The 20th of Safar marks the fortieth day – Arba’īn - after the martyrdom of Imām Ḥusayn (a) in Karbalā’. After the fall of Saddam Husein, Iraq has seen a large influx of pilgrims from not just within Iraq, but as well as from all over the world, to mark the occasion of Arba’īn. In this brief article, we wish to explore the historical narrative regarding the events of Arba’īn and as well as its current significance in the Shi’a world. Read more here.
The Madinah & Bab youth summer course is officially back for the 17th year running! If you have a son or daughter aged between 14- 24 and want to steer them towards an amazing opportunity for spiritual and educational development, then let them experience a trip of a lifetime through our Madinah & Bab short summer course in Iran! Apply here.
The course name derives from a hadith from the Prophet: "I am the city (Madinah) of knowledge and Ali is its gate (Bab)". The older students attend a Madinatul Ilm course (City of Knowledge) and the younger ones attend Babul Ilm course (Gate of knowledge). The trip name is shortened to Madinah and Bab in honour of this quote.
Through insightful lectures, wholesome physical activities, and visits to holy sites, the course will ensure they gain Islamic Knowledge and enhance their spirituality while having lots of fun! The course is now open for applications, If you want your child to experience a trip of a lifetime which will have a positive spiritual effect on them, you must apply by Wednesday 30th May 2019.
The course will run from Thursday 25th July until Thursday 15th August 2019. Applicants must arrive in Iran no later than 25th July 2019. Participants will have the opportunity to visit the cities of Qum, Mashhad, Tehran and other historical places. Click on our course overview for more details. The course consists of four separate camps and dependant on your child's age and gender they will be assigned a place in of the groups below.
Thinking of becoming a Mentor? Find out more and apply here.
WE'VE EXTENDED OUR DEADLINE TO 30th MAY 2019!!!
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The boys from 2018 at the top of Mount Khizr
The girls getting exited about going inside the Ali Sadr Caves in Hamadan
Updated 28 August 2013
The World Federation is pleased to announce the availability of a new title: Book 1 of the most significant Shia collection of hadith: Al-Kafi, compiled by marhum Kulayni (ra).
Read a short biography of Lady Fatima Masuma (sa)