Alhamdulillah, we had a gathering among our boys from primary to tertiary level to bond over a session of Futsal on the 24th of Jan 2023. This increased the companionship between them through a shared interest. Allah SWT says in the Qur’an

ِنَّمَاالْمُؤْمِنُونَ إِخْوَةٌ

The believers are but one brotherhood

 Surah Al-Hujurat 49: Ayah 10

Umar R.A, may Allah be pleased with him, commands us saying: “Teach your children swimming, archery and horse-riding.” – Musnad Ahmad, vol. 1 pg. 46, with other narrations of the Prophet S.A.W emphasizing on the importance of fitness and sport.

This direct call to practice sports shows the great importance Islam places to sports training the Muslims and making their bodies healthy and sound. It is no wonder also to hear the saying: “A sound mind is in a sound body.”

Not only that, but the boys also gave time to prayer when the time of ‘Asr entered. It is extremely important to cultivate the mindset that no matter what we as Muslims do, one of the greatest acts of worship we can do is to perform our prayers on time and as a Jama’ah.

Alhamdulillahi ‘ala kulli haal. May Allah SWT increase us in faith, goodness, knowledge, companionship, fitness and all that is beloved to him SWT.