New & Efficient Process of Applying at Jamiatul Mustafa

There have been recent changes in the application process of Jamiatul Mustafa (the main Hawzah institution that all foreigners have to be under). So the previous lengthy process seems to be swapped and outdated now. This is a sign that was put up – and asks all new applicants to process their applications through http://sampa.miu.ac.ir The English Read more about New & Efficient Process of Applying at Jamiatul Mustafa[…]

Farsi Audio Lectures for Sarf & Nahw Books

Found a great website that has audio lectures for some of the main books covered in the Hawzah. Subjects include: Sarf, Nahw, Philosophy, Fiqh, Kalam and Usool. Sarf Tasreef – lectures by Mullah Hasan Modarres (13 lectures) Sarf Meer – lectures by Mullah Hasan Modarres (48 lectures) Sharh Tasreef – lectures by Mullah Hasan Modarres Read more about Farsi Audio Lectures for Sarf & Nahw Books[…]

Subjects Studied in the Undergraduate Program

Once a student finishes learning Farsi, the Tamhidiyah program, and decides which school they want to go to, they will be studying a series of subjects which all students of the Hawzah have to study. These courses are generally referred to as the asli courses. These asli courses themselves are not that many, however during Read more about Subjects Studied in the Undergraduate Program[…]

Detailed Overview of Tamhidiyah Courses

In the previous post where I discussed finishing tamhidiyah, I listed out the courses that one studies during the roughly 6 month period. A lot of individuals who are interested in coming to the Hawzah would like to know what exactly those subjects cover and to what extent. I am going to break down the Read more about Detailed Overview of Tamhidiyah Courses[…]

Finishing Tamhidiyah & Selecting a Hawzah To Study In

January is usually exam season in the seminaries in Qom and February is when the 2nd term starts. Therefore it is also possible for one to start their official Hawzah studies in February since it is a start of a new term in the schools. Finishing Tamhidiyah can be tricky and one needs to make Read more about Finishing Tamhidiyah & Selecting a Hawzah To Study In[…]

A Few Thoughts On My Classes

It’s been almost a month since I started classes and things have been going rather smoothly. There are about 14-17 courses that one has to complete in Tamhidiyya and they generally try to get a batch completed within 7-9 months. The time one takes to complete the Tamhidiyyah course also depends on the person; some Read more about A Few Thoughts On My Classes[…]

Studying in Tamhidiyya (Introductory Subjects)

After what seemed like a never ending summer vacation, I am back to Qum and have proceeded forward with the next stage of studies. Usually after the Farsi program is completed, most students enter into a program called Tamhidiyya. In these 6 months or so, students go through various introductory courses designed to get the Read more about Studying in Tamhidiyya (Introductory Subjects)[…]

Farsi Tamam Shud (Farsi Has Ended)

It’s been a while since I updated the blog; and that was due to the fact that I was done with Farsi and got really busy with studying for a few Tamhidiyah courses. I finished off the Farsi program around beginning of May and the final component requires you to do numerous tests. A written Read more about Farsi Tamam Shud (Farsi Has Ended)[…]

Where There’s a Pakistani, There’s a Cricket Match Going On Some Where

Hawzah students in Qum have no shortage of recreational activities available to them. Whether it be soccer, (American) football, swimming and even cricket. I hadn’t played cricket in a long time and as soon as I got a text-invite saying a few guys are playing at 7 AM in the morning, I was all down Read more about Where There’s a Pakistani, There’s a Cricket Match Going On Some Where[…]