Is there any Remover of
difficulties Save God ?
God! He is God !
All are His Servants,
and all abide by His bidding !
Say: God sufficeth all
things above all things,
and nothing in the heavens
or in the earth but
Verily, He is in
Himself the Knower,
the Sustainer,the omnipotent.
O God,guide me,protect me,
make of me a shining lamp
and a brilliant star.
Thou are the Mighty
& the Powerful
I have risen this morning by Thy grace,
O my Gog,and left my home trusting wholly in Thee ,
and committing myself to Thymercy ,
a blessing from Thy side ,
and enable me to return homein safety
even as Thou didst enable me to
set out under Thy protection
with my thoughts fixed
steadfastly upon Thee.
There is none other God but Thee,
the One,the Incomparable,
the All-knowing,the All-Wise
Thy name is my healing o my
God and rememberance of
thee is my remedy.Nearness
to Thee is my hope, and
love for Thee is my
companion.Thy mercy to
me is my healing and my
succor in both thisworld
And the world to come,
Thou, verily,art the
"They must favor character and conduct above the sciences and arts.Good behavior and high moral character must come first,unless the character be trained, acquiring knowledge will only proveinjurious. Knowledge is praiseworthy when it is coupled with ethicalconduct and virtuous character; otherwise it is a deadly poison,a frightful danger”.
This program basically focuses on two-fold purpose of:
Developing each student’s spiritual qualities and virtues and,
Grooming him/her as a promoter of social transformation imbued with the spirit of service to mankind.
While students are encouraged to develop their moral capabilities, special care is taken to provide them with a clear understanding of the following:
The purpose of the human life
Understanding of Holy writings,
Spiritual laws and obligations,
Lives of Manifestations, and
A sense of eternity,
The reality of religion.
The program for the virtue of the week is meant for students of Primary and Secondary schools to learn and practice a particular virtue in context of school community life. Every week a virtue is introduced by a class-in-rotation in the morning Assembly.
Devotional Assemblies and Happy Hippo show: Students in the primary School present a Happy Hippo show in the Assembly to demonstrate the virtue. The Happy Hippo show is an interactive skit where performers stage a conflicting life situation and the audience helps in arriving at a solution. This is one of the best methods by which students can understand and reflect on the concepts of a particular virtue, and practice the necessary capabilities and skills to demonstrate it in life.
The fundamental goals of the Happy Hippo show are:
The development of collective thinking in a search for a positive solution to the problems of life,
Cultivation of positive thoughts, action and behavior in the minds of young people,
Encouragement and development of leadership skills,
Prevention of crimes through discussions on deeds leading to criminal consequences,
Widening of one's understanding of life,
And establishment of an ethical culture.
Peace is the practice of love. With the guidance of Peace Education Expert Dr. Rost Mona School has developed a Peace Education curriculum so children can learn about the importance of peace and how to develop peaceful attitudes and relationships with other children, their family and the community, leading to a deeper understanding to world peace.Peace education plays an important role within the curriculum in the Primary school. Peace classes have become a key element in the moral, character and value education programs during the entire school year. One of our main goals is to create a framework for developing a peaceful society so that our children can live in harmony. Students are taught to respect others regardless of race, gender, nationality, class, appearance, or religious belief.Children are given the opportunity to develop and practice virtues such as truthfulness, love, unity, compassion, friendship, kindness, helpfulness, politeness and cooperation.The children learn ways to resolve conflicts and reach agreements that can both contribute to a peaceful and disciplined school environment, and give students the extraordinary skills they will use throughout their life.
The Junior Youth Empowerment Programme at Mona School has been developed for enhancing the spiritual and moral capacities of the Junior Youth, while preparing them to participate actively in the affairs of their communities and render service to them. The program helps the students, especially in the class Sixth to Ninth , to foster their understanding of concepts and develop their qualities, skills and attitudes essential for service to mankind. Rather than presenting rules that define moral behavior along with instructions on how to apply them, its aims is to engage students in a process that awakens in them an inner sense of moral purpose. Empowerment results when an individual recognizes his or her true reality and is consistently able to make moral decisions in conformity with the ethical principles, which the student uncompromisingly upholds.
It is our conviction that by working through the curriculum of this programme, students will arrive at an understanding of the dynamic role they are called upon to play in constructing a peaceful, just and unifies global civilization and will become actively engaged in developing the moral capabilities, qualities, skills and habits needed to secure personal and social change.
Abdu'l -Baha describes the period of youth in these words: After a time he enters the period of youth in which his former conditions and needs are superseded by new requirements applicable to the advance in his degree. His faculties of observation are broadened and deepened, his intelligent capacities are trained and awakened, and the limitations and environment of childhood no longer restrict his energies and accomplishments. The period of youth is characterized by strength and vigor and stands out as the choicest time in human life. Therefore you should strive day and night so that endowed with heavenly strength, inspired with brilliant motives and aided by His celestial power and heavenly grace and confirmation; you may become the ornaments of the world of humanity..
As described in the above quotation by Abdu'l- Baha, the period of youth is a nice time when the potential of development and progress is great. During so critical period, education and encouragement can empower youth to take responsibility of their lives and their surroundings and 'become the ornaments of the world of humanity'. Junior youth is capable of thinking deeply about the world and their place within it and those they need a positive environment that gives them support and encouragement and their talents and opinions to be highly valued and allowed to develop.
In India on January 12th of every year the birthday of the great philosopher Swami Vivekananda is celebrated as the National Youth Day. Swami Vivekananda always believed in the power and dreams of the youth and he wanted every youth of the country to encourage and nourish the historical culture of the nation as well as bring about advancement in them according to the changing modernization. Youth day should be celebrated in all the schools. Speeches should be delivered on the occasion to enlightening the youth to strive hard and in the right direction to achieve success.