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Posted on Mon, 2015-07-27 13:58
The Islamic Education Department of the World Federation of KSIMC and WF India office organised a course on Hadith in the month of Ramadhan at Bhavnagar.
Spread over 10 days with 1.5 hours daily, the course was conducted between 24th June to 4th July 2015 and was facilitated by Mrs Shahedah Rajani and Shaykh Kumail Rajani, Head of Islamic Education Department of The World Federation of KSIMC.
The course aimed to cover:
The definition of hadith and sunnat. The importance of hadith.
Historical background of hadith. The message of Thaqalayn.
Major hadith centers: Madina, Kufa, Qum and Baghdad.
The 400 Shia Hadith books
The 4 Shia canonical books
Intro to Nahjul balagah
Intro to Sahifa al sajjadiyah
Intro to Bihar Al anwar, Wasail al Shia and Al-Wafi
Tafsir based on hadith
Orientalism and hadith
Dirayat, Rijal, Fiqh Al hadith
The course was attended by 20 sisters most corners of Bhavnagar including the likes of Amba Chowk, Dilher Baug and Shishu Vihar. There are more requests coming in for those who could not attend due to the size of the space restriction.
The fees collected from the participants will go to WF Ramadhan Relief Fund as a small share towards helping the needy in this blessed month.
Feedbacks from a few participants:
“I am pleased that I got the opportunity to attend Shaykh Kumail's Hadith course in Bhavnagar. The topic was one that I did not have much knowledge of. I liked the way in which Shaykh Kumail developed the subject in a logical manner starting from the basic concepts through to historical background of Hadith, types of narrators, centres of Shia Hadith etc. We also got a thorough insight of Usool e Kafi and three other Shia books. The sessions were interactive and the homework was challenging. May Allah (swt) give him Taufeeq to continue the good work. Ameen.” Shameem Mehrali from Birmingham (Sis Shameem was on a tabligh trip to Bhavnagar who attended the course)
“We want to thank The World Federation for bringing such a good course among us which have increased our knowledge. And thanks to Kumailbhai and Shahedah Ben for explaining this hard topic in a simple and easy language. Besides Quran, we came to know very interesting facts about Hadith of which we were unaware of. Due to this course, the best advantage is that now onwards we will not follow blindly. We will think before quoting or saying any Islamic sayings.” Iram Varteji
“Alhamdulillah....got good information about Hadith & Sanad. I also got to know about how hard our scholars had worked, this has now got me attracted towards books written by them. I felt like I lack in reading and will surely try to increase my reading now onwards.” Heena Jamani
Sh Kumayl Rajani: It was a unique kind of experience to conduct a course on ‘Introduction to Hadith’ in Bhavnagar compared to what I teach in Jamiat al Zahra (sa). I commend the enthusiasm and dedication towards such classes from the participants.
It is so difficult to sum up an experience that had such a great impact on my life in just a few sentences, but if someone had told me that my perspective on life, the way I think, the things I do, and the way I live will all drastically change during the short duration of the course, I would not believe them, but here I am proven wrong.
Woken up by the sound of Masuma's alarm at 3.30am - a few girls visited the Haram for Fajr Salat while I stayed back - with the little time alone I had until sunrise I prayed Fajr in a small corner of our dorm. I stepped outside our room to take a walk across the campus, the silence allowed me to reflect on the past few days - I began to write down my thoughts and evaluate my daily targets. Our 7th day at Jamiatul Zahra begins.