بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ
هُوَ الَّذِي يُنَزِّلُ عَلَىٰ عَبْدِهِ آيَاتٍ بَيِّنَاتٍ لِّيُخْرِجَكُم مِّنَ الظُّلُمَاتِ إِلَى النُّورِ ۚ وَإِنَّ اللَّهَ بِكُمْ لَرَءُوفٌ رَّحِيمٌ ﴿٩﴾
It is He who sends down upon His Servant [Muhammad] verses of clear evidence that He may bring you out from darknesses to the light. And indeed, Allah is to you Kind and Merciful.
(Sura al-Hadid – 57:9)
The Islamic Education Department at The World Federation
presents its new series for the holy month of Ramadhan 1444, titled:
“To the Light”.
In this series of thought-provoking short clips with
Shaykh Muhammad Khalfan and Zakira Razia Batool Najafi
we find out answers to a series of important questions,
which help bring us closer to the divine light of Allah (SWT) in our daily lives.
Watch the Pilot Episode of the series below!
Don’t miss the series on Blessed Tree Media Channels
Shaykh Muhammad Khalfan was born in Mombasa, Kenya. Having completed his secondary education, he attained a Bachelor’s degree in Islamic Studies. He then spent more than a decade on various tableegh activities, after which he did a Master’s degree. He is currently completing a PhD on Islamic Mysticism at the University of Religions and Denominations.
Shaykh Khalfan has served the community in various capacities; he was a tutor at Al-Muntazir Islamic Seminary in Dar-es-Salam, Tanzania; Director of Hawzat al-Muntazar (aj) in Antananarivo, Madagascar; Head of Islamic Religious Education at Jaffery Academy, Mombasa; and Head of the Middle Eastern Section at the Islamic Institute for Post Graduate Studies in Damascus. At present, he runs the al-Imam al-Sajjad (a) Foundation and is part of the academic team of WF’s Hazwa Online.
Zakira Razia Najafi is a charismatic and famous Islamic scholar and speaker who is affiliated with the Hawza for over 25 years as a student, a researcher, an academician, and a contributor. Authoring over 10 books, her Goal is the empowering and changing of the personal and professional lives through the teaching of the Quran and the Ahl al-Bayt (a).
Zakira Razia Najafi is the daughter of Mufassir e Quran, HIWM Mohsin Ali Najafi, who has been given the title ‘Mohsin-e-Millat’ in acknowledgement of his countless services to the community.
Her exceptional facilitation and interpersonal skills are evident in the various workshops she offers for youth, families and university students on relevant topics such as time management, personal development, finding internal peace, strengthening relationships, spirituality and more. As a speaker, she has a distinct style to connect to her audience at a personal level with the help of Quranic verses and lessons taken from the lives of exceptional female personalities in Islam. But what makes her distinct from other religious speakers is her integration of the Quran, the teachings of Ahl al-Bayt (a) and the social aspect of a human life, that serves as a package deal with successful practical tips and advice on how to attain maximum nearness to God and Ahl al-Bayt (a)!
She is fluent in English, Arabic, Farsi and Urdu. When she is not lecturing, learning or travelling, Zakira Razia Najafi enjoys spending time with her family and trying out new adventures having reached the summit Mt. Kilimanjaro and Nanga Parbat.