CPD Newsletter 1438 AH                                                

Continuous Professional Development Seminar for Muballigheen - December 2016

Seven Years in a row BMMK Hosts CPD

It is the seventh consecutive year, the Mission in collaboration with IEB of the World Federation of KSIMC, The Federation of KSI Jamaats of Africa and Central Bilal Board organized a ten days workshop for muballigheen and muballighat in an effort to create a platform to share knowledge and experience.

The workshop attracted 86 participants from various organizations in Kenya, Tanzanian and Uganda. The lead facilitator for the seminar was Alhaj Sheikh Ayub Rashid from the United Kingdom.  The workshop commenced on 19th to the 31st of December 2016 at Bilal Hall.

Topics covered were:

  • Recitation of Sura Talaq, with meaning
  • Laws of inheritance
  • Practical sessions on Talaq (Divorce)
  • Management of Education
  • Inter and Intra faith issues
  • Leadership and Management Skills
  • Islamic Theology & beliefs
  • Quran Tafsir & Commentary
  • Social Skills

Activities conducted during the programme were practical initiatives that ignited critical thinking from the participants included role plays and dramatization, group discussions, presentations, question and answer sessions, quote of the day – assigned to different participant every day, practical leadership in prayers and duas.

In his address at the closing ceremony, Sheikh Ayub commended on enthusiasm by the participants in acquiring knowledge with commitment and devotion. He encouraged the participants to disseminate the knowledge to the community and other muballighs. He also urged them to put in practice what they have learnt in the seminar. “It is one thing to learn, it is another to put into practice what you have learnt.”

Participant comments:

Sofia Abdulkarim Jaffer – Zahra Madrasah Mombasa
“The Annual Muballigh Development Seminar is very informative platform for us to learn. This year, the one lesson that am taking home is on the topic of divorce (Surah Talaq). Personally, I have a great interest in understanding the Holy Qur’an, memorizing Surah Talaq and learning its meaning was very interesting for me. I encourage my fellow ladies to attend these seminars whenever they get this opportunity because it is an eye opener and a way to improve our skills in life.”

Yusuf Seif – WIPAHS, Tanzania
“This year’s seminar was of its kind because the topics were very relevant to me as a person and I believe to all of us. The facilitators had mastered the areas they presented. One thing that stood out for me was on the whole of issue of marriage and divorce. From the presentations, I have discovered that the divorces that the larger Muslim community have been conducting, are not done as per the correct teachings of the Holy Qur’an. My advice is that, we should conduct divorce as prescribed in Surah Talaq.”

Salma Ali Rashid – Zahrah Madrasah, Mombasa
“There are several areas that we learnt during this seminar. The topics that were presented dealt on the areas that we had had questions about. I was particularly interested on the topics of Leadership, marriage and divorce.”

Sheikh Ayub Rashid – UK.

“Once again we had a wonderful seminar with the more than 80 participants from Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania who came to participate in this year’s Muballigh Development Seminar. This year we have seen wonderful participation, all of them showed keen interest to learn from the experts who presented topics in a very professional way.”

CPD Certificates of Participation were handed to the Muballigheens

Bilal Muslim Mission of Kenya would like to thank the IEB of the World Federation, Central Bilal Board, The Federation of KSI Jamaats of Africa, KSI Mombasa Jamaat for their support and cooperation in organizing this event.

The Mission would like to appreciate various organizations for sending in their Muballigheen to attend this event making this seminar successful.

“Acquire knowledge, it enables one to distinguish right from wrong; it lights the way to heaven. It is our friend in the desert, our company in solitude and companion when friendless. It guides us to happiness, it sustains us in misery, and it is an ornament amongst friends and armour against enemies.” (Widely attributed to the Prophet Mohammed (Pbuh)
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