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Madinah and Bab – Boys Daily Blog – Sunday 11th August, 2014

Posted on Tue, 2014-08-12 12:34

Today was the 6th day of the 2014 Madinah and Bab al-'Ilm course. As usual the day started with Fajr prayers followed by a post Fajr nap till around 7 o'clock. We went to eat breakfast, which was amicable. The tea was amazing, so was the Nutella inside Naan and the orange juice was very refreshing but also very sweet. 

After breakfast we left for the Ali-Sadr Cave. The cave is around 115 million years old and is one of the only caves in the world that has such a large lake inside it. The lake is 13km in length. We took a boat ride around the lake - the scenery was out of this world!

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During the ride, something happened that I will never forget. Alihussein Jaffer, one of the mentors shouted many "naray haideris" on the boat which influenced the Iranians to start reciting some of their own Farsi nasheeds! 

We then made our way back to Qum on a tiring 5-hour coach journey. On this journey some of the participants and mentors recited some Qasidas and Matams. 

I am looking forward to travelling to Mashhad and performing the Ziyarah of Imam Redha (AS) - this will be a unique experience as I have never performed the Ziyarah of Imam Redha (AS) before.

Written by: S.A.A.N from KSIMC of Birmingham


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