12th D.ul Qu5ran Fundraising Dinner
On October 27, Darul Qur’an Institute of Islamic Studies held its 7th 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, 3 students graduated as Hafidh ul Qur’an. They are Hafidh Khubeb son of Mr. & Mrs. Iqbal Pathan, Hafidh Ammaar son of Mr. and Mrs. Zakir Ghogawala and Hafidh Ahmed son of Mr. and Mrs. Mohammed Kamran. It was an evening full of beautiful and inspiring recitations of the Qur’an, Nasheeds, Salat-alan-Nabi, plays and speeches on Islamic topics all performed by the students of the Madrasah. Shaykh Mohammed Oves Abdul Wahab and Shaykh Mohammed Anees Abdul Wahab acknowledged the sacrifices made by students and their parents in the pursuit of Islamic education. They 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, memorizing verses of the Qur’an, praying and living our lives accord- ing to the peaceful practices of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), but they are also taught to be law abiding, peaceful, productive and contributing members of Canadian society. The main event of the night was the Khatmul-Qur’an, the graduation ceremony of completion of the Qur’an. The graduates began and continued their Islamic Studies with Shaykh Oves and Shaykh Anees and after years of sacrifices and hard work these students completed Tahfeedh-ulQur’an. One amazing and remarkable aspect is that the students completed their Tahfeedh-ul-Qur’an while going to school just like other boys of their age. Many Scholars of Islam attended and graced the event with their presence. Guests from the lower mainland and guests from Toronto, from the .S, from the nited Kingdom, from India and other cities attended the event. The special guest speaker of the evening was Shaikh Riad Ouarzazi from Toronto. He spoke about the importance of seeking knowledge and encouraged the community to support the Institute. Dignitaries that attended the event included MP Sukh Dhaliwal and leaders of local Muslim organizations. They recognized the positive impact of the Institute in the community. Shaykh Mohammed Oves 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. Alhamdulillah with the help of Allah and generosity of the community $32,250 in pledges and $31,061 in cash and cheques was donated. 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.