Poem: Benefits of Attending Madrasah

Going to Madrasah
Has helped us a lot,
Giving us knowledge
By all we've been taught
Learning to pray
And recite the Qur'an,
Studying Islam
While increasing our Iman
Prophets and Imams
In the lives they have led,
Have given Hadiths
Like this one, the Prophet has said:
The heart gathers rust
Just like iron,
Remove this rust
By reciting Qur'an
The young and the old
All learn to recite,
The very holy book
Helping us see light
Going to Madrasah
Has made me realize,
I'm not the only Muslim
To whom the Ibadah applies
Surrounded by Muslims
Making other friends,
Sharing my thoughts
And starting new trends
Practising Islam together
And teaching each other things,
Laughing and talking
What happiness it brings
By going to Madrasah
I've learnt to read Qur'an well,
I've also learnt Arabic
How to read, write and spell
Now I understand
Who is Aleem and Kareem,
I know how to join verbs
And what some surahs mean
Many of us pray
Not knowing what we say,
But by attending my classes
I've learnt what I recite,
Five times a day
Going to Madrasah,
We learn about the past,
All about the Prophets
From the first to the last
The successors of our Prophet,
Are the twelve beloved Imams,
Who showed us how to live
According to Islam
Laws has taught us
What's right and wrong
Keeping our faith
Solid and strong
Pilgrimage of Hajj,
And paying our Zakat,
Fasting in Ramadhan
And praying our salat
Building our qualities
Is what we're being taught,
Remembering Allah
In all our thought
In Madrasah
Morals are being learnt,
Being truthful and just
Never forgetting it's Allah we trust
As days pass
We learn what we can
We pray to Allah
To help us with Islam
And to help us understand
Throughout our life
What Madrasah has taught us,
Will come in very handy,
Even little things
Like sharing our candy.
By: Fatima Gulamhusein, Sabaira Jagani and Shaista Kassamali
The following poem on benefits of attending Madrasah classes has been composed by Grade 8 students at Al-Muntazir Madrasah, Vancouver, Canada.
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