25 November 2018
17 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)
There were a total of 8 stations focusing on (iii) Hijrath to Medina and (iv) contributions to Islam by Sahabas.
Station 1: Pledge of Aqaba
As part of Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W)’s efforts to spread Islam beyond Makkah, he engaged pilgrims who came from all around the world to visit Ka’bah. He shared about Islam with them and called them to believe in one God. As such, a group of people from Medina came to visit Makkah and felt enlightened after having met Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W). They went back to Medina to propagate Islam and returned the following year with over 80 men and a few women to accept Islam and give protection to Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) and His companions.
Station 2: Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W)’s house
Muslims slowly started to migrate to Medina after the approval of Allah and his messenger. Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) was waiting for the command of Allah (S.W.T) to leave Makkah. When the Quraysh planned to kill Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) one fine night, Allah (S.W.T) commanded Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) to leave his house miraculously, despite being surrounded by young Quraishi men.
The ustazahs set-up the sleeping mat similar to how Ali (R.A) was acting to sleep whilst Prophet Muhammed (S.A.W) left his house to embark on his Hijrath towards Madinah.
Station 3: Thawr cave
After leaving his house, Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) headed to Abu Bakr (R.A)’s house and took with them a camel and some belongings before leaving Makkah. They travelled mostly at night and hid in caves or along mountains in the day. Once, the Quraish came very close to catching up with Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) and Abu Bakr (R.A) when they were hiding at the cave of Thawr. It was in this cave that Allah made a spider build a web and a dove its nest on the entrance of the cave, making sure that the Quraysh do not find about the two of them, though they were at the foot of the cave and were very close to being found.
At this station, the students saw a similar cave-like structure wrapped with cobweb at its entrance that allowed them to appreciate Allah (S.W.T)’s miracle.
Station 4: Masjid Quba
On the way to Madinah from Makkah, Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) built a mosque, the very first mosque built in Islam – Masjid Quba. This masjid was built with much love to worship Allah (S.W.T) and Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) made it point to visit it every Saturday.
Station 5: Masjid Nabawi and Qaswa
Upon entering Madinah, the first landmark to be built for the Muslims was the Prophet’s mosque – also known as Masjid Nabawi. This spot was chosen by Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W)’s camel, Qaswa.
Students got to take pictures with a camel made by our very own Ustazas which stood near the mimic of Masjid Nabawi.
Station 6: Historical incidents at Badr & Uhud, Reflections and Treaty of Hudaibiya
The students were shared with some key learning points from the incidents at Badr, Uhud and Hudaibiya with their significance in Islam.
Station 7: Conquest of Mecca
Students were entitled with an opportunity to see a miniature Ka’bah and several broken idols, depicting the declaration of Makkah as a state free of idol worship. There was also a display of the final sermon delivered by the Prophet before his demise.
Station 8: Contributions to Islam
The various contributions of various companions including the compilation of Quran in writing by Umar (R.A) and accumulation of knowledge by Ali (R.A) were on display for students to learn about.
Alhamdulillah, all the hard work put in by all the Ustazas from the Blessings To All team as well as by the Ustazas, who had done a great job explaining the exhibits had paid off well. 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) and has brought lessons in a more interactive way to engage the students. Masha Allah!