This year began with a grand event in MSB Dar es salaam – The Science Fair 2021, based on the theme 

Innovation and Invention, the way forward

The projects reflected the golden words from the sermon of Aqa Moula TUS on the centenary celebration of Aligarh Muslim University:

“The very purpose of education within the Islamic tradition is to put what one knows into practice and derive innovative solutions to local and global challenges, thereby benefitting the societies within which we live in.”

The journey began on 20th January with the orientation of teachers and students. Teachers were divided into 5 teams with the names of famous scientists, Ibn Sina, Al Hayyan, Aristotle, Einstein, and Newton. Each team had a group of 7 students (from class 5- form 4). Teachers facilitated their teams from the beginning till the end. Groups had to follow the steps of scientific procedures and cross checkpoints to earn points.

The climax was on Friday, 9th of April, the day started with dua and an aura of excitement as students were eager to present their projects to the visitors. The projects were judged by a panel of 6 judges, based on the following criteria: scientific principles, innovation, the practicality of the design, and commercial viability. The research of the projects distinctly depicted the scientific concepts in light of the Islamic perspective. Not only was the turnout of the parents and visitors beyond expectations, but also the students’ energy remained vibrant until the event closed at 8.30pm.

The closing ceremony was graciously honored by Janab Amilsaheb, who visited each project with deep interest and listened to the students keenly. The winners were awarded trophies. Indeed, this science fair helped the students to explore their potentials, gain confidence and attain a logical approach towards learning.

Winners

Upper primary section

1st -  Miraculous Honey Comb

2nd - Hydraulic Arm

Secondary section

1st - Thermoelectric Generator

2nd - Covidjell

“It was a remarkable good job these kids had put up. They had worked so hard. What confidence! Power of speech and intellectual presentation. Tireless efforts of kids and their teachers for continuous twelve hours. Keep it up AMSB!”

                                                                                                            Feedback – Anonymous

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A charged atmosphere was evident on the quiet streets around Al Madrasa as once again they bustled with traffic of cars, school buses, bicycles and groups of children on foot heading towards school after a month long vacation.

An equally exciting situation was manifest inside the gates. A host of teachers were very much present from the entrance to the classrooms to greet the children with cordial and warm welcome.  The children, too, eagerly reciprocated with respect and joy.

Alhamdolillah, with raza, dua mubarak and nazaraat of Aqa Moula (Tus), an auspicious beginning sanctified the 1st day of school of the new Academic Year 2021, that is, the barakat of Darees on the niyyat of Syedna Hatim Mohyuddin (RA), Syedna Taher Saifuddin (RA) and Al Hayyul Muqaddas Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin (RA). 

It was pleasing to note that the new set-up with a reduced school campus to allow for construction of the new buildings did not deter the enthusiasm of coming back to school.

May our children continue to acquire and rise in the quest of Al Ilm year after successive year in this Madrasa which is blessed with constant nazaraat of Aqa Maula (TUS).

May Allah Ta'ala give a long life of sehat and aafiyat to our Mushfiq Maula (TUS) till the day of qyamat. Aameen

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The 23rd Tanzania International Model United Nations 2020 was held in Arusha, Tanzania. It was attended by 200 participants from Tanzania, Burundi, Kenya, Cameroon, Nigeria and United Kingdom under the umbrella of Youth of the United Nations Association (YUNA) hosted at the Nelson Mandela- African Institute of Science and Technology (NM-AIST) from 29th September to the 2nd of October 2020. The platform of TIMUN provides young students to interact with others and sharpens their communication skills.

Al Madrasa tus Saifiyah tul Burhaniyah Dar es Salaam, has always strived to provide its students with holistic education that enables them to develop spiritually, intellectually, physically, emotionally and socially. Eight of our students from Form 3 & 4, participated in this interactive conference.

The theme of this year’s conference was “Youth Role in Creating the Future We Want” The event focused on four sustainable goals; SDG 3, 5, 8 and 13.

The eight (8) students of Form III and Form IV who participated from MSB - Dar es Salaam were as follows;

1.Ebrahim Hakimuddin Suratwalla
2.Murtaza Yusuf Essajee,
3.Aliasgar Mujtaba Amiji
4.Batul Abdulhussein Anjari
5.Khadija Khuzema Jamaly
6.Umesalama Shabbir Akberali
7.Zainab Aliasger Dossaji
8.Amatulla Mazaher Zavery

The opening ceremony was honored to host the Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign affairs and the East African Co-operations, Dr. Mwinyi Talib Haji along with GBV advocate Ms. Hortencia Nuhu, Mr. Tirso Dos Santos, UNESCO Head of Office and Representative, Prof. Emmanuel Luoga, the Vice Chancellor of Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology and Aikansia Muro, Senior Manager -NMB

The event had four caucus groups into which all delegates were divided. The caucuses were as follows:

1.Youth involvement in Circular Paradigm
2.Youth role in advocating against gender-based violence
3.Youth skills in decent work and employment
4.Youth role in peace building

The first day, the 75th commemoration of the United Nations with a specific focus on collecting youth’s voices for inclusion in the ongoing global conversation was organized where delegates gave their views and ideas. Thereafter a training on MUN by the past president Godfrida Magubo was held which explained new participants on the rules and regulation of MUN followed by a discussion on the thematic areas. The day concluded with an amusing display of a simulated General Assembly.

The second day began with a panel discussion on Youth Skills for Decent Work. The panelist were high officials from NMB Bank, United Nations Association, International Youth Foundation, and ACTION AID. The panelist gave insight on the available resources for youth in Africa and Tanzania in particular and how to gain access to the opportunities.

Thereafter, the delegates divided into groups where they discussed on their individual caucus as the country they were given to represent. The discussions ended and the general assembly was convened.

The third day began with a panel discussion on Gender based violence where renowned officials from Plan International, African, and Youth Representative who was a Medical doctor discussed the prevailing problems and possible solutions. After that, a presentation by Elimika Wikendi on the importance of attaining the SDGs and in turn the Millennium goals were held.

Some delegates were given the opportunity of participating in the Outreach program organized by TIMUN. The delegates talked about the 17 SDGs to Kikwe Secondary school students.

The delegates were expected to gather their points from the discussions, and form a draft resolution. Our students from MSB participated in group sessions enthusiastically giving points which were based on their designated countries as well as personal points of research and opinions.

On the last day, the General Assembly was convened whereby resolutions were submitted and one final draft was created which would be represented to the United Nations. The best caucus award went to the group discussing youth skills for decent work.

Finally, Guest of Honour Hon.Jerry Muro ~ The District Commissioner of Arumeru arrived for the presentation ceremony to present the winners and share valuable viewpoints. He stated,"There is nothing more exciting than seeing young people trusted and given opportunities to showcase our talents".

TIMUN 2020 provided a vast opportunity to our students from AMSB. Their journey to Arusha, helped them to articulate and think beyond their personal circles. They delved on world issues and shared knowledge with peers from other institutes. They realized their potential and understood the immense opportunities that lie ahead for them. The platform initiated new friendships and expanded their horizons beyond their imagination.

Our students were awarded the Certificate of Outstanding Participation and one of our students, Ebrahim Hakimuddin of Form IV was awarded The Best Male Delegate Award. It was indeed a proud moment for us.

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There was an air of excitement, laughter could be heard everywhere, the streets were queued up with school buses, children walking with their bags and anxious parents dropping their children to school.

 All students arrived on time, no laxity in their gait. They were all anxious to be back after the hiatus of 100 days. Dressed smartly in their uniforms, they walked in through the MSB gates, their faces radiant, their eyes seeking their friends. The soothing tones of the Eid Qasida could be heard all over the campus. Their teachers welcomed them with smiles and assurances.

They washed their hands and moved to the assembly hall. The buzz of conversations, the feeling of apprehension, the smiles, the scent of expectation all radiated and reflected amongst the welcome décor of the assembly hall.

The Daily dua was recited, after which Mustafabhai Fidali (Primary HOS) welcomed the students with a short speech. The Primary teachers then enacted a skit to reinforce the need for safety and precautions to be observed in school. Mr Ramadhan (Geography teacher) then welcomed the students and talked about having the right attitude to learn. After that Ruqaiya Rajabali and Khadija Jamalee of Form 4 shared with students a conversation regarding using of games and You-tube for learning purposes. After this, students who had participated in the International Essay writing competition received their certificates.

The Masool then addressed the students and ended by saying that we must be thankful to Almighty Allah Taala for keeping us safe and protected. And we should be also thankful to our President, Hon. John Pombe Magufuli, for taking measures to make our country safe. The assembly ended with Wazifatushukr and National Anthem.

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