11 November 2018
03 Rabiul Awwal 1440
This Rabiul Awwal, the IMSSA’s Blessings To All team had 3 different exhibitions that were held in the 3 different Madrasah branches:
1) In the footsteps of my Beloved (S.A.W) @ Bishan Branch
2) The vision of Beloved (S.A.W) @ Yishun Branch
3) The journey with my Beloved (S.A.W) @ Eunos Branch
In the footsteps of my Beloved (S.A.W) @ Bishan Branch
This year’s exhibition focused on 4 phases of our Beloved (S.A.W)’s life, namely:
i) Prophet-hood (11 November)
ii) Hardships & struggles (11 November)
iii) Migration (25 November)
iv) Contributions to Islam (25 November)
The first exhibition comprised of 7 stations that focused on (i) Prophet-hood, and (ii) hardships and struggles.
Station 1: Vices and crimes of people before Islam
Vices such as female infanticide, murders, theft, adultery, slavery, power abuse, lying and idol worship were prevalent, before the birth of Islam.
Station 2: Hira cave
It was in this particular cave that Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) received his first revelation – verses from surah Al-Alaq. Angel Jibraeel (A.S) appeared as a bright flash of light, and thus the mountain where Hira is located was subsequently known as Jabal Noor – Mountain of light. Students got a chance to experience the brief moments of Prophet-hood through a simulated cave constructed by our Ustazas!
Station 3: Khadijah (R.A)’s house
A simple and humble set up of Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W)’s hut was set-up, with a blanket to show how he rushed back home and requested his loving wife Khadija (R.A) to be wrapped up in a blanket.
Station 4: Prophet Muhammed (S.A.W)’s greatest fears, doubts and aspirations
This station displayed some of Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W)’s greatest fears, doubts and aspirations – how would people perceive him, the unpleasant talks the people spoke about him behind his back, plots to curb Islam’s growth, etc.
Station 5: Safa Mountain
After a few year of private propagation of Islam, Allah (S.W.T) gave Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) permission to call the Makkans publicly to Islam.
Students had an opportunity to stand on a simulated Safa Hill, a replica constructed by our Ustazas. The students, representing the Makkans, called their friends to Islam; similar to the how Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) did.
Station 6: Abuses to Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) & Sahabas
Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) and his companions went through many hardships and tortures in their efforts to spread Islam that includes verbal, physical and psychological tortures, which were meant to force them to revert to their old ways of worshiping.
Station 7: Migration to Abysinnia
Without being able to bear the tortures and hardships any longer, some Muslims, including Ja’far (R.A), Uthman (R.A)and Ruqaiyya (R.A) migrated to Abyssinia, where a just ruler by the name of Najashi gave protection to them. This was the first migration in Islam.
All our Bishan Madrasah As-Soabereen students learnt more about our beloved Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W). This exhibition has definitely instilled great love for our beloved Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W).