Report from Krizevici:
The first gathering fort his month was on 4th April. There were 8 members up to the 6th grade of the primary school. We had some physical activities. The youth center “IPAK” is still closed so we could not work on the improvement of knowledge with the children. We don’t know when the center is going to work, there are some negotiations on its giving to the Association “Prosvjetitelj” and “Preporod” for their activities.
The second gathering was the next day, on 5th April. There were children between 6th and 9th grade of the primary school. They had some physical activities. There were 15 children.
The third gathering was on Wednesday, 11th April. There were young people between 6th and 9th grade of the primary school. There were 16 children. Since the gathering lasted for two hours, the time was divided in two parts, football and the association game. Namely, there were 20 questions on the history ofBosnia and Herzegovina and on the history of Islam. They were competing and the winners got some points.
4th gathering was on 12th April. There were 12 children up to the 6th grade of the primary school. We had a lecture on the Zlatonosovici family, the feudal family who founded the city ofZvornik. We discussed on the lecture an after it we played football.
5th gathering was on 18th April. There were 17 students from 6th to 9th grade. We had a lecture on the Zlatonosovici family, the feudal family who founded the city ofZvornik. After the lecture we played football.
6th gathering was on 19th April at 2 o’clock. The gathering lasted 2 hours. There were 14 students up to 6thgrade. We talked about hygiene and about the obligatory hygiene in Islam. After the lecture we played football.
7th gathering was on 25th April at 2 o’clock. There were 18 boys from 6th to 9th grade. We talked about hygiene in general and about the obligatory hygiene in Islam. Later we played football.
8th gathering was on 26th April at 2 o’clock. There were 13 boys up to the 6th grade of the primary school. They are introduced to the meanings of the words PREPOROD and PROSVJETITELJ.
9th gathering was on 27th April at 2 o’clock. There were 21 boys aged between 6th and 9th grade of the primary school. They are introduced to the meanings of the words PREPOROD and PROSVJETITELJ.
10th, 11th, and 12th gatherings were identical to each other since they were for the adult members (aged 16 and above). These members are teenagers, students and some other. There were approximately 15 members. We talked about the universal values, about the rebirth of the society, how to make life better for living. Earlier before this group had some meetings with the oldest members from the young group (9thgraders) and with the coordinator of the course, Ilijaz Miralemovic. The idea of the reconstruction of the existing playground and making lights for it was born on these meetings. We made a project and sent it to the youth bank in Zvornik in order to get money from them. The youth is waiting for the answer with the hope to build the lights on the playground in their village Krizevici.
REPORT FROM POBUĐE
During April, there were 20 to 25 students between the preschoolers to the 9th graders of the primary school. There was only one group. This group gathers 4 times a week, 8 hours of lessons. 5 students recite The Qur’an, 3 learn Sufara( Arabic alphabet) one third of the lessons is dedicated to the new things from Ahlak, Akaid, the History of Islam and Fiqh. The rest of lessons are dedicated to the repetition, reciting of the Qur’an, learning the alphabet and memorizing the Suras from the Qur’an.
During April, the group had 14 hours of lessons. The time they met was on Sundays and Saturdays, between 12 and2 o’clock. We dealt with the next themes:
1st April: Zejjid ibn Ali’
7th April: ibadaat in Islam: Sallat
8th April: workshop, drawing
14th April: reciting nasheeds and rehearsal
15th April: sports activities
21st April: there was no gathering since children had to go to school
22nd April: sallatul- nafile, explanation
28th April: no course since the children had to go to school
29th April: learning of the Surahs from the Qur’an
During April, we gathered 8 time, 32 hours with two groups. We had lessons each Saturday and Sunday except on 8th April when we visited the village Kula Grad due to the manifestation “The Resistance Days”. In 1992, on this day, the people from the village fought back to the Serbian aggressor. Now they celebrate 20 years from that period. Besides the regular activities on the reciting the Qur’an and learning Arabic letter, we had next themes being dealt with:
1st April: big sins in Islam (kufr, shirk and nifaq), how to deal with them and with the people who do these sins
7th April: Big signs of the Judging Day: the Smoke
-The introduction on the historical events from 1992, as a pre- knowledge for the trip to Kula Grad.
14th April: the rule: Ihwa
15th April: the big sins in Islam: What are the big sins? How to stay away from the big sins? How we should treat sinner?
21st April: How did Muhammed, sallallahu allejhi we selem, treated enemies.
-The example of the battle on Bedr and the importance of literacy.
28th April: big and minor hades, dirtiness (repetition)
1st April: the tale on Musa and Harun, the signs and warnings to the Faraon; Musa, following Allah’s ordes, takes the sons ofIsrael over theRed Sea ( we worked according to the book for children” the Qur’an Tales”)
7th April: The introduction on the historical events from 1992, as a pre- knowledge for the trip to Kula Grad
14th April: Kelime-i-sehadet, the first Pillar of Islam
15th April: the tale on Musa and Hidr
28th April: preparations for sallah, 6 things that one must do in order to pray
The adults gathered 8 times, after the sallatul- magrib, on Fridays and Sundays. We noticed that they do not come in the same number as they used to come during winter. Maybe that is due to the works on fields and their being tired. Still, there are 14 members who come on the regular basis, they recite the Qur’an and learn the letter. On Friday nights, there are approximately 25 members listening to the lectures on the Prophet’s life (sira’). We had 4 lectures on the Prophet’s life, those are the following ones:
– The beginning of the public call to Islam
– The action of the Musriks’ leaders against Muhammed, sallallahu alejhi we selem, their meeting in the wellid ibn Mugadira’s house
– Musriks’ trials to offend an belittle Muhammed saws, comparison to the nowadays events
– Maltreating of the weak and unprotected Muslims, the case of Bilal el Habesi and Jasir’s family
Also, on the recommendation of the members, we started, besides sira, to teach on the Taharet and Sallah.