Updated 4 September 2013
Providing service to the community on Family Ethics is not just the objective of The World Federation India Office but also the Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaat Mumbai. Keeping this in mind, both the organisations join hands in presenting 4 Workshops on Family Ethics.
Updated on 12 March 2018
My second morning at Jamiatuz Zahra Hawza was calm and relaxed. We woke up to find that COEJ Participants had arrived from the UK. After introducing ourselves to our new roommates, we all started preparing ourselves for the day’s program.
After Salaat and Lunch, we had a short ice breaker session where we got to know a little bit about each other. The ground rules for the camp were set and the session ended with the mentors and participantssharing their reflections on the etiquettes of Ziyarah to prepare ourselves for the evening trip to the Haram of Seyyida Masuma (AS).
We set off for Dar al Zahra where the WF office is located. There, we had a lecture by Shaykh Kumail Rajani on how to become better servants of Allah (SWT). This was followed by recitation of Qasidas and dinner.
We were all very excited, as the most awaited event of the day had finally arrived. We were going to visit the shrine of the Holy Lady Masuma (as). Anxious and excited faces could be seen all around asparticipants whispered amongst themselves. For many, this was their
first time to visit the Shrine whilst, others who had visited before could not wait to revive their memories of the Sacred Land where this Holy personality is buried.
As the bus approached closer, some of us were craning our necks to get a glimpse of the Holy Mosque. The whole coach buzzed with participants sharing their experience and knowledge about this Holy Lady.
As we entered the mosque, we were left in awe looking at the intricate architecture and beauty of the place. The mosque was amazingly crowded and we had to be really careful to stick to our groups to avoidgetting lost. We offered our evening prayers in congregation with thousands
of other believers, and then rushed to pay our respects to the Holy Lady. As we approached closer to the Holy Shrine, we were overcome by a feeling of immense joy and connection. We all rushed to the Shrine which was crowded with hundreds of people all sending their salutations to the Holy Lady.
Touching the Holy Shrine was a moment of extreme contentment and satisfaction as we forgot all our worldly issues and immersed into the Ziyarah of this great personality. This was indeed an unforgettableand spiritually uplifting moment and I hope there will be many to come
throughout the course of this trip.
Written by: Masuma Jessa from Dar es Salaam Jamaat, Tanzania
Updated 4 September 2013
The Academy for Learning Islam (A.L.I.) is pleased to announce the upcoming webinars for those proceeding to Hajj this year InshāAllāh.
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