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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 [...]

2019-07-04T14:19:07+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|

Verse 25: The Gifted and the Acquired

We have already in passing commented upon in the last paragraph of the commentary to verse 24, to the two aspects of ʿaql, namely that which is gifted and that which is acquired. Gifted, naturally refers to that potentiality in man which is inherent and not acquired. It finds place in man as an act of Allah. The acquired aspect bears reference to the capacity of that substance—potentiality to rise and in the ultimate analysis to be emancipated through the [...]

2019-02-26T08:54:44+03:00February 26th, 2019|Blog, Philosophy|

Verse 24: Know Him do not Disown Him

The suggestion contained in verse 23 is now more explicitly given expression to. Man who has seen manifested the power of Allah should desist by a deliberate act of will to deny the Creator. Once again the verse exclaims the natural, the obvious reaction of the author 'glory be to the master.' Man who has been endowed with the priceless gift of ʿaql has to comprehend the virtues of the gift and through its exercise know his Creator. He should [...]

2019-02-25T09:24:32+03:00February 25th, 2019|Blog, Philosophy|

Verse 23: Glory be to Allah

In this verse we find, so to say, the culmination of the thought process of the preceding verses and the concepts contained in them. Commencing with the concept of ʿaql, we were guided to the concept of the existence of the Creator and the majesty of His power. The human intellect has been counselled, to ponder critically and precisely, without confusion, without tiring and without boredom into the whole subject of creation. The author then exclaims 'glory be to Allah [...]

2019-02-22T08:43:48+03:00February 22nd, 2019|Blog, Philosophy|

Verse 22: Ponder Critically

  We have seen that within every element of creation there is a motivating force referred to as 'power.' We have further seen, that the motivating force or power in the ultimate analysis is related back to the original attribute of power of the First Creation i.e. the energy provided for, and, or given by Allah. The author exhorts us to think seriously, critically and precisely on the secrets of this power. In other words, the thought process and approach [...]

2019-02-21T09:43:03+03:00February 21st, 2019|Blog, Philosophy|

Verse 21: The Pivot

The power of the Creator is the pivot, the focal point. We have already seen that atomic energy relates back to the atom. The enabling energy in the atom is the creation of Allah. The use of the word 'power' leads us to consider the philosophic notion, that the first created were endowed with three principal attributes, viz. life, knowledge and power. Life, in the sense of an extant living being, knowledge of itself and power or ability. In an [...]

2019-02-20T08:39:41+03:00February 20th, 2019|Blog, Philosophy|

Verse 20: Acknowledge Your Master

Verse 20 completes the idea developed in the previous verse. It says that when through a consideration of the atom man has gained knowledge of the existence of the Creator and acknowledges His supremacy, then man must so preserve the state of his ʿaql that he is not led away or prevented from faithfully treading the glorious path leading towards perfection, by temptations or by a self-seeking disbeliever. This verse, though apparently complementary to verse 19, is in itself pregnant [...]

2019-02-19T09:22:18+03:00February 19th, 2019|Blog, Philosophy|

Verse 19: Atomic Energy

The author deals in this couplet with a subject of topical interest. We have often read of the spirit of search and inquiry of men of science and the glory of their achievement in liberating the atom, described in scientific language, as the ultimate particle of matter and incapable of further division. The author directs the reader to ponder over and contemplate the phenomenon whereby this ultimate particle generates prodigious energy, fantastic in force, and so endeavour to realise the [...]

2019-02-18T09:05:51+03:00February 18th, 2019|Blog, Philosophy|