In past years, my role in the Madinah and Bab Course has been involvement in the administrative side of things prior to the actual trip and this task would typically terminate at the airport where I would hand over the passports, reassure the parents and check the team in.
Updated on 12 March 2018
The popular book series entitled 180 Questions – Enquiries about Islam has become a household name for its unique quality of expounding on important matters in a simple and clear language that can be understood by young and old, scholar and layman.
This series will, in its course, cover 180 questions that have been specifically picked, mainly from the famous Tasfir e Namuneh by Ayatullah Makarim Shirazi, for their relevance to the needs of the community today. The first volume (available both in hard copy and as an e-book on The World Federation website) was extremely well-received and thus, we have launched the second volume online as well.
Available in both .ePub and .MOBI formats, the second volume includes questions that deal with eschatology, aqa’id (beliefs), evolution, common superstitions and historical misconceptions that affect the School of Tashayyu. It is necessary for every person living in the 21st Century to be aware of these questions and know their answers, not only in order to be able to explain Islam and the teachings of the Ahlul Bayt (a) to others, but also to better understand the foundations of their own faith.
Wessex Shia Ithna Asheri Jamaat hosted participants of the Diocesan Inspire Course at Al Mahdi Centre for a round table conversation. The Co-ordinator Marion Syms has penned the following report of this visit:
In its series of Ahkam-e Mayyit Workshops, The World Federation India Office in partnership with KSI Jamaat Mumbai conducted the third workshop on 23 February 2014 for gents. The Workshop was well attended by 15 participants.
The workshop aims were to give practical training to the participants on:
• How to handle a Dead Body with Respect
• How to conduct Ghusl, Hunut, Kafan
• How to conduct Namaz-e Mayyit, and Burial
• The rules concerning Post-Burial