Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah was founded by Syedna Abdul Qadir Najmuddin in Surat, India, in 1810. It started as a small school with a limited curriculum, but it soon expanded to become a full-fledged university that included both religious and secular education. Over the years, the academy has played a crucial role in the community’s spiritual and intellectual development, producing several distinguished scholars and leaders.

Inauguration of the Mumbai campus

Prime Minister Modi inaugurated the newest campus of Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah in Mumbai. The campus, spread over 16 acres, is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and can accommodate up to 3,000 students. The new campus is the second in India, and it is expected to start functioning from the upcoming academic year in the month of Shawwal, the Islamic calendarís 10th month.

The new campus was designed by architect Hafeez Contractor, and it features a mix of modern and traditional architecture. It has spacious classrooms, lecture halls, a library, a laboratory, a mosque, and a large dining hall. The campus is fully equipped with the latest technology, including high-speed internet connectivity, smart boards, and modern audio-visual equipment.

Role of Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah in the Dawoodi Bohra community

Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah plays a critical role in the intellectual, spiritual, and social development of the Dawoodi Bohra community. The academy’s rigorous curriculum emphasizes critical thinking, intellectual inquiry, and independent research, helping to create a community of scholars and leaders who are well-versed in both traditional Islamic scholarship and modern education.

The academy also focuses on character-building and the development of moral values, with an emphasis on compassion, empathy, and social responsibility. This holistic approach to education helps to produce well-rounded individuals who are not only knowledgeable but also committed to making a positive difference in the world.

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