The year has now come to an end, what an amazing year it was! Year 3 and I had gone through a physical, spiritual, and mental journey, discovering the true essence of Islam. The idea of teaching Islam was not to get the students to memories and repeat theoretical knowledge, but rather understand its depths and apply it in their daily lives. Understanding who Allah is allows us to appreciate and understand that Islam is not just a book of do's and don't's, but rather it is a just and ethical system.
Year 3 had done a few plays to express their creativity, learn to empathise with others, and to further absorb Islamic knowledge in a fun-meaningful way. To test the students' Islamic knowledge, we had also undertaken a journey to Treetops where students were to demonstrate an understanding of the true meaning of Islam; submission to Allah's will by suppressing own will. Students had shown respect, responsibility, and patience with one another. There was one particular student that was afraid of heights and thus stood on the platform all frozen. The whole of year 3 had stopped having 'fun' and came to cheer them on in such convincing manner: "don't be afraid for Allah is your Protector", "you can do this, tell your mind you can do this", "I believe in you". This is Islam, this is worship; doing things for the sake of Allah, regardless if it causes benefit to self or not. We are a team and we work together. Just like in the hadith the prophet (SAW) says:
Well done year 3. It has been an absolute pleasure teaching year 3.
Ms Saima Bhatti
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