NurulHuda School's Summer Trip (2018) to Bosnia
As a part of its annual summer programme, Nur-ul-Huda Qur'anic School embarked on a trip to Bosnia and Herzegovina from July 6th to July 21st 2018. 23 students took part in this programme along with their supervisors/teachers. The course was intensive with 6 hours daily of Qur'anic study, in addition to a daily lecture. The lectures covered communication, trusting in Allah, the fiqh of purity ~ to name a few. The majority of the lectures were in English and for those that were in Arabic, English translation was provided. Two students who embarked on the trip had four juzu left of the Qur'an to memorise. MashaAllah, they completed these four juzu over the duration of the trip and have now memorized the Qur'an in its entirety. MashaAllah most students managed to finish two juzu of Qur'an before the end of the trip.
The days were not just filled with study. They were also jam packed with daily recreational activities which included football, swimming, tennis and table tennis. Outside trips also took place. The boys enjoyed the sightseeing of the historical and natural places of beauty in Bosnia and Herzegovina. They had fun river rafting for hours down a mountain side in the city of Konjic! Two nights were spent in Sarajevo, where they got to explore the old city and also visit the graveyard of the martyrs. This was a very sombre experience.
The boys were taken for a visit to the famous Latin Bridge where the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand took place, thus sparking the outbreak of World War I. They also visited the famous rebuilt 16th century Ottoman bridge in the city of Mostar, called Stari Most (meaning: Old Bridge). An annual diving event takes place there in the mid summer where experienced/professional divers jump into the river below.
The guides for the trips were all English speaking and the group learnt a lot of history during their stay.
A celebration was had before the return journey home where participants and particularly those who achieved the most were honoured.