The Global Education Forum was convened in the city of Dar Es Salaam on Saturday 17th May 2014, and brought together a total of 11 Community Schools from around the world with the aim of promoting networks and inter-school linkages, and to harness the power of collaborative working.
All praise be to Allah (SWT)! We were received and treated with kindness throughout the course. It was such a golden and lifetime opportunity for me to come and perform the Ziyarat of Lady Masuma (sa) and Imam Redha (as) as I progressed in my proximity to Allah (SWT) and seeking solutions to my own issues in life.
The lectures on different subjects were of great help since they enlightened and increased my understanding of Islamic principles and the religion at large.
The sessions with different scholars were very educative and helped me understand the concept of spiritual leadership. The trips to different places and the visits to the holy shrines were also educative and of much importance. We also took part in unique and fun experiences such as the telecabin rides and Ali Sadr Cave in Hamedan.
Exchanging ideas and learning from students of different cultures was enjoyable and one very memorable experience. Lastly, the course had a very big impact on my life and I wish to come there again and again.
I extend my thanks to the World Federation team - may Allah (SWT) bless you abundantly! Ameen
Written by: Khadija Naki Ali from Bilal Muslim Mission - Kenya
The Asian Weekly recently interviewed Dr Hasnain Walji during his trip to East Africa. Dr Hasnain is the director and producer of the documentary, 'The Khojas: A Journey of Faith'.
The Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Mosque in Kilwa is about 102 years old. Most of our community members from Kilwa moved to Lindi and some to Dar es Salaam about 50 years ago as the economic conditions worsened. Presently there is not a single member of our community left in Kilwa.