It was an honour and a privilege to host our first ever PMGHS Talent Day finals on Tues 14 December. Pupils were given a platform to show their creativity, their confidence, their spirituality, and their ability to work together as a team.
It was wonderful to see the excitement and the competitive spirit across the school. Mrs Ahmed described the judging as “extremely difficult” due to the high standard of performances delivered. Pupils were reminded that although this was a competition and to try their best, they should not forget the main purpose and the lesson learnt from the competition. Pupils were encouraged to keep up the competitive spirit but most of all to use the day as an opportunity to make a firm intention of taking away and implementing some of the valuable spirituality lessons derived from the performances.
The competition consisted of 4 categories.
Category 1 – Qiraat Category
The Quraan is the primary source of our spiritual nourishment.
The Almighty mentions in the Quraan: Surely, this Qur’aan guides to the way which is just perfect and gives glad tidings to the believers who do righteous deeds so that they shall have a great reward.
A poet so eloquently describes the beauty of the Quraan through his words.
Al Qur’aan Your words
are so beautiful…
You show me the truth
You show me wisdom
You lighten my heart
You heal my pain
You brighten my path
You teach me life
You teach me tenderness
You teach me care
You teach me love
You teach me patience
You teach me strength
I just can’t name them all…
You are my guide
When I’m lost
With you I know I’m safe
Category 2 – Nasheeds
When the Prophet (Pbuh) entered Madinah, everyone sang out of joy to welcome him with the famous poetry ‘Talaul badru alaynaa’…The white moon has rose over us… From the time of the Prophet (Pbuh) nasheeds have been used as one of best forms of expressing the love for the Prophet and the religion.
Category 3 – A Speech on character
On the character of the greatest man to grace the universe our beloved Prophet Muhammed (SAW) Hazrat Hassan ibn Thabit [Radiyal Laah Anhu] the famous sahabi who has the honour to also be the poet of the Prophet, beautifully describes the perfection of the Prophet in his poetry:
I have never seen such a lovely personality like yours
And no mother has given birth to such a wonderful personality
You are created free from every fault
You were created, as you wanted to be
Such was the character and personality of our beloved prophet Muhammed that he was described as perfection. His beautiful character summarises all the values that we at PMGHS stand for of Patience, Modesty, Gratitude, Humility and Sincerity.
Category 4 – School Anthem
An Anthem is a representation of the tradition, history and beliefs of a nation and its people. We at PMGHS together stand for Patience, Modesty, Gratitude, Humility & Sincerity.
- Category 1 – Qiraat 9M
- Category 2 – Nasheed 9M
- Category 3 – Speech 9P
- Category 4 – School Anthem 8P
A huge well done to all the finalists for their wonderful performances. They prayed beautifully, they sang remarkably, and they spoke eloquently.