Young archers take aim on the Plain

Madrassah tul Ahlaaqiyaat archers, from Bridgetown.

Pupils from a Bridgetown madressa took part in an archery programme in Mitchell’s Plain on Sunday.

It was held at Masjidul Miftaah by the Imāmat Council of Mitchell’s Plain.

Thaakirah Adams, who teaches at the Madrassah tul Ahlaaqiyaat, said archery was revered as a skill practised by the Prophet Muhammad, and it taught focus and determination.

Maulana Nazeem de Beer, who coordinated the event, said it was important to have a firm hold on the bow like you take control of your life; keep an eye on the target like you keep an eye on your goals; and plant your feet firmly like you stay grounded in life.

Yazeed Majied, 13, from Bonteheuwel, takes aim.