Woken up by the sound of Masuma's alarm at 3.30am - a few girls visited the Haram for Fajr Salat while I stayed back - with the little time alone I had until sunrise I prayed Fajr in a small corner of our dorm. I stepped outside our room to take a walk across the campus, the silence allowed me to reflect on the past few days - I began to write down my thoughts and evaluate my daily targets. Our 7th day at Jamiatul Zahra begins.
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Our day started with Fajr Namaz then taken through an insightful session on some verses of the Holy Quran by Shaykh Kumail Rajani. It has become our norm to recite some verses immediately after Fajr.
After breakfast, we went through class sessions which took us till about half an hour till Dhuhr prayers. We then had lunch. This was followed by reflection session where we were asked to give our opinion on gender segregation. Most of the participants gave out similar opinions.
Today is a day that we all have been looking forward to. In the afternoon we all went to play football at a nearby ground and we had plenty of fun!
After Ishaa prayers we were privileged to meet Ayatullah Ibrahim Amin. He advised us to spend our youthful time and energy in the service of Allah (SWT). Ayatullah Ibrahim Amin acknowledged the challenges we are going through, especially the challenges on social media etc., however he advised us to stay firm on the right path and to maintain our principles. He reminded us that we are the soldiers of Islam and therefore the community is in need of us.
After performing the Ziyarat of Lady Masuma, we went to Bama Restaurant for dinner followed by ice cream afterwards. Alhamdulillah, it is a day well spent!
Written by: Muhammad Darver Malik from UK
This is an un-edited translation of selected sections of the book entitled The sunshine of Wilayat
(والیت آفتاب) from the esteemed scholar, Ayatullah Misbah Yazdi, with the hope that any benefit the
honourable reader derives from it would please the heart of my master, الفداء له روحی.
If one of our Shia goes for Imam Husayn (as)’s Ziyarat, then he will not return but all his sins will be forgiven. For every step that he or his mount takes, 1,000 virtues are written for him, 1,000 sins are forgiven and his status is elevated by a 1,000 degrees.' (Bihar al-Anwar, volume 101; Kamil al-Ziyaraat)
If you have been blessed with the opportunity to go to Iraq this Arba’een and are doing the walk from Najaf to Karbala, why not help fundraise for the poor and needy at the same time?