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Verse 28: Comprehend the Intellect Bestowed upon you

It was explained in the third verse, that al-ʿAql al-Awwal achieved enlightenment by comprehending his own self. He became aware of his strengths and recognised his limitations. In this verse, man is directed to comprehend his intellect and his soul so that he too may reach the same conclusion: the omnipotence of the Creator and the impossibility of ever comprehending Him. Al-ʿAql al-Awwal was able to acknowledge his Creator of his own accord. However, this is not the case for [...]

2019-11-04T08:41:00+03:00November 4th, 2019|Blog|

Aljamea Marol Continues the Fight Against Plastic Pollution

Since January 2019, Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah, Mumbai (Marol) has been actively participating in the Dawoodi Bohra community initiative to rid water bodies of plastic waste known as Turning the Tide. Every Sunday, groups of students and faculty members join Afroz Shah, community members and other volunteers to lend a hand in the cleanup of Mithi River and Versova beach in Mumbai. Apart from the cleanup, students also take part in activities that further help this cause. These include interacting with local residents [...]

2019-10-31T09:41:04+03:00October 31st, 2019|News & Events|

World Food Day Walk

In commemoration of World Food Day, the students and faculty of Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah, Nairobi joined members of the Dawoodi Bohra community for a seven kilometer walk through the heart of Nairobi to raise awareness about global hunger. The walk commenced from the iconic Uhuru Park in central Nairobi and progressed through the city’s major highways before terminating at Uhuru Gardens, Langata. A brief closing ceremony was held at the gardens to mark the event in which government officials and county representatives [...]

2019-10-17T15:46:12+03:00October 17th, 2019|News & Events|

Sri Lankan High Commissioner to Kenya Visits Aljamea Nairobi

The Sri Lankan High Commissioner to Kenya, His Excellency Mr Sunil De Silva, visited Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah, Nairobi on Saturday the 12th of October. Upon his arrival, he was received by the Principal of the Academy and senior faculty members, following which he viewed a brief video about the history and functionings of the institution, the Dawoodi Bohra community and the recently concluded ʿAshara Mubāraka event in Colombo. In his address the High Commissioner spoke of the role of religion in calling [...]

2019-10-14T15:59:03+03:00October 14th, 2019|News & Events|

Verse 27: Mesmerised and Confounded

The surest sign that one has enlightened his soul and has indeed comprehended the truths of Creation is in being left confounded and perplexed by the majesty of Allah Taʿālā. This is the intended outcome of all learning and the greatest proof of being learned. Though knowledge is usually sought to dispel confusion and increase understanding, in this instance the hallmark of wisdom is to affirm that the intellect is incapable of perceiving the greatness of the Creator. His greatness [...]

2019-10-12T09:00:36+03:00October 12th, 2019|Blog|

Verse 26: Hasten to Enlighten Your Soul

In verse eight, Syedna Taher Saifuddin RA calls upon mankind to enlighten his intellect with the rays of divine revelation. He directs him to enlighten his soul with the light of knowledge, thereby establishing that only knowledge derived from divine revelation has the potential to illuminate the soul. The precedence given to the development of the intellect is justified by the fact that a man’s intellect allows him to differentiate between right and wrong, between acquiring knowledge that benefits him [...]

2019-09-22T12:21:50+03:00September 22nd, 2019|Blog, Philosophy|

Students from Aljamea Nairobi Participate in Annual KLDA Cleanup Drive

As part of the Dawoodi Bohra community’s many environmental awareness initiatives which fall under the Project Rise umbrella, students from Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah Nairobi participated in a cleanup activity organised by the Karen and Langata District Association on International Coastal Cleanup Day. The students were joined by community members and hundreds of other volunteers from the corporate sector as well as numerous other educational institutes in a combined effort against improper waste disposal practices in the Langata area. An estimated six tonnes [...]

2019-09-22T06:50:54+03:00September 21st, 2019|News & Events|

CM of Sindh Province Visits Aljamea Karachi

The Chief Minister of Sindh province, Syed Murad Ali Shah along with members of the Sindh government visited Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah, Karachi on Wednesday, 3rd July. Upon their arrival, the Principal of the academy greeted them with a warm welcome after which the honourable guests were taken on a tour of the campus. The tour began with Mahad al-Zahra, the department of Quranic sciences dedicated to the memorisation and study of the Holy Quran. Syed Murad Shah admired the building’s architecture which [...]

2019-09-18T10:42:34+03:00July 4th, 2019|News & Events|

UN Representatives Conduct Seminar in Aljamea Followed by Cleanup Activity

Former UN Environment Executive Director Mr Erik Solheim together with UN Champion of the Earth Advocate Afroz Shah visited Surat on Tuesday 25th June 2019 to conduct an engaging and evocative seminar for students and faculty members of the community’s principal educational institute, Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah. The program is part of the Dawoodi Bohra community’s ongoing global initiative, ‘Turning the Tide’ against Plastic Pollution which comes under the Project Rise banner and is aimed at inspiring and educating people, especially young leaders [...]

2019-06-26T08:25:32+03:00June 25th, 2019|News & Events|

920 Individuals Complete the Memorisation of the Holy Quran this Year

In what is now a long standing tradition of Aljamea’s al-Imtihān al-Sanawī (annual examinations), the huffāz (those who have committed the Holy Quran to memory in its entirety) certification ceremony was held in Raudat Tahera (the mausoleum of His Holiness Syedna Taher Saifuddin RA and Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin RA in Mumbai) as part of a series of commemorative events that mark the ʿurs mubārak (death anniversary) of His Holiness Dr Syedna Taher Saifuddin RA. […]

2019-03-27T21:08:19+03:00March 27th, 2019|News & Events|