The London Islamic School GCSE Awards ceremony 2010


The London Islamic School GCSE Awards ceremony 2010 and 2nd floor opening dua Mahfil took place on Saturday 15th January 2011 in Esha’atul Islam Mosque and Cultural centre. Under the auspices of Hazrat Maulana Thohur Uddin Sahib, the principal of London Islamic School (LIS) and chairperson of LIS parent body Esha’atul Islam.

The ceremony was hosted by the Islamic Curriculum Coordinator (ICC) Maulana Inham Uddin and the Association of Muslim School (AMS) Headteacher of the year award 2010 recipient, Ustadh Abdul Hadi. Qari Shabbir Kosadia, Head of Tajweed department recited the opening qirat , Mahmudur Rahman a Y10 student delivered a inspiring and educational talk titled ‘Muslim Contribution to Medicine’ and a beautiful nasheed was read by Minhaj Hussain of the Esha’atul Islam Evening Madrasah.

The chief guest of the ceremony was the first directly elected executive mayor of Tower Hamlets, Luthfur Rahman. The gathering was addressed by the deputy mayor, Cllr Ohid Ahmed, Chair of the council Cllr Motinuz Zaman, Cllr Rofique Uddin Ahmed, Cllr Aminur Rahman Khan, Mufti Shah Sadruddin, Chair of LIS board of Education, Al-Hajj Abdul Jalil, Shaykhul Hadith of LIS, Mufti Maulana Abdur Rahman, Khateeb of Eshaatul Islam, Shaykh Habibur Rahman and the Headteacher of Eshaatul Islam Evening Madrasah, Mawlana Shah Mizanul Hoque. Y11 students were given their GCSE certificates and progress files. Jonayed Ahmed received the gold award for achieving 4 As, 1 B and 4 Cs. Aminul Hoque received the silver award for achieving 2 As, 5 Bs and 3 Cs and Saleh Ahmed was awarded the bronze award for achieving 1 A and 4 Bs and 4 Cs.

The Imam and general secretary of Esha’atul Islam and Chairman of Council of Mosques, Hafiz Maulana Shamsul Haque explained to the gathering of more than 400 people the long struggle to acquire full planning consent for the 2nd floor and he thanked all who had contributed to the success. He informed the audience of Esha’atul Islam’s next project, to construct a 3-story complex on the vacant piece of land at 42-46 Cavell Street. The complex will house a primary school, a women’s area, conference facilities as well as increasing the available prayer space.

The gathering ended with a guided tour and official opening of the 2nd floor by the mayor, Luthfur Rahman. The principal thanked everyone and concluded the gathering with a dua. Dinner was served at the end of the gathering.

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