Aljamea-tus-Saifyah’s Emblem

Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah’s emblem, or shi´aar as it is known in Arabic, conveys key concepts of Fatemi learning and upbringing. Each element included in the emblem was selected by Syedna Taher Saifuddin RA and includes two Quranic verses, a hadeeth shareef of Nabi Mohammed SA and couplets composed by Syedna Taher Saifuddin RA himself.

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Ja'me Azhar Arch

The outermost arch is a replica from an arch in the transept of the grand Fatemi Masjid, al-Ja'me al-Azhar in Cairo. Its position in Aljamea’s emblem signifies the academy’s affiliation to Fatemi thought and culture and adherence to its principles. This particular arch was chosen for the inscription of Quranic verses that are placed within it. The verses speaks of the recipients of Allah’s Good and describes them as being free from the fear of hellfire and punishment and welcomed by angels on the Day of Judgement for the good that they have done (21:101-03). Aljamea is a venue for acquiring knowledge which according to the Islamic tradition is of divine origin and is a goodness that Allah bestows upon his select servants.

Aayat Shareefah (Quranic Verse)

Beneath the Azhar arch lies the following verse from the Holy Quran: “Devote yourselves absolutely to your Lord alone, according to the scripture you preach and the teachings you learn” (3:79). Addressing teachers and students both, this verse highlights the quintessential purpose of both acquiring and imparting knowledge: to increase devotion towards the Creator and utilise it in the service of His Creation.

Hadeeth Sharif

A hadeeth shareef in which Amirul Mumineen Ali bin Abi Talib SA is described by the Nabi Mohammed SA as being the caretaker and nurturer of the Islamic Ummah is at the centre of the emblem in a unique calligraphic form. Both in its meaning and its placement, it refers to the centrality of Amirul Mumineen’s teachings and acts in the process of education and the upbringing of a Muslim man and woman.

Arabic Panegyric

Lastly, couplets from an Arabic panegyric in praise of the Fatemi imams composed by Syedna Taher Saifuddin form the base of the emblem. The first couplet is a declaration of devotion and homage to Allah and the Fatemi imams through the continuous recital of their names and a supplication to them to give strength in seeking knowledge. Indeed, the foundation of learning in Aljamea rests upon a sincere trust in Allah and supplication to Him and His beloveds.

Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah

This combination of Quranic verses, the Nabi Mohammed’s SA hadeeth shareef and Syedna Taher Saifuddin’s RA couplets represents the unbroken chain of Fatemi thought and learning embodied in Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah, whose name in Arabic lies at the very bottom of the emblem.