Thursday, 2 April 2015

Wisdom Islamic School: Valedictorian Speech/Address/Poem | WISHES Graduation And Recognition Ceremony 2014-2015

In the Name of Allah
The Most Gracious The Most Merciful
Presented by one of my students Norminda Barauntong Class of 2015 (MashaAllah)
May Allah grant her and her family success in both worlds
and join them with Allah's friends in Heaven/Firdaus. Ameen.

As-Salaamu ‘alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh!

SubhanAllah –Glory be to Allah,
How time flies so fast, by His permission.
Alhamdulillah –All Praise is for Allah,
For all His blessings and every good lesson.

It is Allah’s Will that we are here today,
Allah’s Will too that some could not join us,
Yet beloved Muslims, always keep in mind
That Allah owns everything, Him we should trust.

Today, for some graduates, may seem like the end,
Of high school, middle school and kindergarten -
But know that the journey to God still goes on -
We keep traveling to God ‘till we meet Him.

Many memories we have at WISHES School,
Like that time we volunteered at the canteen,
Helping out, learning how to be great leaders,
Laughing with friends, school trips, and fun times we’d clean.

What I do love about our WISHES school is
Every moment when we’d learn about Islam,
Each step to the masjid, the Friday Khutbahs,
And each letter said from the Glorious Qur’an.

Many life lessons too we’ve learned from WISHES,
Some of them –for Allah’s sake, I’ll share right now:
Success is not reached in one go –just like that.
It’s one step at a time –art of why’s and how’s.

Being leaders does not mean “be superior”,
For each of us has a potential to lead -
We lead when we remind others for prayer,
And when we try to help those who are in need.

Friends –there are two kinds: The true friends and the fake.
True friends are honest, try their best to stay true,
Fulfill their promises, understand your flaws,
And for God’s sake are willing to stand by you.

Fake friends on the other hand –God knows them well.
Allah knows about the wrongs they strive to hide,
False oaths and statements claimed out of jealousy -
May Allah forgive all, and them may God guide. [Ameen]

More life lessons: Time, by Allah’s Will, flies fast;
We all recall our first days of starting school.
After the first months came Ramadan, then Hajj,
Then this special day where I stand before you.

Note that this event is not as grand as that
Day will be, when all must stand before Allah,
Waiting for their records, wishing to be of
The fortunate Muslims to be near Allah.

May Allah, the Almighty, the Merciful,
Make us among His Muslim friends who’ll succeed
In both worlds, and in earning Allah’s Pleasure.
May Allah love us and fulfill our good dreams. [Ameen]

May Allah bless the knowledge we have learned at
 WISHES, and college courses we wish to take.
May Allah bless future doctors, pharmacists,
Imams, teachers, engineers, accountants, and
Those who wish to marry at an early age.

May Allah, our True Friend, always be with us,
May Allah guide us to do only what’s right.
May Allah reunite us with our loved ones
In Firdaus/Heaven, and meet Allah with smiles. [Ameen]

On behalf of every graduate today,
And students who are not yet graduating,
We thank Allah first and foremost for His gifts,
Then our parents and teachers for educating.

This world is temporal; life is not just games.
Life is a journey of finding the right way,
The Right Way to Allah while being patient
Through good times and bad times which all servants face.

Dear Muslim friends, as graduates of WISHES,
Love and share what you’ve learned, represent Islam,
Be kind and just with all of God’s creation,
Stick to the Sunnah, be a walking Qur’an.
SubhaanakAllahumma wa Bihamdika wa Tabaarakasmuka wa Ta’aala Jadduka wa Laa ilaaha illaa Gharuka.

Wa As-Salaamu ‘alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.

Wisdom Islamic School | Philippines

Note: You are invited to enroll your kids, nieces and nephews at Wisdom Islamic School,
for more information visit the WISHES Wisdom Islamic School Official Page at or
Let us know if you or some friends are interested in applying as teachers or volunteers for Allah's sake :)