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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.

From Text to Context: an Exercise in Patriotism

The students at Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah, much like the broader Dawoodi Bohra community to which they belong, hail from countries all over the world. Although unified by faith and cultural as well as religious traditions, Dawoodi Bohras are citizens of scores of different countries and are committed to the development and protection of the societies and nations they belong to. This unique trait is founded in the Prophetic tradition which not only encourages loyalty to and patriotism towards one’s country, but frames [...]

2018-08-23T14:56:59+03:00August 15th, 2018|News & Events|

Academic Writing Workshop in Aljamea Karachi

The Department of Dissertations in Aljamea Karachi organised an interactive academic research and writing workshop for the students of standard 8 and 9. Students are required to submit their extended Masters dissertation at the end of standard 10 and thereafter defend it in a viva voce debate, witnessed by the rectors, faculty and senior students of Aljamea in standard 11. As a result, the 8th and 9th year are crucial for research and the preliminary structuring of ideas and content. [...]

2018-10-30T23:11:38+03:00July 14th, 2018|News & Events|

Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah Mourns the Loss of its Rector

Aljamea’s senior most rector, al-Syed al-Ajal Syedi Maʾzūn Saheb Shahzada Qasim Bhaisaheb Hakimuddin, passed away in the early hours of the 20th of Rajab al-Asab, 5th April, 2018. Syedi Saheb was busy preparing for the first day of Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah’s al-imtihān al-shafahī (viva voce examinations), which he had led for decades, expending even the very last moments of his life in the service of Aljamea. […]

2018-04-16T13:06:55+03:00April 15th, 2018|News & Events|

876 individuals commit the entire Holy Quran to memory

Alongside the examinations, the culmination of the academic year at Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah is known for the ceremony where new huffāz, individuals who have commited the entire Holy Quran to memory, are awarded their degrees after passing a series of oral and written tests. This year the award programme involved a procession where huffāz (sing. hāfiz) walked the main ceremonial avenue adjacent to Aljamea and collectively recited select verses from the Holy Quran before His Holiness and an audience of thousands of community members. [...]

2019-03-26T10:43:03+03:00April 13th, 2018|News & Events|

Chief Minister of Gujarat visits Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah

The honourable Chief Minister of the State of Gujarat, Shri Vijay Rupani called on His Holiness Dr Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin TUS, head of the Dawoodi Bohra community, at Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah Arabic Academy on Friday April the 13th in Surat. The Chief Minister visited the 200 year-old Academy to observe and participate in Aljamea’s imtihān shafahī (viva voce examinations). […]

2018-04-14T17:33:19+03:00April 13th, 2018|News & Events|

The passing of al-Ustādh Shaikh Dr Haiderali Bhai Indorewala

Al-Ustādh Janāb Shaikh Dr Haiderali Bhai Indorewala, one of the longest serving functionaries and khidmatguzārs (those who render service) of Daʿwat, passed away on Thursday, 15th March 2018, the eve (29th of Jumādā al-Ukhrā) of the ʿurs mubārak (death anniversary) of the 46th al-Dāʿī al-Mutlaq Syedna Mohammed Badruddin RA  and the eminent Fatimi Chief Justice, al-Dai al-Ajal Syedna al-Qādi al-Nuʿman b. Mohammed RA. He had the privilege of serving three incumbents to the office of al-dāʿī al-mutlaq during the course of his dedicated service. [...]

2018-03-27T08:45:40+03:00March 27th, 2018|News & Events|