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February 15, 2014 
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 Sheikh Abbas Qummi (RA) Author of the book
'Mafateeh-ul-Jinan'(The Keys of Paradise)

Hajj Sheikh Abbas Qumi (RA) is one of the greatest scholars, researchers and narrators who in righteousness and self-sacrifice is an example of such self-made people who want to go further by means of development and guidance. He was brought up in a pious family and he himself embarked upon a thriving faith and spirituality, and due to his efforts in the path of piety and abstemiousness, the luminous heavenly-light enlightened his inner-self and had greatly affected his thought, behavior, mental and propagational efforts. His pious and mystical life is witness to such a claim.

The mystery of the success and popularity of this great scholar among the people, because of his book of supplications named Mafateeh-ul-Jinnan, is because faith and devotion were surging in the stream of his existence and had made his inner-self pure, pleasant and wholesome. Whatever he would write for others or speak of on the pulpit was the truth and came from the core of his heart, and before summoning others to the right path, he himself would practice what he preached.

He, with all his ability, like other Shi'a scholars, stood against the mean cultural customs, self-losing and intellectual conspiracies. He, enjoined the right and forbade the wrong and stood in the battlefield to fight the enemies of faith and with his piety and eloquent speech quenched the thirst of the learned scholars.  


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The NASIMCO Youth Leadership Retreat 2014 will be held in Vancouver from August 29th - September 1st, 2014 at the Copperdome Lodge in Pemberton, BC. So "SAVE THE DATE" on your calendars. For any queries please email



"Absolutely fantastic! Fun, practical, engaging and touched on many notes". This was a comment received at the 2nd Teacher Development and Support Program (TDSP) held in Orlando on February 8th and 9th, 2014 which was attended by 24 participants. The program is produced by NASIMCO Center for Islamic Learning (CIL) in association with The World Federation Madrasah Centre of Excellence (MCE). 


This fun and interactive two day program was aimed at teachers who want to enhance their teaching skills to build a stronger future for our children and increase their potential as Madrasah Teachers. The participants of this program were given tools and skills that they can directly apply in their classrooms.  



Testimonial from Principal of Orlando Madrasah, Sr Taazim Jessa:

The teaching material was well prepared and flawlessly delivered. The goal of this weekend's program was 'To equip teachers with skills, tools and support to enhance student and teacher relationship and learning'. Based on feedback, this goal was achieved. The seminar was empowering for both young and veteran teachers. The teachers were inspired to teach using contemporary methods that are conducive to learning. Most importantly, it instilled a sense of fellowship amongst the teachers that will ensure the learned skills will be implemented as a team within the Madrasah setting.  We, at IEC are grateful to NASIMCO-CIL, HIC-MC and CBE  for having supported and helped us to implement this program for our madrasah.    'It truly takes a village to raise a child'.


More info on the Orlando event and Teacher Development & Support Program can be found on the NASIMCO website


Umoja Games 2014, are all set for Allentown, PA, the home to Al-Ahad Islamic Center, on May 17-18, 2014. New additions to the tournament are the Academy tournament, the kid's tournament, the Umoja Games scholarship program, and a dedicated tournament for girls/ladies of our community. Click here to read further details on the portfolio of Umoja Games 2014.


HIC Academy in collaboration with AhlulBayt TV is hosting their first ever conference on Imam Ali (AS). This one-day conference will be held on Saturday, May 31st at the Sheraton Orlando North, located in Maitland, Florida.


The theme of the conference is Justice in Islam and includes keynote speeches and interactive sessions with the following speakers: Sheikh Mohamed Al Hilli, Syed Ali Abbas Razawi, Br. Ali Fadhil, Br. Nouri Sardar, Syed Ali Radhawi, Br. Zaki Rizvi and Syed Qassim Naqvi.

Registration opens on March 6th, 2014.  

The December, 2013 issue of the Federation Samachar published by Africa Federation is now available. This 96 paged issue contains news and views from around the world, special tribute articles, updates about the community's current development projects, features, articles and lots more. Collect your copy today from your local Jamaat.


The Hiridjee Foundation Education Loan Scheme 2014

The World Federation has launched a fantastic loan opportunity for students who will be commencing their university studies in September 2014. The Hiridjee Foundation Loan is available to TWO FEMALE students of our community wishing to pursue higher education (Undergraduate, Masters & PHD).