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Students Receive Certification for Beginner Level Persian

Nineteen students from Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah Nairobi sat for their beginner level Persian Language examinations on the 9th and 10th of January, 2020. The examinations were conducted by the Iranian Cultural Centre in affiliation with the Ferdowsi University of Mashhad. Mr Mahmood Majlesin, accompanied by the Cultural Councillor Mr Murtaza Shapouri and other members of the Cultural Centre attended a felicitation programme at the Aljamea campus on the 7th of February, where the students were presented with certificates of commendation. Faculty members [...]

2021-06-03T20:28:37+03:00February 12th, 2020|News & Events|

Faculty Member Takes Bronze at National Archery Competition

Mustafa F Shakir, a faculty member at Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah, Surat, won three bronze medals in the 9th National Field Indoor Archery Championship, held at Shanti Niketan Public School, Agra, from 24th to 26th, January 2020. He was part of a 16-member team representing Gujarat State in the tournament upon invitation from the President of the Gujarat Archery Association, Mr Ishwar Solanki. Mustafa won his three medals in the Veterans Category for single spot, five spot and overall performance.

2021-06-03T20:28:37+03:00January 27th, 2020|News & Events|

Dean of Strathmore Business School Visits Aljamea Nairobi

The Executive Dean of Strathmore Business School Nairobi, Dr George Njenga visited Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah Nairobi on Saturday, the 18th of January, accompanied by a delegation of senior faculty members. As part of a collaboration between Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah and Strathmore University, more than 30 students and faculty members are pursuing a course in business studies concurrent with their education at Aljamea. The Dean delivered a guest lecture to the students enrolled in the programme. He acknowledged the Dawoodi Bohra community’s deep-rooted business identity [...]

2021-06-03T20:28:37+03:00January 20th, 2020|News & Events|

On a Mission to Cleanup Mbagathi River

More than 30 students and faculty members from Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah, Nairobi, undertook a cleanup exercise of Mbagathi River on Sunday the 12th of January. They tackled a 500 metre stretch of the river as the first step towards a sustained effort to rid the river and its banks of plastic pollution. The cleanup drive was followed by tree planting along the river banks using Biochar seedballs which are ideal for dispersal over tracts of hard to reach land. The initiative is [...]

2021-06-03T20:28:37+03:00January 15th, 2020|News & Events|

US State Department Delegation Visits Aljamea Nairobi

On Tuesday, the 19th of November, a delegation of US State Department officials and representatives from the US embassy in Nairobi visited Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah. Rory Anderson, a policy advisor for Africa in the Strategic Religious Engagement Unit and Maryam Cementwala, a Policy Advisor at the Strategic Initiatives Office of International Religious Freedom, were accompanied by Michelle Di Ionno a Political Associate at the local embassy and other personnel. The guests engaged in a round-table discussion with faculty members and students on [...]

2021-06-03T20:28:37+03:00November 20th, 2019|News & Events|

Dr Karen Pinto Visits Aljamea Karachi

On Saturday, 16th November, Dr Karen C Pinto, a professor at Boise State University’s College of Innovation and Design and an eminent medieval Islamic maps expert visited Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah, Karachi. Dr Pinto delivered a talk to students and faculty on the topic of medieval Islamic maps where she explained their prominent characteristics and distinctive features. She spoke of the tendency for such maps to be oriented to the South, the concept of an encircling ocean and the symbolism of birds. Having [...]

2021-06-03T20:28:37+03:00November 20th, 2019|News & Events|

Verse 29: Value What you Possess

In previous verses the author mentioned the various capabilities with which man has been endowed. He also encourages man to appreciate and value these qualities by using them to comprehend the truths of creation and, ultimately, fulfil his purpose in being created. In this verse he also makes it clear that failure to do so will inevitably lead to oblivion. Al-Dai al-Ajal Syedna al-Muaʾyyad al-Shirazi RA points out that the cosmos and all that it encompasses was brought into being [...]

2021-06-03T20:28:37+03:00November 15th, 2019|Blog, Philosophy|

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 [...]

2021-06-03T20:28:37+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 [...]

2021-06-03T20:28:37+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 [...]

2021-06-03T20:28:37+03:00October 17th, 2019|News & Events|
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