Then came the most enjoyable experience of the day and possibly the best of my life - tele cabins and cable cars. These tele cabins rode us all the way up the mountains where we saw a whole lot of natural creations such as huge rocks, water streams and patches of greenery. I couldn't resist but say SubhanAllah at every sight since it increased my evidence of Allah (SWT) being the One and Only Creator.
Updated on 12 March 2018
We began the day at Fajr, some of the students went to the Haram to pray, as this has been an option available for us. In the morning, after breakfast, we had our classes.
In our first class we learnt about how to prepare for university life while incorporating our religion into it. We learnt how to plan our day to day life throughout university and about incorporating a little bit of everything to balance our life throughout university.
In our second lesson we learnt about the different types of Nafs: about Nafs al Ammara and how it can deviate you from the right path, and how it uses tricks to make you commit sins. Also we learnt about Nafs al Lawwama that how it makes you realise that you have committed a sin during or after you have committed it.
After classes we prayed Zuhr namaz followed by lunch and our reflection time. The topic for reflection was 'Should we limit ourselves talking to na mahram women? 'We had a small debate about it which shall be continued tomorrow.
We then got ourselves ready and we left to go for some shopping. After shopping and we visited the graves of Hazrat Zakariya ibn Adam and Ibn Babawayh, where we had a short majlis and remembered the tragedy of Bibi Zahra (as).
After we prayed maghrib namaz and we listened to the beautiful Dua Kumayl in the Haram of Bibi Ma'sumah (as).
Written by: Sadiq Hojeij of Birmingham Jamaat, UK
Updated on 23/12/2013
This year, over two million people around the world will InshAllah flock to Iraq to commemorate Arbaeen. We share below reflections from one of the zawaars who will be going to Iraq this year and inshAllah undertake the walk from the Holy City of Najaf to the land of Karbala:
“In a day’s time, I’ll be leaving with a group of my family and friends, leaving behind everything familiar, to make this amazing trip to the land of my Imams (AS).
I cast my mind back remembering another time, another family who left their hometown, and everything they loved, to venture out into an unknown future. Except their fate was different. For Husayn and his family (AS), only the women and children were to return back. And this drives me on..
We are pleased to share with you results from our consultations with key stakeholders pertaining to MCE’s draft Tarbiyah curriculum framework.