Isamic Centre Goa – The Board of Islamic Education (BIE), Goa in its endeavor to impart Islamic education among the younger generation of the Muslim community has been making concrete efforts at various places from across Goa to achieve its objectives. A combined total of around 80 teachers from Margao, Vasco, Dabolim,Panjim, Mapusa, Bicholim, Sanquilim,Cansaulim, Pillar are part of this noble cause who with their selfless service are trying to shape future of the community. On 26th January 2015 a one day orientation programme was organized for the teachers of BIE at Islamic Centre, peddem,Goa.
The program started with the recitation of Holy Quran by Moulana Aslam sab followed by the Inaugural talk given by Moulana Abdul Mubeen Asri Sab, Secretary BIE, Goa. Emphasizing on the need of regular assessment & training of BIE teachers, Moulana mubeen introduced the objectives of conducting the program and the different topics along with their perspectives. To understand the status, progress, achievements & challenges faced by the teachers at different places a 75 min session of reporting was held with principals & representatives of all 9 BIE centres presenting their reports highlighting the student strength, syllabus completion status, problems faced during the teaching process followed by guidelines & instructions from the chairman & secretary of BIE An open house session on the topic “EFFORTS TO-DATE ON TEACHERS PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT” was coordinated by Jb.Altaf Shah for 45 mins, inputs of variant nature came to the fore which stressed upon the need for conducting regular training programs for teachers in the coming days Lives of two inspiring educational personalities who have contributed immensely in the field of Islamic & Moral education from the History of Tehreek were introduced in the personality session. Jb.Ateequr Rahaman Sb presented glimpses from the life of Moulana Afzal Hussain Sab & his various contributions in the field of moral education. The late Afzal Hussain sab was a highly qualified Alumni of AMU who designed the curriculum with an Islamic touch for children from nursery to 10th standard in Urdu, Hindi, Science, Social Sciences, and Mathematics. Apart from been an author and complier of around 65 books Afzal sab had a special liking for children who served the tehreek in various capacities, was jailed in emergency for 21 months, became the Secretary General under the Presidentship of Moulana Yusuf Sab. A man with simple living, humble in nature, softhearted to the core, hardworking in style, blessed with a pure heart departed to meet the almighty Allah on 1st January 1990 leaving behind a great legacy & a vacancy yet to be filled.
The post lunch session started with the recitation & translation of Holy Quran by Moulana Fahad followed by the personality’s session Literary contributions of yet another prominent educationist Mayil Khairabadi were highlighted by Muhatarma Sana Fatima. Mayil sab was highly acclaimed for his fictional writing with a moral touch; his writings included stories, anecdotes, poems & novels. Khairabadi sab authored around 300 books on women, children, ethical values & Islamic worldview. He defined the language for literary criticism, also defined the standards for judging the writings to be acceptable. He was among those who tirelessly worked for the cause of tehreek till the ripened age of 88 years & humbly returned to his lord in 1998. Moulana Abdul Mubeen sab conducted the suggestions session on the topic BIE, Goa moving ahead accepting opinions & suggestions from participants An e-learning talk was given by Janab Abdul Wahab Sab mentioning the various technical aspects of using the digital devices used for learning subjects. He also answered few questions from the audience along with BIE secretary Abdul Mubeen sab.
The program concluded with an inspiring & thought provoking concluding address by the chairman of BIE,Goa Janab Abdul Waheed Khan Sab. The chairman emphasized on the fact that the responsibility of creating an Islamic generation rests upon the teachers of BIE & he appealed to all the participating teachers for serious preparation of subjects before teaching students. He also mentioned not to be disheartened by the weaknesses or difficulties in this noble journey, rather its time to face these difficult situations with determination, strong will power and hope in the almighty Allah. He concluded with prayers unto the almighty to shower his blessings on us and to give success in our efforts & experiments. May Almighty Allah grant us Ikhlaas and keep us away from the influence of Shaitan..Aameen