The Najaf Retreat’s Aims and Objectives:

  • Opportunity for young leaders in our communities to be exposed to the rich Islamic heritage in Iraq by visiting the Holy Shrines and connecting with scholars in the Islamic Seminary in Najaf.
  • Connect the young community leaders and Muslim professionals in the West with the knowledge hub in Najaf – the center of Islamic learning. Participants will engage directly with the senior-most ranking scholars of the seminary and benefit from their knowledge and experience.
  • An opportunity for scholars to better understand the the youth and pertinent issues they face across communities in the west.
  • An opportunity for aspiring Hawza students to better understand the Hawza system in Najaf in order to make a more informed decision about studying there in the future.
  • Visitation of the Shrines of the Imams and important heritage sites in Najaf, Karbala, Kathmiya, and Samarra.

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