Mentor applications for the Madinah al-ilm & Bab al-ilm summer course 2016 are now open!
Posted on Wed, 2014-08-27 17:00
In the name of Allah the most merciful and the Most Gracious.
I would like to start by narrating a small phrase which says "Knowledge is the most important part of one’s life." Therefore we started our day by having an aromatic breakfast, followed by the classes (as per mentioned in the phrase when one interprets it) with the lectures from the great personalities who sacrificed their whole career, time and family, so that they can take part to raise today's generation. Such pious individuals are Shaykh Kumail and Sister Najiya who shared with us their wonderful knowledge. Then we prayed Dhuhr and Asr Salat in the Haram of the famous personality known as our eighth Imam (Imam Ali Ar-Redha), and then our schedule continued by a delicious lunch. As we had an hour or two of free time, some of us rested while others went shopping.
After a few hours we were accompanied by Shaykh Kumail who took us in a tour of the Haram. Thereafter, we continued by praying Maghrib and Isha prayers in the sacred Haram and then we came back to hotel for dinner. We then went by to the Haram for Dua Kumail which was really amazing! The fact that we were sitting in the Haram of our beloved Imam and were mourning the martyrdom of his grandfather Imam Jafar As-Sadiq (AS) as it was his night of Shahadat was a blessing and opportunity of a lifetime. Our fellow participants from the boys and Shaykh Kumail arranged a wonderful Azadari which made us go centuries behind when our Imams were oppressed and poisoned. We had solo time in the Haram so that we could make the connection with our Imam as we never know till when our souls are in our body and we never know if we will ever get a chance back to visit our Imam. We then went back to the hotel and the lights were off so that we could rest to get charged for next day
Written by: Participant MS from Dubai
Updated 20 November 2013
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Updated 8 October 2013
Applying for the Madinah and Bab course this year was the best decision of my life. It has now been a month since I returned from Iran but every day I think about those treasured and valued 18 days that I spent with my fellow participants and mentors.