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Posted on Sun, 2014-01-12 14:22
Alhamdulillah, I thank Allah (SWT) for giving me the wonderful opportunity to have been part of the Bab and Madinah Summer Courses in Iran 2014. Without any hesitation, I can easily say to sum up the trip, that it was the best experience of my life so far!
The knowledge I gained has been very beneficial and hopefully is helping me reach my goal of spiritual perfection. The teachers who delivered lectures and lessons were all very knowledgeable and the content they shared with us was highly valued.
Not only this, the factor which really differentiates this course from any other is the range of different activities we took part in. Not only was the trip a spiritual one, but we also had lots of fun: playing sports, visiting tourist sites, taking coach journeys and socialising with peers, who not only became my friends but a large, caring family. I strongly suggest everyone should apply for this once in a lifetime opportunity!
Leaving Iran after such an experience was the saddest feeling ever. The strong connection we had all built with Bibi Ma'sumah (as) and Imam Redha (as) was hard to depart from so we aim to maintain that relationship no matter how far away we are from them. However we were also leaving behind the new and unforgettable experiences as well as all of our friends. Overall, we felt as though we weren't departing to go home, rather we were departing from home.
I cannot, in words, even begin to thank and show my appreciation to all the teachers, mentors and organisers for all the unimaginable amount of effort they put in to making this course as successful as it was. The mentors on the trip were very cooperative, they were easy to approach and they made the course fun for all of us.
In summary, I think the course was worth every penny and more! I don't think a price can be put on building a relationship with Bibi Ma'suma (as) and Imam Redha (as). I pray that Insha'Allah everyone gets the opportunity to indulge in such a course and have the unforgettable experiences I had.
The World Federation would be grateful for any amount of donation that you are able to make towards the Courses. Your donation will go towards inspiring a young person of the community towards the teachings of the AhlulBayt (as) and the experience we pray, will stay with them forever.
Payment can be made either online or by posting a cheque to the office at:
The World Federation, Iran Summer Course,
Islamic Centre, Wood Lane
Stanmore HA7 4LQ, UK
Cheques should be made payable to ‘The World Federation’. Or you may simply telephone us and we will take the donation over the phone using a credit/debit card.
A 3 Day & 3 Night Youth Course for Boys was organised by The World Federation India Office. The residential course with 42 Students was held from 8th to 11th May 2014 at Panvel.
Updated 2 January 2013
First and foremost I would like to thank Allah for having given me the opportunity to attend the summer course in Iran. I would also like to thank The World Federation for the chance they gave me to be one of those who attended this. I enjoyed my stay in Iran and above all I learnt a lot not only in classroom but also in field trips.