Fatimi Architecture

The art and architecture of the Fatimi Imams AS is not only researched and studied in Aljamea, but brought to life in its buildings and edifices. These Fatimi ornamentations and monuments are not merely one-off replicas of their originals meant to serve as reminders of a former glory, but are rather components of a perpetual system of inspiration towards the everlasting ideals and values embodied by the Fatimi movement: āthār and maʾāthir
aljamea’s campuses’

Design Philosophy

Aljamea's educational philosophy of synthesising tradition with modernity also finds expression in the design language of its campuses. All four campuses strike an effective and dynamic balance between traditional architectural heritage and modern, environmentally friendly functionality.

The Rukn Mukhallaq

The rukn mukhallaq, is a chamfered corner from the exterior façade of al-Jāmiʿal-Aqmar in Cairo in its incorporation of the Quranic verse, “Indeed, Allah is with the pious and those who do good,” reminds students that knowledge must lead to both piety and goodwill towards others. In this manner, all throughout Aljamea, through form and materials, structure and layout, Fatimi ideals and values are reinforced.

The Minaret

Around the courtyard, between the masjid and minaret are the classrooms, the library and other facilities. The buildings merge to form one giant complex, spanning the length and breadth of the campus. Despite their different functions and purposes, the campus lives and breathes as a whole: a single entity dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge and character. Amongst these structures, the minarets stand tallest above the rest of the buildings acting as beacons signalling others towards the traditions and heritage of the Fatimi imams.

Fatimi Architecture

LEED compliance
Compliance with most of the requirements for LEED accreditation including features such as rainwater harvesting, composting and photovoltaic panels.
Green design
Where possible, buildings have been designed to utilise sunlight and facilitate natural ventilation to the greatest extent possible. 
Reusable energy
In Surat, a solar water heating system for the dormitories has been in operation since the 1980s. Newer campuses have also implemented solar power into their day to day functioning, reducing their dependence on other forms of power to a great extent.
Gardens and Green Spaces
The karachi campus features a Quranic garden, the first of its kind in Pakistan. Similarly, the Nairobi campus feaures extensive green spaces which contain a blend of trees mentioned in the Quran and indeginous spieces.
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Our Campuses

Surat Campus
Karachi Campus
Nairobi Campus
Mumbai Campus
Surat Campus

Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah,
Devri Mubarak,
Zampa Bazaar, Begampura,
Surat, Gujarat, 395003, India

261-3011110
surat@jameasaifiyah.edu

Karachi Campus

Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah
St-8 Block-C, North 
Nazimabad, Karachi,
74700, Pakistan

38636600
karachi@jameasaifiyah.edu
Nairobi Campus

Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah,
Saifee Park, Syedna Mohammed 
Burhanuddin Road, Nairobi,
00100, Kenya

020-7650283/84
nairobi@jameasaifiyah.edu
Mumbai Campus

Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah,
3 Bori Colony
Marol, Andheri East, Mumbai,
Maharashtra, 400059, India

222-8317500
mumbai@jameasaifiyah.edu
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