TQE – Vote of Thanks

(At the Closing ceremony on Saturday June 10, 2017 Hajj Shaukat Moloo from the Academy for Learning Islam did the Vote of Thanks and Hajj Aunali Moledina from Mulla Asghar Resource Center gave the gifts to the volunteers and Quran reciters)

  1. First and foremost we thank Almighty Allah swt for sending down His final message in the Holy month of Ramadan as indicated in the Holy Quran: The month of Ramadan is one in which the Quran was sent down as a guidance for mankind (2:185). He inspired us to hold the Toronto Quran Exhibition. He sent us speakers, volunteers and supporters to assist its execution. We can never count numerous bounties that we continuously receive from Allah swt. He alludes to this in the Quran: If you enumerate Allah’s blessings, you will not be able to count them (Q 14:34 & 18:16).
  2. We thank Mulla Asghar Jaffer Memorial Resource Center known as MARC for giving us the space to hold the Exhibition. They made our work easier and also did not charge any rent which, otherwise we would be required to put extra efforts to raise more funds. We would like to thank Dr. Hasnain Walji, Hajj Aunali-bhai Moledina, Br. Hasnain Karim and Sr. Salma Alibhai for their time and expertise. Only the Almighty can reward them. Special thanks to Br Karim for his planning, advice and presence during the entire Exhibition period.
  3. We thank Islamic Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaat of Toronto for their continued support before and during the Exhibition. They allowed us to distribute the flyers, keep banners, lending Quran holders, making announcements and use of Game Room for lectures. We appreciate the efforts of Br Mehboob Siwjee, Br Akil Karim, and Br Muntazir Jaffer. Br. Jaffer also helped us procure the second oldest English translation of the Quran by Mirza Abul Fadl, printed in 1911.
  4. We thank Q Print Inc. for their prompt and excellent services of printing posters in the frames, flyers, postcards and booklets. Some of these were done gratis. We thank Br Mohamed Shariff for always being there for us.
  5. We thank Hajj Husein Habib Kara for his invaluable services of gathering academic articles and some of the Quran translations in pdf format. From the printed Quran translations that were displayed, eight of them came from his personal collections. Additionally he has been encouraging and pushing us to get the Exhibition arranged professionally.
  6. TQE thanks Hajj Aunali-bhai Khalfan, of Tahrike Tarsile Quran, who travelled all the way from NY to be with us for 4 days. He shared with the team his rich experience of printing and distributing Quran translations in the last 37 years. Quran translation by Dr Nazeer Ahmed on display at TQE came from Tahrike Tarsile Quran.
  7. We thank all speakers for taking out time from their busy schedules and sharing their valuable knowledge and experiences to the participants. These presentation were one of the highlights of TQE. Alphabetically the speakers were: Ustaadz Ayub Hamid, Dr Husein Khimjee, Sh. Khalil Jaffer, Dr Liyakat Takim, Agha Mohammadreza Ardehali, Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi, Dr Mustafa Khattab, Sh. Salim Yusufali and Sh. Vinay Khetia. Agha Ardehali is a dedicated teacher of Quran and many of us in the audience have benefitted from him.
  8. TQE thanks all Quran reciters for being there on time before presentations and reciting the beautifully the words of Allah and inviting Divine blessings. In alphabetical order these are: Abbas Hussein, Abbas Rai, Faheem Mazhar, Mazahir Somji, Muhammad Mahdi Kassamali and Ousama Allahham. Br Mazahir also designed the banners and signs for us gratis.
  9. Finally we would like to thank the Main Volunteers who were the pillars of the Exhibition. It was their efforts, time, dedication and enthusiasm that TQE was able to achieve what all of you have noticed in the last 10 days. Allah swt alone can reward them appropriately. We pray to in this holy month in the state of fasting to increase their tawfiqaat so that they continue prosper and sever wherever they may be.

The TQE team of volunteers are:

a) Sr. Raazia Hashim – she was one of the first to offer help and worked from home and also visited the Exhibition.
b) Br Mohamed Abbas Kassam – he attended several meetings and helped in distributing flyers widely.
c) Br Mohamed Arif Shariff – a young student who was helpful in various services.
d) Br Shahid Juma who attended several meetings and shared with us his expertise in taking TQE to social media. He also arranged to get us two monitors for the exhibition.
e) Br Shabbir Rashid – a quite worker who attended many meetings and helped us at the Exhibition. He was part of the closing ceremony team.
f) Br Muhammad Mahdi Kassamali – besides reciting the Quran at one of the functions, he procured and designed the original webpage. He also helped in distributing the flyers and being at the Exhibition several times.
g) Br Mehdi Raza who joined the team late but caught-up quickly by overseeing various activities. He distributed our flyers widely, arranged all video clips for display, went to Toronto Public library to gather translations of various verse by Hashim Amir Ali and got us a copy of Hashim Amir Ali’s translation for TQE.
h) Sr Rumina Hashmani – webmaster and graphic designer of all our postcards, flyers, speaker images, and host of related services. She also came to the Exhibition several times.
i) Br Suhel Janmohamed – a quite but dedicated worker who was always there at all planning meetings and regularly at the Exhibition most of the time. He also helped us procure three laptops for the Exhibition.
j) Br Hussein Sajjad Hussein – a dedicated and an active worker who spread TQE info far and wide through his rich contacts and expertise at Ahlulbayt TV. He knows how to work with all with a lively smile.
k) Sr Najma Datoo – joined the team late but was the first to sign volunteer form online. Najma was always there on time at the Exhibition and gave guided tours to As-Sadiq students and others. The students enjoyed their time at the Exhibition. According to Br Suhel, Sr Najma has to be part of the next Quran Exhibition.
l) Br Abbas Hussein – a backbone of TQE and true to his name Abbas. He has been there with TQE for the last 75 days and taken care of numerous tasks, including reciting the Quran on various occasions. We understand he will be traveling to UK for law degree, and hope that he will find time to assist TQE in future even if we have to fly him to Toronto.

  1. Please recite Sūratul Fātiha for all marhūmīn whose relatives have sponsored TQE, for the Shuhadā who have lost their lives due terrorists’ atrocities and for our own marhūmīn. Also, pray for the success of all individuals and businesses who have sponsored and whose name appear on the frames listed. (See the list below)
  2. Finally, please forgive us for any short comings especially if we have overlooked anyone’s name in this Vote of Thanks. This was our first experience and we learned a lot in the process. We pray to do better in the future.

 

 

 

TQE Supporters & Sponsors

 

Moral and Physical Support

Hajj Husein Habib Kara

Islamic Shia Ithna Asheri Jamaat of Toronto, www.jaffari.org

Mulla Asghar Memorial Library & Islamic Resource Centre (MARC), www.marcresource.org

QPrint Inc. info@qprint.ca
Tahrike Tarsile Quran Inc. www.koranusa.org,

 

Businesses & Individuals Sponsorship

Ahlulbayt TV, www.ahlulbayt.tv

Auto Glass Solutions, Edmonton, AB

Babul Ilm Education Society, Surrey, BC

Bande Khuda, Dubai for the thawāb of all marhūmīn

Crystalline Eyewear, www.crystaleyewear.ca;

Fatmaz Kitchen – www.fatmazkitchen.com

Foundation of Light – www.foundationoflight.org

Islamic Humanitarian Services, www.al-haqq.com

Dr Mohamed J. Ali

Br. Mujtaba Datoo

Dr. Syed Atyab Naqvi, Red Deer, AB

Taqwa Media:  www.taqwamedia.com;

Wali ul Asr Learning Institute for Marhuma Sarah Zaidi binte Tauqeer Zaidi


 

TQE Marhūmīn Sponsorship

 

Please recite Sūratul Fātiha for the following marhūmīn and the marhūmīn of all believers

بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ ﴿١﴾ الْحَمْدُ لِلَّـهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ ﴿٢﴾ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ ﴿٣﴾ مَالِكِ يَوْمِ الدِّينِ ﴿٤﴾ إِيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ وَإِيَّاكَ نَسْتَعِينُ ﴿٥﴾ اهْدِنَا الصِّرَاطَ الْمُسْتَقِيمَ ﴿٦﴾ صِرَاطَ الَّذِينَ أَنْعَمْتَ عَلَيْهِمْ غَيْرِ الْمَغْضُوبِ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلَا الضَّالِّينَ ﴿٧

 

Abbas Al-Khafaji

Aliraza Mulla Nanji (Ada)

All Marhūmīn of Rashid Moledina family

All Marhūmīn of Mohamedali Shariff Family

Mulla Asgharali M. M. Jaffer

Faleh Makky

Hasanalee Fazal

Hussam Al-Khafaji

Khairunissa Fazal

Mohamed Baqir Alloo

Muslim Kanji

Noorjehan Assaria

Roshanali Jamal

Sakinabai M M Jaffer

Marhūmīn of all believers