Who is Mariam Dhooma?
Sisters I concocted that acrostic poem to think positive of this toastmasters program
Hi /as salaam alaikum wa rahmatullahi wabarakatuhu forgive me I’m nervous cos the butterflies are causing havoc in my stomach as I had received a message from fathima last night to do an impromptu and I said I never did public speaking before but I will give a shot ,I thank Allah for choosing me out of so many skillful orators but it was his choice to make me stand here and speak to you all ;Hope you all do benefit from my speech,
My name is Mariam Dhooma like Haseena said she doesn’t like Banu in her name my name has Bibi but I prefer it out also, I’m a widow , a mother of five and a grandmother of 1 beautiful grandson ,yeah im a nanima too,I am an Islamic teacher ,teaching in an ordinary madressa,I do part time advertising in the mornings, and recently I have been involved with many community projects ;I am actually a Durbanite born and bred in Isipingo Beach Durban KwaZulu-Natal I schooled at Isipingo Beach Primary and after that left for Maharashtra India at the age of 13
Maharashtra is about 6 hours from Mumbai .
My speech is the summary of all the previous speeches put together, The place where I was studying was a very poor place but that is the place where I learnt a lot of life skills and lessons, I studied quite a few languages there as well, I loved that place a lot just wished I could stay there longer and complete the 5 year course ,my dad did come to visit me and opted to take me back but I fought and said I wanted to stay there,eventually after 2 and half years I came back and completed my course at a madressa in my hometown, after that I got my first job at a normal school to teach Arabic . At the age of 20 I got married to the most wonderful man in the whole world. but the lord of my destiny decided to call him unto Him ,yeah life has to carry on today ,I have 5 lovely kids, Alhumdulillah
1st born is an Islamic Teacher teaching in a boys madressa ,my
2nd child my daughter is also a qualified Islamic teacher married with 1 son my
3rd child a daughter is in 2nd year Islamic Studies and just finished memorise the entire Quran last year my
5th daughters are still schooling and doing school and madressa together , So basically we all in the Islamic teaching field ,my hobbies are part time advertising graphic designing and a little of Web designing ,I am glad I just launched two of my websites at a recent event ;and yeah if a woman want to do something she can do it,I did a little of computer studies and it was through that I self thought my self this piece of art ,
I love art in particular I love drawing roses,
I love calligraphy as well and glad
I studied a bit of it in India, and yeah that’s basically who I am and thanks for having here me today.
I was very very nervous when I gave this speech really ;although it was a ladies only gathering; I didn’t have much time to prepare though it was offered to me the night before ;but Allah is great he helped me through and since I started blogging daily it was easier to give the speech ,because the blog is like a diary ,where you can pen your thoughts,and express yourself freely ;with no one judging or criticising it’s just you only ,
and in my sprech Allah opened the knot from my tongue and
I said what I had to ;
I had been evaluated as well and the only thing that was missing in my speech was a sense of humour ; and the reason i didnt have humour in my speech that day was because I was nervous and emotional , as it was first time I ever spoke in front of so so many elderly people
i clearly recall the first time I ever gave a speech in front of an audience was in Malegaon and that was in Arabic
Years ago in the 80s and after that i didnt speak anywhere
but my speech overall was a brief biography of myself my family;and my current profession ;career etc,Everything we do in this world is solely for the pleasure of Allah ,Alhumdulillah I found myself ,broke my fears and can’t wait for Cc2 Speech Topic might be “My Road to Success” or My Success or most probably After Difficulty comes Ease 🌷