When the plane finally leaves Tehran, carrying me back towards my regular life, I take a moment to fondly remember the three weeks gone by.
Updated on 12 March 2018
Brother Kumayl Abbas Merchant – Mahuva, India (currently studying in Qum)
Kumayl Abbas Merchant completed his post-graduate education in London in management studies and also passed his MBA exams. He is currently working on his dissertation. At present he studies at Al-Mustafa (saw) International University in Qum. His interests include exploring other cultures and visiting places of historical significance.
Kumayl says, “I am looking forward to meeting the future leaders of the community and learn new things from them.”
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Updated 15 January 2014
My journey to Iran was a dream come true. I was really looking forward to facing the tombs of the great personalities and having my prayers answered through them.
My first visit to the shrine of lady Masuma left me speechless. I could only stand there with tears streaming down my face and mumble lots of salawaats. At that time I believed that with prayers one can succeed in anything.
3 weeks away from home was quite a challenging thought at first as I'd never stayed away from my family for so long; but it was exciting!
We were picked up from Imam Khomeini Airport at dawn by our mentors and driven to Qum. Our stay at Jamia-tuz-Zahra was marvellous. It was a home away from home. The mentors were amazing; they listened and advised as older sisters do.
The classes were very motivating; a kind of encouragement to look at the brighter side of life and knowledge that will last a lifetime.