Born in the Holy City of Mashhad, Sayyid Sistani grew up in a family renowned for its religiosity and devotion to the religion of Islam. In 1948, Sayyid Sistani travelled to Qum and began studying in the seminary of the late Grand Ayatullah Buruujardi. He benefited greatly and learnt a vast amount of knowledge adopting many of the views he laid down.
Posted on Wed, 2014-04-23 11:32
The Secretary General of The World Federation of KSIMC, Shan E Abbas Hassam, recently sat with interviewer, Sakina Datoo, and shared his thoughts on the upcoming Triennial Conference. This will be held on Friday 16th to Sunday 18th May 2014 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
The World Federation conference is held every three years and allows the current team to report back on the work achieved during the term. The conference is attended by individuals from all over the world and this year, over 100 delegates and invitees are expected to attend.
During the conference, several key issues will be addressed and a number of decisions will be made, including the areas of focus for the next term. Various discussions will also take place in relation to the organisation’s administration costs, the Madressa Centre of Excellence, capacity building, women’s needs, and much more.
Shan E Abbas discusses the importance on community engagement during this conference. There is an opportunity for all community members to get involved in the discussions and share their thoughts through The World Federation’s social media pages. These pages which will be updated during the three days at:
To get involved in the discussions or to ask a question, please contact us on facebook, twitter or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
During the interview, Shan E Abbas discussed several areas of the conference including:
What is the conference about?
Who attends and how many people are expected at the meeting?
What key issues will be raised?
How is this information passed onto the community members?
How can the wider community participate?
Are there any big issues you will be discussing where you would specifically like members to offer their input?
Will there anything be happening on the sidelines? Such as visits to existing projects?
What are the expectations of this conference?
How would you judge a successful conference?
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The World Federation unequivocally condemns the 16th December Taliban-led attack on a school in Pakistan, which left 132 children and 9 teachers dead in Peshawar.
This month, the President of The World Federation, Dr Asgar Moledina, visited Uganda.