Understand and Appreciate Islamic Sciences

The CoEJ Islamic Cultural and Religious Affairs Committee (ICRA) is pleased to present this advanced course on Islamic Sciences. Have you ever wanted to gain deeper academic knowledge of Islamic Sciences but never had the time to commit to Hawza? This interactive online course is designed to feed your academic appetite and provide you with knowledge from esteemed scholars on:
  • Quranic Sciences
  • Ahadith
  • Jurisprudence
  • Islamic Legal Theory
  • History
  • Duas and Ziarat
  • Theology
  • Logic
  • Philosophy, and
  • Irfan
To view the course contents and learning outcomes, please click below.
  Course videos will NOT be available to view online publicly at this time.

Interact with Hawza Luminaries

The CoEJ Islamic and Cultural Religious Affairs committee (ICRA) is pleased and honoured to present this wonderful and unique opportunity to directly interact with an Ayatullah on the topics of Qur'an and Shahr Ramadhan.  
Ayatullah Sayyid Ahmad al-Madadi al-Musavi (b. 1951) is one of the most prominent scholars of the Hawza of Qum. Born in Najaf, Ayatullah Madadi studied under Ayatullah Khoei for seven years attending his most advanced lectures (dars) of fiqh and usul. He also spent two years with Ayatullah Sistani before he left for Qum. In Qum, he commenced teaching the most advanced levels of Hawza studies that span over three decades and which he continues till today. His scholastic background and unique method of analysing history and hadith literature have attracted scores of senior scholars and emerging students to his lectures.
Sheikh Kumail Rajani: Having extensively studied in the seminary of Qum from propaedeutic sciences (al-muqaddimāt) to extra-textual course (dars al-khārij), Sheikh Kumail Rajani is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Exeter. He has taught topics such as tafsīr, ḥadīth, history, theology and fiqh at Al-Mostafa International University, Jamiat al-Zahra and a number of other research institutions of Qum. He teaches Islamic Law and Society in the capacity of a Post-Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Exeter. Though primarily focused on the origins and development of Shīʿī ḥadīth, his research interests extend to Qur’anic exegesis, fiqh, uṣūl, history, and Shiʿi Studies more broadly.

Dates and Times

The event will take place as a Live interaction:
In English on Saturday, 17 April 2021 at:
UK: 9.30pm
US: 4.30pm Eastern Time
France: 2230h
Tanzania: 11.30pm
In Gujarati on Saturday, 24 April 2021 at:
UK: 9.30pm
US: 4.30pm Eastern Time
France: 2230h
Tanzania: 11.30pm
To attend the event, please register using the form below and we will send you a link to access the event beforehand.
Please send in your questions for Ayatullah Al-Madadi at shuyukh@coej.org or by using the form below.

Khoja Heritage Festival 2021

The Khoja Heritage Festival, currently running for the third year, is a celebration of Khoja culture and roots, and everything that makes us who we are. The aim of the festival to remain connected to our heritage and learn things about our history that we may not have known.   This year, the Festival is going virtual and will have presentations from Jamaats, a heritage exhibition, a quiz with prizes for the winner and runner up, and a children's Gujarati speech competition!   Date: 23 May 2021 Time: 3:00-6:00pm  
Children's Gujarati Speech Competition
One of the main events at this year's KHF, is the Children's Gujarati Speech Competition, where the children from our communities will compete in delivering speeches on a selected theme in the Gujarati language!  
The Children's Gujarati Speech Competition is open to children aged between 7 and 12 years. To apply to enter, please click here and fill in your child's details and Jamaat name, telling us why they would like to enter the competition. Only 5 applicants will be selected to participate in the competition!
The theme for the competition is twofold:
  1. Describe what our heritage is as a Khoja today (traditional food, traditional clothes, our language, our mosques, etc.)
  2. What are the goals of the Khoja Heritage Project (maintain our culture, spread our culture, or just talk about it sometime around an event?)

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