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1. Editorial - Muallim Abdullah Mayet
As the sun sets on 2021, it is the perfect time to look back on what this year has brought for all of us at Johannesburg Muslim School.
At the risk of sounding cliché, 2021 has had its ups and downs. In fact, one could go so far as to say that the nature of these ups and downs were felt on the far side of each spectrum. Nevertheless, this has been a year filled with emotion, albeit not always pleasant. From the heartbreak felt at the passing of our beloved stalwart Marhoom Moulana Harun Laher (RA), to the excitement of the tree-planting ceremony at the new premises; this year has had it all.
Speaking of intense emotion, it brings me great excitement to present this year’s newsletter. We have some excellent content in store this year, starting off as always with a message from Mudeer. The tree-planting ceremony will certainly take root in our minds after the report from Muallima Saadiya Makda, and Muallima Waheeda Mangera will add to our already teeming anticipation, by taking us through the progress made at the new premises and what can be expected at its completion.
At Johannesburg Muslim School, we are always proud of the work done by our learners and spare no opportunity to showcase their brilliance. Therefore, we are thrilled to present two of our grade 11 learners’ poems. As you peruse through the newsletter, you will find captivating articles from each of our academic and Islaamiyat departments. From mental health awareness and keeping a good mathematical mindset, to how to spend our time effectively, this year’s newsletter has it all.
With the holidays upon us, our humanities and science departments will keep us informed on how to spend this time efficiently, whilst appreciating all that our beautiful country and its equally amazing weather have to offer – so don’t add those travel magazines to your shopping carts just yet!
As mentioned earlier, the heartbreak felt by all of us was unparalleled when we learnt of the passing of Marhoom Moulana Harun Laher (RA). Muallima Saadiya has written a beautiful tribute to him, and every word of it will be worthwhile.
Every year, our Islaamiyat department is never short of amazing achievements, and 2021 has been no exception. Our grade 9 learners achieved the incredible feat of completing the recitation of the holy Qur’aan, and Muallima Faheema Bham will articulate for us the noble events of that day. Two of our Hifdh class learners have also managed the incredible task of committing the Quraan to memory – our very own Ml Yusuf Bhabha was the master of ceremonies and will outline for us the events of that beautiful night.
From all of us here at Johannesburg Muslim School, we would like to wish our dear parents and learners a restful and invigorating holiday. Remember to stay vigilant and safe, may Allah SWT protect one and all. Before we apply that sunscreen and head for the salty waters or mountain tops, let us not forget to take a moment to thank our creator, Allah Almighty, for the countless blessings consistently bestowed on us. Alhamdulillah!
Until next year, Fee Amaanillah