Awarding Ceremony of the Qur’an and the Hadith Memorization Contest Held

Marawi City-The World Assembly of Muslim Youth in the Philippines awarded prizes to the winners of the Qur’an and the Hadith Memorization Contest on August 27, 2011 at WAMY Sub...

Marawi City-The World Assembly of Muslim Youth in the Philippines awarded prizes to the winners of the Qur’an and the Hadith Memorization Contest on August 27, 2011 at WAMY Sub Office, Bangon, Marawi City. The said contests were held last July 25, 26, and 29, 2011 with more than one hundred participants.

The awarding program was purposely held as part of WAMY’s instrument in realizing one of its vital programs, which is to increase Qur’an Memorizers in the country. While the best motivating means to memorize Qur’an is to gain reward from Allah, some sort of extrinsic form do in some way such as giving cash prizes.

The program was attended by the Director of WAMY Philippines Alim Monib M. Sarangani and Alim Moctar D. Bato, the chairman on Education, some guardians of the orphans under WAMY’s supervision and the committees.

The program was formally opened at 10:00 am with Qur’an reading by one of the contestants of the Qur’an. It was followed by an Opening Remarks given by Abdullah Abdulrahman Fourad, then a short talk by Alim Moctar D. Bato.

Alim Monib M. Sarangani gave an inspirational message. He explained that the prizes students will get this time is very little and should not be the primary means to get students memorize Qur’an. He pointed out that Allah has promised to give great rewards to those who memorized Qur’an including their parents in the Hereafter.

He further advised teachers of Halaqat Tahfidhul Qur’an to instill in the mind of their students that they should memorize Qur’an to please Allah S.W.T. and understand the teachings behind it as it is the complete guidance for mankind.

After his talk, some entertaining parts of the program followed like Islamic song, then the awarding of prizes to the winners. With the assistance of the Master of Ceremony, director Sarangani gave the prizes to the winners of the Qur’an Memorization Contest, while Alim Moctar did the Awarding for Hadith Contestants.

The program was finally closed with recitation of Dua by one of the teachers of Halaqat tahfidhul Qur’an Al-Kareem.

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