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Usul-ud-Din Subjects
The Tazkiyah classes  on Spiritual Purification & Ihsan are essentially the keystone to all the other sciences because of their connection...
The Sirah (Prophetic Biography) & Tarikh (History) classes are designed to acquaint students with the life an noble teachings of the Prophet Muhammad,...
The Fiqh & Usul-ul-Fiqh classes are designed to allow students to embark on a legacy of scholarship and a study of...
The Hadith classes are intended to lead students towards a high level Islamic academia that results in a comprehensive knowledge...
The 'Ulum al-Quran classes are designed to give students a wide foundation in Quranic sciences and its principles that relate to...
The 'Aqidah & Mantiq classes are designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the Creed of Ahl al-Sunnah wal-Jama'ah....
The Lughat al-'Arabiyyah classes are designed to introduce the student to core components and learning areas of the Arabic language, i.e....
About Madina
Your next step is Madina
  • Does the institute cater for female students?

    Yes.  The Madina Institute views Islamic education as a priority for all Muslims and as such will ensure that sisters are comfortable and feel welcome at our institute.

  • Is it feasible to complete this Intensive program successfully with a spouse & children?

    Yes.  Students with families may find it feasible to study at the Madina Institute, and we can assist those coming from out of town in housing and other accommodations required upon acceptance into the program. Students from countries like the US & UK will find that the cost of living is considerably lower than their home countries. Private schools, day care & parks are readily available in the suburb areas. And there are many religious and leisure activities in Cape Town to keep the family happy & busy! Bear in mind though that it is a Full-Time Intensive program and requires a great deal of focus, dedication and study time at home to really get the most out of it.

  • How do I go about applying for a Visa to South Africa?

    More information on this coming soon, insha’Allah.

  • How do I apply for financial support/bursary?

    Please fill in the “Financial assistance” section of the bursary form and submit with all supporting documentation.

  • Does the program cater to Beginner-Level students of Arabic & Islam?

    Yes.  You will find that the courses begin from the Beginner’s Level, but they progress quickly and continuously draw upon lessons previously learned in order to review, strengthen and percolate the information covered over the year, so as to take a student to an advanced level of education quite quickly. Do keep in mind that Arabic is taught every day, and the program requires a great deal of maturity, focus and dedication outside of the classroom so that students can read, review and consolidate their knowledge to the fullest degree.

    To get the most out of the program, it is also strongly recommended that one should take some time to enroll in basic level courses in one’s community or online to get an introduction to Arabic, Fiqh & ‘Aqidah. Having this basis will greatly prepare you for the more advanced level classes to come at the Madina Institute.

  • What is the Madina Methodology?

    AQEEDAH Methodology
    – Ashari / Maturidi / Non-Anthropomorphist Ath’ari

    FIQH Methodology
    – Shaafi / Hanafi / Maliki / Hanafi

    TASSAWUF Methodology
    – Junaidi/Ghazali

  • Is there a Part-Time program available for Usul-ud-Din students? Are there ‘Distance Learning’ classes?

    No, there is no Part-Time program in the Usul-ud-Din program, however local community members in Cape Town are free to attend classes whenever they like (provided they sign the welcome register and abide by Madina’s code of conduct). All classes are taught on-campus, so that students get the fullest, richest in-person experience “sitting at the feet” of the ‘ulema, as has been the traditional method of study for centuries. Madina Institute also offers enrichment seminars and courses on evenings and weekends.

    Our Distance Learning program is still being developed – watch this space for updates!

  • Will the institute provide students with suitable accommodation?

    Unfortunately we do not offer accommodation.

  • How much are tuition fees for the Usul-ud-Din Intensive, and what are the Madina Institute’s banking details?

    Tuition Fees for the year are ZAR 36,000 (or ZAR 3,000 per month). Text books are not included in this fee.

    Banking Details:

    ACC NAME : The Madina Institute Trust

    ACC NUMBER:4080940284


    BRANCH CODE:632005


    Ref:MI (Name and Surname)

  • What time does lectures start and end?

    Lectures will start at 7h30 and end at 15h30 Mondays to Thursdays. Fridays run from 7h30 – Jumu’ah.  Saturdays run from 09h00 – 13h00.

  • When do classes begin in 2018

    The starting date for the One Year Foundational Scholarship of Islamic Sciences program will commence in 17 January 2018.

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    Founder's Message
    "We’re here today and we don’t know if we’re going to be here tomorrow. Take advantage of this time and use it towards a good cause. Show your love to Allah Ta'ala and implore Him for Forgiveness. I pray to and beg Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala for mine and your forgiveness and that He cleanses our hearts. Show your love to your loved ones, show your love to all. Cherish Allah Ta'ala's Love and Mercies that He is granting you in many ways and manifestations. Today the people in the world, not only Muslims but non-Muslims as well, need love. People need love. Today some people have turned religions into a tool to hate others, they erect walls of hate under the banner of love, under the banner of faith. Be careful of that. Love yourself, love others. Love the Creator, love the creation. Love God, love people. Love! Love heals by the Will of Allah. Eventually people might love back, or not. If they do, then you have re-kindle that love candle in the hearts of others. But if you can't, you are at least contributing to a more balanced atmosphere by offering unconditional love. So love regardless. Allah loves you for loving. Love the way of Sayyidina Rasoolillah. Show some humility to Him Subhanahu wa Ta’ala. Seek His forgiveness. This may be your chance and maybe to some of us this may be our last chance. This year before next year, this month before the next, and this week before next, today before tomorrow. we don’t know if next exists. We don’t know amongst us or amongst the people we know, who will go and who will remain. But may Allah Ta'ala forgive everybody! May Allah Ta'ala clean everybody’s hearts! May Allah Ta'ala guide everybody. Muslims, non-Muslims, whoever.. and all people. He loves all people by virtue of being Rahman and Raheem. For they both entail a Loving Mercy or a Merciful Love, and this is unrestricted, regardless of background, faith, etc. All His creation receive His Rahmah(Loving Mercy/Merciful Love). May Allah Ta'ala guide all people and grant them success and make them all enter Jannah (Heavens\Paradise). We don’t wish Jannah to be for a certain limited group of people! May Allah Ta'ala grant every human being all the guidance, all the success, all the love, and all the compassion. May Allah Ta'ala shower you and your families with His Mercy, unconditionally -as always-, continuously forever and ever. May Allah Ta'ala accept from us our dua. Wa salla Allah alaa Sayyidina Muhammad wa alaa Alihi wa Sahbihi wa salam."
    Shaykh Dr. Muhammad b. Yahya Al-Husayni Al-Ninowy
    Founder Director
    Dominican Republic
    South Africa
    United Kingdom