6th Annual Jalsah Graduation Ceremony
On October 28, Darul Qur’an Institute of Islamic Studies held its 6th Annual Jalsah and Graduation Ceremony at Royal King Palace Hall in Surrey. This year Alhamdulillah with the help of Allah and the support of the community, 1 student graduated as Hafidh ul Qur’an. He is Hafidh Khalid Kamran son of Mr. Mrs. Mohammed Kamran. It was an evening full of beautiful and inspiring recitations of the Qur’an, Nasheeds, Salatalan-Nabi, Islamic plays and speeches all performed by the students of the Madrasah. Shaykh Mohammed Anees Abdul Wahab acknowledged the sacrifices made by students and their parents in the pursuit of Islamic education. He then explained that not only are the students of the Madrasah taught Islamic studies such as learning to read the Qur’an correctly with Tajweed, memori ing verses of the Qur’an, praying and living our lives according to the peaceful practices of Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him, but they are also taught to be law abiding, peaceful, productive and contributing members of Canadian society. Keeping this in mind, we are pleased to inform the community that Hafidh Khalid, upon completion of his Qur’an memori ation, he has already started his university education and is on his way to becoming a civil engineer. The main event of the night was the Khatmul-Qur’an, the graduation ceremony of completion of the Qur’an. Hafidh Khalid Kamran, son of Mr and Mrs Mohammed Kamran began and continued his Islamic Studies with Shaykh Oves and Shaykh Anees and after years of sacrifices and hard work this student completed his Tahfeedh-ul-Qur’an. The ama ing and remarkable aspect is that he completed his Tahfeedh-ul-Qur’an while going to high school just like other boys of his age. Many Scholars of Islam attended and graced the event with their presence. Alhamdulillah this year we were honoured with the presence of 2 guest speakers: Shaykh Imam Dr. ijad Delic of Ottawa who spoke about the importance of educating our Muslim youth and investing in their future. The next guest speaker, Shaykh Dr Muhammad Yaqub, is an eminent professor from Madeenah University of Saudi Arabia who spoke about the ama ing achievement of memori ing the Qur’an, the importance of understanding it and practicing its peaceful teachings. Guests from the lower mainland and guests from Toronto, New York, Los Angeles and other cities attended the event. Dignitaries that attended the event included Member of Parliament Mr. Sukh Dhaliwal and Member of Parliament Ken Hardie and leaders of local Muslim organi ations. Both Members of Parliament recogni ed the positive impact of the Institute in the community. Shaykh Mohammed Anees Abdul Wahab informed the audience that the Institute suffers financial difficulties and is in need of assistance to carry on the many programs and services the Institute is offering. He then explained that the Institute is committed to financial transparency and the community is welcome to see the financial records of the Institute. At the conclusion of the event the founders of the Institute, Shaykh Mohammed Oves Abdul Wahab and Shaykh Mohammed Anees Abdul Wahab thanked the guests and volunteers and a sumptuous dinner was enjoyed by all in attendance followed by Isha Salah.