Yearly Archives: 2017


Istifāda ʿIlmiya

From ʿĀmils, representatives of His Holiness Dr Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin, that serve and lead local congregations, to Muʿallims, head teachers of local community schools; almost every position of service and leadership in the Dawoodi Bohra community is held by graduates of Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah. As part of what is now becoming an annual tradition, thousands of such community officials and graduates of the Academy gathered for a seven-day istifāda ʿilmiyyah event in Surat, India, the location of the Academy’s first and foremost [...]

2018-01-24T10:15:20+03:00December 27th, 2017|News & Events|

بين سهولةٍ في اللفظ والتركيب ودقةٍ في المعنى والتعبير: المهارةُ الأدبيةُ للداعي الفاطمي سيدنا طاهر سيف الدين في الشعر

تستغرق قصائد الداعي الفاطمي الدكتور سيدنا طاهر سيف الدين معظم نصاب الأدب في الجامعة السيفية. فالطالب فيها -خلال مراحلها- يقرأ ويدرس ما يزيد على خمسة آلاف بيت منتخب من ديوانه العريض الذي يحتوي بكامله على ما يقرب عشرة آلاف بيت. وإنّ من حظِي بإلقاء نظرةٍ -عن تعلّمٍ منه- إلى شيء مما جاد به قلمه شعرا سيشهد بالإنصاف أن الداعي الفاطمي هذا يملك قوةً في العربية ومهارةً في الإنشاء الأدبي لا تنكران، وأنه من الجدير بالعالم العربي أن يقبله كشاعر عربي [...]

2018-01-16T15:59:13+03:00December 7th, 2017|Arabic, Blog|

A Philosophical Discourse

INTRODUCTION Books and treatises on the subject of religion and philosophy, as also literature and history, aim at tracing the reality of life and proclaiming it for the benefit of the human race, with emphasis and conviction. Of the plethora of such writings, a few stand out, by virtue of their deep erudition and convincing and effective expression. The present work while falling in the latter category, bears similarity to a rainbow which is the beauty resulting from a masterful [...]

2019-09-18T10:19:08+03:00November 29th, 2017|Blog, Philosophy|

Quote of the week 1

‘Those most reluctant to benefit from a scholar's knowledge and wisdom are his children followed by his relatives and then his neighbours. This reluctance is perpetuated by the belief that his knowledge is within reach and available whenever it is sought. A true scholar is akin to a fount that men seek out so as to quench their thirsts with its waters. Alas, the fount recedes even as they take from it, and ultimately all are left in a state [...]

2019-02-20T10:41:57+03:00November 29th, 2017|Short|

Pearl Season

As man comes to his end, the oyster of his form is laid asunder. Whether a pearl emerges or naught, determines his true worth. The Droplet The first rays of dawn tore through the scanty clouds and lingering fog, illuminating and warming. While the soft breeze gently nudged a dew drop over the cusp of a fresh green blade and into the languid stream that gently flowed, longing for the sea. The throes of winter had been defeated, and as [...]

2018-01-06T15:13:45+03:00November 29th, 2017|Blog, Creative|

Visit From Catholic University

It was 4:20 in the evening when the esteemed guests from the neighbouring Catholic university arrived on the 23rd of November. Led by the deputy vice chancellor of academic affairs and research, Professor Kaku Sagary Nokoe, the group of deans and registrars was warmly received in the ceremonial waqf room of the Mahad al-Zahra building by the Masʾūl al-ʿām (headmaster) of Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah Nairobi and various heads of departments and members of faculty. […]

2018-01-25T12:53:53+03:00November 23rd, 2017|News & Events|

Egyptian Ambasssdor’s visit to Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah Karachi

The ambassador of Egypt in Pakistan, Mr Ahmed Fazil Yaqub accompanied by his secretary, Mr Mohammed Shahata visited the campus of Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah in Karachi. After some time, witnessing and experiencing the campus’ unique architecture, a reflection of architecture from the Fatimi period in Cairo, Egypt, Mr Yaqub remarked, ‘I feel at home’. […]

2018-03-04T21:11:32+03:00November 10th, 2017|News & Events|