بِسْــــــــــــــــــمِ اﷲِالرَّحْمَنِ اارَّحِيم
Allhumma Solli A’la Muhammad wa a’la ali Muhammad kama sollaita a’la ibrahim wa a’la ali Ibrahim fil a’lamina innaka hamidun Majjid.
Assalamualaikumwarahmatullahiwabarakatuh, good morning/afternoon…Our Honorable guests Madam Qutren Nada Ahmad, CEO CIC Group of Companies, Mr Azizi Ahmad, Executive Director CIC Group of Companies…. Fellow Franchisees, representative of Abedeen Academy, dear parents, teachers, and our young leaders…
Today, I’m very happy and determined as we come together to celebrate the graduation of our young leaders from CIC Where Leaders Are Born. This year, our teachers and young leaders have demonstrated great dedication and perseverance. I’d also like to congratulate all of you for your strong support and dedication to your children’s education, which has played a key role in their success today. The teachers worked hard to ensure every child enjoyed their time in CIC while focusing on the quality of learning. Congratulations to all teachers and Young Leaders! All your hard work and dedication has not gone unnoticed. Today marks a big step toward your bright future, InsyaAllah.
As you can see from the screen, apart from our ongoing campaign Childhood Is Crucial, this year’s theme will be focusing on “The Glory of Allah,” Let’s think about the word, بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم “In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.” Solely, from this word, we can understand that Allah is the one who brings creations from nonexistence to life, who provides the means for the creations to continue life and who will forgive our sins in the Hereafter. From just this holy word, it reflects Allah’s kindness, His benevolence that is everywhere, even in difficult times. Everything in the world and the Hereafter shows how amazing Allah is.
In life, we should remember that nothing really belongs to us. Our abilities, talents, and even our successes are gifts from Allah. When we appreciate the beauty in the world, the goodness in others, and the talents in ourselves, we are essentially praising Allah.
In all moments of lives, we want our young leaders to always remember Allah in everything they do. When things are tough, they should know لا اله الا الله (“there’s no god but Allah) When they’re worried, they shall remember ما شاء الله.”it’s what Allah wills.” When good things happen, الحمد لله, it’s “thanks to Allah”! In times of success, الشكر لله “praise be to Allah.” When they see something amazing, سبحان الله “Allah is perfect.” When they make mistakes, استغفرالله “I seek forgiveness from Allah.” In hard times, they should remember انا لله و إنا اليه راجعون “we belong to Allah and to Him, we will return.” When they need help, توكلت على الله they should turn to Allah, and always remember that all power is with Allah, the Most High, the Most Powerful,
لا حول ولا قوة الا بالله العلى العظيم.
This core belief helps them understand that all things belong to Allah. This understanding keeps them away from being arrogant, egoistic, and selfish. Our goal at CIC is to nurture young leaders who are compassionate, selfless, and full of humility, for it is through these qualities that we can help solve many issues that afflict our world today.
In today’s world, we see how egoism, selfishness, and self-interest cause suffering, just like how we can see it now, in the ongoing tragedy in Palestine. The acts of violence and harm to vulnerable people show how selfishness leads to terrible suffering. It is the same selfishness that often makes us choose what helps us and ignore what doesn’t, even if it’s the right thing to do. If we still hold onto our selfishness, we will unfortunately remain in this dark place. On the other hand, believers (Mu’mineen), grounded in their faith, will not engage in such conflicts because they understand the value of selflessness and working for the sake of Allah. They unite around a shared purpose and direction, free from the darkness of selfishness.
At CIC, we’re determined to develop our young leaders with values and beliefs that will break this cycle. Today, as we celebrate their success, we look forward to a brighter future where selflessness and the acknowledgment of Allah’s greatness are most important. As at CIC, future leaders are born, we are sending them into the world, with hope that they will live by these principles and inspire others to do the same.
In conclusion, let’s remember that “The Glory of Allah” isn’t just a theme – it’s a way of life. Let us guide our children together, so we work toward a kinder world, InsyaAllah. Finally, let us all remember to keep our Palestinian brothers and sisters in our thoughts and prayers. Al Fatihah.
Narges Zeynab Azizi – Deputy CEO