Latest co-curricular and extra-curricular activities taking place at across Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah’s four campuses. Includes news of Aljamea rectors, faculty, students and alumni.

The Supplications of Imam ʿAli Zayn al-ʿAbideen AS

Renowned for his piety and dedication to the Almighty’s worship, Maulana al-Imam ʿAli bin al-Imam al-Husain AS is famously known as Zayn al-ʿAbideen, Adornment of the Worshippers, as well as al-Sajjād, the one who prostrates frequently. Historical accounts report that he completed a thousand rakaʾāt (pl. of rakʿa, the basic unit of Muslim prayer, namaz, consisting of a bow and two prostrations) every single day. The Imam also authored a number of supplicatory and petitionary prayers which eloquently capture the [...]

2021-05-05T16:52:46+03:00May 3rd, 2021|News & Events|

An Educator and his Passion for Bonsai

Business Daily What piques your interest when you look at a tree? Is it the size or colour of its flower? For Ahmedali Hebatullah, who lives in Nairobi, it is the branches and roots; how they look, how they are growing and to which direction. To him, trees are living works of art. From them, he draws inspiration that he applies to his art of making Bonsai trees. Bonsai trees are miniature versions of real-life trees. Exceptionally detailed, with every [...]

2021-04-23T16:16:40+03:00April 23rd, 2021|News & Events|

Aljamea Students and Faculty Embrace Online Learning

Due to the ongoing global pandemic and in the interest of safety, all four campuses of Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah are currently engaged in online learning. Nearly three months have now passed since the start of the new academic year, and despite the fact that students and faculty members are spread out across multiple continents and time zones, the process of enlightening minds and enriching souls remains undiminished.   In Fatimi philosophy, the pursuit of knowledge is a perennial practice undeterred by the [...]

2020-08-05T11:28:40+03:00August 5th, 2020|News & Events|

Karachi Campus Auditorium Wins Second Prize at Pakistan Flower Show

Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah Karachi was awarded second prize at the 69th Pakistan Annual Flower show under the University Gardens category on the 20th of February, 2020. The award was presented to faculty members by His Excellency President Arif Alvi at a ceremony which came as the culmination of a gardening competition organised by the Horticultural Society of Pakistan. Established in 1948 the society aims to cultivate a network of enthusiasts and create awareness about the need for functional green spaces within urban [...]

2020-05-01T19:28:25+03:00May 1st, 2020|News & Events|

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 [...]

2020-02-12T14:57:51+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.

2020-05-01T19:58:36+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 [...]

2020-01-20T19:26:11+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 [...]

2020-01-15T11:34:00+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 [...]

2019-12-23T13:29:35+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 [...]

2019-12-23T13:29:35+03:00November 20th, 2019|News & Events|
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