28 April 2019
22 Sha’ban 1440
To welcome Ramadan, Ramadan Roadshow was jointly organised by the Ustads, Ustazahs and Tertiary Boys of Madrasah As-Soabereen (Bishan). The exhibition that took place at the atrium of Masjid An-Nahdhah on 28 April 2019 aimed to bring across the attribute of thankfulness to the students. To achieve this objective, exhibition was comprised of 4 sections.
The first section was about the human body and the blessings of Allah. The second section was about significant historic figures who were ungrateful and the consequences they faced. Hence reminding the participants to be consistently grateful to Allah by sharing some tips to increase thankfulness.
The first booth had a mannequin with information about the human body while the second booth offered an introduction on the people of Bani Israel.
The third booth consisted a simulated red sea that was splitting. The structure, which was about 2 meter high was filled with information to enable students to understand the history of Bani Israel, who were saved from the tyrant, Fir’oun.
4th booth was a sequel of the 3rd booth, whereby the Bani Israel safely landed in an Island. The artifacts depicted the blessings bestowed by Allah and the ungrateful actions of Bani Israel that included the people worshiping a cow while Prophet Musa (A.S.) was on a journey to receive the Holy Tawrat.
The next booth consisted of a man-made donkey that highlighted on truly accepting Allah’s signs.
مَثَلُ الَّذِينَ حُمِّلُوا التَّوْرَاةَ ثُمَّ لَمْ يَحْمِلُوهَا كَمَثَلِ الْحِمَارِ يَحْمِلُ أَسْفَارًا ۚ بِئْسَ مَثَلُ الْقَوْمِ الَّذِينَ كَذَّبُوا بِآيَاتِ اللَّهِ ۚ وَاللَّهُ لَا يَهْدِي الْقَوْمَ الظَّالِمِينَ
The example of those who were entrusted with the Tawrat and then did not take it on is like that of a donkey who carries volumes [of books]. Wretched is the example of the people who deny the signs of Allah. And Allah does not guide the wrongdoing people. “.
Surah Al-Jumu’ah, Ayat 5
Wasting of knowledge bestowed upon each individual was demonstrated in an impactful manner through a donkey that carried a back-full of books and information. Thus, encouraging the participants to learn the meaning of the verses in the Quran rather than reciting it without comprehension.
The exhibition concluded with the last booth that summarised the reminders of the ungrateful Bani Israel, linked the ungratefulness of the people of today, and provided the tips to be more grateful to Allah with the oncoming Ramadan.
To engage the younger children, a separate set of simplified booths were set up for by the Secondary 1 boys. As young children learn from concrete examples, the booths used Lego and Play-doh to portray the history of Prophet Musa (A.S) in an engaging manner. A story-telling session reinforced gratefulness within the children.
The exhibition received positive responses and intends that the participants will strive towards improving their relationship with Allah during the oncoming Ramadan by regularly thanking Him for all of His blessings.