The memory of my first day in Iran is still fresh in my mind; climbing up the slight slope towards the Jamia blocks, dragging my heavy suitcases and being greeted warmly by the mentors who had already arrived. That’s when it hit home. This is real. This is the beginning - the first step.
Posted on Fri, 2014-08-22 11:00
We attended classes in the Haram. One of the things that touched me was to see how Ma'moon killed his brother Amin just because of greed for power. Ma'moon then went ahead and killed Imam Redha (a.s) so that he could monopolize power.
The lesson I got from all these inhumane behaviors of Ma'moon is that politics is not a good career if one does not have religious knowledge and fear of God.
After the classes, my fellow participants and I were privileged to get an invitation for lunch by Imam Redha (AS). It was a great honor; I felt that our Imam (AS) loved us all irrespective of our geographical or racial backgrounds.
In the evening, I became one of those who attended the huge congregation of believers reciting Dua Kumail at the main Courtyard of the Haram of Imam Redha (AS)
Written by: Husein Abdallah from BMM Kenya
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!
Stepping foot into a new country, a new culture, without the guidance of my parents would have been a scary experience, had we not been welcomed into the open arms of our mentors.