Spiritual Upliftment through Islamic Ethics for You and Your Partner. This course was ideal for couples who wanted to gain a deeper understanding of Islam for their future life together. Dates: Friday 14th April - Sunday 23rd April 2017.
The World Federation India office in collaboration with India Federation organised the Second Leadership Development Programme (LDP) in India as part of their vision to develop spiritual and vibrant communities that serve humanity.
The Madinah and Bab al-Ilm Iran programme marked its 14th consecutive anniversary in the summer of 2016, with this being the first time that I decided to embark upon the course following my university education. This was also the first ever year in the programme that participants were bestowed the honour of being guests in the holy city of Qom for the birth anniversary of Sayeda Masouma (sa), as well as being in Mashhad for the corresponding celebrations for Imam Ridha (as). I was indeed fortunate to be granted this opportunity during my transitional phase to employment and further studies, and would describe the entirety of the experience as a revolutionary journey that opened several gateways to a spiritual, personal and intellectual inspiration – directly impacting upon my daily lived realities.
By the grace of the almighty Allah (s.w.t.) I finally got the chance to visit Iran, for the first time ever and that too in the course. Alhamdulillah, I have learnt alot of positive things in this camp which InshaAllah, I will try my best to use in my life.
This trip taught me many things; socializing, bravery, individuality independency, responsibility and to stand up for myself.
When I first arrived, I didn't know anyone, and within no time I made so many new friends. I remember sitting down at lunch time and free time just talking about the most random of times as if we knew each other from before. We didn't realize how fast time flew until there was that sad moment where we all had to say goodbye to each other and we were literally crying. It is such kind of things that makes us realize how precious time is. Like the Quran states, "Surely, man is in a loss". (Surah Asr: 2 )