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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.

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.

2020-01-27T15:54:32+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|

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 [...]

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

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

2019-12-23T13:29:35+03:00October 14th, 2019|News & Events|

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 [...]

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

2019-12-23T13:29:35+03:00July 4th, 2019|News & Events|