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Welcome to Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, that owes its name to the Maasai phrase ‘Enkare Nyrobi’ (cold water) – of the nourishing Nairobi River.

Nairobi in Lisan-u-dawat reads ‘neer’ within; a link to WATER, that reminds one of the intensely sorrowful zikr of Imam Husain AS. The remembrance of which only brings woeful tears to our eyes.

Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah, not unlike ‘a place of cold water’ is a source of intellectual nourishment; a source of Ilm-e-Ale-Mohammed.

Important Instructions

for Ashara Mubaraka 1443H, Al Jamea tus Saifiyah, Nairobi

Mumineen are urged to remember that Raza Mubarak is the basis for all travel arrangements. Due to the ongoing pandemic climate, travellers are required to comprehensively read the guidelines issued by the Government of Kenya.

Click here for Travel Advisory by Government of Kenya

The venue, Saifee Park (Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin Road, Off Langata South Road, Nairobi, Kenya) will be closed after Sunday 1st August, 23rd Zilhijjatil Haram as per Ashara Mubarak 1443H COVID-19 protocol.

Note that all official information will be conveyed through ITS.

It is now a mandatory requirement for all passengers arriving in Kenya to fill in the COVID-19 Travellers Health Surveillance Form.
The forms must be filled online via https://ears.health.go.ke/airline_registration/. Passengers will be required to display the received QR codes to port health officials for them to be allowed to proceed to arrival immigration.

 

Raza Mubarak

For criteria to be met for Raza, you must first ensure that you:

  1. Are eligible to travel, as per travel advisory
  2. Can travel within the given time frame, as per travel advisory
  3. Can arrive to Saifee Park latest by Sunday 6.00 p.m. 1st August, 23rd Zilhijjatil Haram.
  4. Have COVID-19 Vaccination, with updated records on ITS.
  5. Have an invitation for accommodation ONLY in Saifee Park, given through the ITS portal by the host residing in Saifee Park.

WhatsApp Helpline:
+1 304 4515253
from 10 AM to 10 PM IST for any queries

TRAVEL ADVISORY

View the latest Travel Advisory by Government of Kenya.

VISA INFORMATION

There is NO visa on arrival to Kenya. Click to apply for an e-visa.

VISA ASSISTANCE

Details to assist fill Visa Application Form for travel to Kenya

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

View Saifee Park COVID Protocols that will be in place during Ashara.

Frequently asked questions.

If you don’t find the answer to your query in the FAQs below, contact us on our official WhatsApp Helpline +1 304 4515253

Upon arrival, will transport be provided from the airport to Saifee Park?2021-07-27T05:38:46+03:00

Due to Covid Protocols and maintaining social distancing between families and arriving groups, NO TRANSPORT will be provided. However, transport has been facilitated at arrivals, via an appointed transport vendor i.e. “Yellow Cabs” at JKIA whose drivers are fully vaccinated.
The agreed transport rates for Cabs are as follows:
5/7 – seater from the Airport to Saifee Park KES 1600/- or USD $ 15/-.

Is my country of origin eligible for Raza?2021-07-24T00:31:52+03:00

Mumineen arriving from the following countries will unfortunately not be granted raza to come to Nairobi for Ashara Mubaraka: India, Pakistan, Kuwait, Brunei, Ireland, Thailand.

According to the travel guidelines issued by the Government of Kenya:

  1. Passengers from India are not allowed to travel to Kenya
  2. Passengers from Pakistan, Kuwait, Thailand, Brunei & Ireland will be required to undergo mandatory quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in Kenya at their own cost.

Therefore the deadline 1st August 6.00 p.m. cannot be met and raza will not be granted.

How can I apply for Kenyan visa?2021-07-24T00:26:51+03:00

Visit the official portal www.evisa.go.ke for online visa application. Read instructions carefully before applying.

What is the QR code needed for arrival in Kenya?2021-07-24T00:25:45+03:00

A code that verifies passengers’ COVID-19 status. It must be displayed upon arrival. The code is obtained upon filling the form via https://ears.health.go.ke/airline_registration/

Do I need a yellow-fever certificate?2021-07-24T00:24:48+03:00

Yes, you must have a yellow fever vaccine certificate upon arrival in Kenya.

When travelling, are children also to be tested for COVID-19?2021-07-24T00:23:50+03:00

According to the Kenyan travel advisory, children under 5 years need not be tested when travelling to Kenya. However, it is advised to also follow the travel regulations of the country of origin.

What do I say is my purpose of visiting Kenya, if asked?2021-07-24T00:23:03+03:00

For the visa application, you should select ‘Tourism’ or ‘Holiday’ as your purpose of visit, and on the Disembarkation (Arrival) form, you may tick ‘Holiday’.

Will my vaccine type be accepted?2021-07-24T00:21:55+03:00

All vaccines approved by the World Health Organisation (WHO) will be accepted. As per ITS guidelines, 2 doses are mandatory.

Can I get raza if I only have one dose of vaccine?2021-07-24T00:20:29+03:00

No, two doses of a WHO-approved vaccine is required.

Can my unvaccinated child get raza and accompany me?2021-07-24T00:19:32+03:00

Children under 18 years of age will be allowed to accompany their parents, even if not vaccinated.

Can I get raza if I have arranged accommodation outside Saifee Park?2021-07-24T00:18:46+03:00

No, an invitation from a host residing within Saifee Park is a MUST for raza eligibility.

Can I enter Saifee Park after 1st August if I have been in quarantine?2021-07-24T00:17:50+03:00

No, entry into Saifee Park will not be allowed after 1st August 6.00 p.m. (+3 GMT) time under any circumstances.

What is the weather like in Nairobi?2021-07-24T00:15:10+03:00

22ºC/10ºC Partly to mostly cloudy. Few chances of rain. Pack for cool weather

What will my accommodation be like?2021-07-24T00:13:31+03:00

This year, accommodation is only based on an official invitation by a host residing in Saifee Park, Langata. Expect homely abodes with most facilities available in the area. Maintain open communication with hosts.
Guests and hosts alike are not allowed to leave the premises from 1st August until the end of the event.

Should I be concerned for my safety in Kenya?2021-07-24T00:12:43+03:00

It is wise to stay alert, but not paranoid. Keep your street-smart mode on during your travels and be generally wary of theft and fraud.

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Saifee Park

Discover the magic of a new day when you wake up in enchanting Saifee Park. As the first light falls on the rolling acres of green land spanning across the Karen countryside, and the birds chirp their morning tunes, dawn brings alive a little world tucked away in Nairobi, Kenya.

You will find Saifee Park dotted with quaint housing and mumineen of the Dawoodi Bohra Community returning from masjid after Fajr namaaz. It is in those hushed moments before sunrise that one can take in the crisp air and become grounded. Then, the day brightens as dwellers bustle away in pursuit of living another day by His Holiness Dr Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin’s TUS guidance and grace. Read More

Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah

Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah is the principal educational institute of the Dawoodi Bohra community. Its sole benefactor, His Holiness Dr Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin TUS, oversees and guides it in all its endeavours.

Spread over 12 acres, the 18 buildings of the campus are more than 900,000 ft2 of carpet area. Amongst the buildings of the campus are a masjid, large ceremonial hall (Īwān), dining hall (Mawāʾid) and kitchen, library, auditorium, Mahad al-Zahra (Quranic institute), classroom buildings, administrative and maintenance facilities and separate male and female residences with a capacity for over 1000 students. In AlJamea-tus-Saifiyah, education is more than academics per se; it is a quest for excellence in all aspects of personality, imbibing morality as well as intellectuality. Read More

01

Ohbat

Our mental and spiritual preparation for Ashara Mubaraka takes precedence over everything else. We embark on this soul-cleansing journey to improve our values and strengthen our faith through noha-aweel under Moula’s TUS guidance.

02

Travel & Packing

It is a little chilly in Nairobi, but not muddy this time! Let us ensure our clothing is clean and namaazi. Documents handy, masks in place, ready to take off with a smile on the face.

03

Arrival & Saifee Park

Worry not, we will be there to hail you at the port. For Saifee Park and Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah await your arrival; all prepped and primed to wrap you into their welcoming dwelling. Your raza letter is your ticket to this little haven of micro-bubbles.

04

Waaz

When it’s time to be all ears, turn off your phones and be with your peers. Keep your distance, but stay together in this humble assembly that owes its grandeur to the presence of our Bawa Mushfiq TUS.

05

Mawaid

Remember, No Israaf! That’s part of our adaab. We shall have Niyaaze Husain AS having said Salawaat and having kept in mind all pointers for Nazaafat.

06

Post Waaz

Time to reflect upon the Pearls of Wisdom gained, as we appreciate the diligence of MHB Talabulilm. We must participate when we have the Fatimi philosophy explained; so that we may grow blessedly under Aale Mohammed’s SAW reign.

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