I remember one of the mentors telling me how much this trip changed her life, and I distinctly remember being very sceptical. After all, it was only a ziyaraat trip wasn't it?
Posted on Tue, 2015-03-31 12:07
A few centuries ago, in a society that prevailed women from having any rights, Islam taught people that women had not only rights, but were standing as the equal of men. Islam taught society that women are gems, blessed with abilities and talent that needed to be preserved and valued for her achievements.
Sayyida Fatima Zahra (sa) was given the title of Sayyidatu Nisa al A’lameen by the Holy Prophet (saw) as she was the best of all the women of the world and she is the perfect role model for both men and women. Imam Khomeini (r.a.) declared the Wiladat of Sayyida Fatima Zahra (sa) as ‘Women’s Day’ and stated that “This day is like the day of revival of real womanhood and the day of foundation-building for the important and respectable role woman play in the society. As the Wiladat of Sayyida Fatima Zahra (s.a) approaches, The World Federation of KSIMC wants to recognise and celebrate the success and achievements of the women in our community. The World Federation of KSIMC has organised a ‘social media reform’ to showcase the women in our community, which will be presented on our social media pages.
If you know a woman who has inspired you through their community, professional or personal life, nominate them by telling us who they are and how they have inspired you. All you have to do is make a short video clip with a short message or send in a photo with a short statement telling us who they are and how they have inspire you to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a great way to present the amazing achievements of the women in our community that have made positive contributions to society, so please do get involved!
Don’t forget to check our social media pages for all the nominations!
To mark the death anniversary of our founder, Marhum Mulla Asgherali M M Jaffer, The Khoja Heritage Project of WF took the opportunity to speak to his son, Shaykh Abbas Jaffer, to find out more about what Marhum Mulla Asghar was like at home with his family and how he divided his time between his job as an optician, his community work and his family.
The World Federation’s Education objective is to empower the Khoja community with the ability to improve their quality of life and this is achieved through Higher Education. Our goal is to enable growth and progress through education, creating a generation of skilled individuals who will work together to improve and strengthen their communities.