Medmina College at its core has always celebrated the Divine Word and it has been an underlying force behind our practices in our environment. With each passing year/session, the College has had in-house Qur’anic competitions amongst her students.
This year, the competition was brought to the forefront and involved a number of other Muslim Schools. The Competition was held on Saturday 11thMay 2019 (6thRamadan 1440AH) in the Schools’ Multipurpose Hall.
The intention of Divine Illuminations is to celebrate the bearers of God’s Words and to inspire others to become closer to Allah (SWT) through learning, memorizing, and reciting His Book, and applying its lessons and teachings in our lives to revive our own Islamic spirit.
A total of 16 contestants from 6 participating schools competed in four different categories: Category 1(One Juz’u), Category 2 (Two Juz’u), Category 3 (Three Juz’u), and Category 4 (Five Juz’u). The participating schools included Caliphs Schools, The Selected Preparatory Career College (TSPC), Al-Qalam Schools, Balqis Memorial Nursery/Primary School, Independence Academy, and Medmina College.
All the participants touched the hearts of the judges and audience with their beautiful recitations. At the end of the competition, the winners and runners-up from each category were:
Category 1(One Juz’u)
- 1st Place: Yaqub, Abdurrahman (Independence Academy)
- Runner-up: Shuayb, Oloko (Caliphs Schools)
Category 2 (Two Juz’u)
- 1st Place: Oyedele, Yusuf Eniola (TSPC College)
- Runner-up: Abdullahi, Ahmad Al-Bako (Medmina College)
Category 3 (Three Juz’u)
- 1st Place: Musa, Zahriyah (Independence Academy)
- Runner-up: Kareem, Wariz Olatunbosun (TSPC College)
Category 4 (Five Juz’u)
- 1st Place: Akano, AbdulQayyum (Medmina College)
- Runner-up: Abdulwasiu, Abdulrahman Odukojo (TSPC College)
All the winners were awarded with amazing prizes. The entire group of participants did not go home empty handed, as they were awarded with certificates of participation and consolation packages.
The College Imam, Ustadh Rasheed Kareem, earlier in his welcome address emphasized the objective of the competition as one which the College plans to continue to standardize, solely to celebrate the book of Allah, and ultimately to gain His pleasure.
Ustadh Hassan Awwal, the guest speaker, and one of the judges of the competition, admonished the students and the audience on the importance/benefits of reciting and memorizing the Holy Qur’an. He encouraged students to recite the Quran with Tajweed and to recite each letter precisely from its source of origin in order not to change the meaning of the Quran. He also highlighted the many benefits that the reciter of the Holy Book stands to gain.
The PTA Chairman of the College, Alhaji Nurayn Zakariyah in his remarks appreciated the initiative and efforts of the College towards encouraging the students towards this path of worship. He also encouraged the students to ensure they make maximum use of the opportunity.
The College Head of Administration, Mr. Muhammad Abdallah, concentrated on the students during his closing remarks, emphasizing the need for them to exploit the opportunity they have of attending Muslim Schools where emphasis is made on the Qur’an and learning the deen. He further remarked that it is very necessary for the students to take advantage of their young age and free time before they get older and more occupied, as said by the Noble Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W). He finally appreciated all invited schools and guests and prayed for a bigger and better event in the coming year.
The entire staff and students of Medmina College would like to thank all the schools and students for participating in this year’s Quran competition. We also would like to thank all the teachers, Imams and parents of the College, for making this year’s Quran competition a success. May Allah accept all of our efforts for his Deen and make us from the people of the Qur’an in this world and in the hereafter, ameen.
Here are some snapshots from the event: