“God, His angels and all those in Heavens and on Earth, even ants in their hills and fish in the water, call down blessings on those who instruct others in beneficial knowledge.” – The Holy Prophet (s)
Updated on 12 March 2018
Today is the 16th of August and our 12th day in the Holy city of Qum attending the Bab Al 'Ilm course 2014.
The days have been passing by quickly whilst we have been gaining a great deal of knowledge from our mentors, teachers, as well as Shaykh Kumail Rajani.
Our day started with Fajr prayers at the Haram of Bibi Masuma-e-Qum (as). After coming back and having a much needed nap and breakfast, we got ready for the day ahead which brought knowledge and spiritual enlightenment. After our daily classes and Dhuhrain prayers, we listened to Quran recitation and Tafseer lead by Syed Hassan Razavi. We carried on with a reflection session also lead by Syed about how beneficial our daily classes have been. As agreed by all, we have learnt a great deal as gained a lot of knowledge from the teachers as well as many things that we could relate to as teenagers living in the western world.
As today was our last day in the Holy city of Qom, we attended Maghribain Salaat at the Haram as well as performed our last Ziyarat of Bibi Masuma (AS) for this trip. Today's last Ziyarat contained a feeling that cannot be described with words. A secret of the Ziyarat of Bibi Masuma (AS) was shared to us by Syed which showed us what high status Bibi Masuma (AS) had in the eyes of Allah (SWT) which made the Ziyaratul Widaa' much more spiritually enlightening. Our day ended with a great dinner from Bama which we also had to unfortunately say goodbye to until the next time.
Written by: Hassan Sabir from Leicester Jamaat, UK
Updated 27 November 2013
Mentoring for the Madinah and Bab Course in 2013 has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life; the opportunities to gain, learn and serve were endless. I thank the Almighty for the chance to have met so many talented and vibrant sisters from different backgrounds and communities around the world.