Yaumul Ilm 2019

3 November 2019
6 Rabiul Awwal 1441H


On 3 November 2019, Madrasah As-Soabereen (Bishan) Boys) conducted Yaumul Ilm competition at Masjid An-Nahdhah. Yaumul Ilm is known as the day of knowledge. Therefore, this event consisted of (i) Qirath competition to bring out the participants’ skills in Quran recitation, (ii) Hadith competition to test the Hadiths that they have memorised over a short period of time, and (iii) Speech Competition that allowed participants to showcase their confidence in public speaking and to share their knowledge on the topic that they have prepared on. There were also three special performances by our very own grooming talents.


The Qirath competition was held for 4 different levels; Primary 4, Primary 5, Secondary and Tertiary. There were 3 participants from each level, who were eventually ranked and awarded prizes based on the extent of pronunciation, tajweed and tarannum that was incorporated in their recitations.


This was the first time our Bishan Boys participated in a Hadith competition. Participants were given a set of Hadiths to memorise along with its meanings. The hadiths were based on characters such as jealousy, thankfulness and humility, which was meant to be a trigger for students to reflect and improve themselves as they prepared themselves for the competition. Additionally, this process enabled them to gain satisfaction as they managed to comprehend the memorised hadiths.

The following hadith was taught to the boys to reinforce the importance of having a good heart.

إِنَّ اللَّهَ لاَ يَنْظُرُ إِلَى صُوَرِكُمْ وَأَمْوَالِكُمْ وَلَكِنْ يَنْظُرُ إِلَى قُلُوبِكُمْ وَأَعْمَالِكُمْ

Surely, Allah does not look to your faces and your wealth but He looks at your heart and at your deeds.

Hadith, Sahih Muslim

The competition was held in a team-based style, where each team was given buzzers to press for their turn. Thereafter, they got to choose question, whereby points were awarded based on the difficulty of the questions and if answered correctly. Otherwise, the next team was given the chance to answer the same question.

The game was enjoyed by the students and by the audience, who were also inspired from learning points highlighted in the hadiths shared. The competition was also praised for its unique and exciting aspects. We hope that the students will continue to instil the good characteristics learnt from the hadiths. May Allah (S.W.T.) guide us to the righteous path! Ameen.


There were two teams involved in this competition. One of the team talked about Prophet Yusuf (A.S) while the other team talked about the traps of Shaitan.

A team shared about Prophet Yusof (A.S)’s significant life events, before performing for a skit centred on the theme of jealousy, where chaos was created amongst a trio. Eventually, the child with jealousy realised that it was unhealthy and sought forgiveness.

Another team shared about Shaitan, who was blinded by arrogance and jealousy that directed him to persistently mislead humans. The team re-iterated the importance of facing hardships despite of shaitan throwing us off the course by being cautious and fully dependent upon Allah (S.W.T.)’s guide.


Apart from the competitions, three of our students shared about three different topics at different instance during the event. In relation to the event title, there was a sharing about the importance of knowledge in our current world, which served as an eye opener for the audience.

The other two speakers shared about ‘Having a life of ease’ and ‘Who is my hero’. The latter was linked to Prophet Muhammed (A.S) being the real hero.

Alhamdulillah, the speakers engaged and enlightened the audience with their different modes and styles of delivery. In shaa Allah, may the love for Allah (S.W.T) and Prophet Muhammed (S.A.W) be further strengthened through this event. Ameen.

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