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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
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  • 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 and audit classes whenever they like. 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 from time to time.

  • Will the institute provide students with suitable accommodation?

    Students requiring accommodation in Cape Town could request and complete the accommodation requirements form.

    Accommodation will be conveniently close to the campus and available on request.

    Standard rates will be forwarded to students.

  • 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 07h30 to 15h30, except on Fridays when students have the afternoon off for Jumu’ah. Saturdays from 09h00 to 13h00.

  • When do classes begin in 2017

    The 2017 curriculum starting date for the One Year Foundational Scholarship of Islamic Sciences program will commence in 11 January 2017.

  • Testimonials
    • It has been the most amazing experience! Learning about Fiqh, Hadeeth, Aqeedah, Quran, the life of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (Sallaalahualaihiwasallam) and the Arabic language makes one more conscious about their…
      Amazing experience
    Student Blogs
    September 13, 2016
    Madina Institute is a tertiary academic Islamic institution that started in January 2014 in Cape Town. It offers a ground-breaking,…
    September 8, 2016
    We live in a world where, unfortunately, the status of women is often a hot topic for debate on both…
    September 8, 2016
    The issue of Naskh (loosely translated as abrogation) in the Quran is one of contention amongst the scholarly community, with…
    September 6, 2016
    “Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave” – this was one of the first traditional sayings to be taught…
    September 5, 2016
    As Eid-ul-Adha approaches I feel an uneasiness growing inside of me. While Dhul-Hajj is easily my favourite lunar month after…
    February 23, 2016
    Sayyida Aisha As Siddiq is the complete example of a Qaanita (devotee to Allah),a mu’minah (believer), a saaliha (righteous), a…
    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
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