Sheikh Riyadh Walls (Imam of Aljaamiah Masjid) discusses Silat with Tuan Hilmy
_The First of its kind in South Africa, the Aljaamiah Academy will open its doors for future memorisers of the Holy Quran in January 2012 Insha-Allah. The complete name, Aljaamiah Quran & Seni Silat Academy was born from a discussion with The imam of Stegman rd masjid, Claremont. Sheikh Riyadh Walls approached us to initiate silat classes during the week at the masjid in order to bring beneficial activities to the masjid. The idea then progressed to become the first Haafith School in Cape Town integrating sports activity within the school curriculum.
This idea is not a new one, as this kind of Islamic educational system is the norm in Malaysia and Indonesia, whereby the teachers are educated in Deen as well as in Silat martial arts. We hope that this Academy will be one of the beacons of light for contiuous guidance, spiritually, mentally, and physically Ameen.
Join Aljaamiah Quran & Seni Silat Academy for our Open Day on the 3rd of December 2011 between 3-5 PM at the Aljaamiah Masjid, Stegman Rd, Claremont, and share our vision for the Huffaath of tomorrow.
The Aljaamiah Academy will ensure a safe and fun learning environment for anyone from the ages of 10 and upward. There is no age limit to learning the Quran. Other essential subjects offered are Fiqh, Aqeedah, Adaab wal Adhkaar (advices and etiquette from the Sunnah), Inshaad (islamic songs and musicality) and Bahasa Indonesia (conversational). Students will also be taught via audio visual learning aids in their studies of Quran, Inshaad, Arts or Silat. We believe that to be a Hafith (carrier of the Quran), one must cultivate the love and interest for the Quran and Islam using any beneficial means.
Our youth is one the most important sectors of the Ummah as they are the future of society and continuously need to be given tools to lead a good pure life. The vices of society are many, and we believe that if the youth have the necessary spiritual nourishment, their resistence to wrong will be much higher. A Muslim must be strong in order to faithfully carry out his or her duty towards Allah. That is why the nabi Muhammad (S.A.W) said "A strong believer is better than a weak believer." How much better will it be if our huffaath become useful with their hands as much as with their minds and hearts. This is the reason why we have included other subjects like Islamic Art & Calligraphy, Silat and Inshaad.
The carriers of the Quran should be humble, so that their hearts can be filled with wisdom. Learning Seni Silat martial arts along with the memorisation of Al Quran will teach us discipline, respect and humility and hopefully this will contribute towards producing better Huffaath Insha-Allah.
“In a time when Malays in Malaysia are straying further away from their religion and culture, our brethren across the sea are making strides in inculcating both beautiful Deen and wise Customs into their young. It makes me proud to see their efforts and I pray that Allah rewards them and saves us all because of it. Amin."
Mohd Nadzrin Wahab
International Islamic university Malaysia Alumni and founder of Silat Melayu Community
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