Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Down Memory Lane - Sekolah Majlis (1)


Sekolah Agama Majlis was a primary religious school in Kota Bharu which was founded in 1917 by Tok Kenali rahimahullah, a renowned ulamak after he returned from his 22-year study in Mekah. Before shifting to the present Maahad Muhammadi buildings, this school operated from the old Majlis Agama Islam Kelantan's building near Masjid Muhammadi in Kota Bharu.

When I started my primary education in this school, it was in the process of being closed down, and it was permanently closed in 1974 when I began my secondary education at Maahad Muhammadi, making me the last batch of students from Sekolah Majlis. This school was the only primary religious school in Kelantan and its closure was a loss to overall religious education from primary level. I think my father's decision to enroll all his children in this school was a bold move since at that time, parents were more inclined to send their children to Sekolah Inggeris Islah. My father's moves were always unconventional and bold, just like his decision to leave Takbai, where he was the Tok Guru and was treated (according to him) like a 'king' to go back to Kota Bharu just for the sake of his children's education.



My beloved father, a far-sighted man, on his bed due to old age. How I wish I could be on his side at this moment, and how I wish I could follow his way of educating his children.





The system that we followed under this school was very much different from government-owned primary schools. We did not have Ujian Penilaian, we went to school as usual on the Chinese New Year, and we learned English Language only from Standard 3 (using Standard 1 book). The emphasis was more on Arabic, which was always our forte. Sometimes I felt quite inferior for having undergone a totally different system of education from my friends in the same kampung, but looking back, I feel extremely proud of the system, which managed to mould us to become not so jahil on Islam and are proficient in all three languages (but personally I think my siblings are very talented in languages, be it French, German, Japanese etc).

Thanks to my far-sighted father, and thanks to all my teachers in Sekolah Majlis, Cikgu Ibrahim, Cikgu Lah, Cikgu Wan Hasmah, Cikgu Wan Ali etc. Semoga cikgu semua dimasukkan dalam golongan 'illiyyiin.






Bilik darjah di mana aku mula belajar tulis, baca, kira,
Di mana aku mula mengenal alif ba ta
, 1 2 3











Tempat aku belajar I my me mine
Anta antuma antum












Tempat aku mula mengenal ta'bir, mahfuzaat, akhlaq, tauhid, feqah dan qawaa'id

Tempat aku mula belajar tentang kehidupan
Tempat aku diasuh dididik oleh guru-guru yang ikhlas










Dirgahayu untuk semua guru-guru yang cekal mendidik


2 comments:

tamupulaumelaka said...

selaku penamat larian ilmu di sekolah majlis berseluar panjang khaki warna kuning /kelabu kotak tin susu, berbaju putih lengan pendek, berulang-alik dari rumah di jalan pintu pong ke sekolah kita itu...abg d menatap catatan nostalgik la dengan genangan air di mata. kembali detik2 itu bagai baru walaupun dalam gambaran hitam putih. hidup bersekolah saat itu seolah tak akan ada warna. di mana tersorok kemilau itu? namun hitam putih itu mengajar kita membedakan @ firaq antara benar dan batil, alim dan jahil,mu'min dan kafir, pahala dan dosa, baik dan buruk, hidayah dan dhalalah atau lainlagi. alhamdulillah.dan terimakasih kami padamu ayah.abg d bimbang / takut sangat2 kita anak2 beliau tidak upaya mendidik anak2 seberjaya anak2nya. takut anak2nya tidak sekuat beliau mempertahankan jalur pendidikan agama sebagaiman beliau. abg d kagum bab istiqamah beliau.sukar ditandingi.moga Allah merahmati ayah, menerima kebaikan beliau selaku amal soleh dan mengampuni segala salah silap beliau...aamiin.
ustaz2 dan guru kita di sekolah majlislah memperkenal & mengatur huruf angka dan cara membaca-tulis-kira ke dalam minda hingga kita direstui ilmu oleh Allah snw hingga kini mengenali dan tahu 'firaq' bainalhaq walbaTil. sahihnya insyaAllah kita jadi baligh, ber'aqal, ber'ilmu!. moga Allah merahmati an mengempuni mereka jua. aamiin.

Anak Timur Laut said...

dalam tahap mana pendidikan pun, pendidikan rendah amat memainkan peranan dalam 'moulding' manusia itu.
guru-guru merupakan ikutan dan uswah terbaik masa itu.

we share your worry on the continuity of religious education for our kids. we will try very hard the continue the legacy.

 

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