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A Philosophical Discourse

Verse 1 Al-ʿaql in man is the loftiest substance, luminous like the moon in his soul. This book of philosophy, written in verse form, seeks to elucidate the traditional thought process of Fatimi imams. It opens with the consideration of al-ʿaql in man, which, as commonly understood, bears broad reference to the intellectual faculty of man. Verse 1 states that ʿaql is a substance having a lofty status. It is not a form or a phase that comes over a [...]

2018-03-19T07:13:35+00:00March 19th, 2018|Blog, Philosophy|

The Adroit Master

There once lived a man who created works of art so unspeakably magnificent, that the masses thronged to behold them. The colours were vivid, the strokes elegant and all who lay eyes upon them were enamoured in an instant. All, save one. The adroit master chanced by these works of great renown one morning and discerned within them a flaw to which all other eyes were blinded by the exuberant show of colours. The master was appalled. Taking a piece [...]

2018-03-17T03:14:41+00:00January 1st, 2018|Quotes, Short|

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+00:00December 27th, 2017|News & Events|

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 [...]

2018-01-06T15:12:13+00:00November 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 [...]

2018-01-06T13:57:25+00:00November 29th, 2017|Short|

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+00:00November 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+00:00November 10th, 2017|News & Events|