The highly successful IFAM’s annual Children’s Islamic Quiz for 2019 will take place on Sunday 24 February 2019.
The annual Children’s Islamic Quiz program was first initiated in Canberra by the Islamic Forum for Australian Muslims and has been running successfully there for the last 12 years.
The same Quiz program was first hosted in Sydney two years ago and was an instant success with over 160 participants. IFAM aims to enlarge the quiz further for the third year in 2019 with the help of the sponsors.
The launch for the Children’s Islamic Quiz for 2019 was held on 6 October 2018 from 12 pm to 2pm at the Bankstown emporium featuring guest speakers Mr Khal Asfour, Mayor of Canterbury Bankstown Council, Clr Bilal El-Hayek from the City of Canterbury-Bankstown, Sheikh Shady Alsuleiman, President of ANIC and a multitude of representatives from other Islamic organisations.
The aim of the event was to encourage sponsors to pledge funds to the cause, with notable speakers emphasizing the importance of children studying their religion and hopefully implementing it into their daily lives.
The tagline for the Children’s Islamic Quiz for 2019 is that “everyone is a winner, no one will go home empty-handed”. What better way to earn prizes and learn about your religion at the same time.
The event started off with the recitation of the Quran, followed by a short introduction of IFAM and its goals of helping Muslims streamline their daily life in accordance with the teachings of Islam.
That was followed by a short speech by the chief guest Mr Khal Asfour. Being one of the foremost supporters of the Children’s Quiz initiative, he emphasized the importance of knowing and understanding your religion, especially among young school-age children.
“Children’s beliefs are shaped when they are still very young, which they carry with themselves throughout their life. This is why it is so important to teach young children the correct teachings of Islam, so they can understand and implement that knowledge in their life until adulthood. Initiatives such as the Islamic Quiz are an essential part of their early childhood learning,” he said.
Sheikh Shady gave a rousing speech on the importance of knowledge, especially among the young Muslim youth. He reiterated the importance of always doing your best to support the religion of Islam and always striving to make it grow and flourish.
He stressed the importance of this to make sure that Islam understood, not only amongst the Muslim community but to the wider society of Australia.
“Whether it be learning Islam, or supporting those who do, either financially or through your time and effort, we must complement each other to ensure that our message is passed onto our children, with the rewards of your efforts continuing on until generations to come,” Sheikh Shady said.
The program finished with pledges of donations by the attendees at the event, and a vote of thanks by the Secretary-General of IFAM, Mr Usaid Khalil, followed by a delicious lunch.
IFAM is aiming to raise $20,000 to run the Children’s Islamic Quiz for 2019 and sponsors and supporters are urged to help raise this amount for a good cause.
For sponsorship enquiries and for enrolment information for the Children’s Islamic Quiz for 2019 program email [email protected] or contact Mr Fajar Akhlaque on mobile 0432152604.
In order to register children for the Children’s Islamic Quiz for 2019, please complete the online form at https://goo.gl/forms/bvL5zPnVaJvZznv62