“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in Life to celebrate”
Festivals at QMIS are celebrated with great passion and joy. At QMIS, religious festivals and celebrations have become an important way to teach children about how we can transform living with diversity, to something dignified, mutually respectful and worthwhile.
Ramzan was celebrated on the 4th of this month at 11 am at the school premises. The children were asked to gather at the courtyard from Grade 3 onwards. The purpose of worship is to glorify, praise, exalt and please God. The celebration started with an invocation to God. Ms. Kalpana Karthik, Vice – Principal, welcomed the gathering and the Chief Guest of the day Mr. Mohammed Safiq.
"Spiritual Maturity isn’t measured by how high you jump in praise but how straight you walk in obedience."
Mr. Mohammed Safiq is a Hafeez. He has by hearted the entire Quran and is a part of Dheeniyad, a school that teaches Arabic. He is pursuing his B.A. in Arabic. He is placed at Al Bilal Masjit, S.S.Colony. Ms. Aysha gave a complete insight of Ramadhan and its significance.
Ramadhan is a month whose beginning is mercy, whose middle is forgiveness and whose end is freedom from the fire. Fasting is not about a diet of burning calories, it’s about burning ego, pride and sins. At the heart of the
celebrations there are the poor. If they are excluded, it is no longer a celebration. A celebration must always be the festival of the poor.
The children were given a complete knowledge share on why Muslims observe Fast:
- It is not a physical training to endure hunger.
- It is disciplining each and every move of an individual.
- Understanding the sufferings of the under privileged.
- Spending time spiritually, giving up all anxieties to worldly happiness.
Next the Chief Guest of the day shared his thoughts on God as the ‘Creator’. The children were fascinated by his quotes in Arabic and he also shared a true story of Thomas Alva Edison on the Creator. The Vote of thanks was delivered by Ms. Christina, Vice – Principal. The children were also given porridge to relish their taste buds.