Updated on 23/12/2013
It was a beautiful morning: Tuesday 13 August 2013 was the day we left Dubai for our summer course. That flight was pretty long for me … I was just waiting for it to land … and we finally landed in Tehran and went to Qum, then came the moment I was waiting for— our arrival in Jamiatuz Zahra.
It was a really touching moment for me as Jamia was my dream. So every morning that I would wake up, I would look around smiling, thinking to myself, “I’m living my dream”.
Updated on 12 March 2018
Every experience in life should be seen with positivity and such was the case with this course, Alhamdulillah. From the beginning few days of anxiousness, confusion, uncertainty, and solitude, we quickly became brothers, spiritual partners and helped each other in our journey towards Allah (SWT) through the holy cities.
Our emotional states were uplifted towards feelings of tranquility, happiness, humility, and love. Meeting these different brothers from various backgrounds and learning to appreciate their unique styles and expressions of love for the Ahlul Bayt (as) was an enlightening experience.
Some connected through recital of poetry, others lost themselves in du'a and ziyarah at the Haram; some engaged in stimulating discussions on issues that affect us all. Some mentees were trying to move beyond performing basic religious duties whereas others were trying to find their place in life and begin their spiritual journey.
As a mentor, I attempted to connect with each of these different styles and look within myself to see how it related to my own personal journey towards Allah (SWT). These are the types of lessons that do not come easily in life.
Those who pass up on these opportunities to benefit from these life experiences will certainly miss out. I look forward to offering my time and assistance to the course again next year, if Allah (SWT) provides us with the blessed opportunity.
- Sayyed Hasan Rizvi of NJ (currently studying in Qum)
Updated on 23/12/2013
Updated 28 August 2013
The World Federation is pleased to announce the availability of a new title: Book 1 of the most significant Shia collection of hadith: Al-Kafi, compiled by marhum Kulayni (ra).
Entering into the Holy City of Qum and feeling a blast of spirituality and peace. Home-coming and contentment.
Waking up to the melody of the beautiful Munajaat of Imam Ali (a.s.) followed by the Adhaan of Fajr.
Witnessing a glorious sunrise while listening to Dua e Ahad. Praying Salaat in Jam'ah.
Witnessing the gorgeous and peaceful gardens of Jamia-tuz Zahra as night softly falls and moonlight brightens the night around.