The privilege of being able to do the ziyarat of Bibi Masooma (AS) and Imam Raza (AS) is an honour in itself, but adding to that the role of a mentor, and being able to impact the lives of our youth for the better, added another dimension to my experience of this trip.
Discovering Sacred Texts
In January 2019, Shaykh Mohammed Ali Ismail, the Deputy Head of Islamic Education, met the British Library to discuss a project called Discovering Sacred Texts, which The World Federation will be supporting. The project will launch online in September 2019 and is aimed primarily at students and teachers of GCSE and A level Religious Education, but is also intended to appeal to a general audience.
It will feature around 240 digitised sacred texts from the Library’s collections. Multiple faiths are covered, and the digitised collection items will be contextualised with articles written by curators, academics, and faith leaders, as well as with video content and teachers’ resources.
More information about the project can be found at https://www.bl.uk/projects/discovering-sacred-texts.
During the visit, Shaykh Mohammed Ali also had the opportunity to look through some of the very earliest Qur’ans in the world, including the Ma’il Qur’an pictured immediately below which dates back to the eighth century.
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