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24 March 2019 / 17. Rajab 1440

Madinah and Bab Youth Summer Courses 2016 – Applications are now open for students & mentors !

Following months of preparation and coordination, The World Federation, in partnership with The Africa Federation (AFED), The Council of European Jamaats (CoEJ), and the North American Shia Ithna-Asheri Muslim Communities Organisation (NASIMCO) is pleased to announce the launch of the renowned Madinah al-Ilm and Bab al-Ilm Youth Summer Courses in Iran.

These courses are truly life-changing and have been described by many as one that they will never forget.

The Courses

1. The Madinah al-Ilm course is for boys and girls (separate camps) between the ages of 18 and 24 years old and will run from 31 July to 20 August 2016 InshAllah.

2. The Bab al-Ilm course is for boys and girls (separate camps) between the ages of 14 and 17 years old and will run from 31 July to 20 August 2016 InshAllah.

(Please note: There may be slight variations in the dates for each region based on regional flight itineraries)

Participants will have the opportunity to visit the cities of Qum, Mashhad, Tehran, and a tourist spot.

Participant prices

The programme is heavily subsidised and each participant is encouraged to pay a minimum of the subsidised cost. If an applicant can afford to pay the full amount, then they must do so.

The full and subsidised costs per region are as follows:

  • Europe full cost - GBP £1,620
  • Europe subsidised cost - GBP £1,020
  • Africa full cost - $2,700 USD
  • Africa subsidised cost - $1, 700 USD
  • North America full cost - $3,800 CAD / $2,900 USD
  • North America subsidised cost - $2,600 CAD / $1,900 USD
  • Middle East full cost - $1,200 USD (excluding flight and visa costs)
  • Middle East subsidised cost - $800 USD (excluding flight and visa costs)
  • Other countries full cost - $1,200 USD (excluding flight and visa costs)
  • Other countries subsidised cost - $900 USD (excluding flight and visa costs)

More Information

There are a number of ways to find out more about these excellent courses, including the following:

Click here to read 2015’s report – MUST READ 

Daily blogs from last year’s courses

Click here to view Frequently Asked Questions

Click here to read the Terms and Conditions of the course

Click here to watch the promotional DVD in HD

Click here to view the AFED poster

Click here to view the CoEJ poster

Click here to view the Middle East poster

Click here to view the NASIMCO poster 

Click here to view the WF poster

How to Apply 

To apply as a participant please click here

Participants from Europe please click here


Those having difficulties submitting the online application form should email us at and we will send a word document version of the application form to complete.

Please note that your application will not be considered, unless we receive the following:

• A scanned copy in jpeg of your passport photo page.  Your passport must be valid until at least April 2017.

• A copy of a recent passport sized photograph in jpeg, taken in the last 6 months. Photos of female applicants must be in full hijab, otherwise the visa application will be automatically rejected.

• Deposit must be paid to your respective regional federation - the deposit will be refunded for those who are unsuccessful in their application. 

CoEJ:  GBP 200
Middle East: GBP 100
Others: GBP 100

Deadline for Applications: 

The subsidised costs are heavily subsidised and there are limited places available. The deadline for applications is  1st May 2016.

Please note that for those applying as a participant, if we are happy that an applicant has met the selection criteria, places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

Donations & Sponsorships

These courses are only possible through the kind donations of our supporters. Please donate generously and earn eternal reward for you and your respected Marhumeen. 

Click here to go to our donations page. 

For more information or to make a donation email:


Mentor applications

Mentor applications are now available for those who are preferably 21 years to 35 years old. Successful applicants must be available to attend the course and mentor training from approximately Thursday 28 July to Saturday 20 August 2016.

If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please email click here for the job description and application.

For more information or to make a donation, please email

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