By: Hawa Juma
Madrassah Competition Committee has encouraged children and youths in the country to work hard in pursuing Islamic education.
This was said in Lilongwe on Saturday 31 October 2020,during Madrassah competition where Students from different Madrassahs in the district competed in 3 categories namely, Quran recitation, Arabic and Seera.
In an interview a member of the committee, Fazira Kaunga, said they organized the competition to empower and encourage Children to work hard in Madrassah and to know their religion through the teachings of Islam.
“The committee will continue conducting more Madrassah competitions across the country so that they should reach out to more Muslim children, ” Said Kaunga.
During the event, those who scooped first place in each category were given 15 thousand Kwacha, packets of Sugar and bread while those on second position were given 10 Thousand Kwacha and other food items.
One of the winners in the first place Quran category, Lukayya Karim from Mchesi Madrassah, said she was happy that she won the competition.
She advised the ones who did not do well to not loss hope but go and work extra hard so that they should also win next time.
“I also advice children who do nit go to Madrassah to start going so that they should learn about Islam”,Said Karim.
Commenting, one of the judges, Qassim Abdullah appreciated the way students from different Madrassahs are performing.
He said there is still need for improvement and he asked ustadhs in Madrassah’s to make sure their students are improving by teaching them in a way they will understand.
“I advise those who have won the competition to continue working hard, and those who have lost should improve and work extra hard so that they win in the next competition”, Said Abdullah.
One of the ustadhs from Falls Madrassah, Yahya Saeed, appreciated Madrassah competition committee for conducting the competition saying it has encouraged the ustadhs together with the students.
“We have learnt a lot from each other as we have realized our shortfalls and we will make sure to improve ” , Saeed explained.
Madrassahs from Mwenyekondo, Chilinde msosa, Area 25, Likuni, Falls and Mchesi among others, took part in the competition.