Before I started a Hawza life I used to do lot of research online How to get admission and stuff but I’ve never get enough information about it. So today I’ll tell you all the steps.
Ps: It’s better to have some worldly education (At least High school or even Masters) not because they will not accept you.But If you have worldly education, you’ll have better understanding of Islamic Knowledge.
Al Mustafa International University Iran Is the head of all Hawza’s across the globe
Almost all Hawza’s are under Al Mustafa University
There is no specific time to get admission you can take whenever you want. If you have any of following passport you might not get admission as quick (Pakistani, Indian) not because that they are racist but actually there are lot of Pakistani's Indians studying here and there space is almost full for these countries.
How to get Admission?
There are three ways to get admission
1: If there is a Jamatul Mustafa branch in your country you should contact them and fill the admission forum and wait till they accept you and send your student visa.
2: Apply Online on “rsampa.miu.ac.ir . Fill the forum and wait till they contact you (Normally it will take around 3-9 months)
3: Visit Iran for Ziarah and visit Jamatul Mustafa in Qom and fill the online forum and wait till they do your work (it’ll take about a month) They might provide you temporary accommodation
After you get admission
They will provide you temporary accommodation and after that they will send you to Farsi Learning School.
You’ll have 4 options
You can choose from following!!!From where you want to learn Farsi and Tamhedia(Basic Islamic Laws)
Rooms are quite normal you’ll get your own bed with a small wardrobe. And you’ll have to live with other 7 students in one room
Class: Usually it’s from 8am to 1pm
Lunch: After 1pm
Dinner after Maghribain/ 8pm
Lights off 11pm
What will they provide?
Pocket money 48 Dollars (per month)
3 time food (Thursday only 2 times and Friday no food)
Ps: For married couple things are quite different
They have limited houses for couples (You might have to wait for your turn)
To Rent a house it may cost you around 45$ a month for 2 rooms but you’ll have to gave Rehen(Security) this depends on House/Area where you’re living it might be from 2000$ to 15000$ (You’ll get this money back when you’ll leave the house)
What will you do after finishing Persian & Tamhedia?
Then you’ll have to choose which Madrasa you want to go.
There is only Two options Farsi or Arabic Madrasa for advance Islamic Studies
For Example: Imam Khomenai University, Hujjatiya (They are Farsi Madrasas)
Ahlulbayt & Imam Sadiq (as) Madrassa are Arabic Madrasas
In these Madrasa they will teach you advance Islam.
Can I get a job after becoming a Scholar?
Well first of all remember that you're on Allah's way and sacrificing yourself for Allah you shouldn’t think that you won’t get a job.
There are options if you want to live in Iran as a student they’ll provide you money (Hardly enough).
Other than that there are few other options
For Example: You can be a writer, You can be a Translator, You can be a public speaker (most of the Hawza students becomes speaker)
You can go back to your country and serve your community.
Ps: If any sister wanted to start a Hawza life there are also Hawza's for sister ,,, Bint ul Huda in Qom etc
Best of Luck
If you still have any questions, feel free to ask!
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