minkum = E i D  M u B a a R a K  

———- Some useful info on Eid 🙂 ———–  Continue reading

Ministry Exam in Sharjah, May/June 2017

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Today we got the Portion for the Ministry Exam to be conducted in the Emirate of Sharjah for the Year ending 2016-17.

Grade 10, 11 and 12 will write their Islamic Studies Exam on 29th May 2017.

And Grades 6 to 9 will have theirs on 8th June 2017.

Following is the prescribed Syllabus for all grades:  Continue reading

All About Al Israa wal Meraaj

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

Dear brothers/sisters, Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullaahi Wa Barakaatuhu.

Every year in the month of Rajab we find Muslims around the world discussing about this unique event that took place in the glorious life of Prophet Muhammad sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam.

It has become a common ‘belief’ among us that this fascinating episode took place in the month of Rajab while the fact is something else!

This re-post is intended to spread awareness, educating and conveying the truth of the matter.  Continue reading

It is sinful to celebrate Valentine’s Day

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Why Muslims Should Not Celebrate Valentine’s Day?

This question may be answered in several ways:

1 – In Islam, the festivals are clearly defined and well established, and no additions or subtractions may be accepted. They are an essential part of our worship and there is no room for personal opinion. They have been prescribed for … Continue reading

An Introduction to Tajweed

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Learning to read the Qur’an in a proper and correct way, is one of the many obligatory duties of a Muslim.

Recitation gets better and beautiful as one continues to read the Qur’an, meticulously following the Rules and Techniques Qur’anic Recitation (Tajweed)

If you want to learn the Art of Qur’anic Recitation in the most beautiful and sublime manner, then this is the Book for you.

Book’s Title: AL-QAA’IDAH AL-QUR’AANIYYAH: An Introduction to Tajweed

Compiled by Qari Muhammad Idrees Asim

Translated into English by Nasiruddin Khattab

Published by Darussalam

To Download: Al Qaa’idah Al Qur’aaniyyah: AN INTRODUCTION TO TAJWEED

To Buy: @ Darussalam

Baarakallaahu Feekum.

Sal-lal-laahu ‘Ala Muhammad, Sal-lal-laahu ‘Alaihi Wa Sallam.

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Related: Have a Look at this Makhaarij Video

Types of Salah and their Validity

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Presenting a collection on Different Types of Salah with sound argument and authentic references. Hope this helps all brothers and sisters, InshaaAllah.

Prayers are given as per alphabetical order.  Continue reading

Stalls to Visit at the Sharjah Book Fair

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As Sharjah Book Fair is on, I would like to request all my blog readers  /subscribers/teachers/parents and students living in the UAE to Visit Hall No. 4 Stall No. K 23 (Mecca Books) and Stall No. K 25 (Islamic Book Trust, Malaysia) InshaaAllah.

Stall No. 25 has a wide range of Islamic Books, alhamdulillaah.

Stall No. 23 is selling an Award Winning Book on Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) entitled REVELATION: The Story of Muhammad, Peace and Blessings be upon him.  Continue reading

Sharjah Book Fair, 2016

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Thousands of UAE readers and writers love to visit the Sharjah International Book Fair every year.

Yes, the most awaited event for voracious readers and book connoisseurs is here! 🙂   Continue reading

On the occasion of the New Islamic Year …

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Presenting some facts and links on the glorious occasion of the New Islamic Year – 1438 🙂

Hijrah, the basis of Islamic Calendar

1437 years have passed since the Prophet Muhammad sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam made his epoch-making journey called Hijrah.

Islam, unlike other religions, is not found on hero-worship.  Continue reading

Arafah: What a Great Day This Is! Subhanallaah!

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11th September 2016 is the Day of Arafah / 9th Dhul Hijjah 1437.

Presenting here a collection of ahaadeeth on the significance and virtues of the Day of Arafah.

In addition, a few Jumu’ah Khutbahs on Arafah and Eid al Adhaa are also given here. 

Fasting on the day of Arafah is an expiation for two years:

The ninth day of Dhul-Hijjah is the day of ’Arafah, since it is on this day that the pilgrims gather at the mountain plain of ’Arafah, praying and supplicating to their Lord. It is mustahabb (highly recommended) for those who are not pilgrims to fast on this day, since the Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) was asked about fasting on the day of ’Arafah, so he said, “It expiates the sins (Minor) of the past year and the coming year.” [Muslim (no. 1162)] Imaam at-Tirmidhee said, “The People of Knowledge consider it recommended to fast on the day of ’Arafah, except for those at ’Arafah.” [Muslim (no. 1348)]

Allah frees slaves from the fire on Arafat more than any other day

Likewise, the Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, ‘There is no day on which Allaah frees people from the Fire more so than on the day of ’Arafah. He comes close to those (people standing on ’Arafah), and then He revels before His Angels saying, ‘What are these people seeking.” [Jaami’ut-Tirmidhee (3/377)]

Forgiveness of the Sins even if they are like the foam on the Sea

As for you staying till the evening in Arafah, then Allaah descends to the sky of the Dunya and He boasts about you to the Angels, and says: ‘My slaves have come to Me, looking rough, from every deep valley hoping for My mercy, so if your sins were equivalent to the amount of sand or the drops of rain or like the foam on the sea I will forgive them. So go forth My slaves! Having forgiveness and for what or who you have interceded for.’ [Reported by at-Tabarani in his book “al-Kabeer” and by al-Bazaar. Shaykh Al-Albani graded it Hassan. Taken from ‘Saheeh al-Targheeb wa Tarheeb’. Volume 2,Page 9-10, hadeeth no. 1112]

It is the day on which the religion was perfected and Allaah’s Favour was completed:

In Al-Saheehayn it was reported from ‘Umar ibn al-Khattaab (may Allaah be pleased with him) that a Jewish man said to him, “O Ameer al-Mu’mineen, there is an aayah in your Book which you recite; if it had come to us Jews, we would have taken that day as an ‘Eid (festival).” ‘Umar said, “Which aayah?” He said: “This day I have perfected your religion for you, completed My favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion.” [al-Maa’idah 5:3 – interpretation of the meaning]. ‘Umar said, “We know on which day and in which place that was revealed to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). It was when he was standing in ‘Arafaah on a Friday.”

Allaah expresses His pride to His angels:

It was reported from Ibn ‘Umar that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Allaah expresses His pride to His angels at the time of ‘Ishaa’ on the Day of ‘Arafaah, about the people of ‘Arafaah. He says, ‘Look at My slaves who have come unkempt and dusty.’” Narrated by Ahmad and classed as saheeh by al-Albaani.

The standing on ‘Arafaat is the hajj:

The standing on ‘Arafaat is the hajj. The crowds should remind you of the Day of Resurrection. Humble yourself to Allaah, manifest your ‘uboodiyyah to Him Alone through du’aa, sincere intention and strong determination to free yourself from the sins of the past and to build up a commitment to rush for doing what is good. Think of becoming a better person when you return. Rid yourself of false pride and showing off because it may ruin what you gain on this day.

Courtesy: The above collection is taken from here

Some Beneficial Links on Arafah:

The DU’AA of Arafah (post)

Things To Do on the Day of Arafah (post)

Excellence of the Day of Arafah (post)

Significance of the Day of Arafah (PDF, Arabic Khutbah)

Significance of the Day of Arafah (PDF, English Khutbah)

The Virtues of the Day of Arafah (post, English Khutbah)

Qurbani aur Ashara Zil Hijja ki Fadhilat (PDF, Urdu)

Yaume Arafah aur Eid al Adhaa (PDF, Urdu Khutbah)

Eid al Adhaa Mubaarak (PDF, Arabic Khutbah)

Farewell Address of the Prophet sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam (Doc, Arabic Khutbah)

Sacrifice-related links for Eid al Adhaa:

The Time for Udhiyah

Udhiyah in one’s own country and NOT sending giving money to charity!

Is it Essential to eat from the sacrificial meat?

Division and Sharing the Meat of the Sacrificial Animal

No Fast on 11th, 12th and 13th of Dhul Hijjah:

Not to Fast on the Days of Tashreeq

Baarakallaahu Feekum.

Sal-lal-laahu Ala Muhammad, Sal-lal-laahu ‘Alaihi Wa Sallam.

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Activity Schedule for the First 13 Days of Dhul Hijjah

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Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu.

Dhul-Hijjah 1437 Diary:

1st Day of Dhul-Hijjah: Saturday, 3rd Sept, 2016
Day of Arafah : Sunday, 11th Sept, 2016
Eid-al-Adha: Monday, 12th Sept, 2016

Dhul Hijjah Resources

“There are no days on which righteous deeds are more beloved to Allah than these ten days” So said the Prophet sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam about the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah….. Continue reading

Friday Sermon on ‘the New Academic Year’

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As mentioned here, the topic of the Jumu’ah Khutbah in the UAE on Friday, the 26th August 2016, was on ‘The New Academic Year’.

I am presenting this Sermon here as a separate post owing to its importance and relevance. Continue reading

Annual Plans / Scheme of Work

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Alhamdulillaah, the Annual Plans/Scheme of Work for Grades 1 to 11 are uploaded today.  Continue reading