Rabiul Awwal Exhibitions 2022 – Follow Me – Followers of Our Beloved!

Alhamdulillah, after two long years of the pandemic, the mass Rabiul Awwal Exhibitions were brought back to An-Nahdhah on 23rd October (Rabiul Awwal 26). This exhibition was held in line with the series “In The Footsteps Of My Beloved 7” and showcased the different aspects of our Beloved Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W). This year’s exhibition revolved around the theme of: “Follow Me – Followers of our Beloved”, where the companions and their lives were looked into in a greater detail.

قُلْ إِن كُنتُمْ تُحِبُّونَ ٱللَّهَ فَٱتَّبِعُونِى يُحْبِبْكُمُ ٱللَّهُ وَيَغْفِرْ لَكُمْ ذُنُوبَكُمْ ۗ وَٱللَّهُ غَفُورٌۭ رَّحِيمٌۭ

ay, O Prophet, “If you sincerely love Allah, then follow me; Allah will love you and forgive your sins. For Allah is All-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” [Aal-Imran : 31]

The students were given a booklet designed by our dear Ustazahs which was to be completed by the end of the exhibition. This booklet highlighted key information for the students to follow through during the exhibition. Moreover, what’s an event without a welcome gift? Hence, we had a keychain with various designs which portrayed the different ways we can follow the footsteps of our Beloved!

Exhibit #1: Followers from our Beloved’s family and People of the House

The focus of this exhibit was a Family Tree concept where the trees were skillfully made by our dear Ustazahs. The fruits on the trees displayed information on how the family members strived to follow the way of Islam as our Beloved Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W). Key members who were featured included Fatimah (r.a.) and Khadijah (r.a.)

Exhibit #2: Followers from His Friends & Neighbours @ Masjid Quba

This exhibit displays 5 of the important Sahabahs’ and Al-Arqam (R.A)’s houses in model, which enabled the students to have hands-on learning. The Sahabahs included Arqam (r.a.) and Abu Bakr (r.a.) Apart from these models, this exhibit also consists of an activity which requires students to build a masjid using wooden blocks together with their friends. This served to educate the students about the importance of having supportive friends in the way of Allah (S.W.T).

Exhibit #3: Followers from the Students @ Ashabus-Suffah

In this exhibit, we were taught about how the students strived to follow, learn, teach and spread Islam that they learnt from our Beloved Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W). This included companions like Abu Huraira (r.a.) The students also drank milk, together with their classmates, which was one of our Beloved’s favourite food. This exhibit also consists of a calligraphy writing activity, whereby students were tasked to write فَاتَّبِعُوْنِيْ  (Follow me – in Arabic).

Exhibit #4: Followers from the Ummah (Faraway Lands) @ Masjid Nabawi

In this exhibit, we were taught about the companions who loved, followed and came from faraway lands in search of our Beloved Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W). Companions such as Salman Al-Farsi (r.a.) and Uwais Al-Qarni were amongst those featured. We were also welcomed to this booth by the favorite fruits of our Beloved and the fresh smell of the Bakhoor (Benzoin).  

Not forgetting the Mimbar, we also captured our special moments of being young Imaams.

Apart from the 4 main exhibits, we also had a “Letters to our Beloved” section where students could feature their handwritten notes and letters to Prophet Muhammd (s.a.w) Our Beloved’s Camel too was carefully made and was part of the main backdrop for a nice class photograph to capture memories!

To end off the whole exhibition, our Parents Class (Ladies) specially prepared food and drinks from our Beloved’s favourite food such as honey, dates, milk, and more!

In Sha Allah, let us all continue to follow the footsteps of our Beloved and grow the love we have for Him!

The journey ahead awaits us! #InTheFootstepsOfMyBelovedSeries8