IMWA organised a Quran Competition on 28 October for boys and girls (till class XII) and their parents at Al Najat Boys School, Salmiya, followed by Awards Conferral ceremony, which was held on 25 November. The participants were tested for their skills in Quranic recitation, elocution, knowledge based quiz on Islamic history and religious matters and calligraphy.
The award conferral commenced with the recitation of the Holy Quran by Umar Ashraf, excellence award winner in Group B followed by English translation by Asma Manshauddin. Verses 285 - 286 were chosen to begin the program in the light of the fact that great merits have been attributed to these two verses in authentic Hadith.
The following participants who were the winners of Elocution contest addressed the audience in the award conferral ceremony delivering their award winning speeches.
- Maryam Jawaid, Class X, Fahaheel Al Watanieh Private School
- Safiya Ishaq, Class VIII, Fahaheel Al Watanieh Private School
- Abdur Rahman Ansari, Class V, Indian Learners Own Academy
- Mohammad Yusuf Khan, Class IV, Indian Learners Own Academy
The Elocution was based on the following topics:
Group B – Rights of Neighbours in Islam
Group C – The blessings of Imaan
Group D – Islam is Peace
Group E – Prophet Muhammad pbuh in other religious scriptures
Besides the winner’s awards, the merit positions and special prizes were given to the wards of IMWA members under the category of IMWA Talent and an award of excellence to repeat winners of last year. IMWA took an unusual decision of awarding two prizes for two tie second positions in parent’s category. This was done in view of the high scores secured by winning parents.
IMWA dedicates the success of the program to Dr. Naeemuddin, who booked the venue, Tanwir Alam and his daughter, Maliha Tanwir for facilitating smooth distribution of prizes and other EC members under the stewardship of President Jawaid Anwar, Muzammil Malik, Iftekhar Ahmed, Mohammed Manshauddin, Israr Ahmad, Khalid Damodar, AW Rumani, Syed Hanif, Rashid Mir, Mir Abrar and Convener Irfan Mohammad Khan assisted by Sumaiyya Parveen, Asma Manshauddin, Israa Naemuddin and Maryam Jawaid.