On 1st December 2015, FiTree conducted a #FiTreeWalks for Sekolah Ugama Raden Mas (SURM) as part of their annual camp. Here are the reflections of Dewi, who was part of the organising team:
It was a new experience for me to work with students from the tahfiz school. We had so much fun planning the activities and couldn’t wait to share with them the things that we had prepared. The day came and we arrived early at Al-Amin Mosque to prepare for the event. I was a station master for the kiblat station. As such, my walk in Mount Faber Park was limited as i had to head straight to my station but it was still very enjoyable.
While the students were having their guided walks, i had time to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery at the peak of faber: Mount Faber. It was a clear day and the wind felt fresh against my body. Even tough i was in the midst of exams, i was able to forget about all my daily grind and just feel alive. I couldn’t help but smile. Alhamdulillah…
After going through another station at Henderson Waves, whereby the students have to find objects and relate it back to the Qur’an or Hadith, they had to find their way to the next station using a clue and a map which were provided. Some teams were lost as it was their first time navigating using the map but it was all part of the fun and experience. At the kiblat station, they learnt how to make a compass. In the process, they learn how a compass works: using a magnetised metal and the earth’s natural magnetic field. I also learnt a lot from them. They were fast learners who were able to quickly interpret what thet have just learned and relate it back to islam. They gave answers which i wouldn’t have thought of and even asked questions which reflects maturity beyond their years and curiosity of the human nature.
Looking back, i would love to return as a participant and experience the wonder that they hopefully felt that day. At the end of the day, it didnt matter whether one is a facilitator, coordinator, participant, or station master. Because there are many things to be learnt from one another and from Allah’s creations if we would pause and listen with our hearts, no matter our roles.
Written by Dewi, FiTree core member
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“Have they not travelled in the land so that they should have hearts with which to understand, or ears with which to hear? For surely it is not the eyes that are blind, but blind are the hearts which are in the breasts.”
[Al-Qur’an; Al-Hajj 22:46]