The excellent and renowned Madinah and Bab Summer Courses are one of the highlights of the year at The World Federation. The Islamic Education team is committed to ensuring that the courses continue to reach new heights of excellence, through the spiritual, moral, and educational development of the course participants. To help achieve this, Islamic Education appoints and trains mentors who are part of the course to help support the development of the participants.
Updated on 12 March 2018
Today is the 14th day of the Bab Al ‘Ilm course of 2014. Where do I start, from the awesome trip to the Water Park or the amazing recitation of Dua Tawassul in the Haram of Imam Ar-Redha (AS)!
Let me start off with the inspiring, eye opening lesson that was conducted by Shaykh Kumail Rajani. One aspect of the class that really made me reflect was the discussion of poetic licensing of our Matam, Manqabat and Qasidas. Shaykh shared with us a variety of different examples where some pieces of poetry have gone a step too far. From this I have realized that more attention needs to be paid to the literal meaning of the Matam, Manqabat and Qasidas that are written.
Later on that day we departed the hotel to have a very much needed break at one of the finest water parks in Mashhad. This was an experience I will never forget as my mentor Alihussein Jaffer launched me into the pool using his "super strength" where I got confused and lost touch with reality within that short amount of time! During my time in the air I pondered about how somebody could do that to another human being, but as my face hit the water, I realized that it was all banter.
Moving on to the climax of the day, I felt blessed with the opportunity to experience the beautiful recitation of Dua Tawassul read in the Haram of Imam Ar-Redha (AS). This was a very special moment for me as I've never established such a strong connection with any other Dua. The atmosphere was out of this world and I would do anything to experience this again. May I be blessed with another opportunity to experience this supplication again.
Written by: S.A.A.N from KSIMC of Birmingham
We all woke up well and proceeded to the Haram of Lady Masuma (AS) for Fajr prayers. It was a humbling experience to perform our prayers in the Holy Mosque.
Our classes began as usual at 10 in the morning. I personally enjoyed the lessons because they were directly touching our day lives. Most notably was the lesson titled 'Keys to Successful Adulthood' delivered by Br. Rajabali Alidina. In today’s lesson, I learnt about the role of a friend and how they influence our lives. I also learnt that any relation with a lady should be based on need and nothing else.
The World Federation is pleased to announce the new edition of a very important book: ‘Al-Amaali: The Dictations of Sheikh al-Mufid’ translated by Mulla Asgharali M. M. Jaffer.