Islamic Colleges and Universities in South Africa
Darul Uloom Nu’maniyyah - Darul Uloom Nu’maniyyah was established in 2001 and currently offer: 1 Year Basic Islamic Course Hifz Course 3 Years Da῾wah Course 6 Year Alim Course
Darul Uloom Zakariyya - Darul Uloom Zakariyya (formerly Madrasah Zakariyya) was established as a Religious and Charitable trust in 1983 to provide and impart higher Islamic Education to the Muslim Community and is situated on the outskirts of Lenasia, approximately 20km south of Johannesburg, near the suburb o...
International Peace College South Africa - Based in Cape Town, the International Peace College South Africa offers undergraduate as well as postgraduate courses in Arabic, Islamic Studies and Islamic Law.
Jameah Mahmoodiyah - The Jameah was founded in 1992 by Mufti Ismail Rahim, the founder of Madrassah Mu'einul Islam lil Muslimaat in Zakariyya Park, South Africa. It started off with only two students in a small house in Bakerton, Springs before moving to its present premises in Persida, Springs. Alham...
Madrassa An-Noor for the Blind - In South Africa, the government provides secular education through its special schools for the disabled. However, the Muslim community always felt a need for an institute that would cater specifically for their religious requirements. Parents were particularly anxious about their children’s...
Qaasimul Uloom - Qaasimul Uloom is an Islamic College in Cape Town that was initiated in 1986 when Moulana Ismail Allie discussed the idea with late Moulana Cassim Sema. It offers a five year course in Islamic Studies.
Waterval Islamic Institute (Mia's Farm) - Waterval Islamic Institute was opened in July 1940 at Halfway House (between Johannesburg and Pretoria) by Haji Moosa Ismail Mia and Maulana Mohamed Mia. It was one of the first Islamic boarding institutes and has had a major impact on Muslims in South Africa via the numerous Islamic publications...
Latest News & Updates for Islamic Colleges and Universities in South Africa
Madrassa An-Noor for the Blind, a specialist educational institute for the visually impaired, has launched a dedicated new audio website, facilitating access to a wealth of audio books and recordings produced by the Madrassa.
Al Wasatiya or seeking the middle way in Islamic affairs is indeed a commendable act. Almighty Allah has commanded us to seek the middle way in metaphysics and believe "Say:" O people of the Book! Exceed not in your religion the bounds' trespassing beyond the truth, nor follow the vain desires of people who went wrong in times gone by-who mislead many and strayed from the even Way". Maida 77
The shari`ah consist of two main sources, namely, the primary sources or original textual sources which are the revealed Qur'an and authentic Sunnah (prophetic precepts and practice). All major sects subscribe to this thought. Besides these, there is what is called supporting sources which are all based on ijtihad (considered juristic opinion of jurists) ranging from ijma` (consensus of various kinds) to the weakest form, al-istishab (presumption of continuity).
In his welcome, IPSA principal and deputy president of the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC), Sheik Igsaan Taliep, said the issue of wasatiyya - charting the middle way - was of pertinent importance to Muslims at this time, both in South Africa and abroad; more so for the graduates of IPSA who have been introduced to this concepts in the underlying theme of their study. With graduates expected to take positions of leadership in the community, it was all the more inportant for them to understand this approach, the alim said.
According to Dr Auwais Rafudeen, director of the Institute for the Study of Current Islam, there has been a healthy response to the symposium and thus far over 100 people have confirmed their attendance. He explained that the event traditionally draws a large number of academics, but there was equal interest among general members of the public.